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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 Notebook Review

Sebastian Bade (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 02/02/2017

Not convincing! The multimedia device from Dell convinces with good system performance thanks to Kaby Lake and dedicated GPU. However, the poor display costs important points. We will find out which device gets the best scores in the individual review sections.

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Overview Dell Inspiron 5000-series. Source: http://www.dell.com/de
Overview Dell Inspiron 5000-series. Source: http://www.dell.com/de

For the original German review, see here.

The Dell Inspiron 5000-series is primarily designed for private customers. The multimedia device combines the latest generation of Intel processors with a dedicated AMD graphics card in a 15-inch chassis. Dell charges 549 Euros (~$592) for the base model with an Intel Core i5-7200U, but no dedicated GPU. The latter is available in the SKU for 619 Euros (~$668), while our test sample is currently retailing for 719 Euros (~$776). It is equipped with an Intel Core i7-7500U, 8 GB RAM, and a 256 GB SSD. The graphics card has the designation AMD Radeon R7 M445 and is equipped with 4 GB GDDR5-RAM. The most expensive model right now costs 799 Euros (~$862). The additional 80 Euros (~$86) doubles RAM to 16 GB and includes a 2 TB hard drive. The latter is a conventional hard drive, so you will lose the performance advantage of the SSD from our test model. The screen is a 15.6-inch FHD panel, and there are currently no alternatives.

We decided only to use comparison devices that are equipped with a Kaby Lake CPU as well as dedicated graphics cards. They are also similarly priced:

Acer Aspire E5-575G Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB Lenovo ThinkPad E470 HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
CPU Intel Core i5-7200U Intel Core i7-7500U Intel Core i5-7200U AMD A10-9600P Intel Core i5-7200U
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M Nvidia GeForce 940MX Nvidia GeForce 940MX AMD Radeon R8 M445DX AMD Radeon R7 M440MX
RAM 8 GB DDR4-2133 12 GB DDR4-2400 8 GB DDR4-2133 8 GB DDR4-2133 8 GB DDR4-2133
Price 630 Euros 999 Euros 680 Euros 599 Euros 699 Euros
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 (Inspiron 15 5000 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R7 M445 - 4096 MB, Core: 920 MHz, Memory: 1000 MHz, GDDR5 (Samsung), AMD: Crimson 16.6; Intel: 21.20.16.4526, Intel HD Graphics 620
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4, 2400 MHz, Single-Channel, 2 slots, 1 in use
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE NT15N41, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-Y Premium PCH
Storage
SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G), 256 GB 
, 2.5-inch (7 mm), 180 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Headphones/microphone combined, Card Reader: SD/SDHC/SDXC, Brightness Sensor, Noble Security
Networking
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller GigaBit (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GU90N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.3 x 390 x 259 ( = 0.92 x 15.35 x 10.2 in)
Battery
42 Wh, 3500 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Power adapter, McAfee LiveSafe, 12 month subscription for private users, Microsoft Office 30-day trial, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.295 kg ( = 80.95 oz / 5.06 pounds), Power Supply: 352 g ( = 12.42 oz / 0.78 pounds)
Price
719 Euro

 

Case

Four different colors for the Dell Inspiron 15 5000. Source: http://www.dell.com/de
Four different colors for the Dell Inspiron 15 5000. Source: http://www.dell.com/de

The case of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 is mainly made of plastic and the 15.6-inch device looks rather restrained when the lid is closed. The latter has a glossy black surface in combination with a silver Dell logo. This glossy surface is very prone to scratches. Fingerprints are quickly visible as well, but they can easily be removed with a wet cloth. The bottom panel of the base unit is slightly roughened and provides good grip when you carry the laptop around. The top of the base is silver and appears to feature an aluminum finish. However, it is made of plastic as well, although this is not really a surprise considering the price that starts at 599 Euros (~$646). The build quality is good, but the torsion resistance could be better. We did not notice any problems under pressure, so the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 is pretty much on par with other devices in this price range.

You need both hands to open the lid, but it still bounces a bit. The two hinges work well and keep the display in position.

There is unfortunately no maintenance hatch, so the whole bottom panel has to be removed to access the internals. Caution: We recommend the use of special tools for this procedure.

Dell's website shows different colors for this laptop. Besides our black test sample, the manufacturer also offers a blue, white, and gray model.

Size Comparison

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 measures 39 x 25.9 centimeters and is 2.3 cm high (~15.3 x 10.2 x 0.9 inches). Our comparison shows that it has a slightly wider footprint than the other 15.6-inch models, while the length is average. Our test model tips the scale at 2.3 kg (~5.1 lb) and is therefore not the lightest laptop, because the HP Pavilion 15 only weighs 2 kg (~4.4 lb), and the Lenovo ThinkPad E470 even stays under the 2 kg mark. However, the latter is a 14-inch device, so this is not a completely fair comparison.

