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Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3) Laptop Review

Sebastian Bade (translated by Katherine Bodner), 06/05/2018

Ryzen 3 undervolted. Dell has equipped its 5000 series with a heavily-throttled Ryzen 3 chip, a dark, low-contrast screen and a storage device that clicks annoyingly. Was this clumsiness or intention?

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Dell Inspiron 15 5575 - one of the first laptops equipped with Ryzen 3 2200U and the iGPU Vega 3
Dell Inspiron 15 5575 - one of the first laptops equipped with Ryzen 3 2200U and the iGPU Vega 3

The last Dell Inspiron 15 5000 we tested was the 5567-1753 from January 2017. Then, the device was equipped with a Core i7-7500U and a Radeon R7 M445 but could not convince us entirely. We were particularly disappointed by the display. 

The Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4 now represents the device's successor. This model is not only equipped with an AMD chip, its case has also been completely redesigned. An aluminum finish, no optical drive and a bottom plate that is easy to remove.

This model's competitors are inexpensive entry-level devices with integrated graphic cards. We would particularly like to mention the Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM, as this system is based on the same Ryzen 3 chip as our test unit but features a Full HD screen and - this much we can say already - significantly higher performance.

But Intel devices such as Lenovo V330-15IKB, Asus X510UA-BR305T or HP 250 G6 2UB93ES are also worth a look, particularly in order to compare the Ryzen's performance with standard Core i3 and i5 Intel SoCs.

Please note: This device is currently only available with a Full HD IPS screen for $700 in the US.

Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4 (Inspiron 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 - 256 MB, Core: 100 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, DDR4, 64 Bit, 23.20.812.512
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR4, 1/2 slots occupied
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 100 PPI, Innolux JMC9X 156BGA, TN LED
Mainboard
AMD CZ FCH
Storage
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035, 1024 GB 
, free M.2 slot for SSD , 820 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 1, Card Reader: 3in1
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit), Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 380 x 258 ( = 0.79 x 14.96 x 10.16 in)
Battery
42 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p 1280x720
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Dell: Power Manager, Mobile Connect, Support Assist, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.083 kg ( = 73.48 oz / 4.59 pounds), Power Supply: 290 g ( = 10.23 oz / 0.64 pounds)

 

Case - looks like an Inspiron 7000

Dell has decided not to insert an optical drive and has given the 5000 series an aluminum finish. The back of the display is no longer shiny and has a matte silver coating. The high-quality look of the 7000 series has been introduced to the 5000 series.

The device feels a little hollow, but basically gives an impression of good quality. The construction can be warped a little under pressure, but we did not hear any creaks.

The back of the display could be a little more resistant as pressure on the back is visible on the screen. It can also be warped quite strongly, which causes small changes in brightness. The single hinge is very tight and you will need to give the device a bit of a jolt if you want to open it with one hand. The hinge has an opening angle of 135 ° and keeps the screen in place apart from a little wobbling at first.

Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3)
Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3)
Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3)
Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3)
Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3)
Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3)
Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3)
Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3)

The case is only 20 mm (~0.8 in) thick, which makes it significantly slimmer than the Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM (29 mm/~1.14 in), another Ryzen 3 laptop. The Asus X510UA-BR305T is similarly slim.

Size Comparison

Connectivity - Dell without Type-C-USB

no access to external USB drive
no access to external USB drive

Dell has equipped the notebook with three Type-A USB ports (2x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB 2.0). There is no Type-C port. The only way to connect an external screen is via HDMI. 

There was another issue: We were not able to connect the Dell device with an external HDD (Sharkoon QuickPort USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2) via any of the available USB ports. This problem has never occurred with any other laptop.

left: power supply, HDMI, RJ45-LAN, 2x USB 3.1, combined audio jack (headphones/microphone)
left: power supply, HDMI, RJ45-LAN, 2x USB 3.1, combined audio jack (headphones/microphone)
right: card reader, USB 3.0, Kensington Lock
right: card reader, USB 3.0, Kensington Lock

SD Card Reader

The SD card reader is one of the slowest of its kind. We measured a maximum transfer rate of 37 MB/s when copying large blocks of data. 250 jpg images (each about 5 MB) were transferred at a speed of 31 MB/s. We tested the SD card reader with our reference card (Toshiba Exceria Pro SCXC 64 GB UHS-II).

