The entire process was painless and easy, and allowed us to access the media on any of the shared devices as long as we were connected to the same Wi-Fi network. We used the notebook with open window blinds behind us and could see the reflection of the buildings almost as clearly as the Windows desktop. Still, does the Inspiron 15R offer enough at this price? For the record, we consider anything above 95 degrees to be uncomfortable. That same side includes the fan vent. The front edge, facing the user, has a 7-in-1 memory card reader. Or an easier way is that you can buy a can of compressed air from like staples, walmart, microcenter, etc. We turned Waves MaxxAudio off while listening to music and the sound immediately became muted and flat.
Also included on the Inspiron 15R are Skype, Zinio Reader 4, a trial of McAfee anti-virus SecurityCenter and Dell DataSafe. Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. Note that you may damage your computer using any of the methods so proceed with caution. At first, the keys felt small, and the spacing between the keys too wide, but we easily scored 72 words per minute on the Ten Thumbs Typing test, which is the same as on our main computer. Dell Stage augments the desktop with tiles linking to commonly and not-so-commonly used software, such as MusicStage, PhotoStage, VideoStage and nine other applications and utilities.
On the file transfer test, where we copy 4. After you finish working inside the computer, replace all covers, panels, and screws before connecting to the power source. Failure to do so may damage your computer. With its high-radius rounded corners, glossy plastic lid and brushed aluminum deck, the Dell Inspiron 15R has a premium look and style for a mainstream notebook. But if you're looking for solid performance in a stylish body you can customize, the Dell Inspiron 15R is a good pick. On the top right of the deck, above the keyboard, are dashboard buttons for the Windows Mobility Center, Dell Audio and Dell Instant Launch, providing quick access to system settings, audio and a program or link of the user's choosing. Safety Instructions Use the following safety guidelines to protect your computer from potential damage and ensure your personal safety.
Playing a YouTube video while everything was still open proved no issue, either. The space between the keys on the keyboard is a glossy black, contrasting nicely with the dark gray brushed deck. Dell Webcam Central is included with this laptop, allowing for easy picture snapping and video recording, as well as a number of video effects and voice-and-movement responsive avatars. We could see the subtle details on Daisy Buchanan's dress, party scenes were bright and vivid, and individual pieces of confetti and glitter stood out against the background. The Inspiron 15R did better on the OpenOffice Spreadsheet test, where we match 20,000 names to their corresponding addresses, completing the task in 5 minutes and 11 seconds. While Dell Stage was useful for quick access to our media, it takes up more desktop space than we liked, and the mouse-over icon animations were distracting.
The bottom of the 15R was 85 degrees and the space between the G and H keys was 82 degrees. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at dell. When disconnecting cables, keep them evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Performance felt snappy while we were using the Inspiron 15R. Pulling together an appealing and customizable design, a third-gen Core i5 processor and a robust collection of applications, the 15R is a well-rounded mainstream computer.
The ad-supported Microsoft Office Starter is here as well. We played a video from our 15R, and it immediately streamed to the connected computer. We easily performed multi-touch gestures, including pinch-to-zoom, rotate and two- and three-finger swiping. Despite the glossy finish on the lid, it remained mostly fingerprint-free. When connecting cables, ensure that the connectors and ports are correctly oriented and aligned. When we looked down from a higher viewing angle, the screen quickly washed out.
This application launcher is fully customizable; you can add and remove tiles or set quick-links to your favorite websites. See the safety instructions for complete information about safety precautions, working inside your computer, and protecting against electrostatic discharge. We opened 10 tabs in the Google Chrome browser, ran Dell Webcam Central, opened Dell Stage and a few folders, and were still able to seamlessly switch between tabs and applications. The screen delivered rich colors, but the high-gloss finish proved distracting. The Inspiron 15R measures 14.
Unfortunately, viewing angles were limited: the screen contrast was quick to darken as soon as we moved to either side of the display. The Inspiron 15R uses Waves MaxxAudio 3. Performance Powered by its 2. Its score also fell in between the Sony Vaio E Series 15 2,452 and the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 2,695 , both of which have the same processor as the 15R. That's almost half the average speed of 35. At this price, we prefer the Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 for its lighter weight and longer battery life. Keyboard and Touchpad The spacious island-style keyboard on the Inspiron 15R allows for quick, comfortable typing.