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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584 (i7-8565U) Laptop Review

Allen Ngo 👁, 05/25/2019

Cheap starter laptop. It's uninteresting, uninspiring, and unimaginative. To users looking for a budget no-frills laptop, however, this probably sounds perfect. The Inspiron 15 5584 comes standard with a Whiskey Lake-U CPU, 1080p IPS display and a PCIe SSD for only about $500 USD to make it a real performance bargain.

The Inspiron series is home to Dell's mid-range consumer laptops designed to be one step below the flagship XPS lineup. The Inspiron series itself is further divided into the budget Inspiron 3000, mid-range Inspiron 5000, and higher-end Inspiron 7000 families. The test unit we have today is the 15.6-inch Inspiron 15 5000 5584 for home users who want an affordable no-frills laptop for browsing, word processing, emailing, general multi-tasking, or the occasional schoolwork to succeed to last generation Inspiron 15 5570.

SKUs range from the Core i3-8145U with 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD for $440 up to the Core i7-8565U with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD for $740 USD on Dell's official website. Our test unit is an even higher-end configuration with 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD for $900. The model competes directly with other budget 15.6-inch multimedia laptops including the Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB, Acer Aspire 5 A515, HP Pavilion 15, and the Asus VivoBook 15.

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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584 (Inspiron 15 5000 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, DDR4, 25.20.100.6471
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666, 1200 MHz, 10-10-10-28, Single-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics AUO22ED, B156HAK, IPS, Dell P/N: T1NG3
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD reader
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit/s), Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.45 x 364.46 x 248.66 ( = 0.88 x 14.35 x 9.79 in)
Battery
42 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Dell Update, CinemaColor, Power Manager, Mobile Connect, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.947 kg ( = 68.68 oz / 4.29 pounds), Power Supply: 320 g ( = 11.29 oz / 0.71 pounds)
Price
900 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Unlike the higher-end aluminum-clad Inspiron 7000 series, our 5000 series model is largely plastic from top to bottom. In fact, the chassis is somewhat similar to the Inspiron 15 5770 and so many of our comments on that model apply here. Surfaces are slightly rough and uniform if not drab and featureless. Of course, users in the market for a $500 laptop shouldn't be expecting any flashy qualities in the first place. A noteworthy benefit of the matte gray plastic is its ability to hide grease better than the standard black color option. Users concerned about fingerprint accumulation may want to consider this light gray option.

Chassis rigidity is above average with only minimal twisting, depressions, and audible creaking around the base. The lid is comparatively more flexible especially down the center. We wouldn't recommend stacking too many books on top of the system as a result.

Construction quality is otherwise excellent on our test unit with no uneven gaps or crevices between materials. The small dual hinges are stronger than they appear with almost no teetering when typing or changing angles on a flat desk. Overall, we find the Dell to be stronger than the Asus VivoBook and on par with the 2019 Pavilion 15.

In terms of size and weight, the Inspiron has a smaller footprint but a thicker profile than the Pavilion 15 and Asus VivoBook 15. When compared to older budget laptops like the Inspiron 15 5575, however, the Inspiron 5584 is even smaller and lighter due largely to its narrow bezels. It's good to see narrow-bezel designs waterfall onto the budget category for everyone to benefit from the improved portability.

Plastic chassis for a budget feel. Bottom panel wraps around the edges and corners
Plastic chassis for a budget feel. Bottom panel wraps around the edges and corners
Matte dark gray surfaces are excellent at masking fingerprints
Matte dark gray surfaces are excellent at masking fingerprints
Lid opened to maximum of ~150 degrees
Lid opened to maximum of ~150 degrees
Optional power fingerprint button on corner of keyboard
Optional power fingerprint button on corner of keyboard
380 mm / 15 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.1 kg4.59 lbs364.46 mm / 14.3 inch 248.66 mm / 9.79 inch 22.45 mm / 0.884 inch 1.9 kg4.29 lbs363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 243.5 mm / 9.59 inch 17.95 mm / 0.707 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs361 mm / 14.2 inch 245 mm / 9.65 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.28 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 249 mm / 9.8 inch 17.2 mm / 0.677 inch 1.9 kg4.17 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.44 lbs

Connectivity

Available ports are similar to what you find on the HP Pavilion 15 or Acer Swift 5 with one major difference: USB Type-C is optional on the Inspiron 5584. It's ludicrous that Dell would consider the port an "option" instead of a standard in this day and age. Additionally, keep in mind that the RJ-45 port supports up to 100 Mbps only as it is not a Gigabit Ethernet port.