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87 MB/s ∼100% +182%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
75.9 MB/s ∼87% +146%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=213)
61.7 MB/s ∼71% +100%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
30.9 MB/s ∼36%
Asus X510UA-BR305T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.7 MB/s ∼31% -14%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼30% -16%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.2 MB/s ∼28% -22%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
23.2 MB/s ∼27% -25%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
21.2 MB/s ∼24% -31%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.2 MB/s ∼100% +130%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=193)
79.4 MB/s ∼92% +112%
Asus X510UA-BR305T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
38.7 MB/s ∼45% +3%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.5 MB/s ∼44%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
29.9 MB/s ∼35% -20%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.5 MB/s ∼32% -27%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.5 MB/s ∼32% -27%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.3 MB/s ∼31% -30%

Communication

The Inspiron is equipped with a Wi-Fi module (Qualcomm QCA9377). This supports the Wi-Fi standards 802.11a/b/g/n as well as the faster ac standard. We tested the Wi-Fi performance in ideal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in the vicinity, short distance between notebook and server PC). The results are average as the module only uses the 1x1 standard. The chip, however, has two antennas.

If you prefer using a cable to connect to a network, you can do this with the Dell. There is an RJ45 port to the right of the HDMI connector. The LAN port has a maximum transfer rate of 100 MBit/s, which is not up-to-date anymore.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
517 MBit/s ∼100% +53%
Average of class Office
  (5 - 688, n=151)
468 MBit/s ∼91% +39%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
350 MBit/s ∼68% +4%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
345 MBit/s ∼67% +2%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
338 MBit/s ∼65% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
337 MBit/s ∼65%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
307 MBit/s ∼59% -9%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
300 MBit/s ∼58% -11%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
299 MBit/s ∼58% -11%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
667 MBit/s ∼100% +97%
Average of class Office
  (34 - 688, n=151)
436 MBit/s ∼65% +29%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
350 MBit/s ∼52% +3%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
347 MBit/s ∼52% +2%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
345 MBit/s ∼52% +2%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168
342 MBit/s ∼51% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
339 MBit/s ∼51%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
319 MBit/s ∼48% -6%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
181 MBit/s ∼27% -47%

Webcam & Microphone

There is a big difference between the quality of the microphone and the webcam. While the microphone can record a voice clearly and without unwanted noise at a distance of up to 2 meters, the webcam is overwhelmed in natural daylight. There is a lot of image noise and the colors appear washed out.

The 720p webcam ...
The 720p webcam ...
... with weak colors and  strong image noise, ...
... with weak colors and strong image noise, ...
... is overwhelmed when taking photos in daylight
... is overwhelmed when taking photos in daylight

Accessories

The scope of delivery includes only the device, its power supply and some information on support, warranty and a QuickStart guide.

handy power supply
handy power supply

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Maintenance

Maintenance of the Dell Inspiron 15 5575 is quite easy despite the missing maintenance hatch. After removing all the screws on the bottom of the base unit, you can easily lift the bottom plate off, starting from the back. There are numerous plastic clips that hold the cover in place, but these are easy to unhook even without the use of a spatula or similar tool.

Once this is done, you can upgrade the RAM (one free slot) or add an SSD. There is one M.2 slot available for PCIe x4 SSDs. Cleaning the small cooling fan is just as easy as exchanging the 2.5-inch HDD.

the bottom cover can be removed easily
the bottom cover can be removed easily
after removing all the screws, start lifting the cover off from the back
after removing all the screws, start lifting the cover off from the back
this way, the cover is easy to remove
this way, the cover is easy to remove
M.2 slot for a SATA-SSD
M.2 slot for a SATA-SSD
a speaker
a speaker
fan and heat pipe
fan and heat pipe
M.2 Wi-Fi module M-keyed
M.2 Wi-Fi module M-keyed
two RAM slots
two RAM slots
SATA hard drive
SATA hard drive

Warranty

Dell has included a one-year pick-up-and-return hardware warranty. Depending on where you purchase the device, you can also add an extended warranty with additional coverage.

