Dell 15 3000 – A nofrill and powerful workstation
Dell 15 3000
The Dell 15 3000 can be considered a no-frill and powerful workstation. A laptop that does not have a sleek design yet has greatly enhanced power compared with its predecessor. The design itself is not that splendid. The case is nice with sort of a ripple texture and the sides are round yet it is solid and sturdy. In dimension it measures 15 x 10.5 x 1.0 inches with a weight of 2.4 kg which is a bit heavy on average compared with others of the same category. The keyboard section seems to have sort of a hump that is not pretty at the top. Overall it is slim enough for comfortable portability, of color black. It can be considered a simple and modest design.
A 1366 x 768 resolution, and a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Dell 15 3000 provide a display whereby colors can be seen quite nicely but would not compare with a high definition display. A brightness of 221 nits is not terrific but quite good since the average is 253 nits. This means it can be taken outdoors at sunlight and will provide not perfect but good. quality images. When measured, the Dell 15 3000 provides 62.4% of sRBG color gamut. The laptop can be used for most activities yet when installing games, you have to look at what type of games because of the limited HD. This is not a laptop for professional seeking to perform complex graphic designs, but it can easily be upgraded. So for more sophisticated and demanding activities upgrading the laptop would give you better processing power.
Included in the Dell 15 3000 are three USB ports, two on the left side and one on the right, a headphone/mic jack, a DVD drive, a media card reader, wireless capability through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, a webcam great for social networks and skype and a speaker of 2 x2 Watt and features the Waves Audiometer sound enhancement technology. which is adequate for a laptop. It includes a speaker in the front and two jack ports for both audio input and output. The built in webcam looks like all others, its not fancy and produces images that can be considered as being standard without. In a well-lit environment, the camera provides quite good images.
The keyboard although simple is quite responsive so is the track pad. The design almost seems to hide the buttons of the track pad. At the underside, where the battery case is located can also be found the compartment for expansions. The Dell 15 3000 is a non-touchscreen model which performs multi-function without problems. The windows 8 operating system installed can easily be upgraded to window 10, the latest versions of Microsoft. But it seems that Dell has started producing the 15 3000 with windows 10 operating system which is fantastic.
With a 1.8 GHz AMD A6-6310 processor you can expect a good performance and stable running. It’s easy to run certain types of programs and the 4GB of RAM is enough random memory to accommodate simultaneous activities without the laptop slowing down in performance or having program freeze.
Powered with a 1.8 GHz AMD A6-6310 processor, a choice is provided between a 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 500GB of hard disk. Dell 15 3000. downloads are performed in general at a rate of 22.9 Mbps which is not very fast but acceptable except that it may require some time when opening very big files. 500 GB of memory it is possible to perform most of the normal activities without problem and even watch trailer. Two or three activities can be performed simultaneously but in excess, you might experience delay in opening applications and sometimes frozen websites. Fantastic is that the RAM can be upgraded. A panel at the bottom can easily be removed to access the RAM for upgrade.
A removable battery of 40 Whr can last for about 5 hrs. enough if on the go in a restaurant or a place where charging is not possible. However, if watching applications that are power-hungry like for instance video games or using software for editing photos or videos, the time for the duration of the battery can be significantly reduced. Usually, battery life is measured for normal condition use such as browsing the web or using office applications.
Pros & Cons
The Dell 15 3000 seems to have been manufactured by Dell such as to provide to the consumer a laptop at a budget price but which with the essential for performing regular activities. The cons of this product is that it has below average hard disk storage. With 500 GB this means that processes run a bit slow even if there is plenty of RAM. Obviously the display is a big factor, especially for people who play lots of games or what high definition videos. The lack of an SSD is a clear disadvantage, obviously your choice will be how you are going to use the laptop. SSD is fantastic or transferring very large files between multiple drives. Dell could have added more storage capacity so that there would be no need to seek external drive.
On the positive side, it is a very good work/study laptop at a budget price. The DVD/CD optical drive and the webcam as well as the keyboard responsiveness makes this laptop quite easy to use. Regardless the display seems a bit faded but for everyday tasks it is acceptable. The fact that it can be upgraded easily provide a very good option for those who have a limited budget but seek a very powerful laptop. It is worth know that the hard disk is cannot be changed so upgrades are only for other components. The only possibility is to acquire an additional external storage drive.
* A very good work/study laptop at a budget price.
* The DVD/CD optical drive and the webcam as well as the keyboard responsiveness makes this laptop quite easy to use.
* It can be upgraded easily.
* Below average hard disk storage.
* The lack of an SSD is a clear disadvantage.