Connectivity

The port selection of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 does not offer any surprises. There are three USB ports, but only the two ports on the left support the 3.0 standard. Dell does not implement a USB Type-C jack, which is unfortunate. We think every modern device should have one nowadays. TVs or external displays can be attached via HDMI. You can argue about the implementation of a DVD drive, but Dell equips the Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 with a DVD burner. Wired networks for stationary operation are supported by the Gigabit Ethernet jack.

We like the port layout, but this is not really a big challenge considering the low number of ports. Most of them are located at the left side, and the spacing between the individual ports is sufficient.

Left side: Power, RJ45-LAN, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, audio combo (headphones/microphone)
Left side: Power, RJ45-LAN, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, audio combo (headphones/microphone)
Right side: SD-card-reader, USB 2.0, DVD drive, Noble Security
Right side: SD-card-reader, USB 2.0, DVD drive, Noble Security
Front: Status LEDs
Front: Status LEDs

SD Card Reader

The card reader is located at the front of the right side. About 1/3 of the inserted card will stick out of the chassis. Our performance benchmarks are sobering. Similar to the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng, the performance cannot meet our expectations. We only determine 23.2 MB/s for the transfer of jpg files in combination with our fast reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II), and the sequential read speed was limited to just 27.5 MB/s. Only the Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB and the HP Pavilion 17-x110ng perform even worse in this respect. Occasional transfers from memory cards will be fine, but we recommend an external USB 3.0 solution when you often transfer large amounts of data.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
67.3 MB/s ∼100% +190%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
59 MB/s ∼88% +154%
Acer Aspire F15 F5-573G-53V1
57.36 MB/s ∼85% +147%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
57.3 MB/s ∼85% +147%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
52.6 MB/s ∼78% +127%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
23.2 MB/s ∼34%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
19 MB/s ∼28% -18%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
85.3 MB/s ∼100% +210%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
81.04 MB/s ∼95% +195%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
80.9 MB/s ∼95% +194%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
27.5 MB/s ∼32%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
24.9 MB/s ∼29% -9%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
20.5 MB/s ∼24% -25%

Communication

WLAN module (AC 3165)
WLAN module (AC 3165)

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 supports both wired and wireless networks. The WLAN module is provided by Intel, has the designation Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 and supports Bluetooth 4.2. We determined transfer rates of 350 Mbps (receive) and 319 Mbps (send), respectively, in our standardized WLAN test. This is sufficient for fast and reliable operation. However, our test model is clearly beaten by the ThinkPad E470.

Dell also implemented an Ethernet jack next to the HDMI port if you prefer wired network communications. The RJ45 connector supports Gigabit speeds, and we did not notice any problems during our review period.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
621 MBit/s ∼100% +77%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
350 MBit/s ∼56%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
44 MBit/s ∼7% -87%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
413 MBit/s ∼100% +29%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
319 MBit/s ∼77%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
51 MBit/s ∼12% -84%

Security

The list of security features confirms that our test model is a multimedia device. Users only get a slot for a Noble Security Lock as well as a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM). There is also the software McAfee LiveSafe with a 12-month subscription.

Accessories

The box only includes the laptop as well as the power adapter besides the usual support information and service manuals. A CD with drivers would have been a nice addition, but is unfortunately not included. Corresponding accessories like the Dell Wireless Mouse or a Dell Performance Headset have to be purchased separately.

Maintenance

The maintenance of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 is pretty tricky, because there is no dedicated maintenance hatch. The bottom panel is secured pretty well even when all the screws have been removed. This is a result of numerous surrounding plastic clips. You should not continue the procedure at this point without proper tools, otherwise you will probably damage the base unit. Once the panel has been carefully lifted, you gain access to the components. Upgrades are limited to the RAM, because there is a free SODIMM slot. It is also possible to clean the fan or replace the SSD, although only drives with a height of 7 millimeters will fit.

Internal layout Dell Inspiron 15 5000
Internal layout Dell Inspiron 15 5000

Operating System

Our test model was shipped with the 64-bit version of Windows 10. Dell's support website also lists drivers for Ubuntu 16.04, so it should be no problem to use the open source operating system.

Warranty

Dell grants a one-year pickup & repair hardware support by default, and there are no other options when you purchase the device on the website. Other shops sometimes offer the notebook with a 24-month warranty, and there can also be special services depending on the shop.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Keyboard Dell Inspiron 15 5000
Keyboard Dell Inspiron 15 5000

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is equipped with a full-fledged chiclet keyboard, which sits in a slight depression on top of the base unit. Dell advertises a very durable input, which managed 10 million strokes during internal tests to ensure reliable operation. The slightly roughened keys are 16 x 16 millimeters with a spacing of around three millimeters. The typing noise is inconspicuous. The Num-Lock keys are a bit narrower and you have to get used to the directional keys. We think they are a bit too narrow.

The pressure point of the keys is slightly perceptible, although it could be a bit firmer to provide better feedback during typing. The white lettering is easy to read and does not look too crowded. There is still one issue: The keyboard is not illuminated, which is a big disadvantage in darker environments.