Port positioning is otherwise good with the left edge housing most of the ports.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: SD card reader, USB 2.0
Right: SD card reader, USB 2.0
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: AC adapter, HDMI, RJ-45, 2x USB 3.0, 3.5 mm combo audio
Left: AC adapter, HDMI, RJ-45, 2x USB 3.0, 3.5 mm combo audio

SD Card Reader

Transfer rates from the integrated card reader continue to be very slow much like on other Inspiron laptops. Transferring 1 GB worth of pictures from our UHS-II test card to desktop takes about 44 seconds compared to 7 seconds on the XPS 15.

A fully inserted SD card still protrudes by about half its length.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
174 MB/s ∼100% +612%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
69.1 MB/s ∼40% +183%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36.6 MB/s ∼21% +50%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
30.9 MB/s ∼18% +26%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.45 MB/s ∼14%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
192 MB/s ∼100% +576%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.8 MB/s ∼43% +188%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.5 MB/s ∼20% +32%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.6 MB/s ∼19% +25%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
28.41 MB/s ∼15%

Communication

Dell ships the same 1x1 QCA9377 WLAN module as found on the older Inspiron 5575. Performance is therefore similar with theoretical transfer rates about half that of the faster 2x2 Killer 1535. Speeds are still reliable and more than sufficient for 1080p streaming and browsing.

Removable M.2 WLAN module
Removable M.2 WLAN module
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
676 (min: 636, max: 689) MBit/s ∼100% +101%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
525 MBit/s ∼78% +56%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
522 (min: 371, max: 601) MBit/s ∼77% +55%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
337 MBit/s ∼50% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
337 MBit/s ∼50%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
648 (min: 626, max: 667) MBit/s ∼100% +102%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
575 MBit/s ∼89% +79%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
562 (min: 507, max: 591) MBit/s ∼87% +75%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
339 MBit/s ∼52% +6%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
321 MBit/s ∼50%

Maintenance

The bottom panel is moderately difficult to remove as the edges and corners are tightly latched. Once removed, users will have access to two SODIMM slots and two storage bays.The large unused space between the HDD and system fan feels wasted and under-utilized.

Bottom panel is secured by 9 Phillips screws
Bottom panel is secured by 9 Phillips screws

Accessories and Warranty

There are no included extras in the box other than the AC adapter and Quick Start guide. Warranty options are plentiful as is usual for Dell PCs since the manufacturer specializes in consumer and business services.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Key feedback is slightly softer with quieter clatter than the keys on an XPS 15. The Space and Enter keys are the exception as these are comparatively louder and firmer when pressed. We still find the keyboard to be satisfactory for word processing even though we would have preferred firmer feedback overall. Users who do a lot of Excel or spreadsheet work will be disappointed by the small and cramped Arrow keys and NumPad. 

A disadvantage to the light gray color option is that contrast between the key cap and printed letters is poor. While most black laptops have white printing, the gray-on-gray keys and letters hrtr can be difficult to see even with the backlight activated depending on the ambient lighting.

Touchpad

The trackpad (10.5 x 8 cm) is just slightly smaller than the trackpad on the XPS 15 (10.5 x 8.5 cm). Cursor movement is smooth and without any jumping when gliding across the slightly roughened texture. Gliding very slowly results in a small amount of sticking which we don't find to be bothersome in practice.

Feedback from the integrated mouse keys is adequate if not a bit on the shallow and spongy side. For example, it's possible to visibly depress the trackpad surface without registering a click. The auditory click is otherwise reasonably loud.

Standard keyboard layout with corner Power button and two-level backlight
Standard keyboard layout with corner Power button and two-level backlight
Key feedback could have been firmer and deeper for better feedback. Note the poor contrast of the printed letters
Key feedback could have been firmer and deeper for better feedback. Note the poor contrast of the printed letters

Display

The 1080p IPS display comes standard on all SKUs with touch and non-touch options. We're glad to see Dell drop the horrid 768p TN panels that plagued many older budget laptops including Dell's own Inspiron 5575. The AU Optronics AUO22ED panel on our Inspiron is the same one that HP uses for its older Envy 15 x360.

