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Dell Inspiron 15R 1198MRB 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mars Black)


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  • Intel Core i3 Processor 2.4GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor2.4 Hz Intel Core i3
RAM4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive320 GB
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics
Chipset BrandIntel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Brand NameInspiron
SeriesInspiron
Item model numberi15R-1198MRB
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Item Dimensions L x W x H4.06 x 14.06 x 19.37 inches
Color Mars Black
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type8X DVD+/-RW Optical Drive
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
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Best Sellers Rank #12,290 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8.8 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 28, 2010
  
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Wrapped in curvy edges and smooth lines, the Dell Inspiron 15R in mars black (model i15R-1198MRB) seamlessly travels by your side without getting in your way. It features a 15.6-inch high-definition display and it weighs less than 6 pounds--perfect for taking along on your commute. The full-size, ergonomically designed keyboard (with 10-key pad) gives your fingers plenty of space to stretch out and get comfortable, and you'll also appreciate the brushed metal appearance of the smudge-proof palm rest.

Dell Inspiron 15R in black
The Dell Inspiron 15R in black (see larger image).

 

Dell Inspiron 15R in black

Burn through the hottest new digital media, content creation and advanced 3D gaming with the breakthrough performance of the Intel Core i3 processor--with 4-way multitasking processor power to work on four tasks simultaneously.

Stay connected wherever you roam with the built-in, ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, and chat up family and friends with the integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam. Other features include SRS Premium Sound for an excellent stereo surround soundstage, and a touchpad with integrated scrolling and gestures makes using the laptop more intuitive and simple to use.

This Dell notebook comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version). You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010.

Specifications

  • 15.6-inch high-definition LCD with 1366 x 768-pixel resolution for native HD 720p display. It also provides TrueLife high-gloss/anti-reflective technology, which features a sharp contrast finish that's well suited to immersive 3D games and watching videos.
  • 2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-370M dual-core processor for a fast, responsive PC experience (3 MB L3 cache). Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking.
  • 320 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 4 GB installed RAM (DDR3, 1333 MHz)
  • Intel HD Graphics for an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and excellent 3D capabilities with support for Microsoft DirectX 10 games--an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing.
  • 8x multi-format DVD drive supports reading/writing of CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, and DVD-RAM.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (plus backwards compatibility with older wireless routers).
  • Built-in stereo speakers with 4 watts of total power (2 x 2W)
  • SRS Premium Sound enhancement for a rich audio experience
  • 1.3-megapixel webcam

     

    Dell Inspiron 15R in black
    Connect the 15R to a compatible HDTV or monitor via the HDMI port (see larger image).

     

    Dell Inspiron 15R in black
    The Dell Inspiron 15R includes a combo USB/eSATA port for ultra-high speed data transfers to compatible external hard drives (see larger image).
  • Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Preloaded with the Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free software offering with selected functionality of Word and Excel for your text and spreadsheet tasks. Plus, if you decide you want the full suite, just purchase a product key to activate an ad-free version that also includes the latest Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher programs.
  • Dell DataSafe Online optional online backup service (additional charges applicable) offers data protection by enabling you to back up data to a safe, remote storage site using a broadband connection. Dell DataSafe Online is designed to be easy, flexible and secure. After setup, it will automatically back up data and help protect against software, hardware and catastrophic failure.
  • 6-cell battery
  • Measures 14.8 x 10.31 x 1.34 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weighs 5.94 pounds
  • Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 2 standard USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 eSATA/USB combo port that enables you to connect to compatible external hard drives for lightning fast transfers of large multimedia files--up to 5 times faster than via a standard USB port.
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • Additional video output: 1 VGA
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)
  • Multi-format memory card reader including compatibility with Secure Digital (SD), Hi-Capacity Secure Digital (SDHC), Hi-Density Secure Digital (SDHD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS Pro), and xD Picture Card (xD)
  • 1 headphone, 1 microphone

What's in the Box

This package contains the Dell Inspiron i15R-1198MRB notebook PC, AC adapter, rechargeable battery, and printed documentation.

