Dell's Inspiron 15R SE (Special Edition) base model is yet another answer from Dell to the recent laptop price drops. For $999 it's a highly competitive performance laptop, an improved version of the standard 15R. For an extra $250, the latest 3rd gen Intel Core i7 was added to the core system, along with an AMD Radeon HD 7730 – a mid-range graphics cards that's capable of handling video editing and most modern games on medium or high settings. It also comes with 8 GB of memory and an impressively large 1TB hard disk drive to provide plenty of storage for a large collection of files. This is a high performance laptop that has just dropped below $1000 mark when most of the other performance laptops are still around $1200 price range. It will easily handle just about everything and let you play some modern PC games, at a very reasonable price.
See a summary of the specs below:
PROCESSOR - The laptop's engine
The Inspiron 15R SE features a 3nd Gen Intel Core i7-3612QM (2.10GHz). This is from Intel's performance CPU line. Compared to a laptop with a less powerful Core i3 or Core i5 processor, it makes everything execute just that little bit faster.
GRAPHICS - Control what you see displayed on the screen
It comes with the AMD Radeon HD 7730 graphics card., a powerful mid-range component that will be able to handle most modern games at medium or above settings.
RAM - The memory used for computation
The Inspiron 15R SE has 8GBs of memory which is a generous amount that will definitely push the machine's performance towards the more elite end.
STORAGE - The long term store for data and programs
A 1TB hard disk drive is exceptionally large and will hold an extensive amount of media content.
The Inspiron 15R SE sports a 15.6in screen with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 resolution, which is average for the screen size.
The Inspiron 15R SE is a full-sized laptop. Weighing 2.76kg, it is less portable than average, but it's to be expected for a performance machine like this. Although it can be moved around, a decent notebook backpack should be considered. This laptop can easily replace your desktop PC.