 

 

Touchpad

Touchpad Dell Inspiron 15 5000
Touchpad Dell Inspiron 15 5000

You will notice the large touchpad when you open the lid for the first time. We measure 10.5 x 8 cm (~4.1 x 3.2 in) for the mouse replacement, which has integrated buttons in the lower part. Only a small black stripe separates the left and right button. The manufacturer did the same internal testing with one million clicks here to ensure a durable product. The surface is slightly roughened, but this does not prevent quick and precise cursor movements. Even moist fingers were no problem, and the pad is sensitive up into the peripheral areas. This is not a matter of course, because many ClickPads have problems towards the edges.

You should apply pressure in the lower third of the pad to trigger the two mouse buttons. A quiet clicking sound provides a good feedback for the user.

One last note on the touchpad: We removed the battery when we opened the chassis, so we were able to access the touchpad. We did tighten up the screws a bit to ensure a firmer connection of the pad and the base unit. It was a bit loose to begin with, and we noticed some clattering. The sound was similar to a triggered click, but without the click.

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
No annoying backlight bleeding
No annoying backlight bleeding

The 15.6-inch TN LED display of our test model has the native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 141 PPI. The surface is matte, so there are no annoying reflections. Optional displays, like an IPS screen, are unfortunately not available.

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 has by far the darkest panel here with an average luminance of just 144 nits. This is definitely too dark and even inexpensive modern laptops should be equipped with brighter screens. TN panels have become much better over the last couple of years, so Dell should fix this issue as quickly as possible. A contrast ratio of just 296:1 is also clearly beaten by the competition. At least the brightness distribution is good at 90%. We did not detect PWM for the brightness adjustment, either. The good brightness distribution also helps to prevent backlight bleeding.

152
cd/m²
150
cd/m²
144
cd/m²
144
cd/m²
145
cd/m²
137
cd/m²
149
cd/m²
138
cd/m²
139
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 152 cd/m² Average: 144.2 cd/m² Minimum: 11.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 187 cd/m²
Contrast: 296:1 (Black: 0.49 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 9.27 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 12.28 | - Ø
55% sRGB (Argyll) 35% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.03
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
BOE NT15N41, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Chi Mei CMN15C4, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
BOE HF NV156FHM-N42, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
N140HCA-EAB, 1920x1080, 14
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
Chi Mei, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Chi Mei CMN1738, 1920x1080, 17.3
Response Times
-31%
-95%
-56%
-30%
-55%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
43 (18, 25)
39 (21, 18)
9%
51 (18, 33)
-19%
40.8 (22, 18.8)
5%
41 (19, 22)
5%
41 (16, 25)
5%
Response Time Black / White *
14 (6, 8)
24 (19, 5)
-71%
38 (8, 30)
-171%
30.4 (8.4, 22)
-117%
23 (10, 13)
-64%
30 (8, 22)
-114%
PWM Frequency
50 (10)
200 (90)
Screen
11%
76%
39%
17%
44%
Brightness
144
169
17%
265
84%
231
60%
228
58%
285
98%
Brightness Distribution
90
91
1%
86
-4%
89
-1%
89
-1%
88
-2%
Black Level *
0.49
0.47
4%
0.23
53%
0.37
24%
0.49
-0%
0.61
-24%
Contrast
296
374
26%
1265
327%
659
123%
490
66%
472
59%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
9.27
8.83
5%
4.78
48%
6.41
31%
10.96
-18%
4.56
51%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
12.28
8.97
27%
3.49
72%
5.94
52%
11.34
8%
4.95
60%
Gamma
2.03 118%
2.43 99%
2.58 93%
2.28 105%
2.27 106%
2.48 97%
CCT
10732 61%
10234 64%
6013 108%
6101 107%
12292 53%
7669 85%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
35
36.8
5%
40
14%
39.3
12%
39
11%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
55
57.3
4%
64
16%
61.1
11%
60
9%
93
69%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-10% / 3%
-10% / 42%
-9% / 20%
-7% / 7%
-6% / 22%

* ... smaller is better

55% sRGB coverage
55% sRGB coverage
35% AdobeRGB coverage
35% AdobeRGB coverage

The picture quality of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is not very convincing, either. The combination of low contrast ratio (296:1) and comparatively high black value (0.49) results in pale colors and a gray hue on darker contents. We can also measure high DeltaE-2000 values that clearly miss the target value of 3 (ColorChecker 9.27, grayscale: 12.28) and we can notice a blue cast ex-works. A calibration can improve the situation, and you download the corresponding icc profile in the box above. The TN panel covers the sRGB reference by 55%, and the wider AdobeRGB reference only by 35%. We cannot recommend the screen of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 for picture enthusiasts, but some private picture editing for your holiday pictures is possible.

Grayscale
Grayscale
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
14 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 7 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (26.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
43 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 25 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 57 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (43.4 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 58 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 5083 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Outdoor use Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (cloudy)
Outdoor use Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (cloudy)

The low display luminance is also a problem outdoors. It is possible to work in the shade, but the backlight illumination is not powerful enough to overcome bright environments or even direct sunlight.