Included Software

McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (6-month subscription); Microsoft Office Starter 2010

The centrally located, easy-to-use Dell Support Center application offers provides personalized support resources. Conveniently located on your PC's desktop with quick links to service, support and system resources. You'll be able to keep your system up-to-date and running efficiently through automated fixes for common configuration issues.

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
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Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

Product Description

Meet the Inspiron 15R - a 15.6" laptop computer for your everyday needs. With an attractive, stylish design and mobile technology, this laptop features everything you want for everyday computing. The Inspiron 15R offers a modern black palmrest. Not to mention an Intel Core i3 processor.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Abraham on April 20, 2011
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This machine has very good specs for the price, it has a powerful processor and enough ram for fast processing. My only comment is that it does not have indicators to show when you have on the caps or number lock.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dillcon on March 17, 2011
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This laptop is great for anyone's everyday tasks, but don't expect to be away from an outlet for too long since the battery barely survives 2 hrs. Additionally, the speakers do not play as loud as expected, and you do not hear them clearly if the laptop is in your laptop because they're basically facing downwards on front lip of the laptop.
Besides those two issues, the laptop works great, looks great, feels great and the price is great!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A C on April 19, 2011
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Was looking for a reaosnably priced system to perform basic office functions. Saw the product and from the reviews online new that it would suffice. Have since upgraded to 8G and performance has improved. However, developed 2 vertical lines across the screen on one of the systems. Have since contacted Dell and they have identified it to be a hardware problem. The warrantee will kick in and take care of the fix as soon as I can get the system back to the Depot.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Toast on March 20, 2011
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For the price you can't go wrong with this laptop. I paid 499 plus shipping. Great everyday workhorse laptop, Core i3 4gb ram, 320gb hd, 64 bit OS, webcam, etc.

Pros:
Good construction
Lightweight
Very nice design and color
Fast
Fan is quiet
10 key keypad
Plays Everquest 2! I'm happy with that for basic graphics card.

Cons:
Battery life, may get lucky and get about 2 hours on full charge, so don't expect to get too far away from an outlet.
Keyboard- feels kinda cheaply constructed, but not that bad, Dell had to save money somewhere. Also, keyboard feels a little cramped with 10 key option.

Overall a very good laptop for the price if you're looking for one under $500. Suites my needs very well. I would definately recommend to friends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lance Volta on June 9, 2012
My standard for computers is low: don't make too much noise, don't hang, no permanent bloatware, don't overheat the hand-rest, and maintain a certain feel of quality. Measured by this minimum standard, the Dell 15R passes. There were some minor annoyances, however. In terms of look and feel, the shiny keyboard cover is easily smudged and looks cheap, like a cookie tin box. Not a big deal, but it doesn't wear well. More importantly, the mouse is hyper-sensitive and tends to make the cursor jump around in the middle of ordinary typing. There is a key to disable the mouse, so that's an option. I've read of other users having the same problem.

On the positive side, my machine was super durable. I really beat this computer up, and over the 18 months I used it, it never let me down. I did have to ship it back to Dell twice, to replace two motherboards, a battery, a hard drive and a heat fan (or was it three times? It was a lot). I can't blame Dell for the failures - I was to blame, or circumstances, but Dell did the repairs without objection. Which reminds me of another small problem: in order to replace the hard drive, you have to pry the keyboard off. Removing and reinstalling the keyboard was beyond my capacities, so I had to pay Dell to do it for me. Why it's designed like that, I have no idea.

In addition to an admirable durability and sturdiness through all the rough use, the very best thing was the super quiet heat fan - I could barely hear it! Sometimes I wondered it was on or not, it was so quiet. And the fan did not appear to slow the processor, which can sometimes happen. Nice.

I'd give Dell overall a B+ for the machine - it's durable, quiet, powerful, buy the look and feel could use an upgrade. I liked it enough to get another Inspiron, this time the Inspiron 15. After all the money Dell spent on repairs, it was the least I could do.
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