Brightness, response times, and colors are mediocre but otherwise standard for the price category. Contrast is perhaps the best aspect of the display at about 1000:1, but the shallow colors of the panel still give an overall budget first impression. Colors are noticeably less vibrant during video playback.

The matte panel does not suffer from any major graininess issues and it is just slightly less crisp than a typical glossy panel. We can observe no pulse-width modulation either unlike on the Pavilion 15, Aspire 5, or Lenovo Yoga 730. Users sensitive to onscreen flickering won't have to worry about eyestrain on the Inspiron 5584.

There is light-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the edges of our screen as shown by the picture below. it is generally unnoticeable when browsing but it becomes apparent when watching videos with black borders.

Matte subpixel array
Matte subpixel array
Light-moderate uneven backlight bleeding
Light-moderate uneven backlight bleeding
223.9
cd/m²
234.4
cd/m²
225
cd/m²
224
cd/m²
227
cd/m²
229.2
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
243.4
cd/m²
237.1
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics AUO22ED, B156HAK
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 243.4 cd/m² Average: 230.4 cd/m² Minimum: 13.85 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 92 %
Center on Battery: 227 cd/m²
Contrast: 1081:1 (Black: 0.21 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.55 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 4.61
ΔE Greyscale 5.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
58.2% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 37% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.66
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
AU Optronics AUO22ED, B156HAK, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
LQ156D1, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
BOE080D, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
BOE NV156FHM-N48, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
BOE HF NV156QUM-N51, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Innolux JMC9X 156BGA, TN LED, 15.6, 1366x768
Response Times
-3%
7%
-3%
22%
8%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
48.8 (25.6, 23.2)
46.4 (22.8, 23.6)
5%
43 (22, 21)
12%
45 (23, 22)
8%
34 (16, 18)
30%
50 (28, 22)
-2%
Response Time Black / White *
29.2 (15.6, 13.6)
32 (18, 14)
-10%
29 (16, 13)
1%
33 (18, 15)
-13%
25 (14, 11)
14%
24 (20, 4)
18%
PWM Frequency
980.4 (25)
208 (90)
250 (90)
961 (90)
250 (20)
Screen
44%
26%
13%
20%
-34%
Brightness middle
227
494
118%
320
41%
278
22%
309
36%
197
-13%
Brightness
230
457
99%
293
27%
271
18%
299
30%
195
-15%
Brightness Distribution
92
88
-4%
86
-7%
89
-3%
84
-9%
78
-15%
Black Level *
0.21
0.34
-62%
0.26
-24%
0.26
-24%
0.29
-38%
0.43
-105%
Contrast
1081
1453
34%
1231
14%
1069
-1%
1066
-1%
458
-58%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.55
5.2
21%
4.5
31%
4.73
28%
3.9
40%
10.35
-58%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
23.45
17.5
25%
8.81
62%
8.38
64%
7.5
68%
16.02
32%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.61
5.17
-12%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.2
2.7
48%
4.71
9%
2.59
50%
4.58
12%
11.25
-116%
Gamma
2.66 83%
2.1 105%
2.45 90%
2.38 92%
2.43 91%
2.08 106%
CCT
6434 101%
7038 92%
7085 92%
6160 106%
7344 89%
11592 56%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37
71.2
92%
58
57%
36
-3%
39
5%
38
3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
58.2
98.8
70%
88
51%
58
0%
90
55%
60
3%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
21% / 36%
17% / 23%
5% / 10%
21% / 20%
-13% / -27%

* ... smaller is better

Color space is narrow at just 58 percent of sRGB. In comparison, the competing HP Pavilion is able to reproduce almost 90 percent of sRGB for deeper and more accurate colors. The small color space on our budget Inspiron would have been acceptable a few years ago, but we think Dell can do better without bumping up the price.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Further measurements with an X-Rite colorimeter reveal inaccurate grayscale and colors. Our calibration attempts improve the former by a significant margin from an average DeltaE of 5.2 to 2, but colors remain inaccurate due to the narrow color space as mentioned above. Blue and Magenta colors in particular are more inaccurate than the other primary and secondary colors.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

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
29.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15.6 ms rise
↘ 13.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 70 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25.6 ms rise
↘ 23.2 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. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.8 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9418 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is poor because of the dim backlight. The laptop is clearly not designed to be used outdoors on a frequent basis despite the matte panel and wide IPS viewing angles. While colors or contrast don't change significantly if viewing from extreme angles, apparent brightness will drop which hinders outdoor visibility even further.

Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under direct sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

All SKUs are equipped with 15 W ULV CPUs from Intel's Whiskey Lake-U family of Core ix processors to succeed the last generation Kaby Lake-R family. These are the same processor options as found on higher-end Ultrabooks like the HP Spectre or Dell XPS 13 but at much cheaper prices. Ryzen 5 2500U or Ryzen 7 2700U SKUs are also available to supplement the Intel SKUs while also providing faster graphics performance.

RAM is expandable up to 32 GB across two SODIMM slots. We recommend configuring with dual-channel memory if possible. LatencyMon shows poor real-time audio suitability even when the wireless is disabled.

Processor

CineBench R15
CineBench R15

CPU performance is slightly slower than expected due to the processor's tendency to throttle in the Inspiron. When running CineBench R15 Multi-Thread in a loop, the initial score of 604 points drops to 509 points by the third loop to represent a 16 percent performance deficit. The competing Ryzen 7 2700U in the Latitude 14 is able to outperform our Intel processor by 15 to 27 percent due to the steeper throttling on our Inspiron.

In practice, the target multimedia user will not notice the CPU performance hit when under high loads. The quad-core i7-8565U is still significantly faster than the lower-end Core i3-8145U, dated dual-core i7-7500U, and any 4.5 W Intel Atom or Core Y solution as found on most netbooks.

See our dedicated page on the Core i7-8565U for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584 UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø524 (506.89-603.61)
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng GeForce MX250, 8265U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø495 (482.45-528.56)
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø470 (467.49-492.88)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
Intel Core i9-8950HK
190 Points ∼87% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (73.1 - 193, n=44)
171 Points ∼78% +2%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
Intel Core i7-8565U
168 Points ∼77%
Lenovo Legion Y730-15ICH i5-8300H
Intel Core i5-8300H
166 Points ∼76% -1%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
165 Points ∼76% -2%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
Intel Core i5-8265U
157 Points ∼72% -7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
150 Points ∼69% -11%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
148 Points ∼68% -12%
Dell Vostro 15-5568
Intel Core i7-7500U
147 Points ∼67% -12%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
1191 Points ∼27% +126%
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
Intel Core i9-8950HK
1163 Points ∼27% +121%
Lenovo Legion Y730-15ICH i5-8300H
Intel Core i5-8300H
818 Points ∼19% +55%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
670 Points ∼15% +27%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (361 - 815, n=45)
591 Points ∼14% +12%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
Intel Core i5-8265U
528 Points ∼12% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
Intel Core i7-8565U
527 Points ∼12%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
361 Points ∼8% -31%
Dell Vostro 15-5568
Intel Core i7-7500U
342 Points ∼8% -35%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (0.65 - 2.07, n=8)
1.784 Points ∼73%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
1.77 Points ∼73%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (5.55 - 7.4, n=8)
6.41 Points ∼15%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
4.01 Points ∼9%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (2682 - 8906, n=13)
6559 Points ∼61%
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
6338 Points ∼58%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
5953 Points ∼55%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Dell G5 15 5590
Intel Core i7-8750H
34465 Points ∼53%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (14912 - 23118, n=13)
17879 Points ∼27%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
13074 Points ∼20%
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (263 - 1897, n=8)
546 s * ∼6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
463.891 s * ∼5%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - ---
Average Intel Core i7-8565U
  (0.295 - 7928, n=54)
1473 Seconds * ∼7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-55-31N8
Intel Core i3-8145U
638.274 Seconds * ∼3%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
168 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
527 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
48.67 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks rank our Dell rather highly especially in the Productivity and Essentials tests. In real-world terms, the Inspiron 5584 is excellent for day-to-day browsing and web streaming not unlike a pricier Ultrabook. Its Digital Content Creation prowess still under-performs when compared to laptops with dedicated GPUs.

