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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4819 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. Views about the design and portability are overall positive. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the performance. There are some critical comments about the connectivity and touchpad.

usability, price, screen, portability, 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 374 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and keyboard. The price and usability also get good opinions. The size and screen get mixed opinions, while some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability.

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reliability, energy

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

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 : Brian Westover (laptopmag.com)

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1

 

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1 combines a basic convertible design with Intel's latest 8th-Generation processors, making it an attractive option with its starting price of $649 ($699 as reviewed). The specifications look promising for a midrange...

Flexible 2-in-1 design; Newest Intel 8th-Gen CPU; Speedy 256GB SSD

No USB-C port; Dull and dim display; Runs hot; Very short battery life

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1 has great performance thanks to a quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, but it suffers from disappointing battery life and a weak display.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3246
Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio / MaxxAudio Pro
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery Capacity:40 / 42 / 65 / 97
Battery capacity (Watt hours):40 / 42 / 65 / 97
Battery life (max):7 / 8
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.4 / 14.8
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6 / 9

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Red / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Glass fiber / Glass fiber, Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise / Home Office
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TN
Pixel Pitch:0 x 0 / 0.00705 x 0.00705 / 0.00706 x 0.00706 / 0.00892 x 0.00892 / 0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

CUDA:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R7 M445 / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 920M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
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
NVIDIA 3D Vision: No
NVIDIA 3D Vision 2:N
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300 / 311 / 313
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:792 / 896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 792 / 896 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x5916 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1800 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.1 / 4.2
Built-in Wi-Fi switch: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000 / -600 - 420000
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000 / -600 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 95 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / DVD, CD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / MaxxAudio
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4a
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
Number of SATA III connectors:2 / 4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2 / Opi
Chipset:Intel Lynx Point-LP
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12 / 4
Motherboard chipset:Intel Lynx Point-LP
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 4x1, 1x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i3-4005U / i3-4010U / i3-4030U / i5-4200U / i5-4300U / i5-4310U / i5-5200U / i5-7200U / i7-4600U / i7-5500U / N2840 / N3540
Processor boost frequency:2.58 / 2.6 / 2.66 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.3
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Broadwell / Haswell / Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:i3-4005U / i3-4010U / i3-4030U / i5-4200U / i5-4300U / i5-4310U / i5-5200U / i5-7200U / i7-4600U / i7-5500U / N2840 / N3540
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
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 i7-4600 Mobile Series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168 / BGA1170 / BGA1356
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Stepping:C0 / D0 / F0 / H0
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 5
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 7.5
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75105 / 75107 / 75459 / 76308 / 76616 / 80343 / 81018 / 82103 / 82105 / 85212 / 85214 / 95443
Processor code:SR16Q / SR170 / SR1EA / SR1ED / SR1EE / SR1EN / SR1YJ / SR1YW / SR23W / SR23Y / SR2ZU
Processor package size:25 / 40 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:Y

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Home & Business Premium / My Dell, Dropbox, Dell Digital Delivery, Dell Backup & Recovery, Skype, FastAccess Anywhere
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA II / SATA III / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / SATA II / SATA III / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Storage media:HDD / HDD+Hybrid-HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 2000 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.2 / 10.3 / 9.88
Height:0.917 / 0.935 / 0.937 / 0.949 / 1 / 1.17
Height (front):1.02
Height (rear):1.17
Weight:4 / 4.94 / 5.07 / 5.11 / 5.2 / 5.27 / 5.34
Width:14.9 / 15 / 15.4