Big entertainment. Bold features. Get your hands on a versatile 15″ laptop packed with features for an enjoyable multimedia experience. All at an affordable price.


Big entertainment. Bold features.

Get your hands on a versatile 15″ laptop packed with features for an enjoyable multimedia experience. All at an affordable price.

More ways to enjoy multimedia

Confident performance: From surfing the web to editing videos, take on your day-to-day tasks with the responsive power of 4th Gen Intel Core processors.

More ways to enjoy HD clarity: Kick back and watch your favorite shows, or connect to your favorite sites and more with a spacious HD screen that offers room for multiple viewers to share at once. Crisp details and vibrant colors shine through as you access videos, photos and more. 

Built-in DVD drive: Burn your favorite playlist, watch movies and load software with an optional built-in DVD drive. Easily store high volumes of data on your DVDs for file archiving, or access new applications quickly.

Stay productive on the fly

Accomplish what you need to, where you need to:Meet your capable copilot. The sleek 15″ Inspiron 15 is compact and always by your side.
Go the distance: Venture away from the power outlet with confidence. With long-lasting battery life, the Inspiron 15 isn’t finished until you are.
Room to spare: Save plenty of photos, videos and music giving you plenty of room to archive without worry of limited space. The built-in media card reader makes it easy to transfer videos and photos from your camera while USB 3.0 lets you transfer files to external storage.

The forefront of touch technology

Includes an HD touch option for a truly interactive experience that maintains amazing detail and crisp, brilliant images.

Your every tap, swipe and scroll is more responsive and accurate with a 10-finger capacitive touch screen. Capacitive touch feels more natural and fluid than optical touch because capacitive sensors are right under the screen, compared to optical touch which uses cameras in the bezel of the laptop. Have more fun with Windows 8.1, swipe through your photo album faster and unleash your creativity with capacitive touch.

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.


Processor4th Generation Intel Core i3-4030U processor (3M Cache, 1.9 GHz)Operating SystemWindows 8.1 (64Bit) EnglishMemory4GB Single Channel DDR3 1600MHz (4GBx1)Video GraphicsIntegrated Video*Hard Drive500GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard DriveMultimedia DriveTray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)Media Card ReaderMedia Card ReaderBiometricsFastAccess Facial RecognitionBluetoothBluetooth tied to wireless cardDisplay15.6 inch LED Backlit Touch Display with HD resolution (1366 x 768)Fax/Data ModemHDMI – YesWireless ConnectivityDell Wireless-N 1705 + Bluetooth 4.0AudioHD Audio enhanced with Wave MaxxAudioKeyboardEnglish Non-Backlit KeyboardBattery40 WHr, 4-Cell BatteryWarranty and Support1Yr Mail-In WarrantySoftware 1McAfee Peaks Live Safe – 30 daySoftware 2MicrosoftOffice Trial (OHT13M)Software 5CMS – Cyberlink Media Suite EssentialsSoftware 6CY3,FY14,AddlSW,INS 8.1 (C3F4I8)Disclaimer3DAO Powercord 125VLabel65 Watt

2 thoughts on “Dell Inspiron i3542-5000BK 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop

  1. woodworker says:

    Pretty nice, if you can live with Windows 8.1 (I can) I didn’t want to write a review on this laptop until I had a chance to use it for a while. It has been a little over a month and I feel I can be fair now. First, it came with Windows 8.1, and my last computer had Windows Vista Home Premium (I went from one unpopular OS to another). It took me a while to learn how to get around, and to use a touch screen if I wanted. I have decided I like it pretty well, I use a mix of keyboard, mouse and touch. I heard a rumor that Microsoft will provide free upgrades to Windows 10 when that comes out, but who knows? There are some small gripes with this OS, but by and large it is good. Instead of a start menu you have a configurable start page, not really hard to grasp for me. You can’t resize some of the app windows, a fault I don’t mind much. I had to watch a couple or three tutorial videos first to find how to do some basic things, but it wasn’t a major adjustment.The laptop itself- I really like the sharp display, I am coming from…

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