We experienced no hardware or software issues during our time with the unit.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
5605 Points ∼47% +106%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4042 Points ∼34% +48%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
GeForce MX250, 8265U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3604 Points ∼30% +32%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3475 Points ∼29% +28%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2264 - 3370, n=19)
2947 Points ∼25% +8%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G
2724 Points ∼23%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
2066 Points ∼17% -24%
Productivity
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G
7437 Points ∼77%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7212 Points ∼74% -3%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
7037 Points ∼73% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3381 - 7588, n=19)
6688 Points ∼69% -10%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
6678 Points ∼69% -10%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
GeForce MX250, 8265U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
6604 Points ∼68% -11%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
4110 Points ∼42% -45%
Essentials
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G
8965 Points ∼82%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
8429 Points ∼77% -6%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
GeForce MX250, 8265U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
8394 Points ∼76% -6%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
8258 Points ∼75% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (5450 - 9029, n=19)
8242 Points ∼75% -8%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8233 Points ∼75% -8%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
5206 Points ∼47% -42%
Score
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4966 Points ∼64% +22%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4347 Points ∼56% +7%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4236 Points ∼55% +4%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
GeForce MX250, 8265U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4190 Points ∼54% +3%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G
4060 Points ∼52%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2486 - 4178, n=19)
3907 Points ∼50% -4%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
2534 Points ∼33% -38%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5272 Points ∼81% +16%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
GeForce MX250, 8265U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
5223 Points ∼80% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3596 - 5189, n=17)
4733 Points ∼73% +4%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G
4540 Points ∼70%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
4418 Points ∼68% -3%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4382 Points ∼67% -3%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4220 Points ∼69% +25%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8750H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
3631 Points ∼60% +7%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
GeForce MX250, 8265U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3603 Points ∼59% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2577 - 4179, n=18)
3528 Points ∼58% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3505 Points ∼58% +4%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G
3386 Points ∼56%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
3185 Points ∼52% -6%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3386 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4540 points
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Storage Devices

Two internal storage bays are available via an M.2 2280 slot and a 2.5-inch SATA III bay. The 512 GB Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G NVMe SSD in our test unit returns average sequential read and write rates of about 1100 MB/s and 840 MB/s, respectively, to represent a budget NVMe SSD. While slower than costlier SSDs like the Samsung PM981, results are still significantly better than any HDD or SATA III-based SSD found on most budget laptops.

See our table of HDDs and SSDs for more benchmark comparisons.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
M.2 SSD with a protective metal cover
M.2 SSD with a protective metal cover
Secondary 2.5-inch SATA III bay
Secondary 2.5-inch SATA III bay
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
AS SSD
-69%
47%
16%
92%
Copy Game MB/s
750.39
684.39
-9%
574.39
-23%
1119.94
49%
Copy Program MB/s
618.22
334.61
-46%
390
-37%
515.14
-17%
Copy ISO MB/s
1090.04
1312.95
20%
1640.9
51%
2576.73
136%
Score Total
2100
1822
-13%
3291
57%
1951
-7%
4507
115%
Score Write
498
649
30%
1437
189%
677
36%
2059
313%
Score Read
1062
780
-27%
1233
16%
884
-17%
1616
52%
Access Time Write *
0.24
0.233
3%
0.028
88%
0.051
79%
0.044
82%
Access Time Read *
0.048
0.421
-777%
0.077
-60%
0.044
8%
0.061
-27%
4K-64 Write
326.5
461.38
41%
1186.21
263%
486.04
49%
1814.74
456%
4K-64 Read
903.76
618.48
-32%
1034.43
14%
623.05
-31%
1453.01
61%
4K Write
87.62
114.11
30%
127.16
45%
123.04
40%
94.4
8%
4K Read
46.39
46.51
0%
42.56
-8%
44.74
-4%
30.73
-34%
Seq Write
840.99
735.84
-13%
1236.86
47%
679.56
-19%
1500.4
78%
Seq Read
1114.77
1152.69
3%
1557.17
40%
2158.18
94%
1319.61
18%

* ... smaller is better

Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1600 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 851.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 488.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 247.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1162 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 794.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 51.75 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 115.3 MB/s

GPU Performance

The integrated UHD Graphics 620 is unfit for gaming beyond undemanding browser-based games. For 1080p or 4K video streaming, however, it does the job just fine. Users who want faster graphics performance for games like Fortnite or Rocket League should consider the Inspiron 17 with GeForce MX150 graphics or a Ryzen 7 SKU with the Vega 10.

