Dell Inspiron 15z-5523

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 15z-5523Notebook: Dell Inspiron 15z-5523 (Inspiron 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.17kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 72.62% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 53%, performance: 74%, features: 71%, display: 66% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 15z-5523

82% Review Dell Inspiron 15z (5523) Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Inspiring. Ultrabooks have found their way into Dell's Inspiron family. The all-rounders of the past now benefit from lower weight and longer battery life, in addition to the good performance. We examine whether the ultrabook measures up to the broad multimedia class.
60% Review: Dell Inspiron 15z
Source: Techtree.com English
The Dell Inspiron 15z is a very good performer in office applications and even gaming. It looks good and has a decent build quality. The large 15.6" screen and the comfortable full-sized keyboard along with the responsive touchpad make it an ideal desktop replacement. Moderate gaming is also possible, thanks to the NVIDIA GeForce GT630M. However, it is a little too heavy to be considered portable. Also, it doesn't really give you the battery backup to stay away from a charging point for a long duration. The Inspiron 15z is rather expensive at Rs 75,000. In day to day applications, you can also opt for the ASUS S550CM, which is also a good performer, and although it has a slower Core i5, or the Acer Aspire M3 Touch.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 70% ergonomy: 80%
60% Review: Dell Inspiron 15z
Source: Techtree.com English
The Dell Inspiron 15z is a very good performer in office applications and even gaming. It looks good and has a decent build quality. The large 15.6" screen and the comfortable full-sized keyboard along with the responsive touchpad make it an ideal desktop replacement. Moderate gaming is also possible, thanks to the NVIDIA GeForce GT630M. However, it is a little too heavy to be considered portable. Also, it doesn't really give you the battery backup to stay away from a charging point for a long duration. The Inspiron 15z is rather expensive at Rs 75,000. In day to day applications, you can also opt for the ASUS S550CM, which is also a good performer, and although it has a slower Core i5, or the Acer Aspire M3 Touch.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 70% ergonomy: 80%
70% Dell Inspiron 15z Review
Source: Think Digit English
The refreshed Inspiron ultrabook range feels a lot better to use. The "budget" build quality of the previous version has given way to a much more premium feel, while keeping the same design. Performance is quite good. But why you would consider the Inspiron 15z as an ultrabook, all models included, will be because you need the bigger display. With this particular model that we have tested, the Core i7 and 8GB RAM offer excellent performance as well. The touchscreen is an added feature, but we aren't sure if you will really need it that often. Consider this, only if you need the most powerful machine, in the ultrabook form factor. Else, the lower spec version of the Inspiron 15z would make a lot more sense.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
65% Dell Inspiron 15z Ultrabook Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The flagship version of the Dell Inspiron 15z will set you back Rs 74,990, plus taxes. This makes it quite expensive for an Inspiron, which were originally supposed to be budget-oriented notebooks. The high-end model then really doesn’t make much practical sense since you’ll seldom use the touchscreen. We weren’t very impressed with the build quality either. Overall, the Inspiron 15z is a decent buy if you pick the one that costs around Rs 50,000, but any configuration above that is not worth the premium.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 65%
Dell Inspiron 15Z Review (With Nvidia GT630M)
Source: Ultrabook News English
Is the Dell Inspiron 15Z an Ultrabook? From our perspective it’s not very mobile, has relatively short battery life and could do with an SSD but seen from the 15-inch laptop perspective there’s an attractive package here. Only the screen disappoints in that respect and that might not be a problem for those planning to work using an external screen. We truly enjoyed the A/V capabilities of the 15Z – there’s nothing quite as easy as throwing your favorite DVD onto this and kicking back – as long as it’s only you. An IPS screen could have widened, literally, the viewer opportunity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2013
60% Ultrabook Review: Dell Inspiron 15z
Source: Digital Versus English
The Dell Inspiron 15z is a 15.6" ultrabook with a low price tag, starting at £579. But is it worth the money? It's too bad Dell didn't do more for the Inspiron 15z's audio and display, because the only selling points it really has left are connectivity, processing power and battery life, which isn't much for a sector as competitive as the 15.6-inch ultrabook market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Dell Inspiron 15z-5523
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Inspiron 15z-5523 boasts solid performance and a feature set that helps deliver a smooth and intuitive Windows 8 experience. While it's not quite as powerful as our current Editors' Choice for ultrabooks, the Asus Zenbook UX32VD-DB71, it nonetheless gives plenty of bang for the buck, making it worthy of consideration for anyone on the market for a system capable of delivering equal doses of productivity and entertainment.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Inspiron 15z
Source: Digital Trends English
Going big hasn’t caused the 15z to compromise its Ultrabook roots. This is a snappy, portable system. While it isn’t a performance powerhouse, it does meet the demands of the average consumer. Like Lenovo’s U-Series Ultrabooks, the 15z excels not because it is extraordinary in any one category but because it is consistently competent.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% A budget-minded 15-incher with touch
Source: CNet English
The world needs more midsize, midprice laptops that match Windows 8 with a touch screen. And, if they can work in a slim optical drive, as in the case of the Dell Inspiron 15z, all the better. But, once you get close to that magic $1,000 mark (this 15z is $899), your options become very wide, and an upgraded Inspiron, still stuck with a low-res screen, may not be your top choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% mobility: 70%
70% Dell Inspiron 15z
Source: Laptop Mag English
With the Inspiron 15z, Dell delivers a lightweight (for its size) notebook with a handsome aluminum chassis and a 15.6-inch Gorilla Glass touchscreen display. Aditionally, its Core i5 CPU and 32GB cache deliver above-average performance, which should appeal to students and families alike. For $899, though, we would prefer a higher-resolution display and longer battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Dell Inspiron 15z review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell Inspiron 15z continues to deliver an accomplished laptop experience without any of the extra bells and whistles that manufacturers use to market new devices. It's an old-fashioned laptop experience with significant build quality, design and technical power to lift it above the hoardes of budget notebooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Ausgewogen – 15-Zoll-Notebook mit Touchscreen von Dell
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2012
Rating: performance: 40% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 70%
87% Windows 8 Touch-Spaß auch im 15,6 Zoll Format?
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 88%
Ultrabook mit Touchscreen
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: convincing mobility and workmanship; good choice of material
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2013
Mit Windows 8 und Touch an Bord
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: optical disk drive; large size
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2012
92% Teszt: Dell Inspiron 5523 (15z) Touch – Mondjam vagy mutassam?
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 92%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.17 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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72.62%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-10-31 (Update: 2012-10-31)