We can see typical viewing angles for a TN screen. The situation has improved over the last couple of years, but not in this case: You can only see a picture without distortions from an ideal position, and even small shifts of the viewing angle will affect the picture quality. The result is a gray hue in combination with color deviations.

 

 

Viewing angles Dell Inspiron 15 5000
Viewing angles Dell Inspiron 15 5000

Performance

The system performance of the Inspiron 15 5000 is convincing. Dell equips the 15.6-inch laptop with a powerful Intel Core i7-7500U processor in combination with an 8 GB DDR4-RAM module. The performance of the Kaby Lake CPU is more than sufficient for the intended usage scenarios, and there should not be any problems in the near future, either. The 2.5-inch SSD is a decent solution for average users, but the storage capacity could be an issue very soon when you consider the classification as a multimedia device. Dell also offers a model with a 2 TB hard drive, but you cannot enjoy the advantages of the SSD in this case. We would prefer a 500 GB or 1 TB SSD.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
LatencyMon
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

Processor

3.5 GHz are possible
3.5 GHz are possible
The Kaby Lake CPU is located underneath the heat pipe.
The Kaby Lake CPU is located underneath the heat pipe.

Dell uses a CPU from the latest Intel generation, more precisely the Intel Core i7-7500U. The dual-core SoC is designed for notebooks and Ultrabooks, but it also provides sufficient performance for more demanding tasks. The two-processor cores can reach up to 2.7 GHz, which can be raised up to 3.5 GHz via Turbo. Thanks to the two virtual cores (Hyperthreading), the processor can execute up to four tasks simultaneously and is therefore well suited for multitasking. Our Cinebench R15 benchmark comparison shows that the performance is roughly on par with the Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB, while it is about 10% faster than the smaller sibling Intel Core i5-7200U in the single-core test. Both CPUs are similar in the multi-core test, which is also confirmed by Cinebench R11.5.

Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Octane V2
Octane V2
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
148 Points ∼76% +4%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U
142 Points ∼73%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
130 Points ∼67% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
129 Points ∼66% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
129 Points ∼66% -9%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
75 Points ∼38% -47%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
338 Points ∼16% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U
338 Points ∼16%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
331 Points ∼15% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
331 Points ∼15% -2%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
331 Points ∼15% -2%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
215 Points ∼10% -36%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U
1.66 Points ∼75%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
1.48 Points ∼67% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
1.48 Points ∼67% -11%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
1.48 Points ∼67% -11%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
0.87 Points ∼39% -48%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U
3.75 Points ∼16%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
3.7 Points ∼15% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
3.7 Points ∼15% -1%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
3.69 Points ∼15% -2%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
2.59 Points ∼11% -31%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U
7111 Points ∼79%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
6496 Points ∼72% -9%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U
15362 Points ∼38%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
14471 Points ∼35% -6%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
Intel Core i7-7500U
244.58 Points ∼73% +5%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U
233.11 Points ∼70%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
220.75 Points ∼66% -5%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
213.08 Points ∼64% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
207.21 Points ∼62% -11%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
127.57 Points ∼38% -45%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U
36101 Points ∼73%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
32356 Points ∼65% -10%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
32288 Points ∼65% -11%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
32242 Points ∼65% -11%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
18921 Points ∼38% -48%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P
2098.3 ms * ∼4% -100%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U
1186.7 ms * ∼2% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U
1163.8 ms * ∼2% -11%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U
1139.5 ms * ∼2% -8%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U
1050.8 ms * ∼2%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
7760
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
12161
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5624
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
7861 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
15362 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7111 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.75 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
41.81 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.66 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
338 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
142 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
45.91 fps
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System Performance

There are no bad surprises in terms of system performance. We already mentioned that the system performance of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is on a very good level, which is also confirmed by the good benchmark results (PCMark 8, PCMark 7). Our test model is at the top of the comparison in all sections, closely followed by the other rivals equipped with the slightly lower clocked Intel Core i5-7200U. The HP Pavilion is at the bottom of the ranking by a pretty big margin, which is a result of the CPU. The AMD A10-9600P previously fell behind in the CPU benchmarks.

The excellent PCMark benchmark scores confirm our subjective impression of the system performance during our review period.

 

 

 

 

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 7
PCMark Vantage
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
5033 Points ∼77%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
4642 Points ∼71% -8%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
4047 Points ∼62% -20%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P, 2400,
3883 Points ∼60% -23%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
4862 Points ∼52%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
4429 Points ∼48% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
4389 Points ∼47% -10%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3696 Points ∼40% -24%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P, 2400,
3569 Points ∼38% -27%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
3978 Points ∼67%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, Liteonit CV3-DE256
3778 Points ∼63% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
3546 Points ∼59% -11%
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
3162 Points ∼53% -21%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
3102 Points ∼52% -22%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P, 2400,
2904 Points ∼49% -27%
PCMark 7
Entertainment
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
4052 Points ∼38%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
3654 Points ∼34% -10%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P, 2400,
3409 Points ∼32% -16%
Productivity
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
4639 Points ∼43%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
3953 Points ∼36% -15%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P, 2400,
3062 Points ∼28% -34%
Score
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
5650 Points ∼70%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
Intel Core i5-7200U, 2500, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
5035 Points ∼63% -11%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD A10-9600P, 2400,
4340 Points ∼54% -23%
PCMark Vantage Result
15917 points
PCMark 7 Score
5650 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3978 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4862 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5033 points
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Storage Devices

