Dell Inspiron 15 3505, Athlon 3050
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Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 15 3505, Athlon 3050
Source: PC Mag
You can find plenty of decent Chromebooks below $400, but relatively few inspiring Windows laptops priced that low. One exception is Dell’s Inspiron 3000 series, which comes in three screen and chassis sizes. The Inspiron 15 3000 configuration reviewed here has a 15-inch screen, starts at just $293, and rings up at $369 as tested. It boasts all of the physical characteristics of a solid low-cost laptop, but this version suffers a bit from lackluster performance and, especially, ho-hum display quality in its lower price ranks. If your budget is strict, you can abide by these deficiencies. If, instead, you can afford an extra $30 or so, you can pick up an AMD Ryzen or Intel Core version with a full HD screen that would improve your computing experience immensely.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
AMD Vega 2: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 2 CUs (= 128 shaders) and a clock of up to 1100 MHz.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Athlon 3050U: Mobile APU that integrates two Zen+ cores (with SMT, therefore 4 threads) clocked at 2.3 to 3.2 GHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 to 25 Watt (15 W nominal) and the integrated Radeon RX Vega 2 is clocked at up to 1100 MHz. Stems from the Picasso series of APUs (e.g. Ryzen 3000U series).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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