Input Devices - quiet typing on the Inspiron

Keyboard

The Dell Inspiron 15 5575 has a full-fledged chiclet keyboard that is slightly sunk into the surface of the base unit. The keys are roughened but not rubberized and are 16x16 mm (~0.63 x ~0.63 in) large. We know from experience that the surface of these keys can wear away so that regularly used keys will become smooth after a while. There is a 3-mm (~0.12 in) gap between the keys, which is quite large. Typing is inconspicuous and the device can be used for typing in noise-sensitive areas. 

The keys of the number pad are a little smaller, but only by about a millimeter. Users will have to get accustomed to the arrow keys, which are narrower than usual.

The pressure point of the keys is noticeable, but could be a little tighter in order to give the user better feedback while typing. The white lettering is easy to read and the keyboard does not appear cluttered. Dell has not included keyboard backlighting, which is a significant disadvantage in dark surroundings.

Touchpad

The touchpad is 10.5 x 8 cm (~4.13 x 3.15 in) large and the two mouse keys are integrated into the bottom half of the touchpad. A narrow black line indicates the separation between the right and the left key.

As with the keys of the keyboard, the feedback is a little too soft, but this does not prevent it from responding to inputs quickly and precisely. We had no issues using navigating with our fingers even when they were damp. The entire surface can be used all the way into the corners.

The two keys register inputs in the lower third of the touchpad. A quiet click gives the user good acoustic feedback, which is particularly useful as the travel of these simulated mouse keys is quite long and ends in a soft stop.

short-winded keyboard
short-winded keyboard
ClickPad with long travel
ClickPad with long travel

Display - Dell goes for low quality

subpixel array of the HD panel
subpixel array of the HD panel

The 15.6-inch display from Innolux could have come straight out of the stone age of laptops. Its 1366x768 pixel (100 PPI) resolution can in no way be considered up-to-date. It is also a TN LED with narrow viewing angles. Nonetheless, a lot of entry-level devices are still equipped with these low-quality panels, even in 2018. Buyers should be aware of the disadvantages which we will point out to you now.

The panel is non-reflective - and that is where the advantages of this panel end. The screen uses PWM at a low frequency (250 Hz) to reduce brightness. This is not good and can cause eye issues, even for less sensitive users. On the other hand, PWM might not be an issue since the brightness of 195 cd/m² is so low that most users will always have the display set to maximum brightness indoors. 

On top of that, the screen has low response times (50/24), which are unusual, even for entry-level devices (see table). The average is 40/14. Unfortunately, the brightness is not particularly even and we measured a brightness distribution of 78%. Most laptops have a distribution of 82 - 90%. The low contrast of 458:1 is also disappointing. Colors tend to be washed out and blacks have a gray cast.

