The versatile Dell Inspiron 15 5501 sleek silver Ultrabook 15-inch Full HD anti-glare Ultrabook features fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1TB for increased responsiveness. Efficient in everyday use thanks to its Quad Core i7 Ice Lake processor and its good amount of RAM, it is able to run games that are not too demanding because it also has a dedicated NVIDIA graphics card. Backlit chiclet keyboard, fingerprint reader and USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity are also on the program for this laptop PC.
Specifications Dell Inspiron 15 5501-973
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS thin edges (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake (1.3 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||12 GB (8 GB 4 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce MX330 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4, microSD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 Waves MaxxAudio Pro speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||6 hours / Li-Ion 3 cells 40Whr (integrated)|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.65 Kg / 356.1 x 234.5 x 13.67-17.9|
Chassis, connectors, Dell Inspiron 15 5501-973 screen
With its light silver frame, it has an elegant and discreet look but also original because it rises slightly forward when opened.
The connectivity integrated into this thin and light Ultrabook is good, composed of wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi ac modules to communicate and connect remotely, a useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, an audio port, 1 USB 3.1 Type-C but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are there are connected.
This laptop has a biometric reader that is used to authenticate by fingerprint recognition, and this via Windows Hello technology.
The chiclet keyboard has a numeric keypad, although standard in 15 inches, but some Dell computers adopting this format do not. You can backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard, which is very practical for distinguishing its keys in a dimly lit environment.
Thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen offers better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors). It is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content and especially videos because of its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format. Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen also has comfortable viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical.
Dell Inspiron 15 5501-973 performance, battery life
This Dell Inspiron 15 5501-973 is targeting those looking for a light and responsive 15-inch High Definition laptop for everyday general-purpose use.
It stands out for its SSD storage offering a large capacity of 1 TB easily competing with hard disks. But as a bonus, an SSD is quieter, more rugged, more power efficient and much faster.
Thanks to the SSD, this Ultrabook is much more responsive and fluid on a daily basis than if it were equipped with a simple hard drive. We thus obtain, for example, much faster software launches, starts / stops and processing. You can also get faster on the maps of online games.
We can indeed play with this thin and light PC if we are satisfied with titles that are not too greedy in 3D resources, because it embeds the GeForce MX330 graphics card. Just like the Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 solution (significantly more efficient than the classic Intel UHD 620 and inferior to the dedicated GeForce MX330 card), the GeForce MX330 allows you to watch photos and videos of course.
It is the on-board NVIDIA Optimus technology that automatically switches in real time between the two when necessary, and this as needed. Optimus gives maximum preference to the Iris Plus G7 despite its more modest features because it favors autonomy compared to the GeForce MX330.
The heart of this silver computer is a low-power Quad Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake processor that we tested and a decent amount of above-average 12GB RAM that is great for multitasking. The general performances that we obtain thanks to this duo are able to satisfy many users.
But to regularly perform work that requires CPU resources, it is better to equip yourself with a PC with a non-low consumption processor.
As for the autonomy of this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the controlled weight and finesse, expect about 6 hours of battery operation in light use.