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Dell I15R-2728MRB Review – Core i5-480M

February 14th, 2011

Dell Inspiron series laptops are always favorites for many. There is one more model added to this series as Dell I15R-2728MRB Notebook. Dell I15R-2728MRB  is powered through Intel Core i5-480M processor. This processor is a high-end dual-core processor and ensures powerful performance for a user. This notebook got 8GB DDR3 RAM and 750 GB hard drive. Its optical drive comes with Blu-ray disc. Importantly, this laptop got Mobile Intel HD Graphics with 64MB-1696 dynamically allocated shared graphics memory. This entire configuration is clearly ensuring satisfactory entertainment experience for every buyer. This is priced reasonably when compared with its features.

Intel Core i5-480M processor Details:

The Intel Core i5-480M processor that powers the Dell I15R-2728MRB  is a mid-range dual core CPU. This processor is clocked at 2.66 to 2.9 GHz in its Turbo Mode. This processor’s each core is based on the Nehalem micro-architecture. Its Hyperthreading enables the dual core CPU to consider four threads at one time. There is a special feature with this processor and that is integrated graphics card called as GMA HD which comes along with memory controller. The graphics section is  on a separate die and manufactured in 45nm process. Here, CPU die is made in the latest 32nm process.

Performance of this processor is faster than the Core 2 Duo processor that was clocked at 2.8 GHz.  This Core i5-480M is a high-end dual core CPU that can cater well for all the daily work needs and gaming tasks successfully. Its integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD (GMA HD) graphics card is clocked at 500-766 MHz. This is must faster than the earlier 4500MHD.

Dell I15R-2728MRB Pros:

  • This notebook got huge system memory ( 8 GB)  and hard disk.
  • This notebook got Blu-ray disk.
  • It has Bluetooth support too.
  • It has embedded 4G WiMax mobile broadband technology modem.
  • It has VGA and HDMI ports.
  • Light in weight (5.9 lbs).
  • Decent battery backup (4 hours 2 minutes).

Dell I15R-2728MRB Cons:

  • Little costly.
  • No Express Card slot.
  • Cannot support latest and 3D games.

Specifications:

Processor:

This notebook is powered through Intel Core i5-480M processor. This processor is clocked at 2.66 GHz. Its Turbo Mode can clock this processor up to 2.9GHz. It has 3MB of L3 Cache. This is a high-end dual-core processor.

System memory and Hard drive:

Dell I15R-2728MRB comes with 8GB DDR3 RAM and there is no possibility for further expansion of this system memory.

Hard drive of this notebook is huge and facilitated with 750 GB SATA drive which rotates at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

This Dell I15R-2728MRB  screen size is 15.6-inches with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. The display is WLED high-definition display.

This laptop got Mobile Intel HD Graphics with 64MB-1696 MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.

Optical drive:

The optical drive of Dell I15R-2728MRB  is arranged with Blu-ray disc. This optical drive can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple format.

Card Reader:

This laptop comes with one 7-in-1 card reader which can support SD Card, SD High capacity card, MultiMedia Card, MultiMedia Card plus, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, and xD-picture Card formats.

Networking:

This laptop is arranged with built-in 10/100 Ethernet LAN adapter and satiate well for all wired network needs. There is Intel 6250 Wireless Networking 802.11 b/g/n to meet Wireless connectivity needs. This laptop got Bluetooth support too. Also, there is one embedded 4G WiMax mobile broadband technology modem too.

Operating System:

This laptop comes with genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

Sizes and weight:

Width: 14.8-inches.

Depth: 10.3-inches.

Height: 1.25-inches.

Weight: 5.9 lbs.

Additional Ports:

Dell I15R-2728MRB comes with three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, one VGA port, one half mini card slot, one headphone jack, and one microphone jack.

Webcam:

This laptop got one built-n webcam for video chats over the internet.

Battery:

Dell I15R-2728MRB  got one 6-cell lithium-ion battery pack, this battery pack offers 4 hours 2 minutes battery backup for the notebook.

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