Dell’s Inspiron series has delivered numerous fantastic budget laptops till now. Our today’s choice is a laptop (or 2 or 1 more specifically) from the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series, the Dell i5568-4492GRY. But how did it fare in the competition with its competitors? Let’s head into the review then.
- CPU – Intel Core i5 Dual-Core (6th Gen), 2.8 GHz
- GPU – Intel HD Graphics 520
- Memory – 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4
- Screen – 15.6-inch Full HD IPS (1,920 x 1,080) with 10 point touch screen
- Storage – 256 GB SSD
- OS – Windows 10 Home edition
- Performance – It comes with a pretty good hardware configuration, in my honest opinion, in its price range. Dell i5568-4492GRY offers a slightly older 6th generation Intel Core i5 processor, a solid 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256 GB of SSD. It’s usually more than enough for getting your day to day jobs done perfectly. If one place it might lag slightly is its graphical aspects. Even so, Its built-in Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU is capable of handling your basic and everyday needs.
- Battery – The battery life is pretty decent if not great. While doing light internet surfing, it lasts for a good long 5 or 6 hours. It’s pretty decent if you ask me, staying around the average shown by some of the contenders. Even while doing some light gaming, it runs for nearly 2 hours even though it hardly supports any newer games due to its integrated Intel GPU.
- Display – While the display is not anything exceptional, it isn’t quite bad either. The screen is pretty crisp and clear. Although, it can seem a bit of a dim at times and has a glossy finish; so it may not be the most ideal for working outdoors.
- No optical drive – Well, it isn’t any surprise that it doesn’t include an optical disk drive. You would hardly find it in the laptops especially in the convertibles or the 2 in 1s these days.
- No USB C – It sure does come with a significant no. of useful ports. But again, does it ship with a USB type C port? Sadly enough, the answer is NO, it doesn’t. It only supports USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports.
- Power button – The power button is placed in quite an ‘unusual’ position-at the right-hand side of the laptop. Well, it sure can become an issue if you want to carry it in a backpack as it can accidentally get powered on.
While this may not be the most perfect 2 in 1s out in the market, it does give good value for your hard-earned money. It maintains a good balance between what you give and what you get. So, if you are interested in a low range convertible and you are also not overly finicky about some of the features that you might not get at this price range, then this is absolutely worth checking out.