Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop Review

Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop by the popular company Dell, which is one of the series of Inspiron 15 3000 laptops.

The Dell Inspiron 3520 is reasonably priced and gets its power from the Core i3 processor.

Despite small features such as easy memory upgrades and Bluetooth support, this product has been able to outperform its competitors and offer better performance.

Of course, this device did not have a USB 3.0 port; But overall, it will meet the needs of those who want to pay less for a laptop.

Review and Specs

Dell Inspiron 3520 includes technical features such as Intel Core i3-2350M dual-core processor, 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3 memory, 500GB 5400rpm SATA hard drive, 8x DVD +/- RW Dual Layer Burner, 15.6-inch WXGA display (1366X8X768).

Display with 1.0-megapixel webcam, Intel HD Graphics 3000 Integrated Graphics graphics card, fast Ethernet, b / g / n Wireless 802.11, Bluetooth, three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI port, VGA, 3-in-1 card reader, dimensions 14.8 x 10.2 x1.4 inches and weighing 5.2 pounds, it offers moderate performance according to the mentioned characteristics.

The Dell Inspiron 15-3520 does not look as colorful as the Inspiron 15R and is thicker than newer models.

The positive and remarkable point in this product is the inclusion of the second generation of Intel Core i3-2350M dual-core processor; Because most laptops in this range have weaker and slower features like Pentium processors.

On the other hand, this device has 4GB of memory and a Windows 7 operating system, through which it provides the user with a smooth and comfortable experience of operation.

4GB memory also has advantages and disadvantages, which of course allow the user to upgrade it with a secondary 4GB module to 8GB. Fortunately. The storage capacity of the Dell Inspiron 15 (3520) is much better than expected, and in this respect, it will act almost like the more expensive version of the Inspiron 15R.

In other words, the 500GB hard drive of this product has a lot of storage space for programs, information, and media files, and in this regard, it has solved the users’ worries.



Like most new Inspiron series models; The body of the 3520 is also made of plastic. It also has a black plastic body.

Except for a bulge in the back, which is where the battery is. The back of the door is glossy with the Dell logo in the middle.

The wrist rest area is matte black and does not absorb much fingerprints.

The display frame is also matte. The back of the keyboard and around it are also glossy. Also, the display is held in place by two hinges. The wide middle connector also holds the center of the display. Both hinges extend to the back to create the bulge and the most distinctive feature of this laptop.

In general, the build quality of this laptop is very good. The corners are arched, and when the lid is closed, the whole notebook looks like a rectangular board.

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At the top of the screen is a 0.3-megapixel camera. The power button is located at the top left of the keyboard.

Two very narrow speaker outputs are also seen at both ends of the top of the chassis.

There are four LED indicators along the front edge of the notebook. One is the power indicator, the other is the hard drive indicator, the battery charge indicator, and the Wi-Fi indicator.


The glossy 15.6-inch display of this notebook performs very well in displaying video and texts.

The viewing quality is acceptable from an angle, and the display can be tilted back up to a 120-degree angle to the chassis.

Keyboard and touchpad The keyboard of this notebook is of the Chiclet Style type or an island with separate keys. Since the 5050 is a 15.6-inch notebook, there was plenty of room on the main body to place a numeric keypad next to the main keyboard, but the designers strangely avoided installing the keyboard.

However, this has made the keys bigger. Also, the wrist and keyboard rest areas are very large. Typing with the keyboard is easy and there is no particular problem.

There is also a button at the top to disable the touchpad so that you can turn it off if you do not need it and to prevent disruption.

The touchpad has a fibrous but smooth surface and is fully responsive and sensitive. Right and left click keys also work well.

On the left edge of the notebook are Ethernet, VGA, HDMI ports, a USB 2.0 port, and headphone and microphone jacks. Also, on the right edge, you can see the multifunction card reader, optical drive, and two USB 2.0 ports.

As we said, the Inspiron 5050 series are notebooks with very good configurations and cheap price.

None of them have a standalone graphics card and are therefore not suitable for running modern computer games or doing heavy graphics work.

But they have very good processors and they have very good hardware features. We are also satisfied with the quality of construction and design. All in all, if you are looking for cheap notebooks with very good performance for your daily tasks, 3520 notebooks are suitable.

Pros and cons of Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop

The positive features of the Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop include an effective performance by the Core i3 processor, easy memory upgrades, and Bluetooth support, and the disadvantages of this device are the lack of USB 3.0 port and the lack of hard customization capabilities.

However, the downside of this device is the design of the old chassis, as a result of which it is deprived of USB 3.0 ports, which means that this device will not be able to upgrade with the help of high-speed external storage devices such as the Inspiron 15R.

But this laptop includes a dual-layer DVD burner for playing and recording CD and DVD media, which will be an interesting feature.

The graphics used in the Inspiron 15 are also common in low-cost laptops, and its 15.6-inch display supports the standard 1366X 768 resolution. The panel is also a cheap TN, and unfortunately, it offers a relatively narrow viewing angle and the colors fade on both sides, although you will encounter this problem in all low-end laptops.

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Sales PackageLaptop, Battery, AC Adapter
Model NumberDD2GN109
Model NameInspiron
Suitable ForEntertainment
Battery BackupUpto 3 hours
Power Supply65 W AC Adapter
Battery Cell6 cell
Dell Inspiron 3520 Specs

Processor And Memory Features

Processor BrandIntel
Processor NameCore i3
HDD Capacity500 GB
Processor Variant3110M
ChipsetMobile HM75 Express
Clock Speed2.4 GHz
Expandable MemoryUpto 8 GB
Cache3 MB
Graphic ProcessorIntel Integrated HD4000
Processor And Memory Features

Operating System

Operating SystemLinux
System Architecture64 bit
Operating System

Port And Slot Features

Mic InYes
VGA PortYes
USB Port3 x USB 2.0
HDMI PortYes
Multi-Card Slot3-in-1 Card Reader
Hardware InterfaceSATA
Port And Slot Features

Display And Audio Features

Screen Size39.62 cm (15.6 inch)
Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Screen TypeHD LED Backlit Display with TrueLife
Internal MicAnalog Microphone
Sound PropertiesWaves MaxxAudio 3.0
Display And Audio Features

Connectivity Features

Wireless LANStandard Dell Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Connectivity Features


Dimensions376.0 x 260.0 x 31.52/34.53 mm
Weight2.4 kg

Additional Features

Disk DriveDVD RW Drive
Web Camera1.0 Megapixel HD Webcam
Read/Write Speed16x
Lock PortKensington Lock Slot
KeyboardChiclet Keyboard
Pointer DeviceTouchPad
Additional Features

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