205
cd/m²
186
cd/m²
183
cd/m²
206
cd/m²
197
cd/m²
190
cd/m²
227
cd/m²
176
cd/m²
186
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 227 cd/m² Average: 195.1 cd/m² Minimum: 10.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 202 cd/m²
Contrast: 458:1 (Black: 0.43 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 10.35 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3
ΔE Greyscale 11.25 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
60% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 38% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.08
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Innolux JMC9X 156BGA, , 1366x768, 15.6
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Chi Mei CMN15D5, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Chi Mei N156HGA-EAB, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Chi Mei N156BGA-EA3, , 1366x768, 15.6
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
BOE BOE0687, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753
BOE NT15N41, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
3318%
3304%
3315%
321%
28%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
50 (28, 22)
44 (23, 21)
12%
40 (21, 19)
20%
49 (28, 21)
2%
42 (23, 19)
16%
43 (18, 25)
14%
Response Time Black / White *
24 (20, 4)
14 (10, 4)
42%
26 (20, 6)
-8%
14 (12, 4)
42%
13 (8, 5)
46%
14 (6, 8)
42%
PWM Frequency
250 (20)
25000 (10)
9900%
25000
9900%
25000 (20)
9900%
2500 (90)
900%
Screen
3%
-3%
17%
-4%
-11%
Brightness middle
197
234
19%
230
17%
226
15%
184
-7%
145
-26%
Brightness
195
211
8%
200
3%
215
10%
178
-9%
144
-26%
Brightness Distribution
78
83
6%
77
-1%
90
15%
80
3%
90
15%
Black Level *
0.43
0.43
-0%
0.45
-5%
0.51
-19%
0.38
12%
0.49
-14%
Contrast
458
544
19%
511
12%
443
-3%
484
6%
296
-35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
10.35
11.27
-9%
11.84
-14%
6.21
40%
11.29
-9%
9.27
10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
16.02
18.03
-13%
20.47
-28%
8.9
44%
19.48
-22%
16.9
-5%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
11.25
11.54
-3%
12.22
-9%
7.06
37%
12.43
-10%
12.28
-9%
Gamma
2.08 115%
2.09 115%
2.12 113%
2.35 102%
2.34 103%
2.03 118%
CCT
11592 56%
11607 56%
13073 50%
8321 78%
13823 47%
10732 61%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38
38
0%
38
0%
37
-3%
35
-8%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
60
60
0%
59
-2%
59
-2%
55
-8%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
1661% / 768%
1651% / 760%
1666% / 917%
159% / 71%
9% / -4%

* ... smaller is better

AdobeRGB coverage of 38%
AdobeRGB coverage of 38%
sRGB coverage of 60%
sRGB coverage of 60%

You will notice the strong blue cast (DeltaE of 11) as soon as you turn the Inspiron 5575 on. Calibrating the screen with our color profile (see link for download above) can reduce the blue cast noticeably. This only works if you really have the exact same Innolux screen (JMC9X 156BGA). Manufacturers often use different panels within the same series, even if the resolution is the same.

The Dell notebook cannot offer a decent color space, but neither can its competition.

CalMAN gray scales - blue cast
CalMAN gray scales - blue cast
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker

Dell has equipped the 15-inch device with a TN panel that does not have good viewing angles. The screen cannot be read from every position. Working outdoors will only be possible if the sun is not too bright due to its low luminosity.

at around 200 cd/m² the TFT is rather dark
at around 200 cd/m² the TFT is rather dark
You will have to adjust the position of the screen ...
You will have to adjust the position of the screen ...
... in order to see anything
... in order to see anything
viewing angles of the Innolux panels
viewing angles of the Innolux panels

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
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 4 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. » 31 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
50 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 28 ms rise
↘ 22 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. » 83 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (41.4 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 detected 250 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 54 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8882 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance - Dell throttles the APU

The Inspiron is powered by a Ryzen 3 2200U (Raven Ridge) from AMD. This is a version of the Ryzen processors presented at the beginning of 2018, which are available both for desktop and mobile devices. We have already tested the Ryzen 5 and 7 in several tests, but the Ryzen 3 is still quite rare on the market. The SoC is aimed at low-end and entry-level devices.

CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z CPU
CPU-Z Cache
CPU-Z Cache
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z SPD
CPU-Z SPD
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWinfo Summary
HWinfo Summary
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor

Processor

The CPU part of the APU consists of a two-core processor that clocks at a base rate of 2.5 GHz. The turbo enables this to increase to up to 3.4 GHz. The processor supports simultaneous multithreading (two threads can be worked per core).

Dell has equipped our test unit with a Ryzen 3 2200U but the cooling solution does not appear to be ideal
Dell has equipped our test unit with a Ryzen 3 2200U but the cooling solution does not appear to be ideal
R15 loop: The temperatures settle down around 80 °C
R15 loop: The temperatures settle down around 80 °C

On power supply, our test unit completes the Cinebench Multi benchmarks at 1.7 GHz. This is significantly lower than the 2.5 GHz that the Ryzen 3 2200U reached during our tests in the Acer Aspire. The Dell reaches a clock rate between 750 MHz and 1.4 GHz in the single-thread tests. On battery, the CPU works even more slowly. Here, the CPU clock rate lies between 800 and 1.2 GHz in all tests. 

