Dell Inspiron 15 5515 proves to be a solid office notebook but leaves the potential of the AMD Ryzen 7 untapped
The Dell Inspiron 15 5515 is an affordable office notebook starting at under US$ 1,000. In the H8P8F configuration, the device is equipped with a 4.3 GHz fast AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512 GB SSD. Dell does without a dedicated graphics solution and instead uses the iGPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 8.
In our review, the Dell Inspiron 15 5515 delivers solid performance benchmarks. In addition to a simple and well-manufactured case, the laptop, which turns out to be quite compact and light compared to other 15.6-inch comparison models, also offers good battery life, among other things. Thanks to a 54 Wh battery, the device allows up to 10 hours of websurfing or video streaming. Under full load, the battery is drained after almost 2.5 hours.
These times are made possible not only by a large battery, but also by a restrained CPU. The AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor does not unfold its full capabilities in Dell's Inspiron 15 5515, falling behind the equally equipped competition as well as the CPU average. The iGPU as well as the SSD don't exactly give the best, i.e. fastest impression under testing either. Dell wastes potential here in combination with the mediocre but upgradeable amount of RAM. The display also partly gives cause for criticism and is not particularly bright, among other things.
All things considered, the Dell Inspiron 15 5515, which is available in the almost identical configuration with Windows 11 (instead of Windows 10 in the test device), cuts a solid figure overall for indoor work and the tasks usual for an office notebook in this price range. More information and benchmarks can be found in our review of the Inspiron 15 5515 H8P8F.