Dell has been a major player in the laptop manufacturing industry and if there is any company that truly understands the needs of consumers, Dell is one of them owing to its vast experience with users over the years. Dell has just introduced a new large-screen notebook with eight gen. Intel processor and it is powerful, portable, a productive tool and of course it gives an excellent audio and video entertainment. I’m talking about the Dell Inspiron 15 5570. In this review, we give a detailed analysis of the features of Dell Inspiron 15 5570 to ascertain if Dell lived up to its name with this product.
|Screen||15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) TN|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (1.6GHz up to 3.4GHz)|
|Video||AMD Radeon 530|
|Storage||128GB SSD + 1TB HHD|
|Connectivity||802.11 AC, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Ports||2 x USB 3.1 Type-A (Gen 1), USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1), USB 2.0, HMDI, RJ45|
|Weight||2.10 kg (net weight)+ 2.44 kg (charger and cables)|
|Extras||backlight keyboard, Web webcam|
Design and Appearance
Dell Inspiron 15 5570 comes with a premium appearance and its smooth white color is quite matured. Although it is white, it is resistant to stain or print due to its smoothness thus it never gets dirty neither does it need cleaning. The time consuming anodizing aluminum process was used in molding its metal body giving it a smooth, delicate, protective and decorative finish. The metal build process of this laptop ensures that it is resistant to corrosion and abrasion thus its body cannot get rusted.
Traditionally, Dell usually leaves its “DELL” logo on the front fuselage of its entire product which gives it some sort of additional beauty and for recognition. For the Inspiron 15 5570, the logo is designed with gray color while at the back fuselage, there is the “Inspiron” crest for easy identification of the brand. As different from some other Inspiron brands that come with horizontal anti-slip pads, Inspiron 15 5570 sports four circular anti-slip pads located at the four corners of the base of this laptop. These pads are meant to slightly elevate the base of the laptop so as to create an allowance for heat to be dissipated via the air inlet at the base.
They also give the system balance and create a solid cohesion between the base of the laptop and the surface on which it is placed thus it cannot easily slip off the table. Talking about the cooling hole, it is horizontally arranged at the base of the laptop but not along the entire length as we have seen in other models.
15.6-inch Ultra-thin bezel Screen
Dell Inspiron 15 5570 uses a 15.6-inch large-screen anti-glare with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Regrettably, this laptop does not have an ultra-thin bezel design which is the latest display technology in the industry. The top and bottom bezels are thicker than the side frames because the top bezel contains the webcam while the bottom frame has the “DELL” logo.
We used the red spider 5 generation professional color instrument on the screen for specific color gamut test, the final test results show that Dell Inspiron 15 5570 screen covers 60% of the sRGB color gamut and 44% of Adobe RGB color gamut. From this, we can see that the screen is acceptable for daily image processing of this device.
Similar to the Dell Inspiron 15 7570, the rear of this laptop has a group of speakers systematically arranged in order to maximize the sound effect. Apart from the systematic arrangement, these speakers use Wave Maxx Audio Pro technology which delivers audited professional sounds with pure treble and vigorous bass which collectively gives an amazing sound experience.
The keyboard design is quite acceptable as the keycap gap is perfect and appropriate thus you don’t make the mistake of pressing two keys at a time while typing. The keys also trigger a swift rebound with rapid feedback thus you don’t experience the problem of entering a letter multiple times while typing. The keyboard comes with a full-size design and it’s suitable for a variety of keyboard input requirements.
I particularly love the position of the power button which is located on the far right above the keyboard. This is to prevent accidental touch as we have seen many current laptops with power button embedded in the keyboard which is not so acceptable.
The Dell Inspiron 15 5570 comes with a solid and precise matte design touchpad which is very delicate and delivers an excellent experience. Unfortunately, the keyboard of this laptop does not have backlit and this will make usage in lowlight environments less seamless.
The Dell Inspiron 15 5570 comes with numerous expansion interface to fully meet the needs of users. On the right fuselage, there is an SD card slot, d two USB 2.0 interfaces.
Most of the interfaces are concentrated on the left side which has the power connector, USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1) interface, HMDI interface, a network port, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports and a headset/microphone interface.
The thinness of this laptop is a plus for Dell. It is 19.9mm thick and packs a whole lot of ports despite its thinness.
For a large screen display, its thickness of less than 20mm makes it more portable to carry over long distances. Dell Inspiron 15 5570 has a net weight of 2.10kg and a travel weight of 2.44kg which is the expected weight of a 15.6-inch laptop.
Dell Inspiron 15 5570 is equipped with Intel’s latest eight-generation Core i5-8250U coupled with a 128GB solid-state hard drive. It has four-core eight threads design clocking 1.6GHz with a turbo boost core frequency up to 3.4GHz.
Processor Performance Testing
To test the performance of the processor, we used CineBench R15 software. It got a final single-threaded score of 140cb and a multi-threaded score of 621cb.
Graphics Performance test
The Dell Inspiron 15 5570 is equipped with an AMD Radeon 530 graphics card which comes with a 4GB DDR4 RAM video memory.
This GPU was tested using the Cloud Gate mode of 3DMark software and got a final graphics score of 11227 points. This is a perfect entry level score and some popular high-end games can run smoothly.
AS SSD software was used in testing the SanDisk SATA M.2 SSD. It achieved a final read speed of 469.67MB/S, and a continuous write speed of 305.97MB/S. On daily usage, the performance is good but it can use an upgrade if available.
Most of the heat was concentrated on the central parts of the laptop while the sides regions accumulated very minimal temperature. On the rear, the maximum temperature was also concentrated in the central region and the rear region was relatively cool. This means that using this laptop on your lap for long periods is not recommended.
The Dell Inspiron 15 5570 uses a 42Wh built-in lithium polymer battery. To test the battery life, we used a power balanced mode, set the notebook brightness at 100%, volume at 20%, turned off all background software and initiated a continuous video playback on 1080P. After an hour, we had a total of 22% power consumption and this implies that a continuous playback of high-definition video on this notebook can reach 5 hours.
The disassembling of the rear cover of this notebook is quite easy but you need to pay attention to the screws near the LCD hinges. The SSD, RAM, HDD and wireless card is upgradeable.
The Dell Inspiron 5570 has numerous good sides, but it also has some shortcomings. This laptop can deliver excellent video and audio experience with its eighth generation processor. With this processor combined with the SSD, multitasking will be very rapid and seamless thus if you need to purchase a 15.6-inch notebook, the Dell Inspiron 5570 is one to consider.
Now, this computer is installed DELL new software DMC link (DELL Mobile Connect). The software seamlessly connects the phone to the PC through a wireless connection, enabling “dual-screen integration.” Users can always stay focused and experience the convenience of the keyboard. Through DMC software, Dell users can experience richer WeChat features on their PC and with DMC, users can receive any phone information on their PC, make and receive phone calls and even get Android APP notifications. Users can operate all APPs of Android mobile phone on the computer. The operation is not only fast and simple, and the visual experience is broad and comfortable. With Dell HDR technology, you can enjoy more stunning image quality while the Type – C interface gives you a richer interface and a cleaner desktop.
Nevertheless, the absence of backlighting on the keyboard is a setback to the operation of this laptop in the low light environment. Since the temperature is dissipated at the central portion of the rear of this laptop, it is not recommended using this device on your laps for long periods.