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Lightweight 15″ Ultrabook Dell Inspiron 15 5518 Specs and Details

Thin and light, the versatile Dell Inspiron 15 5518 laptop PC comes in an edition driven by a powerful Intel Tiger Lake-H Quad Core i5 processor whose Iris Xe graphics allow you to play games that are not too demanding. Equipped with a 15-inch Full HD anti-glare screen, this sleek silver Ultrabook benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage. This laptop also benefits from a USB-C and Wi-Fi ax connection as well as a backlit chiclet keyboard and a biometric reader.

Dell Inspiron 15 5518 Specs and Details

Features of this Dell Inspiron 15 5518

Screen (s) 15.6 ” Full HD LED 250cd / m² 45% NTSC 600: 1 (1920×1080, anti-glare)
Processor Intel Core i5-11300H Tiger Lake-H (3.1 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)
RAM installed (max) 8 GB DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots
Graphic card Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
Connectivity 2 USB 3.0 1 USB-C 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD
Network Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.2
Backlit Keyboard Yes
Numeric keypad Yes
Windows Hello Yes, via fingerprint reader
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 41Whr (176gr) integrated
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.75 Kg / 356.06 x 229.9 x 14.2-17.99

Chassis, connectors, screen of this Dell Inspiron 15 5518

With its lightweight, fine silver design that rises slightly forward when opened, this versatile laptop has a sleek, understated look.

This Ultrabook is equipped with good connectivity with its USB-C, its wireless Wi-Fi ax modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.2 for remote connections and communications, its audio port , its useful HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example, but also its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plugs in USB 3.0 peripherals.

A fingerprint reader is integrated, enough to authenticate by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology.

In addition, the keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is very practical for better discerning them in the event of reduced ambient light.

Dell Inspiron 15 5518 Specs and Details

Lovers of High Definition content such as videos will appreciate for their part that the screen adopts a precise Full HD definition with a 16: 9 aspect ratio. As it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).

Performance, autonomy of this Dell Inspiron 15 5518

This Dell Inspiron 15 5518 is a high-performance 15-inch high-definition thin and light laptop that is suitable for everyday general-purpose use.

It delivers solid overall performance capable of satisfying a maximum of users because it incorporates an Intel Tiger Lake-H Quad Core i5-11300H processor associated with 8 GB of RAM.
Note also that the Core i5-11300H provides faster processing than a low-power Quad Core, the difference being particularly noticeable under demanding work in CPU resources taking advantage of multicore.

Dedicated graphics card point here. Those who often wish to perform demanding 3D treatments will therefore be better off turning to a PC equipped with an appropriate dedicated graphics card.

The fact remains that the Iris Xe graphics solution integrated into the Tiger Lake-H Quad Core i5 will interest many users. Because it allows you to watch photos and videos but also to run games that do not require too much 3D resources.

SSD storage clearly reinforces its responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive.

In practice, thanks to the SSD, we take advantage, for example, of much faster starts / stops as well as the processing and launching of software, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.

It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive but also more robust, less energy-consuming and silent.

Dell Inspiron 15 5518 Specs and Details

Here we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in phase with the standard of hard disks. However, if more space is needed, an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device can be used for fast transfers.

As for the autonomy, bet on approximately 5 hours of operation on battery in light use for this Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by the smoothness and the weight contained. However, expect it to make itself heard and heat up when strongly pushed (eg: treatments).

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