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Dell"s Inspiron 15 5000 is a strong performer with a solid và comfy soft-touch design, but its display doesn"t wow.

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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 & low-res display and stiff keyboard hold this máy vi tính back.


Design

Our review unit of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 was an industrial silver-and-black machine that looks lượt thích it"s meant to vày a job. Dell.com allows you to lớn select some vibrant colors, however, including red, blue và gold. The silver lid on our unit features Dell"s biểu tượng logo in black và has a gritty texture that makes the system easy to grip & carry. Inside, the deck is a dark gray with a soft-touch coating that felt comfortable against our wrists and a black, island-style keyboard. The 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768 display is surrounded by a black bezel that isn"t as horribly thick as we"ve seen on some other notebooks.



At 14.9 x 10.25 x .94 inches, the Inspiron has a slightly smaller footprint than its rivals, including the Asus F555LA (15 x 10.1 x 1 inches) & the Lenovo Ideapad 500 (15.12 x 10.43 x 0.97 inches), và is about the same kích thước as the Toshiba Satellite L55-C5340 (14.96 x 10.2 x 0.89 inches). The Inspiron has some heft, though; at 5.4 pounds, it"s the heaviest of the bunch.


Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Size
Weight5.4 pounds
Dimensions14.9 x 10.25 x .94 inches

Keyboard và Touchpad


With just 1.3 mm of travel, the backlit keyboard on the Inspiron 15 5000 Is shallow, và though the keys require a strong 70 grams of force to lớn press, I could still feel them bottoming out rather easily. On the bright side, your wrists won"t get sore when you place them against the soft-touch palm rest.



When I used the keyboard, I typed 96 words per minute on the 10fastfingers.com typing test, which is a little lower than my average range of 100 lớn 110 wpm, but my 1 percent average error rate remained unchanged. Dell claims that the keyboard is spill-proof, which should save your máy vi tính from the occasional small spill. Excel masters will be thrilled to lớn learn that this notebook features a full number pad.

The touchpad is accurate & comfortable lớn use; the pointer went exactly where I wanted it to lớn go as my finger glided over the smooth surface. At 4.1 x 3.1 inches, the touchpad has plenty of room for navigating as well as accurate gestures like clearing the desktop, summoning Cortana & scrolling with two fingers.

Display

The 15.6-inch display on the Inspiron 15 5000 doesn"t impress và is a noticeable downgrade from the panel on the 2015 mã sản phẩm we reviewed last August. I found colors to be inaccurate and bland. I also wish the resolution were higher than just 1366 x 768 pixels; competing notebooks in this price range offer full-HD, 1080p screens.


Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Display: test Results
BenchmarkScoreHow it Compares
Brightness239 nitsAverage
Color Gamut (sRGB)59 percentWeak
Color Accuracy (Delta e)3.8Average

When I watched a trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, nothing on this screen popped -- not even the brightest colors. When the Batmobile"s headlights pointed directly at the yellow and red insignia on Superman"s chest, the colors were washed out, while they were bright & clear on other displays. The relatively low-res panel left out detail in the character"s faces, and the screen had a slight blue tint that threw off skin tones.



The Inspiron 15 5000"s display has an average brightness of 239 nits, which is darker than the mainstream category average of 253, but still brighter than its rivals; the Lenovo Ideapad 500 has a brightness of 219 nits, but the asus F555LA and Toshiba Satellite L55-C5340 didn"t even break 200.

The screen produces only 58.9 percent of the sRGB màu sắc gamut và has a Delta-E màu sắc accuracy score of 3.81 (the closer lớn zero, the better).. By comparison, last year"s mã sản phẩm reproduced a solid 71 percent of the gamut, though it was a bit dimmer at 177 nits, & the hãng asus F555LA managed a full 70.4 percent

Audio

The Dell"s Waves MaxxAudio speakers performed well while on a desk -- the vocals in Kanye West và Kendrick Lamar"s "No More Parties in L.A." were crisp, though the mids didn"t stand out the way they should. With the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 on my lap, the sound was a bit more muddled & vocals were less clear.



