Microsoft Microsoft Store: Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop with Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive $599.00 (regularly $899.00) Get a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop for $599!

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Get a computer upgrade over at the Microsoft Store, because you can get a Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop with an Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive and Windows 10 for $599.00 (regularly $899.00) with free shipping, for a total savings of $300.00!

An excellent price for a mid-range 15" laptop, this model also features a touchscreen and for comparison, a near-identical configuration of the same laptop is currently priced at $929.99 at Dell. Product specs include:

  • 15.6" 1080p display with 10-finger multi-touch support
  • 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor up to 3.40 GHz
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM with 1TB SATA hard drive
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory
  • 43WHr lithium-ion battery
  • 720p webcam with dual digital microphone array
  • 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1), 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 10/100 Gigabit Ethernet, headphone/mic combo jack, SD card reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
  • 4.80 lbs (2.17 kg)

This offer is effective online and in Microsoft retail stores until December 16. The Microsoft Store offers free shipping on all orders with no minimum.

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    • You can add a M.2 SSD/NVMe and keep the existing 1TB HDD in there.

      Edit / addition:

      There is NO USB-C port on this one.
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    • Decent for folks, jog towards this sale.

      Here's the To-Do List:
      - Upgrade RAM to 16gb
      - Slap in an SSD

      You can move on with life after that.
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    • redflagdealsguy wrote:
      Dec 5th, 2018 9:56 am
      Decent for folks, jog towards this sale.

      Here's the To-Do List:
      - Upgrade RAM to 16gb
      - Slap in an SSD

      You can move on with life after that.
      I don't think you need that 16 GB RAM though, but a SSD is a must.
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    • Good deal, I would get one if I needed a laptop. 16 GB is overkill for most folks, but as everyone else says, upgrading to SSD brings a laptop to its full potential.
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    • I got the 13 inch version of this with the i5-7200U a couple years back, I would recommend upping the ram from the stock 8. It should have 2 slots, throw in another 8, a little lower if you want to save money, but make sure the new ram is as fast as the one you have installed. Also get an ssd, booting from the original drive was painfully slow.
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    • BRKAMZN wrote:
      Dec 5th, 2018 9:58 am
      I don't think you need that 16 GB RAM though, but a SSD is a must.
      I guess if you don't do much on your computer besides YouTube, browsing around a bit, and sending out emails then it's not really needed. But for everybody else I would suggest upgrading to 16 GB of RAM as well but it's definitely not needed right away. The SSD is more important. The RAM can wait a while. You'll see a difference when you open up a lot of different applications.
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    • "Ports 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 • 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C with PowerDelivery and Video (discrete only) • 1 USB 2.0 • 1 HDMI • 10/100 Gigabit Ethernet LAN • Headphone input/mic output combo jack"
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    • I think this model has two slots. But filled with 2 4GB sticks
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    • asdisme wrote:
      Dec 5th, 2018 11:18 am
      I think this model has two slots. But filled with 2 4GB sticks
      I think it might depends on the unit itself lol.
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    • BRKAMZN wrote:
      Dec 5th, 2018 12:54 pm
      I think it might depends on the unit itself lol.
      Each unit will vary? If so, check and find the 1 8GB.

      The one I recieved from last year's deal came with 2 4gb sticks.
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    • asdisme wrote:
      Dec 5th, 2018 12:58 pm
      Each unit will vary? If so, check and find the 1 8GB.

      The one I recieved from last year's deal came with 2 4gb sticks.
      I think two 4GB stick is likely cheaper than one 8GB stick, so it wouldn't surprise me if they shipped with two 4GB sticks.
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    • BRKAMZN wrote:
      Dec 5th, 2018 9:58 am
      I don't think you need that 16 GB RAM though, but a SSD is a must.
      If this is a daily driver, you do. Enough compromising in 2018/2019 when simple internet browsing can saturate RAM and force a page file onto the HDD/SSD.
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    • ds2chan wrote:
      Dec 5th, 2018 10:31 am
      I guess if you don't do much on your computer besides YouTube, browsing around a bit, and sending out emails then it's not really needed. But for everybody else I would suggest upgrading to 16 GB of RAM as well but it's definitely not needed right away. The SSD is more important. The RAM can wait a while. You'll see a difference when you open up a lot of different applications.
      I am genuinely curious as to why most folk would need 16 GB. I am not saying more RAM is not better, I am typing this on a machine with 16 GB, but I felt no difference when going from 8 to 16 except, ahem, a couple of games.

      So for most people, even with 20 Chrome tabs open and running Excel, Word and PowerPoint, 8 GB is enough. That's what I have at work, not once I felt the need for more RAM. The computer never stutters or anything like that, it is very consistent. What matters is the hard drive/SSD speed when doing normal work.

      Now if you edit movies professionally or keep Photoshop always running cause you use it all the time, sure, go for 16 or 32. Last I time I used PS it needed three times as much RAM as the file size on the drive. But 95% of the people that just watch Youtube and are on Facebook and are not "content creators" would be more than fine with 8 GB. Even 4 is not bad...
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    • RaidZero wrote:
      Dec 5th, 2018 1:22 pm
      I am genuinely curious as to why most folk would need 16 GB. I am not saying more RAM is not better, I am typing this on a machine with 16 GB, but I felt no difference when going from 8 to 16 except, ahem, a couple of games.

      So for most people, even with 20 Chrome tabs open and running Excel, Word and PowerPoint, 8 GB is enough. That's what I have at work, not once I felt the need for more RAM. The computer never stutters or anything like that, it is very consistent. What matters is the hard drive/SSD speed when doing normal work.

