The Inspiron 15 is the most economical member of the family, offering a great combination of portability and plenty of screen real estate along with a 10-key numeric keypad next to the keyboard.


Designed for easy travel

The Inspiron 15 starts at about 1″ thin, so it slips easily into a travel bag for when you’re on the move. Its textured lid and palm rest help you get a grip on things.

Affordable performance

Multitask on a budget
With quick, efficient Intel Celeron processors and Windows 8.1 apps, Bing Smart Search and more, you can turn around tasks easily, whether you’re online or offline.
Charge ahead
Stay powered up long enough to skip the in-flight movie, polish your presentation or drift off to your favorite music with up to 6.25 hours of battery life.

Add it up
A 10-key numeric keypad makes managing spreadsheets and balancing budgets a breeze.

Enhanced viewing

Beautiful display:Get lost in this stunning 15.6″ HD WLED screen with 1366×768 resolution and the high-contrast provided by Truelife technology.

Huge hard drive:Pack hours of TV shows, music and movies on the available 500GB hard drive.

Reader at the ready:Can’t find your camera cables? Just upload media files right from your camera’s card with a built-in 4-in-1 media card reader.

Practical ports:Connect to an HDTV or HD monitor with an HDMI 1.4 port for an even bigger home theater experience. Or join MP3 players, cameras, external drives and more with its two available USB 2.0 ports. Please note, the Inspiron 15 has no optical drive, Ethernet port or Bluetooth connectivity.

Designed for the real world — because that’s where life happens.

We want you to love your new PC for years to come. That’s why we test Inspiron laptops for reliability not just in the places where you expect it, but for the open road ahead.

Turn up the heat:From locker rooms to locked cars, we test Inspiron laptops for survival in harsh short-term heat conditions of up to 65°C/149°F.

Everything hinges on it:We test Inspiron laptop hinges to ensure they still feel tight, even after opening and closing the lid 20,000 times.

Keys to success:We test commonly used keys for 10 million keystrokes and touch pad buttons 1 million times with no failure. So go ahead, finish your novel.

Buttoned up:No matter what you set your power and multimedia buttons to do, we’ve tested them all to survive up to 40,000 pushes.

Twist and turn:Call us excessive, but after twisting an Inspiron laptop’s base and lid more than 25,000 times, we can assure you the parts inside are well protected.

Always a good fit:You’ll probably never need to remove and reinstall your Inspiron’s battery 750 times, but you can rest easy knowing that we’ve tested even that.


ProcessorIntel Celeron Dual Core N2830 ProcessorOperating System[81N6EB] Win8.1 w Bing 64-Bit EngMemory4GB Single Channel DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx1)Video GraphicsIntel HD GraphicsHard Drive500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard DriveMultimedia DriveNo Optical DriveMedia Card Reader8-in-1 Media Card Reader and USB 2.0BiometricsFastAccess Facial RecognitionBluetoothBluetooth tied to wireless cardDisplay15.6 inch LED Backlit Display with Truelife and HD resolution (1366 x 768)Fax/Data ModemHDMI – YesWireless ConnectivityDell Wireless 1506AudioHD Audio enhanced with Wave MaxxAudioKeyboardEnglish Non-Backlit KeyboardBattery40 WHr, 4-Cell Battery (removable)Warranty and Support1Yr Mail-In WarrantySoftware 1McAfee Peaks Live Safe – 30 daySoftware 2Microsoft Office Trial (OHT13M)Software 5CY3,FY14,AddlSW,INS 8.1 (C3F4I8)Disclaimer3125V, 1M, C5, USLabel65 WattOtherNo WIDI Software

3 thoughts on “Dell Inspiron i3531-1200BK 15.6-Inch Laptop

  1. J. Wollens says:

    Inexpensive laptop that performs decently This is no I7 laptop, let’s just get that straight. But, it makes a good second back up laptop for me. I’m using it to write this review right now. I ordered mine from dell, at the time it was cheaper than amazon, and dell had them in stock. I did remove the hard drive and replaced it with an SSD I had laying around which helped speed it up considerably. It is a bit laggy at times, but overall it is usable and better than I would have expected for this price range.Here are the pros as I see them:-The price, the price, the price-The weight is much lighter than my I7 high end laptop-Battery lasts 5-7.5 hours depending on use, many Windows laptops in this price range only last 3 hours so this is a huge advantage.-The battery is user replaceable, which you can’t take for granted anymore in a laptop. Press two buttons and it pops right out!-Many laptops recently make it very hard to get access to the RAM and Harddrive for upgrades. Several…

  2. donttreadonme says:

    Tips for turning this budget laptop into a better performer Great budget laptop, especially for students. Keep in mind the price reflects the product.Before deciding to move on to other brands, consider that there are many consumers who purchase laptops without possessing any rudimentary knowledge about computer software and components. Let alone there are buyers who show lack of consumer aptitude by writing comments like “thought it came with a optical drive, 1 star.”So, quickly I’ll highlight on a few things you can do to noticeably improve the performance of this laptop.-First, replace the HDD with a SSD. You will experience an immediate performance boost. You’ll need a USB to SATA cable to clone the drive. It is very, very easy and basic. Samsung offers a great software to assist you in this process. Here is the drive I purchased. is the cable…

  3. Aletheia "aletheia67" says:

    Great for Basic Laptop! My wife and I were looking for notebooks for our kids (9 and 11 yrs old). DELL had a sale for $200.00 for this model, and we could not pass up the opportunity. All in all, this is an excellent laptop for kids or very basic laptop for a family.PROS:1. CHIP: Intel Celeron (dual core). This is a latest Celeron chip (N2830, Bay Trail – M) you will have. Being a dual core can handle most of the demands easily. Because it is a Bay Trail chip, it is quiet and not heavy on your resources. It is so quiet, you hardly hear the fan at all. So for your Web browsing, emails, YouTube viewing, MS Office, some gaming, and every day chores, this is a great basic laptop.2. BUILD. The black matte finish is not fancy but functional. Simple but sturdy. The keyboard has no flex, and comes with chiclet keyboard that is well designed and generously spaced. The screen is bright and resolution is normal for this price range.3. PRICE. Price differs from store to store, but if you…

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