Obviously Dell has decided to throttle the APU - at no point during our tests, even in single-thread mode, did we measure the 3.4-GHz turbo. In addition to this, the scores are inconsistent. The Cinebench R15 reached 240/78 points one day and then 306/107 points the next.

In any case, even after entering the best results into our database, our Dell cannot keep up with the Acer Aspire 3 A315-41 with the same APU. -4% during the multi-thread tests and -16% during single-core load. In practice, the disadvantage of the Inspiron is even greater as we only entered the best R15 scores, not those like 240/78.

The test unit reached an average of 290 points during our R15 loop. Here, performance is constant apart from one drop that only accounts for a few percentage points.

Our comparison table shows that the performance of the CPU part of the APU is positioned between the two Kaby Lake processors Core i3-7130U and Core i5-7200U. Bristol Ridge processors - the previous generation - lie far behind (ThinkPad A275).

Consequently, the AMD processor offers sufficient processing power for office and internet applications. The fact that Dell cannot get more performance out of the APU is disappointing nonetheless. We are looking forward to seeing how the Ryzen 3 performs in other notebooks.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Intel Core i3-8130U
140 Points ∼100% +31%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
130 Points ∼93% +21%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
128 Points ∼91% +20%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
  (107 - 128, n=3)
121 Points ∼86% +13%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U
111 Points ∼79% +4%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
107 Points ∼76%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 178, n=453)
107 Points ∼76% 0%
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
100 Points ∼71% -7%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
83 Points ∼59% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad A275
AMD PRO A12-9800B
75 Points ∼54% -30%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Intel Core i3-8130U
338 Points ∼100% +10%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel Core i5-7200U
332 Points ∼98% +8%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
318 Points ∼94% +4%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=457)
309 Points ∼91% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
306 Points ∼91%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
  (275 - 318, n=3)
300 Points ∼89% -2%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel Core i3-7130U
284 Points ∼84% -7%
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Intel Core i3-7100U
260 Points ∼77% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad A275
AMD PRO A12-9800B
225 Points ∼67% -26%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel Core i3-6006U
213 Points ∼63% -30%
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6696
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
6745
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
3729
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
24.49 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
2.68 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
0.85 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
37.37 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
107 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
306 Points
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System Performance

The combination of a (in this case) weak APU, a noisy hard drive and a RAM running in single-channel mode is bad news for system performance. Turning on the device and loading programs can take some time while the hard drive continues to huff and puff.

The Inspiron 5575 lies 9% behind the Acer Aspire 3 A315-41 and even 18% behind a simple Intel device, the Acer Extensa 2540 with 7200U. The Dell's disadvantage is even greater in the PCMark 10 at -17%. It would be possible to increase the system performance by adding a second RAM module, which would at least enable it to run in dual-channel mode.

PCMark 8 Home (Work crashed)
PCMark 8 Home (Work crashed)
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10 details
PCMark 10 details
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
3752 Points ∼100% +18%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3457 Points ∼92% +9%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
UHD Graphics 620, 7130U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3378 Points ∼90% +6%
Asus X510UA-BR305T
HD Graphics 620, 7100U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
3313 Points ∼88% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 2200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (3185 - 3457, n=3)
3304 Points ∼88% +4%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, Kingston RBUSNS8180S3128GI1
3302 Points ∼88% +4%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
3185 Points ∼85%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4458, n=333)
2992 Points ∼80% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad A275
Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), PRO A12-9800B, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2925 Points ∼78% -8%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
2845 Points ∼76% -11%
PCMark 10 - Score
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, Kingston RBUSNS8180S3128GI1
3230 Points ∼100% +27%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
3228 Points ∼100% +27%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 4269, n=77)
3113 Points ∼96% +23%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3064 Points ∼95% +21%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
UHD Graphics 620, 7130U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2945 Points ∼91% +16%
Average AMD Ryzen 3 2200U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (2344 - 3064, n=3)
2647 Points ∼82% +4%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
2534 Points ∼78%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
2480 Points ∼77% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad A275
Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), PRO A12-9800B, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
2312 Points ∼72% -9%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3185 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3184 points
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Storage Devices

HD Tune Seagate ST1000LM035
HD Tune Seagate ST1000LM035

Dell has equipped the Inspiron with a SATA-III HDD from Seagate. The 2.5-inch ST1000LM035 has a capacity of 1 TB, of which about 820 GB are available to the user. The Recovery partition and Windows operating system take up the remaining space. 

