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Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop: i5-1235U, 15.6" 120Hz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD Expired

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Dell has Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop on sale for $349.99 - 2% when you apply coupon code ARMMPPS - unique 10% off coupon code you receive via email (instructions below) = $308.69. Shipping is free.

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  • 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U 10-Core Processor
  • 15.6" 1920x1080 120Hz 250 nit Display
  • 8GB DDR4 2666 MT/s (1x8GB)
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2x2 802.11ax + Bluetooth
  • Windows 11 Home

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Dell has the Inspiron 15 Laptop with the specs below for $308.69 when you apply 10% unique email code and coupon code ARMMPPS in checkout. Shipping is free.
Note: To receive a 10% off unique promo code, sign up for Dell Email Updates. The code may take up to an hour to arrive in your inbox.

I was also able to use two American Express cards with the $50 back on $100 spent at Dell, which brought my total to $208.69, but that part is YMMV.

I didn't check what the final price would be on the other variations, but the starting prices before discounts are:
i3 12th Gen: $299.99
i5 12th Gen: $349.99
i5 11th Gen: $529.99
i7 12th Gen: $549.99

Tech Specs
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U (12 MB cache, 10 cores, 12 threads, up to 4.40 GHz Turbo)
Operating System
(Dell Technologies recommends Windows 11 Pro for business)
Windows 11 Home, English, French, Spanish
Graphics Card
Intel® UHD Graphics
15.6", FHD 1920x1080, 120Hz, WVA, Non-Touch, Anti-Glare, 250 nit, Narrow Border, LED-Backlit
Memory *
8 GB: 1 x 8 GB, DDR4, 2666 MT/s
256 GB, M.2, PCIe NVMe, SSD
Carbon Black
Microsoft Office
No Microsoft Office License included
Comprehensive digital protection – including antivirus, privacy and identity protections
McAfee® LiveSafe™ 30-day trial
Protect your purchase - View Support offers below *
1Y Basic Onsite Service after remote diagnosis with Hardware-Only Support
Accidental Damage Service
English US non-backlit keyboard
1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C® port with DisplayPort 1.4 (on 12th Gen Processor configured with Type-C®)*
1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port (on systems configured with Type-C®)
2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (on systems configured with non Type-C®)
1 USB 2.0 port
1 Power Jack
1 headset (headphone and microphone combo) port
1 HDMI 1.4 port
HDMI 1.4 (Maximum resolution supported over HDMI is 1920x1080 @60Hz. No 4K/2K output)
1 M.2 2230 slot for WiFi and Bluetooth card
1 M.2 2230/2280 slot for solid-state drive
1 SD-card slot
Dimensions & Weight
Height (front): 0.67–0.83 in. (16.96–21.07mm)
Height (rear): 0.83 in. (21.07 mm)
Width: 14.11 in. (358.50 mm)
Depth: 9.27 in. (235.56 mm)
Weight (minimum): 3.65 lbs. (1.65 kg)*
Plastic: 720p at 30 fps HD camera Single integrated microphone
Audio and Speakers
Stereo speakers, 2 W x 2 = 4 W total
Wireless *
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201, 2x2, 802.11ax, Bluetooth® wireless card
Primary Battery
3 Cell, 41 Wh, integrated
65 Watt AC Adapter
Energy Star
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment
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This is a good deal compare to my order a week ago for $5 less. I have done homework before I bought this for my kid. To answer many questions above:
1. Memory is upgradable to 64GB (2x16GB). Any DDR4 is fine. The spec you read is "up to". Slower memory but with less latency is not going to make a difference.
2. No usb-c
3. External monitor is limited to 1080P. This is dell article blame motherboard and it is by design.
However, some research showed people using Intel driver be able to go 2K/4K. So it may be dell video driver limit resolution
4. Intel i5-1235U vs AMD 5500U basically have no difference on CPU benchmark. AMD is little better on gaming due to higher GPU clock speed. Intel is probably has better battery life due to efficiency CPU cores. If price is the same, you can choose either depending on your use case. If AMD is $100 more, choose cheap Intel.
5. Intel UHD and Iris Xe are basically the same. Iris Xe MUST to use dual channel memory. So with one DIMM 8GB, you will get UHD. Two DIMMs you get Iris Xe. It is the same CPU. Just marketing term to have you buy more memory from Dell to use Iris Xe.
6. It ships with Intel AX201 (wifi6+BT5.2). Nice. No need to replace dell crappy Wifi-BT card.
7. This laptop has a 2.5 slot for SATA SSD

I plan to wipe it clean with windows 11 pro no bloatware. Install 16GB(2x*GB) to get Iris Xe and replace with good NVME 512GB(most likely dell ships DRAM-less 256GB nvme) since I have spare parts to upgrade. Install intel driver to see if it can go beyond 1080p external monitor. If you don't have spare parts, the better configuration with 16GB/512GB goes on sale around $485 based on slickdeal or you find elsewhere for parts.

If you have no idea what I am talking about, you should avoid it.
Unfortunately, I haven't found any laptop configurations available under this post with a backlit keyboard. That kills the deal for me.
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