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Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8

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Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8

The Dell 15.6" Inspiron 15 Laptop PC lets you enjoy your favorite movies on a bright HD widescreen and show your style with the bold color and compact design. You get established technology in a feature-packed and budget-friendly laptop that's as versatile as you are. Video chat anywhere, anytime on the built-in webcam. Expand your entertainment universe with the HDMI port by plugging into your HDTV for big-screen action. Update your Windows 8 PC to Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store
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Questions & Answers for Dell Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8

Question

what is Webcam Resolution (Megapixel)?

what is Webcam Resolution (Megapixel)?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
hari
on Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8
1 answer
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answer 1
Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the Inspiron 15 (3520) laptop! This laptop is equipped with a 1.0MP webcam that is capable of taking 1280 x 720 video, at 30fps.

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
YourDellTeam
Question

does it include windows XP?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
gg
on Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8
4 answers
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answer 1
NO
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
handsome70
answer 2
Mine has Windows 8
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
floridanene
answer 3
no
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
bach1
answer 4
Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the Inspiron 15 laptop. This laptop comes only with Windows 8 64-bit. Windows XP is almost 13 years old and is not included on any new laptops sold today. That said, many applications designed to run in XP will work from within Windows 8. Check with Microsoft's Software Compatibility page for details about your particular programs you want to install.

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
YourDellTeam
Question

i15-1821BK

Is this Dell Laptop ,(i15-1821BK), screen controlled by touch ?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
TDM
on Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8
3 answers
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answer 1
it is a touch pad....but you cannot touch the screen itself to control....
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
bach1
answer 2
No...
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
ceege1
answer 3
Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the Inspiron 15 (N5050)! As it turns out, this laptop does not feature a touchscreen option. You can find this feature on Dell laptops like the new Inspiron 15z Ultrabook, XPS 12 Ultrabook, tablets like the XPS 10 and Latitude 10 and desktops like the Inspiron One 23 Touch and XPS One 27 Touch. These devices are great for Windows 8 since they allow you to use the software via touch, which was an important aspect of its GUI design.

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
YourDellTeam
 - Round Rock, TX
Question

Does this computer have a video card that can be upgraded?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
John
on Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8
2 answers
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answer 1
I believe it can be upgraded...
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
ceege1
answer 2
Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the Inspiron 15 (N5050)! As it turns out, the video controllers in this laptop and most other laptops are not upgradable. This system comes with the integrated Intel HD 3000 controller. I can think of two laptops that have upgradable graphics cards, the Alienware M17x and M18x.

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
YourDellTeam
Question

Intel processer specs say expantion options ram upto 2x8

The Intel specs say the ram can go up to 16G, (2x8G), on this processer. The question; is this Dell somehow limited to 8G of RAM and not the 16G that Intel shows?
Thanks in advance
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Dave
on Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8
2 answers
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answer 1
It can not go up to 16 gig it only goes up to 8 gig
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
handsome70
answer 2
Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the Inspiron 15 laptop! In the case of this particular laptop, although this processor can handle up to 16GB of memory, the motherboard's BIOS has been set to limit the system to a maximum of 8GB of system memory.

If you want laptops that can handle greater amounts of memory than 8GB, check out our XPS and Alienware lineup for these power options.

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
YourDellTeam
Question

Is Microsoft Office included?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Volsfan
on Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8
2 answers
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answer 1
Mine came with trial version only.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
floridanene
answer 2
no
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
bach1
Question

is this good for a college student?

asked 2 years ago
By
briana
on Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes it is good for everyone
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
handsome70
answer 2
Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the Inspiron 15 laptop. If I were going off to college, I would want a laptop that is lightweight (if i take it to class) yet powerful enough to do things like video editing (for projects). This laptop is of average weight (~5.2lbs) and power but I recommend something like the Inspiron 14z Ultrabook or XPS 13. The Inspiron 14z is over a pound lighter and has a 3rd Gen Intel processor, which gives is power and longer battery life than this Inspiron 15. You can find this laptop here on walmart by searching for "Inspiron 14z".