The transfer rates of the HDD are very bad compared to the SSD systems. The Asus X510UA is also equipped with an HDD of the same build. In that device, the HDD reaches slightly better rates, although its sequential read and write rates are not as good. 

Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Kingston RBUSNS8180S3128GI1
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Asus X510UA-BR305T
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
Average Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
11928%
13727%
19463%
24%
18667%
36%
Write 4k QD32
0.47
165.5
35113%
114.7
24304%
178.5
37879%
0.967
106%
253.1
53751%
0.85 (0.154 - 4.71, n=13)
81%
Read 4k QD32
1.267
195.7
15346%
211.6
16601%
252.2
19805%
1.047
-17%
286.5
22512%
0.984 (0.707 - 1.267, n=13)
-22%
Write 4k
0.123
46.59
37778%
73.52
59672%
100.7
81770%
0.438
256%
76.89
62412%
0.549 (0.009 - 3.15, n=13)
346%
Read 4k
0.418
24.92
5862%
34.88
8244%
50.08
11881%
0.326
-22%
37.68
8914%
0.4118 (0.326 - 0.473, n=13)
-1%
Write 512
95.94
259.1
170%
142.8
49%
825.6
761%
61.74
-36%
390.7
307%
76 (26.7 - 98.6, n=13)
-21%
Read 512
41.77
368.5
782%
295.6
608%
814.7
1850%
29.55
-29%
426.4
921%
30.7 (22.3 - 41.8, n=13)
-27%
Write Seq
126.7
257.2
103%
281.8
122%
1279
909%
84.21
-34%
455
259%
85.3 (55.8 - 127, n=13)
-33%
Read Seq
137.2
511.8
273%
428.6
212%
1303
850%
89.38
-35%
488
256%
87.3 (48.6 - 137, n=13)
-36%
Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
Transfer Rate Minimum: 20.3 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 142.7 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 101.8 MB/s
Access Time: 20.1 ms
Burst Rate: 122.3 MB/s
CPU Usage: 11.7 %

Graphics

The integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 graphics core supports DirectX 12 and works at speeds of up to 1100 MHz - or at least it does in theory. The Vega 3 benefits from fast RAM. As the memory controller supports up to DDR4 2400 memory, which is exactly what Dell has given its device, the main speed limit is the missing second RAM, which would enable it to run in dual-channel mode.

The results of the 3DMark benchmarks are below average for the Vega 3 (-28/-30%), which is due to the throttled CPU. The Vega 3 therefore also performs less good than most UHD Graphics 620.

Basically, the Radeon RX Vega 3 does not look like a bad iGPU. However, there is a large variance in its performance and our test unit is positioned right at the bottom of the scale. The Acer Aspire 3 A315-41 shows that things can look very different with the same APU.

3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
1388 Points ∼100% +39%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (996 - 1388, n=3)
1214 Points ∼87% +22%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1092 Points ∼79% +10%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-7130U
1055 Points ∼76% +6%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
996 Points ∼72%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=413)
905 Points ∼65% -9%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8130U
819 Points ∼59% -18%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
755 Points ∼54% -24%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
10053 Points ∼100% +43%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
8855 Points ∼88% +26%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (7049 - 10053, n=3)
8831 Points ∼88% +25%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-7130U
8551 Points ∼85% +21%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3, AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
7049 Points ∼70%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-8130U
6911 Points ∼69% -2%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=457)
6371 Points ∼63% -10%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i3-6006U
6286 Points ∼63% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad A275
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), AMD PRO A12-9800B
5481 Points ∼55% -22%
3DMark 06 Standard
8642 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
5035 points
3DMark 11 Performance
5190 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5521 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
897 points
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Gaming Performance

"Dirt Rally" from the end of 2015 can be played, but only at low details
"Dirt Rally" from the end of 2015 can be played, but only at low details

Due to its limited performance the Inspiron can display even fewer games smoothly than would be possible with this APU, which cannot offer very high performance anyway.