See our dedicated page on the UHD Graphics 620 for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8950HK
8450 Points ∼37% +447%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8550U
4446 Points ∼20% +188%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, 8265U
4350 Points ∼19% +182%
Dell Inspiron 17-7786
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8565U
4311 Points ∼19% +179%
Dell Vostro 15-5568
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 7500U
2518 Points ∼11% +63%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, 2700U
1945 Points ∼9% +26%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i7 Iris
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 7560U
1838 Points ∼8% +19%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8565U
1545 Points ∼7%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (959 - 2084, n=165)
1540 Points ∼7% 0%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8950HK
9032 Points ∼18% +397%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8550U
6935 Points ∼14% +282%
Dell Inspiron 17-7786
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8565U
4823 Points ∼9% +165%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, 8265U
4761 Points ∼9% +162%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, 2700U
3080 Points ∼6% +70%
Dell Vostro 15-5568
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 7500U
2583 Points ∼5% +42%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i7 Iris
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 7560U
2124 Points ∼4% +17%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8565U
1817 Points ∼4%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=165)
1716 Points ∼3% -6%
3DMark - 1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8950HK
42202 Points ∼23% +348%
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 8550U
26144 Points ∼14% +177%
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, 8265U
22232 Points ∼12% +136%
Dell Inspiron 17-7786
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8565U
22070 Points ∼12% +134%
Dell Vostro 15-5568
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 7500U
11406 Points ∼6% +21%
Dell XPS 13 9360 FHD i7 Iris
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, 7560U
11232 Points ∼6% +19%
Dell Latitude 14 5495
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, 2700U
10773 Points ∼6% +14%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8565U
9426 Points ∼5%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=152)
9153 Points ∼5% -3%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, 2200U
7049 Points ∼4% -25%
3DMark 11 Performance
1993 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
8174 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1077 points
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Emissions

System Noise

The cooling solution consists of just one fan and a short heat pipe. The fan will idle during very low loads like 1080p streaming or word processing for a silent experience. At worst, users can expect a fan noise of just 28.9 dB(A) when web browsing for long periods. There are no constant fan pulsing issues to speak of.

Extreme load represented by Prime95 will induce a temporary fan noise of 36 dB(A). This lasts for only a few seconds before fan noise drops to about 34 dB(A). The Inspiron runs quieter than the smaller XPS 13 equipped with the same Core i7 CPU.

We can notice very slight coil whining on our test unit when placing an ear near the keyboard in a silent room with no ambient noise. It's essentially unnoticeable during everyday use.

The CPU sits next to the two SODIMM slots
The CPU sits next to the two SODIMM slots
Single ~45 mm fan
Single ~45 mm fan
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
GeForce MX250, 8265U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
GeForce MX250, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 8950HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
LG Gram 17Z990-R.AAS7U1
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZNLN256HAJQ
Noise
-18%
-13%
-10%
-11%
-4%
off / environment *
28.4
30.5
-7%
29.9
-5%
28.2
1%
30.4
-7%
28.1
1%
Idle Minimum *
28.4
31.5
-11%
29.9
-5%
28.5
-0%
31.4
-11%
28.1
1%
Idle Average *
28.4
31.5
-11%
29.9
-5%
28.6
-1%
31.4
-11%
28.1
1%
Idle Maximum *
28.4
31.5
-11%
29.9
-5%
28.8
-1%
31.6
-11%
28.1
1%
Load Average *
28.9
42.5
-47%
41.7
-44%
36.2
-25%
31.9
-10%
35
-21%
Load Maximum *
36
42.5
-18%
41.7
-16%
47.6
-32%
40.9
-14%
37.4
-4%
Witcher 3 ultra *
47.6

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
28.4 / 28.4 / 28.4 dB(A)
Load
28.9 / 36 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
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: 28.4 dB(A)

Temperature

One set of ventilation grilles for exhaust
One set of ventilation grilles for exhaust

Surface temperatures will always be warmer towards the left half of the laptop than the right half due to the positioning of the motherboard and processor. The temperature difference can be as high as 7 C between the hot and cool spots when just idling on desktop. Even so, we don't find the keyboard or palm rests uncomfortably warm when typing.

When under higher loads, the hot spots can become as warm as 41 C on both the top and bottom sides of the laptop compared to 50 C on the thinner Acer Swift 5 equipped with the same CPU and integrated GPU. The palm rests remain cool relative to the WASD keys for comfortable palms and fingers.

