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.
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.
|Sales Package||Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter|
|Battery Backup||Upto 3 hours|
|Power Supply||65 W AC Adapter|
|Battery Cell||6 cell|
Processor And Memory Features
|Processor Name||Core i3|
|HDD Capacity||500 GB|
|Chipset||Mobile HM75 Express|
|Clock Speed||2.4 GHz|
|Expandable Memory||Upto 8 GB|
|Graphic Processor||Intel Integrated HD4000|
|System Architecture||64 bit|
Port And Slot Features
|USB Port||3 x USB 2.0|
|Multi-Card Slot||3-in-1 Card Reader|
Display And Audio Features
|Screen Size||39.62 cm (15.6 inch)|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Screen Type||HD LED Backlit Display with TrueLife|
|Internal Mic||Analog Microphone|
|Sound Properties||Waves MaxxAudio 3.0|
|Wireless LAN||Standard Dell Wireless 802.11 b/g/n|
|Dimensions||376.0 x 260.0 x 31.52/34.53 mm|
|Disk Drive||DVD RW Drive|
|Web Camera||1.0 Megapixel HD Webcam|
|Lock Port||Kensington Lock Slot|