Designed for versatile use, the Dell Inspiron 15 3501 discrete black Ultrabook benefits from a good amount of 16 GB RAM associated with a Quad Core i7 Intel Tiger Lake processor with Iris Xe graphics for good performance in everyday use and the ability to run games that are not too demanding. Thin and light, this laptop also has a fast 512 GB SSD storage which enhances its responsiveness, but does not include USB-C and Wi-Fi ax.
Specifications Dell Inspiron 15 3501
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED 220cd / m² 45% NTSC 400: 1 (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe) 1 free 2.5 inch slot|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4b, SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Fast Ethernet (10/100)|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Waves MaxxAudio Pro|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 42Whr (200gr)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.91 Kg / 363.96 x 249 x 18-19.9|
Chassis, connectors, Dell Inspiron 15 3501 screen
It has a very sober appearance with its thin and light black plastic design.
The connectivity that this Ultrabook embeds is below average, because no USB-C is integrated, Ethernet is limited to the Fast standard (10/100) while Gigabit (10/100/1000) is the standard for several years, and it does not offer Wi-Fi ax.
Here, there is a useful HDMI video output to easily connect this laptop to a TV or monitor for example, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless modules for remote connections and communications, Ethernet and audio ports not to mention 3 USBs all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged in.
A priori, the chiclet keyboard does not have a backlighting system for the keys and if this is confirmed, it is disappointing with regard to the positioning of this laptop.
In any case, the screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a shiny panel.
Dell Inspiron 15 3501 performance, autonomy
This Dell Inspiron 15 3501 is a discreet 15-inch High Definition laptop for everyday general-purpose use.
It relies on a good amount of 16 GB RAM above the average very appreciable in multitasking as well as a Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor low consumption Tiger Lake.
Thus, this laptop PC delivers good general performance capable of satisfying many users.
However, not those who intend to perform heavy work in processor and / or graphics resources because in this case, opting for a PC based on a non-low consumption processor and / or an appropriate dedicated graphics card is to be preferred.
Because this Ultrabook is versatile but does not include a dedicated graphics card. It takes advantage of the Iris Xe graphics part (tested by us) , the performance of which is significantly higher than those of the classic Intel UHD 620.
In practice, thanks to the Iris Xe, it is therefore possible to view photos and videos or to run games that do not consume too much graphic resources.
When it comes to storage, Dell opts for an SSD that is more resistant to shocks than a hard drive but also more energy efficient, silent and much faster.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, we benefit from a much better responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis than with a simple hard drive. This results for example in a faster arrival on the maps of online games or even faster starts / stops, treatments and launches of software.
A 512 GB SSD is offered here, a capacity similar to the standard for hard disks. But if you need more space, you always have the option of using an external storage unit. Favoring a USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution to benefit from fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this versatile black Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the finesse and weight controlled, expect about 5 hours on battery in light use.