Stress Test

We run synthetic benchmarks to test for any potential throttling or stability issues. When running Prime95, CPU clock rates can be as high as 4.1 GHz for the first few seconds until hitting a core temperature of 92 C. Thereafter, clock rate drops to a steady 2.3 GHz in order to maintain a cooler core temperature of 61 C. The system is able to maintain a Turbo Boost of +400 MHz above the base 1.9 GHz clock rate of the Core i7-8565U. When running both Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously, the processor will throttle down to 1.1 GHz. Core temperature appears to plateau at about 60 C when under very high stress.

Running on battery power will not impact performance. A 3DMark 11 run on batteries returns Physics and Graphics 6087 and 1772 points, respectively, compared to 6192 and 1817 points when on mains.

System idle
System idle
Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 43
Prime95 Stress 2.3 -- 61
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 1.1 848 60
Max. Load
 40.8 °C
105 F
32.6 °C
91 F
27.2 °C
81 F
 
 36.6 °C
98 F
34 °C
93 F
24.8 °C
77 F
 
 25.4 °C
78 F
23.8 °C
75 F
22.8 °C
73 F
 
Maximum: 40.8 °C = 105 F
Average: 29.8 °C = 86 F
26.2 °C
79 F
33 °C
91 F
47.4 °C
117 F
24.6 °C
76 F
38.6 °C
101 F
41.6 °C
107 F
24.8 °C
77 F
25.2 °C
77 F
27.4 °C
81 F
Maximum: 47.4 °C = 117 F
Average: 32.1 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  42 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.8 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 30.9 °C / 88 F for the devices in the class Multimedia.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.8 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F, ranging from 21.1 to 71 °C for the class Multimedia.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 47.4 °C / 117 F, compared to the average of 38.8 °C / 102 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.4 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 30.9 °C / 88 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 25.4 °C / 77.7 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.1 °C / 84.4 F (+3.7 °C / 6.7 F).
System idle (top)
System idle (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Maximum load (top)
Maximum load (top)
Maximum load (bottom)
Maximum load (bottom)

Speakers

Audio quality is good for a budget laptop. Volume is loud and with a relatively balanced range while the roll off at about 250 Hz is common on most laptops.

A downside to the speakers is their tendency to vibrate the palm rests even when the volume is set to 50 percent. This can potentially be annoying during music or video playback.

Downward-firing stereo speakers near the two front corners
Downward-firing stereo speakers near the two front corners
Pink noise at maximum volume
Pink noise at maximum volume
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2044432540.839.63138.238.54037.838.45035.935.16335.735.58035.635.510034.935.112533.636.816032.244.320033.156.82503268.431530.77040030.266.750029.967.663029.173.480028.976.8100028.371.6125028.468.2160027.970.220002871.3250027.871.4315027.874.2400027.577.4500027.377.4630027.372.7800027.269.4100002763.8125002759.41600026.970SPL40.385.4N3.966.3median 28.3median 70Delta1.75.635.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseDell Inspiron 15 5000 5584Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.41 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 40% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 51% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 19%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 28% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, 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
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Idling will draw between 3 W and 9 W to be just as power efficient as other Whiskey Lake-U laptops including the Pavilion 15 and Aspire 5. Gaming load will only demand about 38 W since there is no discrete GPU.

We're able to record a power draw of 47.9 W from the small (~9.5 x 4.0 x 2.5 cm) 45 W AC adapter when running Prime95 to stress the processor to its limits. Power consumption eventually drops and stabilizes at 29.6 W after just a few seconds due to performance throttling. This behavior matches our observations during the CineBench R15 loop test and stress test above.

Prime95 initiated at the 20s mark. Note the peak in consumption up to 47.9 W before falling and stabilizing at 29.6 W
Prime95 initiated at the 20s mark. Note the peak in consumption up to 47.9 W before falling and stabilizing at 29.6 W
Power consumption while running the first scene of 3DMark 06
Power consumption while running the first scene of 3DMark 06
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.32 / 0.53 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.6 / 7.4 / 8.3 Watt
Load midlight 38 / 47.9 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
8565U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba BG3 KBG30ZMS512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
8265U, GeForce MX250, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
8565U, GeForce MX250, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG), IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
8950HK, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Power Consumption
-20%
-22%
-42%
-119%
-141%
Idle Minimum *
3.6
4.9
-36%
4.4
-22%
4.8
-33%
7.1
-97%
9.48
-163%
Idle Average *
7.4
7.9
-7%
6.9
7%
10.1
-36%
13.6
-84%
16.1
-118%
Idle Maximum *
8.3
10.1
-22%
9.9
-19%
10.7
-29%
14.1
-70%
16.9
-104%
Load Average *
38
60
-58%
55
-45%
44
-16%
103.9
-173%
90.8
-139%
Load Maximum *
47.9
38
21%
63.4
-32%
94.7
-98%
130.9
-173%
134.4
-181%
Witcher 3 ultra *
103