We have already mentioned that our test model is equipped with a 256 GB SSD. It is a 2.5-inch drive and unfortunately the only storage solution. The SanDisk X400 SSD managed 505 MB/s (sequential read) and 220 MB/s (sequential write) in AS SSD. The 4K read results of the SSD are good; 26 MB/s are clearly above the mark of 20 MB/s. This is particularly important when you boot the system, which is accelerated in this case.

If you want to upgrade the storage solution, you have to make sure to use a 7 mm drive. Hard drives or SSDs with a height of 9.5 millimeters do not fit.

CrystalDiskInfo
CrystalDiskInfo
AS SSD
AS SSD
CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark
ATTO
ATTO
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
Liteonit CV3-DE256
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-93%
0%
-1%
-31%
-15%
Write 4k QD32
239.6
0.722
-100%
245.9
3%
178.3
-26%
131.4
-45%
272.7
14%
Read 4k QD32
285.2
0.647
-100%
364.7
28%
276
-3%
125
-56%
145.4
-49%
Write 4k
55.87
0.726
-99%
66.8
20%
78.82
41%
46.55
-17%
86.03
54%
Read 4k
29.25
0.366
-99%
28.68
-2%
35.15
20%
17.04
-42%
11.24
-62%
Write 512
385.7
25.93
-93%
297.9
-23%
291.1
-25%
281.2
-27%
300.3
-22%
Read 512
382.8
29.32
-92%
338.3
-12%
346.4
-10%
261.9
-32%
290.2
-24%
Write Seq
458.1
85.61
-81%
431.5
-6%
458.7
0%
316.6
-31%
325.1
-29%
Read Seq
502.2
95.33
-81%
469.2
-7%
476.5
-5%
502.8
0%
500.1
0%
SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
Sequential Read: 502.2 MB/s
Sequential Write: 458.1 MB/s
512K Read: 382.8 MB/s
512K Write: 385.7 MB/s
4K Read: 29.25 MB/s
4K Write: 55.87 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 285.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 239.6 MB/s

GPU Performance

The soldered GPU is covered by the heat pipe.
The soldered GPU is covered by the heat pipe.

The graphics output of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is handled by the AMD Radeon R7 M445 and the integrated graphics unit Intel HD Graphics 620 depending on the application. 3D calculations are performed by the dedicated AMD GPU, and the switch is automatic, while simple tasks are handled by the Intel HD Graphics 620.

The AMD Radeon R7 M445 is soldered and runs at 920 MHz. It is equipped with 4 GB GDDR5-VRAM (1000 MHz), which is attached via a 64-bit interface. The performance is roughly on par with the GeForce 930MX from Nvidia. The R7 M445 is much faster than the AMD Radeon R7 M440 in 3DMark Fire Strike, but the Lenovo ThinkPad E470 with the Nvidia GeForce 940MX is another 11% faster.

The laptop automatically switches to the Intel HD Graphics 620 when you do not need the additional power. This happens in the background and you do not notice it. The integrated GPU also handles video playback, for example, and reduces CPU load.

3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Sky Diver Stresstest
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy Stresstest
3DMark 11
3DMark 06
3DMark 05
3DMark 03
 
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Intel Core i5-7200U
3574 Points ∼9% +126%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD Radeon R8 M445DX, AMD A10-9600P
2209 Points ∼5% +40%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
1752 Points ∼4% +11%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
AMD Radeon R7 M445, Intel Core i7-7500U
1579 Points ∼4%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
AMD Radeon R7 M440, Intel Core i5-7200U
1190 Points ∼3% -25%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Intel Core i5-7200U
22439 Points ∼14% +133%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD Radeon R8 M445DX, AMD A10-9600P
12483 Points ∼8% +30%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
AMD Radeon R7 M445, Intel Core i7-7500U
9617 Points ∼6%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
9501 Points ∼6% -1%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
AMD Radeon R7 M440, Intel Core i5-7200U
5953 Points ∼4% -38%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Intel Core i5-7200U
4251 Points ∼8% +93%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD Radeon R8 M445DX, AMD A10-9600P
3775 Points ∼7% +71%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i5-7200U
2556 Points ∼5% +16%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
2436 Points ∼5% +10%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
AMD Radeon R7 M440, Intel Core i5-7200U
2280 Points ∼4% +3%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
AMD Radeon R7 M445, Intel Core i7-7500U
2208 Points ∼4%
3DMark 03 Standard
25949 points
3DMark 05 Standard
21189 points
3DMark 06 Standard
12657 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
6872 points
3DMark 11 Performance
2422 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
44716 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
7092 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1455 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
705 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
530 points
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Gaming Performance

The dedicated AMD Radeon R7 M445 sounds promising, but you should not expect too much. The performance is often not sufficient to handle modern games in the native resolution. However, many titles can be played smoothly when you use the HD resolution in combination with medium settings. We saw that the AMD Radeon R7 M445 fell behind the Nvidia GeForce 940MX in the 3DMark benchmarks, but the situation changes in the actual gaming benchmarks and the AMD can sometimes manage higher frame rates. All in all, the performance is sufficient for occasional gaming sessions with reduced resolutions and graphics settings. Otherwise, you will have to get a notebook with a more powerful GPU.

BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
96.8 fps ∼100% +80%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
AMD Radeon R7 M445
53.9 (min: 14.5) fps ∼56%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
53.1 fps ∼55% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
48.6 fps ∼50% -10%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD Radeon R8 M445DX
42.9 fps ∼44% -20%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
AMD Radeon R7 M440
42 fps ∼43% -22%
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 1366x768 Medium Preset AF:2x
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
31.6 fps ∼100% +109%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
AMD Radeon R7 M445
15.1 (min: 14) fps ∼48%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD Radeon R8 M445DX
13.9 fps ∼44% -8%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
AMD Radeon R7 M440
11.9 fps ∼38% -21%
Battlefield 4 - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
78.6 fps ∼100% +58%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
AMD Radeon R7 M445
49.6 (min: 45) fps ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
46.7 fps ∼59% -6%
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
AMD Radeon R8 M445DX
37.2 fps ∼47% -25%
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
AMD Radeon R7 M440
36.9 fps ∼47% -26%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 98.753.944.513.8fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 74.349.632.711.7fps
Sims 4 (2014) 132.966.928.827.4fps
GTA V (2015) 50.743.712.2fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 30.818.29.64.7fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 64.437.820.113.5fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 29.615.18.56.7fps
XCOM 2 (2016) 22.87.95.24.9fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 271210fps
The Division (2016) 32.424.59.66.7fps
Doom (2016) 352814fps
Overwatch (2016) 75.352.623.514.1fps
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (2016) 21147fps
FIFA 17 (2016) 61.859.734.629.4fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 40281312fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 64.242.916.910fps
Titanfall 2 (2016) 57411716fps
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (2016) 272416fps
Dishonored 2 (2016) 23.418.612.29.9fps
Watch Dogs 2 (2016) 30.224.111.5fps
Resident Evil 7 (2017) 55.324.113.9fps

Emissions

System Noise

Noise characteristics
Noise characteristics

The noise development of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is not annoying, and the system is even silent while idling. The fan will start to increase its speed under load until it reaches up to 42 dB(A). There is actually no difference between average and maximum load scenarios, but the fan control still does a good job by avoiding a pulsating fan noise.

All the comparison devices are within 10% of each other. The Lenovo ThinkPad E470 manages the best result in this comparison with just 35.6 dB(A) in combination with average workloads.

The cooling solution consists of a heat pipe and a fan.
The cooling solution consists of ...
The cooling solution consists of a heat pipe and a fan.
... a heat pipe and a fan.

Noise Level

Idle
30.6 / 30.6 / 30.6 dB(A)
DVD
36.9 / dB(A)
Load
41.9 / 41.8 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.6 dB(A)
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
7500U, Radeon R7 M445
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
7200U, GeForce GTX 950M
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
7500U, GeForce 940MX
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
7200U, GeForce 940MX
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
A10-9600P, Radeon R8 M445DX
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
7200U, Radeon R7 M440
Noise
5%
1%
7%
-2%
2%
off / environment *
30.6
28.9
6%
31.6
-3%
29
5%
31.2
-2%
29
5%
Idle Minimum *
30.6
30.8
-1%
32.6
-7%
29
5%
31.7
-4%
31
-1%
Idle Average *
30.6
30.8
-1%
32.6
-7%
29
5%
31.9
-4%
31
-1%
Idle Maximum *
30.6
30.8
-1%
32.6
-7%
29
5%
31.9
-4%
31
-1%
Load Average *
41.9
33.4
20%
35.3
16%
35.6
15%
41
2%
33.8
19%
Load Maximum *
41.8
40.1
4%
37.1
11%
38.5
8%
42.7
-2%
44.8
-7%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.235.43834.234.22542.642.14341.242.63144.150.945.543.344.14033.844.83936.533.85036.634.23335.636.66329.72928.528.829.78027.931.932.327.827.910026.827.427.526.426.812525.725.926.325.625.716024.524.725.223.824.520023.424.824.523.623.425022.624.324.722.322.631521.524.324.521.421.540020.824.924.120.720.850020.72322.420.320.763019.424.524.41919.480019.426.325.718.619.4100019.932.231.718.119.9125020.633.533.517.920.6160018.930.93117.818.9200018.531.131.417.618.5250018.833.733.517.618.8315018.331.431.418.118.3400018.327.227.218.118.3500018.426.526.518.318.4630018.525.825.918.518.5800018.524.424.318.418.51000018.521.321.118.518.51250018.419.519.418.318.41600018.419.618.918.318.4SPL31.341.941.930.631.3N1.63.73.61.51.6median 19.4Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753median 25.8median 25.7median 18.5median 19.4Delta1.51.71.71.91.5hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Temperature