The Vega 3 cannot keep up with Intel's integrated graphics solutions HD 620 or UHD 630. Its performance is almost always below average in the office segment. However, it performs above average with some games such as "BioShock Infinite".

Do not think that an AMD IGP graphics card is better than an Intel iGPU. This can be the case in some games, but the advantage of Vega 3 will usually be very small - at least this is the case for our Inspiron 5575.

However, the results of the Vega 3 depend on the cooling system and the TDP, which can be adjusted by the manufacturer of the notebook. This one can be set between 12 and 25 watts. 

It seems that Dell has set the test unit to 12 watts and the CPU Package Power (SMU) lies at 7 watts in the R15 loop. Obviously, Dell has not managed to get the most out of the Ryzen 3. The manufacturer is not the only one working this way. The Acer Aspire 3 A315-41 (Ryzen 3 2200U) has a TDP of 15 watts. This is not ideal either, but still better than the Dell test unit.

Current games such as “Resident Evil 7” can therefore only be played at the lowest details and users might feel like they have been sent back in time to 1995. Less demanding games such as the popular “Farming Simulator 17” are a better choice for this device. This game can be displayed at 44 to 74 FPS (Medium / Low settings). As the screen can only offer a resolution of 1366x768 pixels, you will not have to choose between Full HD or higher unless you connect an external screen.

F1 2017 - 1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-566U
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
30 (min: 26, max: 34) fps ∼100% +50%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
30 fps ∼100% +50%
Average of class Office
  (15 - 45, n=12)
26.8 fps ∼89% +34%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (20 - 30, n=2)
25 fps ∼83% +25%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
20 fps ∼67%
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
46.2 fps ∼100% +50%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (30.8 - 46.2, n=3)
38.9 fps ∼84% +26%
Dell XPS 13 i5-8250U
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
35 fps ∼76% +14%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-566U
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
34.7 fps ∼75% +13%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
30.8 fps ∼67%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
30.3 fps ∼66% -2%
Lenovo V330-15IKB
UHD Graphics 620, 7130U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
29.5 fps ∼64% -4%
Average of class Office
  (20.1 - 119, n=306)
28.7 fps ∼62% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad A275
Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), PRO A12-9800B, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
26.9 fps ∼58% -13%
Asus X510UA-BR305T
HD Graphics 620, 7100U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
24.6 fps ∼53% -20%
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
HD Graphics 520, 6006U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
23.7 fps ∼51% -23%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
UHD Graphics 620, 8130U, Kingston RBUSNS8180S3128GI1
23.6 fps ∼51% -23%
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 1024x768 Lowest Preset
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
25.6 fps ∼100% +22%
Average of class Office
  (6.2 - 111, n=80)
24.4 fps ∼95% +16%
Dell XPS 13 i5-8250U
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
23.4 fps ∼91% +11%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (21 - 25.6, n=2)
23.3 fps ∼91% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad A275
Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge), PRO A12-9800B, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
21.6 fps ∼84% +3%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-566U
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
21 (min: 17, max: 24) fps ∼82% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
21 fps ∼82%
Acer Extensa 2540-580K
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Kingston RBUSC180DS37256GH
18.9 fps ∼74% -10%
Farming Simulator 17 - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
72.3 fps ∼100% +64%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-52N-566U
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
58.9 (min: 49, max: 65) fps ∼81% +34%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (44 - 72.3, n=3)
58.5 fps ∼81% +33%
Average of class Office
  (24.8 - 99.6, n=22)
52.8 fps ∼73% +20%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
44 fps ∼61%
Dell XPS 13 i5-8250U
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
8 fps ∼11% -82%
Dirt Rally - 1366x768 Medium Preset
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
33.5 fps ∼100% +49%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (22.5 - 33.5, n=2)
28 fps ∼84% +24%
Average of class Office
  (12.5 - 58.7, n=42)
25.2 fps ∼75% +12%
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
22.5 fps ∼67%
Resident Evil 7 - 1280x720 Very Low / Off AA:FX
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
Vega 3, 2200U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
46.5 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
  (41.6 - 46.5, n=2)
44.1 fps ∼95% -5%
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
Vega 3, 2200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
41.6 fps ∼89% -11%
Average of class Office
  (18.9 - 70, n=9)
39.5 fps ∼85% -15%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 59.530.828.5fps
Dirt Rally (2015) 80.122.5fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 2110.6fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 73.844fps
Resident Evil 7 (2017) 46.5fps
F1 2017 (2017) 20fps

