The moon silver Inspiron 15R i15RMT-3904sLV 15.6" Multi-Touch Notebook Computer from Dell features a 15.6" widescreen display that is backlit with LEDs for low power consumption and energy efficiency. The display is also a touchscreen so you'll be able to utilize the multi-touch gestures built into Windows 8.1. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400.
The system is powered by a dual-core 4th generation Haswell 1.7 GHz Intel Core i3-4010U processor. It also has 6GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, a 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, an 8-in-1 media card reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated 1-megapixel HD webcam, and a microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio 4 technology.
Windows 8.1 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.
Dell Inspiron 15R
Dual-Core 4th-Gen Haswell Intel Core Performance
The Inspiron 15R houses a 4th-Gen Haswell Intel Core i3-4010U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.7 GHz. The Haswell processor uses low voltage, which extends battery life without sacrificing performance. With a dedicated 3MB of L3 cache, 6GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM, and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, the Inspiron 14R allows you to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently.
15.6" Widescreen LED-Backlit Touchscreen
The 15.6" widescreen LED-backlit display of the Dell Inspiron 15R is actually a touchscreen. With support of the multi-touch gestures built into Windows 8, you'll be able to navigate menus and open up shortcuts using your fingers. The screen also has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1366 x 768 native resolution powered by integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400. You can also output video to an external display via the HDMI port.
For a reliable wired Internet connection, you can use the Ethernet RJ-45 LAN jack. If you prefer to go wireless, you can use the 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Bluetooth 4.0 technology is also available for when you want to connect wirelessly to Bluetooth-compatible devices, such as a wireless mouse.
USB 3.0 can have data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, which is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 so you can still use your older USB-compatible devices.
CyberLink Media Suite Essentials Software
CyberLink Media Suite Essentials is a multimedia software package pre-installed on the Inspiron 15R because of its optical drive. Windows 8.1 does not offer native DVD playback support. CyberLink Media Suite Essentials is needed in order to play DVDs. This software also includes tools to perform various functions such as video editing, movie creation, burning discs, backup, and recovery.
The Return of the Start Button
After many requests from Windows users, the Start button makes its triumphant return in Windows 8.1. While it may not be exactly the same as its predecessor in Windows 7, the Start button has two core functions. A left click on the Start button will take you to the Windows 8.1 Start screen featuring live tiles. A right click on the Start button brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel, Network options, and more.
Boot Directly to the Desktop
Windows 8.1 gives you the choice of booting to the Windows 8.1 Start screen with live tiles or booting to the familiar desktop screen of Windows 7. Users can also boot directly into an app or app view if they choose to.
Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
Windows 8.1 supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on-the-go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8.1 allows you to use multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom, and more.
To the Cloud
With Windows 8.1, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history, and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and more.
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you purchase it.