3DMark 11 after stress test
3DMark 11 after stress test

The cooling solution of our test model consists of one heat pipe covering the CPU and GPU as well as a small fan, which dissipates the heat from the chassis. All in all, the performance is sufficient to cool the components, but the processor is pretty close to thermal throttling under load. Our one-hour stress test with Prime95 and FurMark results in a processor core temperature of 93 °C (199.4 °F) according to HWiNFO, and the clock is around 2.9 GHz. The AMD Radeon R7 M445 reaches 79 °C (174.2 °F) and 920 MHz. There is not a lot of headroom here, so dirt could easily cause the processor temperature to reach the critical 100 °C (212 °F) mark over time. We also ran 3DMark 11 immediately after the stress test to check the 3D performance after sustained workloads, and the result is basically identical to a cold run.

The chassis temperatures of our test model are pretty warm and only the Acer Aspire E5 reaches even higher temperatures. We can see the hot spot on our machine in the center area of the base unit towards the rear. Our measurement device shows 51.3 °C (124.3 °F) at the bottom, so you should put the laptop on a solid surface under heavy load to ensure good air flow. The hot spot is also the area where the system gets fresh air.

Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test FurMark
Stress test FurMark
Stress test Prime95
Stress test Prime95
Max. Load
 38.1 °C40.6 °C28.5 °C 
 38 °C41.6 °C28 °C 
 27.9 °C27.3 °C24.7 °C 
Maximum: 41.6 °C
Average: 32.7 °C
28.1 °C51.3 °C36.6 °C
26.5 °C36.4 °C37 °C
24.4 °C25.1 °C25.5 °C
Maximum: 51.3 °C
Average: 32.3 °C
Power Supply (max.)  54.7 °C | Room Temperature 22.6 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
7500U, Radeon R7 M445
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
7200U, GeForce GTX 950M
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
7500U, GeForce 940MX
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
7200U, GeForce 940MX
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
A10-9600P, Radeon R8 M445DX
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
7200U, Radeon R7 M440
Heat
-10%
19%
5%
18%
15%
Maximum Upper Side *
41.6
48.1
-16%
38.3
8%
43.8
-5%
33.4
20%
40.3
3%
Maximum Bottom *
51.3
60.8
-19%
36
30%
53
-3%
32.9
36%
46.1
10%
Idle Upper Side *
29.4
30.8
-5%
24.9
15%
25.9
12%
27.7
6%
23.8
19%
Idle Bottom *
32.4
31.9
2%
25.6
21%
27.1
16%
29.4
9%
23.4
28%

* ... smaller is better

Idle top
Idle top
Idle bottom
Idle bottom
Load top
Load top
Load bottom
Load bottom

Speakers

Speaker measurements
Speaker measurements
MaxxAudio Pro Software
MaxxAudio Pro Software

Both speakers are located at the front and direct the sound towards the bottom, which is then reflected by the surface. This can obviously affect the quality on softer surfaces. The small speakers are focused on mids and high tones, but bass is completely ignored. The sound does not distort when you crank it up, and the maximum volume is sufficient. The MaxxAudio Pro software also includes a manual equalizer, so you can adjust the result a bit.

The integrated speakers are sufficient for video chats, but we recommend external solutions for video playback or gaming sessions.

Both speakers are located at the front.
Both speakers are ...
Both speakers are located at the front.
... located at the front.
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.534.234.5254341.2433145.243.345.24039.836.539.85042.635.642.66334.728.834.78031.627.831.610035.926.435.91253625.63616044.823.844.820046.623.646.625051.422.351.431556.121.456.140058.520.758.550055.720.355.763065.41965.480072.418.672.4100070.318.170.3125064.417.964.4160068.217.868.2200072.317.672.325006717.667315065.918.165.940006918.169500071.118.371.1630064.418.564.4800062.918.462.91000064.518.564.51250065.618.365.6160007118.371SPL80.430.680.4N47.31.547.3median 64.5Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753median 18.5median 64.5Delta7.21.97.235.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.1% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 41% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 52% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 18%, worst was 35%
Compared to all devices tested
» 25% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 53%

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Energy Management

Power Consumption

65-Watt PSU of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000
65-watt PSU of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000

The power consumption of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is not too high, despite the dedicated graphics card. The measured idle values are good, although the Lenovo ThinkPad E470 is even a bit more efficient. Our test sample does not have to hide though, because it manages to secure second place in our comparison group when we look at all the results. It consumes up to 55.4 watts, which is average, while the Acer Aspire E5 consumes up to 81.6 watts. However, this value should not be taken as a reference, because the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M inside the Acer is the most powerful GPU here.

