Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Review

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Review
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Review

If you’re looking for a big screen and don’t want to pay too much this may be a good choice for you if you don’t mind that is quite slow to start because of the HDD. The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 comes with a variety of specs, the reviewed one being the cheapest here (see the lowest price).

Specs

Processor: Intel Core i3-8145U – 2.1 Ghz – 2 cores

RAM: 4 GB 

Storage: 1 TB HDD

Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Screen: 15.6’’

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

OS: Windows 10 

Weight: 1.82 kg

Dimensions: 35.9 x 24.7 x 2.0 cm

USB 2.0: 1

USB 3.0: 2

USB-C:   1

HDMI:    1

Ethernet port: yes

Backlit keyboard: no

Drives: no

Separate numeric keypad: no

Touchscreen : no

Benefits

A dual-core Intel Core i3 processor is at the heart of this laptop along with a 15.6-inch Full HD screen, 4 GB of RAM and a 1 TB HDD. If you’re willing to spend more on this model you can get a quad-core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a speedy SSD. We did this review on the cheapest version of it.

All the ports you could want are inside this laptop. Three USB ports and a fourth one being USB-C. An HDMI, a DisplayPort, an SD card reader and a wired ethernet port. You also get a fingerprint reader and a facial recognition camera giving you a lot of choices security-wise.

This laptop is faster than laptops with Intel Pentium and Celeron processors and fast enough for web browsing and office use. One of the best keyboards comes with this laptop. Easy to type for long periods. The battery averages about 6 hours and is ok if you work on without plugging it in from time to time.

Downsides

If you have a very high-speed home network this wired ethernet port might not support it, usually having a maximum speed 100Mbps rather than 1000 Gbps. This won’t make a big difference for the other people though.

Forty seconds until it boots up it’s quite a long wait. If you don’t like to wait that long every time you turn the laptop on you should consider swapping it with an SSD. The screen seems to lack something even though it’s Full HD and displays clear text and sharp images. The colours look a bit washed compared with the best screens.

The sound on this laptop it’s not very excellent for music and TV. The touchpad might be a bit too grippy which makes it harder to slide the finger around.

Verdict

You should consider it if you want a bigger screen. Usually, laptops with a display like this have a lot of compromises. The major one on this one is startup speed. If you think you can cope with that, you should buy it. If not, take a look at higher-end models with faster drives like SSD.

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