The laptop manufacturing giant tried to include everything best on Inspiron 15 5000. Inspiron 15 5000 is enabled with high performance processor along with extensive RAM and storage. In addition the display is enhanced with soft touch which helps you in easy handling of the device.
Design and Display
Inspiron 15 5000 is having a dimension of 14.9*10.25*0.94 inches. It is comparatively smaller in size when compared to competitors like Asus F555LA which measures at 15*10.1*1 inches, Lenovo Ideapad 500 with 15.12*10.43*0.97 inches. Along with these dimensions, the device is having a weight of 5.4 pounds, which is quite heavy when compared to the competitors.The normal device is coloured with industrial silver and black, but users can select from red, blue and gold variants. The lid holds the Logo of Dell and is having a granular texture that makes the device easy to hold.The display is featured with 15.6 inched screen which is equipped with a resolution of 1366*768 pixels.
Inspiron 15 5000 is having a brightness of 239 nits, which is brighter than other competitors like Lenovo Ideapad 500 with 219 nits. Other competing devices like Asus F555LA and Toshiba Satellite L55-C5340 do not cross 200 nits mark. The sRGB color gamut produced by Inspiron 15 5000 is nearly 58.9% and has Delta-E color accuracy of 3.81. While the model which was launched last year produced 71% gamut, but had a brightness of barely 177 nits.
Processor, Memory and Storage
Inspiron 15 5000 is having an Intel Core i5-6200U processor. This processor is enhanced with a RAM of 8GB, which ensures that the system functions without any processing lag.Inspiron 15 5000 supports a storage upto 1TB. In the midst, its competitors like Toshiba Satellite L55-c are loaded with Core i5-5200U processor and Asus F555LA with Corei3-5010 processor supported by a RAM of 4GB.Inspiron 15 5000 holds an extensive processor which can handle nearly 20,000 names including its addresses within a time of 4 minutes 30 seconds. When it comes to Toshiba Satellite L55-C, it takes 5:10 minutes and Asus F555LA takes 6:31 minutes. The extensive processor of Inspiron 15 5000 can handle 4.97GB multi-media file in 2:44 minutes @ 31.93 Mbps. While its competitors like Satellite L55-C and Asus F555LA can handle the same @ 28.4Mbps and 32.2Mbps respectively.Inspiron 15 5000 is supported by Intel HD 520GPU for graphics which enables the device to hold multi-processing and huge games.
Keyboard and Touchpad
Inspiron 15 5000 is having a keyboard which comes to be 1.3 mm thickness. Other notable feature is the backlit keys which enable the users to type even in dim lights.Users need to press the keys with a force of 70 grams, but still can maintain the normal typing speed. Dell claims that their keyboard is Spill-proof and holds a full-fledged number pad, which is quite essential for business class users. Another interesting and exciting part of keypad unit is the Touchpad, which maintains a space of 4.1*3.1 inches. The touchpad is quite accurate and easy to use. This extensive area of touchpad enables us to navigate, helps in clearing the desktop, launching Cortana and scrolling with two fingers.
Audio, Ports and Webcam
Inspiron 15 5000 is supported by Waves MaxxAudio speakers which delivers a clear accurate audio when placed on desk. But when placed on user’s lap, the speaker’s sound delivery is little cluttered. But the system is installed with Dell Audio software which helps in maintaining some more crispness for the sound. The software is equipped with number of equalizers which would enhance the audio of Inspiron 15 5000.
Inspiron 15 5000is equipped with variety of connectivity ports. The left side of the device holds Power Port along with Ethernet Jack and HDMI Port. Left side also holds one USB port of v3.0 and one SD Card Reader. The right side of Inspiron 15 5000 holds Headphone cum Mic Jack along with two USB Ports of v2.0, one DVD Drive and one Kensington Lock Port.Inspiron 15 5000 is also equipped with one Webcam with 720 pixels resolution. This camera is capable of capturing images with almost fair quality but sometimes looks shabby.
|Asus F555L||Lenovo IdeaPad500||Dell Inspiron 15 5000||Toshiba Satellite|
|3DMark Fire Strike||561||1041||834||715|
|Battery Life (hours)||5:44||3:43||6:22||5:14|
|Display Brightness (Nits)||198||216||239||151|
|Graphics Performance (3DMark)||46285||76761||62763||54638|
|Hard Drive Speed||32.2||31.42||31.93||28.4|
Inspiron 15 5000 doesn’t have lots of softwares in the system. The pre-installed applications include Candy Crush Soda Saga, Twitter, CyberLink Media Suite Essentials and Flipboard. Inspiron 15 5000 is supported by a 20GB Dropbox free storage for a period of 1 year. Also the softwares like Dell Audio Application deliver the best of the audio system. Also the Dell Update and Power Manager program helps to keep your device up-to-date regarding the software. It also allows you to configure your battery settings.
Battery and Pricing
Inspiron 15 5000 can survive upto 6:22 hours on its battery when tested. It could survive this time period even in the midst of continuous web surfing with turned on WiFi. When compared to its competitors, this is quite high. Asus F555LA could survive only upto 5:44 hours, while Toshiba Satellite L55-C5430 could hold upto 5:14 hours and Lenovo Ideapad 500 could withstand upto 3:43 hours.Inspiron 15 5000 is priced at $599.99 for the system that holds 6th Generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and 1TB storage. Another model with 128GB storage and 4GB RAM comes at $549. Another line of Inspiron 15 5000 AMD laptops starts from $549.99. Another set of laptops with similar features supported by touchscreen and Intel RealSense Camera is tagged with $649.99. Yet another device featuring Core i7 Processor with 8 or 12GB RAM along with 1080 pixelled screen costs $699.
Summary of Features
|Color Variants||Silver and Black, Red, Blue and Gold|
|Keyboard||· Spill Proof and Backlit
· Holds Number Pad
|Touchpad||4.1*3.1 inches with Accurate Pointer|
|Processor||6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200U processor|
|Ports||· 1 USB port of v3.0
· 2 USB ports of v2.0
· Power Port
· Ethernet Port
· HDMI Port
· SD Card Reader
· Headphone-cum-Mic Jack
· DVD Drive
· Kensington Lock Slot
|Camera||720 Pixel Webcam|
|Battery||Extends Upto 6:22 hours|
|Price||$549 to $699. Varies according to various configurations|
- Better battery life compared to competitors.
- High storage capacity supported by 20GB cloud storage.
- Economy price range for various product lines.
- Launched various product lines including AMD processors, Touch screens and better camera.
- Holds latest generation Core i5 processors with 8GB RAM.
- Maxx Audio speakers provide better audio clarity.
- Shallow Keypad with shabby pressing capacity.
- Webcam clarity is shallow.
- Low Gamut Volume.
- Low Color Accuracy.