Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 5502 Laptop with i7-1165G7, 8GB RAM & 256GB SSD Review

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 5502 Laptop with i7-1165G7 

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 5502 Laptop

Dell Inspiron 15 5502 is a 5000 series laptop with a 15.6-inch Full HD display, an 11th generation Intel i7-1165G7 processor, 256GB M.2 NVMe Solid State Drive, 8GB DDR4 memory, Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system and modern connectivity options like USB Type-C port, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.

The 11th generation quad core Intel i7-1165G7 processor (12MB cache, 4 cores, 8 threads) works at the speeds between 2.8GHz and 4.7GHz with the turbo boost function. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 15 watts and this helps with a longer battery life from its 4-Cell 53WHr battery. Average CPU PassMark benchmark score is 10510 and can handle pretty much anything you throw at it easily. 8GB DDR4 SDRA at 3200MHz (1 x 8GB) is a good amount of memory for a lot of laptop users. And they will not experience lagging or freezing unless they push it too hard.

Windows 10 Home 64-bit comes pre-installed on this laptop and you have the Windows 7-type Start menu, Edge browser that lets you mark up web pages, Cortana Personal Assistant and more. 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD is an adequate amount of local storage and has many times more speed than the regular SATA hard drive. The only thing you can’t expect from this laptop is heavy gaming as there is no dedicated graphics card, but the Intel Iris XE will also be good enough for average gaming.

15.6-inch Full HD anti-glare LED-backlit non-touch display with the narrow border has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and IPS panel with up to 178-degree viewing angles vertically and horizontally. Intel Iris Xe graphics shares the memory with the main CPU and offers high graphics performance overall for an integrated graphics card. It performs twice as fast as the older Iris Plus G7 graphics card. And you can play the latest demanding games at the lower settings and resolutions. The video card benchmark score is an impressive 2875, which is quite high for a built-in GPU that shares the memory with the main processor.

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 5502 Laptop i7-1165G7

Platinum silver Dell Inspiron 15 5502 weighs 3.78 pounds and measures 14.02W x 9.23D x (0.56 – 0.70)H inches. It has the silver backlit keyboard for typing comfortable in the dim light or dark and the silver palm rest with fingerprint reader. Connectivity options include the WiFi 6 802.11ax wireless, Bluetooth 5.1, 2 x USB ports, a multi-functional USB Type-C port, a USB 3.2 gen 1 port, a USB 3.2 gen 2 port, an HDMI output, Bluetooth 5.0, a microSD Card Reader, a headphone/microphone combo, and a 65-watt AC adapter.

Like most products these days it is made in China but shipped swiftly from a warehouse within the US. It first appeared at on November 15, 2020 and scores an impressive 5 out of 5 stars by 13 users on the day of this product review. Please note that this is a refurbished machine that looks and feels like brand new. Only the packaging and the accessories may be generic and the rest is completely like the original and everything is in working order. It is a fast and powerful laptop with a large 15.6-inch Full HD display, a backlit keyboard and modern features and connectivity. And the price seems fair for all that you’re getting. The average customer rating is 5 out of 5 stars by 13 users at the moment for this hot new release best seller laptop.

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