Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop model: ni153593_s409pze

Ranked #2 among Laptops priced under $525.

Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop

Quick Description

This cost-efficient laptop is fast-booting and well-suited to everyday tasks like homework and online connectivity. Its large screen features a lower level of details than most. A second monitor would improve multi-tasking on this thing, but this characteristic could help those straining to read on displays too small for them as things will naturally show up larger here.

If you realize you need something faster or capable of handling larger documents in the future, the upgrade and maintenance process is well-documented for this line of computers and all components are easy to get to without exotic tools.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this laptop.$30+

Limited Workspace. The included screen has a lower resolution than the typical TV or computer monitor. This could hinder your ability to multi-task, especially if you work with multiple windows at once. On the plus side, things will tend to be displayed larger on screen if your eyesight is challenging.
This is easy to fix on a desk by connecting to an external monitor, but hard to address anywhere else.

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $500.

Currently Exclusive to Dell (Canada) for $480

Based on 73 days of observation, the Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop usually costs ~$530 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $479.99. If you were waiting for this laptop to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Dell (Canada) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the Dell Inspiron Series 3000 15-inch Laptop ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Laptops

Bang for the Buck2.5/5
Versatility for the Price4.5/5
Price0.5/5
Durability4.5/5
Power1.5/5
General-purpose power1/5
Graphical power2.5/5
Memory3/5
Storage1/5
Portability1/5
Autonomy3.5/5
Ease of Maintenance5/5

Large Laptops

Bang for the Buck2.5/5
Versatility for the Price4/5
Price0.5/5
Durability5/5
Power1/5
General-purpose power0.5/5
Graphical power1.5/5
Memory2.5/5
Storage0.5/5
Portability1.5/5
Autonomy4/5
Ease of Maintenance5/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck2/5
Versatility for the Price4.5/5
Price1/5
Durability3/5
Power1.5/5
General-purpose power1/5
Graphical power2.5/5
Memory3/5
Storage1/5
Portability2/5
Autonomy3/5
Ease of Maintenance3.5/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i3-1005G1
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 128.00 GB
Screen Size: 15.6"
Screen Resolution: 1366×768(100.45ppi)
Dimensions: 38.00 × 25.80 × 2.27 cm
Weight: 2.020 kg

The features

  • Upgradable and Maintainable
  • External Power Brick
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement6/10A technician can help you with that
Memory Upgrade8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Data Storage8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

Want more details concerning repairs and upgrades options for this products?

Official Support Page for this Product

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 5/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 3/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 1/5
    Enthusiast Games 1/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (4 / 4)

Texts & Numbers (8 / 9)

Drawing and Illustrations (9 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (4 / 9)

Music Production (4 / 11)

Photo Editing (6 / 6)

Video Editing (5 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (26 / 60)

Video Games (8 / 11)

Triple-A Video Games (9 / 71)

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    ~$520 with accessories

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    by Laptops standards

    Bang for the Buck1.5/5
    Versatility for the Price4/5
    Power1/5
    Storage4.5/5
    Portability1/5
    Autonomy3.5/5

    by All Smart Devices standards

    Bang for the Buck-15.69% inferior
    Versatility for the Priceequivalent
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    Portabilityequivalent
    Autonomyequivalent

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    Bang for the Buck1/5
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    Power0/5
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    Specs
    Processor: Intel Core i3-1005G1
    Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Storage: 1 TB
    Screen Size: 15.6"
    Screen Resolution: 1366×768
    Dimensions: 38.00 x 25.80 x 2.27 cm
    Weight: 2.200 kg

    Pricing Accuracy

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