Dell Inspiron 15R-5521 Review
The Dell Inspiron 15R-5521 is a solid multimedia platform, which perform quite well in most categories. With ample presence of metal components on its surface, the laptop clearly cuts a classy and fancy figure. Its wireless connectivity options include WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. On the sides, there are card reader, Kensington lock, DVD drive, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, audio jack, RJ-45 LAN socket, HDMI out port and power socket.
The chiclet keyboard offers a good show, with elaborate layout and convenient numbers pad. The 15.6 HD (1366 x 768) display looks like a second-class component with rather annoying reflections even in bright indoor situation. To keep the overall energy requirements low, the Dell Inspiron 15R-5521 uses only an Intel Core i5 3317U ULV processor (Ivy Bridge), which supports hyperthreading technology.
The Turbo Boost feature can push the clock rate to 2.6GHz from the base speed of 1.7GHz. The AMD Radeon HD 8730M GPU delivers modest multimedia and gaming performance, with CoD: Modern Warfare 3 reaching 26fps at maximum detail settings. The 1TB hard drive allows users to store plenty of multimedia content, software and games.