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Runtimes are poor from the small 42 Wh battery. Expect just 3.5 hours of real-world WLAN use compared to twice that on the Acer Swift 5 with the same CPU and GPU. Pricier laptops tend to have higher capacity batteries for longer runtimes.

Sitting completely idle on desktop at the minimum brightness level lasts for about 15 hours. Thus, expect longer runtimes during very light loads like emailing or word processing as opposed to constant web browsing.

Charging from empty to full capacity takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
15h 18min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
3h 32min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 15min
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
8565U, UHD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
HP Pavilion 15-cs2019ng
8265U, GeForce MX250, 41 Wh
Acer Aspire 5 A515-52G-723L
8565U, GeForce MX250, 48 Wh
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IKB
8550U, GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 51.5 Wh
Dell XPS 15 9570 Core i9 UHD
8950HK, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 97 Wh
Acer Swift 5 SF515-51T-76B6
8565U, UHD Graphics 620, 53.9 Wh
Battery Runtime
-1%
45%
6%
41%
67%
Reader / Idle
918
480
-48%
773
-16%
697
-24%
899
-2%
970
6%
WiFi v1.3
212
297
40%
414
95%
370
75%
514
142%
430
103%
Load
75
79
5%
117
56%
50
-33%
62
-17%
145
93%

Pros

+ optional power button fingerprint reader
+ gray chassis hides fingerprints well
+ 1080p IPS display comes standard
+ M.2 PCIe SSD comes standard
+ full performance on battery
+ no pulse-width modulation
+ inexpensive starting price
+ good contrast ratio
+ quiet fan noise
+ narrow bezels

Cons

- printing on the gray keys can be difficult to see
- USB Type-C port does not come standard
- small battery capacity; short battery life
- keyboard feedback could be firmer
- narrow gamut; shallow colors
- display could be brighter
- budget plastic feel
- no gigabit RJ-45
- spongy clickpad

Verdict

In review: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584
In review: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584

We commend the Inspiron 15 5584 for bumping up the standard for what all budget laptops should have. The primary SSD, 1080p IPS display, and narrow bezel design should be the bare minimum for any multimedia laptop released in 2019 and so it's great to see Dell skip over default HDDs and 768p panels.

There are some disadvantages to keep in mind. Aside from the optional USB Type-C port, the system is a poor companion for travelers due to its dim display, spongy clickpad, short-to-average battery life, and thicker profile than both the Pavilion 15 and Aspire 5. This is more of an indoor laptop with the occasional traveling between destinations. Meanwhile, casual gamers will have to look elsewhere or consider the AMD Ryzen SKUs since the system offers no discrete GPU options unlike on the aforementioned HP or Acer alternatives. We're hopeful that future revisions will make USB Type-C standard for both data and charging, improve the feedback on the clickpad, and increase the size of the NumPad and Arrow keys without impacting the attractive price of the series.

An affordable solution for at-home multimedia playback or word processing. We recommend going for the Core i5-8265U SKU instead of the i7-8565U SKU as the performance advantage of the Core i7 will be minimal at best for this chassis. The money saved can be spent on additional RAM or storage instead.

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5584 - 05/25/2019 v6(old)
Allen Ngo

Chassis
66 / 98 → 67%
Keyboard
69%
Pointing Device
69%
Connectivity
48 / 81 → 59%
Weight
64 / 20-67 → 93%
Battery
72%
Display
82%
Games Performance
62 / 85 → 73%
Application Performance
90 / 92 → 97%
Temperature
91%
Noise
97 / 95 → 100%
Audio
50%
Camera
29 / 85 → 34%
Average
68%
77%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Allen Ngo, 2019-05-25 (Update: 2019-05-25)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.