Right off the bat, the new Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop seems pretty great. The company is on its 11th generation of processors, so the laptop is light and fast, even the lower-level models. Its speed is especially great for switching up between open windows and makes multitasking even more accessible. If you’re like me and work at five windows open at any given time then you’ll love the Inspiron 15’s speed.

The computer has 12 Gigabytes (GB) of Random Access Memory (RAM).


12 GBs Are Excellent for Doing a Lot of Things

For ArcGIS Maps editing, you might need at least 16GB of RAM. Also, 2GB of RAM is good enough to watch 4K videos (4096×2160), play elementary videogames, edit pictures and video, etc.

The Dell Inspiron 15 has up to 512GB solid-state drive (SSDs) for responsive and consistent performance on the go. Your SSD can read and write data much faster than the user hard drive most of us all carry. Even your worst SSD is at least three times faster than your standard hard drive. Your computer will be faster if it has an SSD, but it’ll come at a cost.

These days common consumer SSD storage capacities are: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB. You can get a 4TB on a few stand-alone SSD models. However, you can get 8TB SSD storage capacities on an Apple Mac Pro and other high-end devices. 

For this reason, I would give Dell Inspiron 15 a thumbs down compared to other affordable, high-performing laptops.

The new Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop comes with a great screen. At 15 inches, this computer can still fit into your everyday laptop bag. Looking at it, it has a nice thin border, keeping it as small as possible. Its large screen and the aspect screen to body ratio are about perfect for my liking.