Featuring solid performance in an even more solid body, the Inspiron 15 is an appealing computer technically. For half the price of a comparable Dell XPS 15, the price tag is much more inviting as well, though it lacks the XPS’s amazing screen and SSD. As a general use machine, the Inspiron 15 would likely be good for college students who need a portable, affordable, and sturdy computer for work, media and some games.
Compared to other Ultrabooks on the market, though, the Inspiron 15 doesn’t stand out too much in any particular category beyond value, relegating it to a general use desktop replacement option more than a machine specialized for gaming, graphics work, or other particular tasks.
- Powerful multitasker
- Good HD display
- Solid aluminum build
- Poor keyboard, trackpad and layout
- Slow boot and launch times
- Heavy for an Ultrabook