Up for review today is one of the latest Dell laptops to be released to the general public and that is the Dell i3552 -16040BLK. This is a full sized 15.6 inch laptop that is priced firmly in the lower mid-range category and marketed towards those looking for a full functional laptop with standard display and not overly expensive. Below we will look at some of the benefits and downsides on this model and see just how well it stacks up.
Processor: Intel Pentium N3710
Memory: 8 GB of Ram
Storage: 1 TB SATA
Screen: 15.6 Inch Non-Touchscreen
OS: Windows 10
It is hard to find anything that is really going to blow your socks off on the Dell i3552-16040BLK but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, This laptop is well rounded making it a decent option for what we would call the average user. This is somebody who doesn’t need the best available performance or all the latest features but does need something that is solid, can perform typical day to day tasks easily and is reliable.
This Dell has plenty of storage as well by going with the large 1 TB SATA hard drive. For those that don’t know 1 TB is a full 1000 GB of storage meaning all but the very biggest file savers will find there is plenty of room for all their essential files.
All the basics when it comes to ports and ways to integrate external devices will be found on this model and that includes Bluetooth, HDMI for hooking up larger monitors or even you TV, Multiple USB ports and last but not least it even has a card reader making it easy to transfer files from your camera right to your computer.
As we mentioned above the Dell i3552-16040BLK is quite well rounded so it is hard to find any one place where they have really dropped the ball but one area that could be improved is the choice in processor. The Intel N3710 is a little under powered and the laptop would have been much better served with something along the lines of an Intel Core i5, Obviously though this would have raised the price slightly from what it currently sits at.
Not everybody is sold on touchscreen technology but for those who are the fact that it has been skipped over on this model may be a concern and have them looking elsewhere for their next laptop purchase.
With the Dell i3552-16040BLK covering all the critical requirements and lacking any big time disappointments it makes for a great option for many different types of consumers, From students to families just looking for a basic well rounded laptop.