The compact power adapter has a nominal power output of 65 watts, so there is even some headroom when you want to charge battery under load.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.17 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4 / 5.4 / 8.3 Watt
Load midlight 54 / 55.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
7500U, Radeon R7 M445, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
7200U, GeForce GTX 950M, Toshiba MQ01ABD100
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
7500U, GeForce 940MX, Liteonit CV3-DE256
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
7200U, GeForce 940MX, SanDisk X400 SED 256GB, SATA (SD8TB8U-256G)
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
A10-9600P, Radeon R8 M445DX,
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
7200U, Radeon R7 M440, SanDisk Z400s SD8SNAT-256G
Power Consumption
-32%
-2%
10%
-18%
-59%
Idle Minimum *
4
6
-50%
3.9
2%
2.7
32%
5.5
-38%
7.7
-93%
Idle Average *
5.4
8.1
-50%
7.4
-37%
5.5
-2%
8.2
-52%
14
-159%
Idle Maximum *
8.3
9.8
-18%
9.5
-14%
6.5
22%
9.5
-14%
15.1
-82%
Load Average *
54
52.5
3%
41
24%
44.2
18%
44.5
18%
33
39%
Load Maximum *
55.4
81.6
-47%
48
13%
65.2
-18%
58
-5%
54.6
1%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

3DMark 11 on battery
3DMark 11 on battery

The lithium-ion battery of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is integrated and has a capacity of 42 Wh. This is sufficient, but Acer shows that a bigger battery is possible and equips the Aspire E5 with a 62-Wh module. The 42-Wh battery of the Dell manages average runtimes with a maximum idle result of 7:46 hours. You have to recharge the laptop after 1:35 hours when you really stress it. Our more realistic WLAN test simulates web browsing with a script that opens a new website every 30 seconds. The power profile "Balanced" is active and the luminance is adjusted to around 150 nits. Our test sample has a very dark panel, so the test is performed at the highest luminance. The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 lasted 6:57 hours, which is the second best result within the comparison group.

We once again run 3DMark 11 on battery power and compare the scores. 689 points is a much lower score compared to the result with the attached power adapter.

The battery inside the case.
The battery inside the case.
42-Wh lithium-ion battery
42-Wh lithium-ion battery
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
7h 46min
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (EDGE: 38.14393.0.0)
6h 57min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
5h 16min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 35min
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
7500U, Radeon R7 M445, 42 Wh
Acer Aspire E5-575G-549D
7200U, GeForce GTX 950M, 62 Wh
Lenovo IdeaPad 510-15IKB 80SV0087GE
7500U, GeForce 940MX, 30 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad E470-20H2S00400
7200U, GeForce 940MX, 45 Wh
HP Pavilion 15-aw004ng W8Y60EA
A10-9600P, Radeon R8 M445DX, 41 Wh
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng
7200U, Radeon R7 M440, 41 Wh
Battery Runtime
25%
-34%
48%
-14%
-5%
Reader / Idle
466
767
65%
1043
124%
560
20%
527
13%
H.264
316
460
46%
503
59%
194
-39%
287
-9%
WiFi v1.3
417
451
8%
275
-34%
326
-22%
260
-38%
346
-17%
Load
95
75
-21%
124
31%
95
0%
90
-5%

Pros

+ elegant chassis
+ good battery runtime
+ SSD
+ large touchpad
+ durable keyboard
+ high system performance
+ optical drive
+ one free memory slot
+ matte screen without PWM

Cons

- subpar display quality (very low luminance, limited viewing angles)
- no keyboard illumination
- only 256 GB storage
- very slow SD-card reader
- sensitive lid (scratches)

Verdict

In review: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.
In review: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 is a multimedia device with a simple and unobtrusive design. However, scratches can eventually become a problem for the glossy lid surface, which will not look very good. Our 15.6-inch test sample is equipped with a modern and powerful Intel Kaby Lake processor. The Core i7-7500U offers sufficient performance for everyday multimedia purposes, and the dedicated graphics card ensures that you can still play many modern games, even though the native resolution is too challenging. Our test model is currently available for 719 Euros (~$776) in several online shops.

Dell's Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 offers solid performance figures and good input devices for everyday tasks. However, the bad display is a real drawback and cannot meet our expectations. Dell should quickly improve this issue, because such TN panels are a thing of the past.

The choice of the storage solution ultimately depends on how much storage you actually need. You will quickly have a problem when you plan to play some games, and it might make sense to get an SSD with a higher capacity. This is possible since you can remove the bottom panel, even though the procedure is a bit fiddly.

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 - 01/30/2017 v6
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
88 / 98 → 90%
Keyboard
91%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
49 / 81 → 60%
Weight
61 / 67 → 87%
Battery
85%
Display
71%
Games Performance
63 / 85 → 74%
Application Performance
89 / 92 → 97%
Temperature
90%
Noise
87 / 95 → 91%
Audio
48%
Camera
46 / 85 → 54%
Average
74%
81%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Bade, 2017-02- 2 (Update: 2017-02- 5)
Andreas Osthoff
Andreas Osthoff - Senior Editor Business
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.