The Dell Audio software allows for some speaker calibration. There are plenty of equalizers khổng lồ choose from, và the Hip-Hop ones made the sound a little richer. I found that leaving it on the MaxxSense preset provided the best sound.

Performance

Our reviews configuration of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 came with an Intel bộ vi xử lý core i5-6200U CPU, 8GB of RAM & a 1TB HDD, which should be plenty for the average day of web browsing, clip watching và word processing. While streaming HD đoạn clip from YouTube, I had eight tabs open and was typing in Notepad before I saw noticeable lag.

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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (Core i5 / 8GB / 1TB HDD): Performance Tests
BenchmarkScoreHow it Compares
Geekbench 36331Strong
Spreadsheet Macro Test4:30Strong
File Transfer thử nghiệm 31.93 MBpsComparable to Competitors

The Inspiron 15 achieved a score of 6,331 on Geekbench 3, a synthetic chạy thử of overall performance. The Toshiba Satellite L55-C and its core i5-5200U processor (5,564), và the hãng asus F555LA"s vi xử lý core i3-5010 with 4GB of RAM (2,080) all notched lower scores. The Inspiron even beat the Lenovo Ideapad 500 and its bộ vi xử lý core i7-6500U processor (6,128), even though that system costs $150 more (as tested).

In terms of productivity performance, the Inspiron fared quite well, taking 4 minutes và 30 seconds to match 20,000 names và addresses in OpenOffice. While the Satellite L55-C took 5:10 & the hãng asus F555LA took 6:31, only the Lenovo was faster at 4:04.

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It took 2 minutes & 44 seconds for us to lớn copy 4.97GB of mixed-media files to lớn the Inspiron 15 5000 -- a rate of 31.93 MBps. That result was in line with the rest of the field: the Toshiba Satellite L55-C transferred at 28.4 MBps, the Ideapad 500 notched 31.42 MBps and the hãng asus F555LA achieved a rate of 32.2 MBps.

You won"t be using your Inspiron 15 5000 and its integrated intel HD 520 graphics for any heavy gaming (think more Words With Friends và less Assassin"s Creed).

Ports & Webcam

The wide variety of ports on the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 provide more than enough flexibility for everyday multimedia and productivity use. The left side of the máy tính features the nguồn port, Ethernet jack, HDMI port, USB 3.0 port và an SD thẻ reader, while the right side is trang chủ to the headphone & mic combination jack, two USB 2.0 ports, a DVD drive and a Kensington lock slot.



The 720p webcam took an OK selfie with mostly accurate colors, though highlights were blown out. Some details in my face, hair và shirt were lost and the photo is a little grainy, but the picture is fairly standard for a modern, built-in webcam.

Battery Life

The Inspiron 15 5000 survived longer on the máy tính Mag Battery demo than its foes. The notebook lasted for 6 hours & 22 minutes of continuous website surfing over Wi-Fi, higher than the category average of 5:45. The asus F555LA was just under the average at 5:44, while the Toshiba Satellite L55-C5430 ran for 5:44 & the Lenovo Ideapad 500 sputtered along at 3:43.


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Heat

Don"t worry about the Inspiron 15 5000 getting too hot khổng lồ handle -- after we streamed 15 minutes of HD đoạn clip from Hulu, the touchpad reached 77 degrees Fahrenheit, the middle of the keyboard hit 81 degrees & the underside was 87 degrees. These are all below our comfort threshold of 95 degrees.

Software và Warranty

The Inspiron 15 5000 doesn"t come with a ton of preloaded software, but the third-party apps it has are a mixed bag.

There is some bloatware, including the ever-present Candy Crush Soda Saga, CyberLink media Suite Essentials, Flipboard và Twitter. You"ll find some useful stuff, though, including 20GB of không tính tiền Dropbox storage for one year, the aforementioned Dell Audio app, & Dell"s Update & Power Manager program, which help you keep your máy tính xách tay on the latest software & customize your battery settings.

Dell includes a one-year limited warranty with the notebook và offers accidental-damage service starting at $29 for one year.

Configurations

Our test configuration of the Inspiron 15 5000, which costs $599.99, features a 6th Generation Intel chip core i5 Processor, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB HDD và a 1366 x 768 display.