      Now if you edit movies professionally or keep Photoshop always running cause you use it all the time, sure, go for 16 or 32. Last I time I used PS it needed three times as much RAM as the file size on the drive. But 95% of the people that just watch Youtube and are on Facebook and are not "content creators" would be more than fine with 8 GB. Even 4 is not bad...
      I'm not sure where all of the RAM is used up on but at work my computer was just so slow. I just realized that Windows 7 (I'm one of the few people who haven't gotten upgraded to 10 yet) was using up all of the RAM every single day. It just maxed out all the time. I just got upgraded to 16 GB and it was like night and day. At home, for the most part 8 GB is OK but I do see a difference when doing certain things, like resizing images (extremely basic stuff; I don't know how to make images look nice so I'm not a graphics guru) while playing videos on the 2nd monitor. Even my laptop runs a smoother.

      The worst is when Windows 10 does it's updates in the background while you're trying to do stuff. My computer would come to a halt and that's when I know it's updating. I didn't know what was going on at first. Once I upgraded to 16 GB of RAM it was much, much better. I could still tell but it was just so much smoother.
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    • How hard is it to add a SSD? Would the operating system need to be reinstalled on the SSD too?
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    • I upgarded the SSD and RAM in the Dell 5378. Both were super easy. For the SSD I used an M.2 I had lying around in an adapter, I took the 1TB drive out and use it as an external drive. The RAM was 8GB in 1 slot, so I just got a second stick: Kingston ValueRAM 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz 1.2V SODIMM (KVR24S17S8/8), $95 at Canada Computers... I'd double check for yours but it's a match for mine.

      For the SSD in an adapter, there is a driver update that breaks the system for me... it's on the of the Intel mainboard or controller drivers. I just got rid of the Dell auto update feature and am careful about which updates I install. When I do install updates I just do one at a time and just boot into safe mode and roll back the driver when I get to the one that breaks things.
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    • Was about to upgrade from my old Acer V5 with an i5-4200U, which was also bought from the Microsoft Store years ago. But the No USB-C ports and the poor display quality swayed me against this laptop.
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    • anom wrote:
      Dec 5th, 2018 1:38 pm
      How hard is it to add a SSD? Would the operating system need to be reinstalled on the SSD too?
      I bought this laptop and it's been on sale at this price since Nov 22. Unfortunately, I will be returning it.

      The components and specs on paper look good. i5-8250u is a fast 4 core cpu from Intel and the 8gb of ram is enough. I upgraded the SSD (requires complete disassembly of the back plate along with snapping off retention clips - difficulty 3/10) and I'm a tech geek that works in small office IT.

      Fan is somewhat loud but there is a bios update that improves things. This laptop is completely made of plastic and has quite a bit of flex to it.

      I will be returning it soon though. The 1080p 15.6" display has pretty bad visual quality. That's obviously where they cheaped out. The specs LOOK good but it's a poor quality TN display with bad colors and bad angles. This was a gift for my 74 year old father and even he was questioning the screen quality. I will be returning it sometime in the near future.

      Having said that, Microsoft has a fantastic return policy at this time - accepting returns until Jan 31 so if you want this laptop to try, I think that's not a bad idea.

      My personal thought is that that they should have removed the touch display and gone a for slightly better screen quality.


      I would suggest looking at the laptop at a microsoft store before buying it to see if the screen quality is acceptable to you.
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    • kleung21 wrote:
      Dec 5th, 2018 10:58 pm
      I bought this laptop and it's been on sale at this price since Nov 22. Unfortunately, I will be returning it.

      The components and specs on paper look good. i5-8250u is a fast 4 core cpu from Intel and the 8gb of ram is enough. I upgraded the SSD (requires complete disassembly of the back plate along with snapping off retention clips - difficulty 3/10) and I'm a tech geek that works in small office IT.

      Fan is somewhat loud but there is a bios update that improves things. This laptop is completely made of plastic and has quite a bit of flex to it.

      I will be returning it soon though. The 1080p 15.6" display has pretty bad visual quality. That's obviously where they cheaped out. The specs LOOK good but it's a poor quality TN display with bad colors and bad angles. This was a gift for my 74 year old father and even he was questioning the screen quality. I will be returning it sometime in the near future.

      Having said that, Microsoft has a fantastic return policy at this time - accepting returns until Jan 31 so if you want this laptop to try, I think that's not a bad idea.

      My personal thought is that that they should have removed the touch display and gone a for slightly better screen quality.


      I would suggest looking at the laptop at a microsoft store before buying it to see if the screen quality is acceptable to you.
      I'm actually also shopping for my father and I don't really want to have to swap the drives myself. Any other alternatives that are 15.6"?
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    • anom wrote:
      Dec 5th, 2018 11:02 pm
      I'm actually also shopping for my father and I don't really want to have to swap the drives myself. Any other alternatives that are 15.6"?
      Nothing currently at this price point. I will be waiting for black friday to see if they have any better sales.

      The problem is that the i5-8250u cpu is pretty new and most sales are on last years cpu (i5-7200u) and in this case, it's a big difference as intel made the i5-8XXXX series true quad core cpus. Previous generations (even some of the i7 mobile cpus) were only dual core. Thus i5-7xxx => i5-8xxx is a true doubling of cpu speed.

      If you are willing to go with even worse build quality. The Acer 15's have pretty good ratings but for myself, I'm waiting for a good deal on the 15" thinkpads. That will cost me more though (probably 800-900) but the build quality on thinkpads is pretty awesome.
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