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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1532 reviews of Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and keyboard. The portability and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and touchpad. Reviews are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, portability, keyboard, screen

performance, reliability, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 374 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the design and keyboard are overall positive. The price and usability also get good reviews, but the size and screen get mixed reviews. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and reliability.

performance, usability, price, keyboard, design

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron i3542-5000BK 15.6-Inch Touchscreen LaptopDell Inspiron i3542-5000BK 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop

May, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew E. Freedman (

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Review


The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 combines strong performance with a comfortable and colorful soft-touch design, but is that enough? For $600, you get a roomy 1TB hard drive, a 6th Generation Core i5 Processor and 8GB of RAM. However, a dull and low-res...

Good battery life; Strong performance; Comfy soft-touch deck; Plenty of storage

Bland, low-res display; Shallow keyboard

Dell's Inspiron 15 5000 is a strong performer with a solid and comfy soft-touch design, but its display doesn't wow.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Hayden Dingman (

Back to school on a budget: Choosing a cheap laptop to fit your needs


We reviewed eight mainstream budget laptops—because "cheap" doesn't have to mean "awful."

Above-average performance ; Case looks like it belongs on a much more expensive laptop

Chintzy screen ; Trackpad precision is subpar

We also examined what third-party software/bloatware came with each laptop. One way manufacturers push down costs on these low-end machines is by laying out deals with software companies: "We'll put your software on our machine so you get more...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Andronico (

Dell Inspiron 15 5000


Dell raises the bar for build quality and design in a budget laptop with the Inspiron 15 5000. This laptop ($449 as configured) sports an eye-catching, colorful chasssis that just feels more solid than the value-priced competition. The Dell has the...

Attractive, sturdy design; Fast performance; Loud speakers; Very little bloatware

Relatively dim display; Shallow keyboard

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 offers an alluring design, speedy performance and loud speakers for less than $500.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Sam Rutherford (

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (2014) Review


The Inspiron 15 5000 is a solid 15-inch laptop with a vivid touch screen, but it doesn't do enough to distinguish itself at this price.

Crisp and vivid display; Sleek and solid design; Good multi-tasking capability

Hot underside; Below-average battery life

The Inspiron 15 5000 is a solid 15-inch laptop with a vivid touch screen, but it doesn't do enough to distinguish itself at this price.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 review


A powerful all-rounder hampered by its keyboard and screen

Core i7 processor ; Dedicated AMD graphics ; Smart exterior design ; Decent build quality

Low screen resolution and quality ; Middling battery life ; Mediocre keyboard

Scores in depth The Inspiron range is a long-standing pillar of Dell's laptop line, so we're pleased to see a new model updated with the latest Intel hardware. It's a good-looking bit of kit, too, with a brushed metal finish across the lid.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5668) review


Dell's Inspiron 15 5568 is one of the faster big-screen hybrids around, but it's far from perfect

As a result, the Inspiron 15 5568 is probably one of the better value 15.6in hybrids you can buy right now, especially now the excellent Toshiba Satellite Radius 15 is no longer on sale, but it’s still not exactly ideal. Its processor is massive...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Easton (

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 review


Great build quality and excellent performance make the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 a great laptop at a reasonable price

Oct, 2014

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Philips SHQ3000 review


Unless you're a fitness enthusiast, or just tend to get dirty quite often, the Philips SHQ3000 earphones are of limited appeal.

Despite the disappointing audio quality of the SHQ3000 earphones, it may be possible to overlook this flaw if you exercise regularly and find that regular earphones just can't keep up with you, especially if used as a supplementary pair of earphones...

Expert review by: Hayden Dingman (

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series review: One of the most attractive budget laptops on the market


I have to hand it to Dell: In the category of "$500 laptops," the veteran manufacturer came pretty close to nailing a well-rounded machine with few major compromises.

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series is perfect for our review purposes in that it's almost perfectly average. It's ever so slightly better than the by-the-books 15-inch laptop you'd expect to see at a circa-$500 price point, with a marginally better case...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Nick (

Great workhorse and all-rounder


My last Dell was the Inspiron 6400 from back in 2006. It lasted me a good while and buying this new AMD Dell was perfect for my needs. Windows 10 takes some getting use to especially how ease of use it is. Not my cup of tea but like most things in life...

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio chip:Realtek ALC3246


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92


Intel segment tagging:Home Office


HD type:Full HD / HD / No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 2 / 32
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
NVIDIA 3D Vision 2: No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x5916 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI


Island-style keyboard: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2


Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.32 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Broadwell / Haswell / Kaby Lake
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 7.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75105 / 81016 / 81018 / 82103 / 82105 / 85212 / 85214 / 95443
Processor package size:25 / 40 / 42 x 24


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes