Dell Inspiron 15 7548 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 256GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 8.1
Battery
43Wh, 3-cell, 56Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell
Dimensions
378 x 261 x 19.9 mm (14.88" x 10.28" x 0.78")
Weight
2.11 kg (4.7 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum, Plastic
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Dell Inspiron 15 7548 series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the 3DMark: Sky Diver (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Dell Inspiron 15 7548 in-depth review

For quite some time now, almost all big vendors started offering fully capable hybrids with touchscreen and since then, they have come a long way. The new Inspiron 7548 from Dell is the living proof for that. It has a sleek, thin, aluminum design with some decent hardware including the new Broadwell CPU - Core i7-5500U. The only thing missing for given the price tag is the absence of an SSD or maybe at least m.2 SATA slot. However, we ran the usual test for checking the battery performance,[...]

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Pros

  • Excellent UHD IPS panel
  • Sleek and stylish aluminum design
  • It has a touch panel
  • Comfortable keyboard and ergonomic touchpad
  • Easily accessible internals

Cons

  • Unsatisfying battery life
  • Too small keyboard for a 15-inch laptop
  • Underwhelming GPU considering the price

 

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