Some reviewers had issues with the loading screen getting stuck. An easy solution is to go into the BIOS (press F12) and selecting UEFI boot mode + Safe Mode to "OFF".

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
answered 2 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

I am wanting to buy this computer but the video here shows it is touchscreen, Walmart says it is not

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Joyce
on Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8
2 answers
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answer 1
First, if you want it within two days, pick it up at the store, don't pre-order online.

I just got this computer and since getting used to Windows 8, I don't have any real problems with it, just takes time to get used to it. You can find a manual for it online.

At some point, I don't know how, lol, I pressed something that made a touchscreen keyboard come up on the screen. Very cool, but using the keyboard would be much more simple on a laptop. I do a lot of typing for school, and I don't think I could do it by touchscreen, and I think my fingernails would poke a hole in the screen in a heartbeat, so I really see no reason for that particular touchscreen anyway.

It comes with a keyboard, and if you don't like the touch pad, get a mouse.

Don't get frustrated about Windows 8, there's lots of sites with tips on how to, for instance, find that elusive Start button, and how to tweak it so you pretty much have a Windows 7 set up again.
Hope this helps...
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
mb929
answer 2
Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the Inspiron 15 laptop! This laptop does not feature the touchscreen technology and it is not an option on any of the Inspiron 15 laptops. I looked at the videos on the link and they are generic videos, from Microsoft, that describe all of the features that Windows 8 has to offer. If you look closely at the videos, they feature generic laptops and tablets to demonstrate the features.

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
YourDellTeam
Question

Is the RAM size expandable? If yes,up to what size? What's the Battery life?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Bennie
on Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8
2 answers
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answer 1
battery life is 4 hours...not sure about ram...go online and check specs...
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
bach1
answer 2
Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the Inspiron 15 laptop! Yes, the memory in this laptop is expandable up to 8GB (2x 4GB SODIMMS). The memory are located under the keyboard and can be replaced by yourself if you feel confident enough. You want to get DDR3, 204-pin 1333MHz modules.
Dell claims a maximum battery life of 5 hours and 3 minutes on the Inspiron 15R (6-cell battery).
Real life battery operating time varies, depending on operating conditions. Operating time is significantly reduced when you perform operations including, but not limited to, the following:

Using DVD, DVD-R, and CD-RW drives
Using wireless communications devices, PC Card™ devices, or USB devices
Using high-brightness display settings, 3D screen savers, or other power-intensive programs such as 3D games
Running the computer in maximum performance mode

Here is a link to Dell's Battery FAQ's:
http://dell.to/5Omlll

Hope this helps!
JonathanNforDell
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
YourDellTeam
Question

Can I uninstall Windows 8 & install XP Pro?

I bought this laptop without having ever been subjected to Windows 8. I figured, "It's Windows, how different/bad can it be?"

My own fault.

So now I'm stuck with a laptop I simply will *not* use, as is, so spare me any sort of Win8 peptalk. Not interested, will never be interested. I will not use Windows 8, period, the end.

So, that said- can I purge the system of WinPad 8 and install a real OS, or do I need to just return my laptop and write it off forever?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Scott
on Dell Obsidian Black 15.6" Inspiron 15 i15-1821BK Laptop PC with Intel Core i3-2370M Processor and Windows 8
2 answers
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answer 1
I have no problem with Windows 8...it is faster the Windows 7 and it has more feture..i love my Windows 8...I don t know if u can uninstall windows 8 and put XP in there....XP is no longer available in the website...I don t think that u can uninstall Windows 8 i have no problem..I love Windows 8 and it much better then Windows 7
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
handsome70
answer 2
I would make sure you create a recovery disk and image the HD before a downgrade. In reference to your comment on Windows 8, play around a little more it actually will grow on you. There are some fantastic features within the Metro environment and the desktop is still available. I can understand and relate that the no start button and the tiles can be overwhelming. Trust me in no time at all you will fly around. Lastly, it may take time and you can always right click a tile and pin to the desktop until you feel comfortable maneuvering. Hope this helped!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Sparksters
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