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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4506 reviews of Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the design and screen are overall positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but the connectivity and touchpad get critical opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the performance.

usability, price, portability, screen, design

reliability, touchpad, connectivity

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 92/100 = 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 People really like the design and keyboard. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the size and screen.

performance, usability, price, keyboard, design

reliability, energy

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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Bade (

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 Notebook Review


Not convincing! The multimedia device from Dell convinces with good system performance thanks to Kaby Lake and dedicated GPU. However, the poor display costs important points. We will find out which device gets the best scores in the individual review...

elegant chassis ; good battery runtime ; SSD ; large touchpad ; durable keyboard ; high system performance ; optical drive ; one free memory slot ; matte screen without PWM

subpar display quality (very low luminance, limited viewing angles) ; no keyboard illumination ; only 256 GB storage ; very slow SD-card reader ; sensitive lid (scratches)

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 is a multimedia device with a simple and unobtrusive design. However, scratches can eventually become a problem for the glossy lid surface, which will not look very good. Our 15.6-inch test sample is equipped with a...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming


I wonder what the Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming laptop could have been if Dell hadn't made so many compromises. For $849, it's an attractive budget gaming laptop with good overall and graphics performance, thanks to its Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia...

Good graphics and overall performance; Attractive, yet subtle design; Speedy file transfers

Subpar battery life; Dim, dull and inaccurate display; Weak speakers; Stiff, shallow keyboard

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming laptop offers solid gaming and overall performance, but makes too many compromises to make it worth your while.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Gloria Sin (

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Touch


Dell's Inspiron 15 5000 Touch is proof that you can get a decent, all-round laptop for all your Netflix and PowerPoint needs for $650 ($550 starting). Though it's not the cheapest 15-incher on the market, the Inspiron offers a best-in-class 1920 x 1080...

Fantastic viewing angles; good overall performance; runs cool

Poor battery life; stiff keyboard and touchpad; subpar speakers

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Touch has a bright touch screen, a Windows Hello camera and a brushed-aluminum palm rest that are great for the price, but its poor battery life could be a deal breaker.

May, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (

Dell Precision 15 5000 Series (5510)


The Dell Precision 15 5000 Series is an impressive mobile workstation featuring premium build quality, a stellar 4K touch display, and top-notch performance.

Slim, sturdy design built with premium materials. Brilliant 4K touch display with stunning sharpness and colors. USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3. ISV certified. Fast performance.

Sealed chassis. Middling battery life.

Conclusion The Dell Precision 15 5000 Series (5510) is a well-constructed system, boasting a solid build with quality materials like aluminum and carbon fiber, and it features one of the best displays around. Our configuration is pricier than some of...

Feb, 2016

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

The Core i7 processor and AMD graphics make this a powerful all-rounder, and it's got good looks and reasonable build quality. The keyboard isn't great, though, and the Inspiron's screen lacks resolution and quality.

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

Product Specifications


Audio chip:Realtek ALC3246


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


Intel segment tagging:Enterprise / Home Office


HD type:Full HD / HD / No
Panel Type:TN


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 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x5916 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No


Dell E-Value Code:CA104LE55408EMEA / CA111LE55408WER / CA112LE55408EMEA / SM108LE554011GER

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 / 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 i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 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 / Yes
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 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
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 / 75107 / 75459 / 76308 / 76616 / 80343 / 81016 / 81018 / 82103 / 82105 / 85212 / 85214 / 95443
Processor package size:25 / 40 / 42 x 24


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500