Emissions - the Inspiron heats up moderately

System Noise
System Noise

Unfortunately, the hard drive is the biggest cause for system noise: You will be constantly accompanied by a light clicking noise while working on this notebook. This kind of annoying storage device is unusual nowadays, but Dell has just confirmed that it is not yet extinct.

While idling, the cooling fan in our test unit is usually turned off. The device is never silent, as you can still hear the storage device' normal whirring, even if it stops the loud clicking once in a while. 

The cooling fan starts turns up under load and we measured a noise volume of 40.6 dB(A) during the stress test (Prime95 + FurMark running simultaneously for at least one hour).

Noise Level

Idle
31.4 / 31.4 / 31.6 dB(A)
HDD
31.6 dB(A)
Load
31.9 / 40.9 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: 30.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.933.736.133.732.92535.536.840.934.135.53142.93742.535.742.94036.936.934.830.536.95037.236.73637.637.26329.939.93528.729.98027.728.230.426.227.710027.927.128.52627.912527.127.529.226.727.116024.926.226.224.824.920024.224.425.123.624.225023.724.822.823.223.731523.72522.622.623.7400222521.322.72250020.823.920.52020.863019.623.220.119.319.680020.226.120.218.720.2100019.927.619.718.119.9125020.429.919.21820.4160021.629.518.717.921.6200019.829.318.51819.8250019.532.11917.919.5315019.832.319.118.219.8400019.129.318.718.519.1500018.826.618.818.618.8630018.923.318.818.718.9800019.120.61918.919.11000019.119.819.21919.11250019.219.519.219.119.21600019.419.619.519.419.4SPL32.240.731.63132.2N1.63.21.51.41.6median 19.9Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4median 26.1median 19.5median 19median 19.9Delta1.82.71.91.91.831.432.233.432.331.431.531.533.432.731.531.53032.234.331.529.629.529.630.229.630.130.328.632.730.128.128.930.626.228.127.12726.526.927.12625.825.424.52624.525.224.825.224.525.124.424.922.725.122.524.324.522.122.522.724.725.22222.722.126.327.820.122.121.224.526.319.721.219.823.125.119.219.819.32424.918.919.31926.127.718.31919.831.334.617.819.818.729.731.917.618.71826.529.217.3181826.428.717.5181826.728.217.71818.324.730.417.918.318.121.924.917.918.118.221.824.118.118.218.320.924.218.418.318.519.421.118.518.518.618.919.718.518.618.518.518.918.418.518.718.618.718.518.730.937.940.630.330.91.32.53.11.21.3median 18.7Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BMmedian 24.5median 25.1median 18.5median 18.71.72.21.91.11.732.731.730.732.731.430.933.831.430.630.534.530.631.431.329.831.43737.129.33728.227.826.328.227.125.726.927.125.826.125.925.824.824.624.624.823.424.524.123.422.922.722.722.922.622.521.322.622.623.120.522.621.922.120.821.920.820.719.320.820.620.418.420.620.520.31820.522.923.317.322.922.322.417.122.320.820.617.220.821.921.917.221.924.624.117.124.618.918.917.318.919.419.317.519.418.518.317.618.518.21817.818.218.218.117.818.218.218.117.718.218.418.117.618.420.518.517.820.533.1333033.11.61.61.21.6median 20.8Lenovo V330-15IKBmedian 20.7median 17.8median 20.81.92.11.71.933.736.134.735.533.733.833.632.538.633.837.441.541.448.237.432.932.434.335.632.934.73332.63434.728.928.929.832.228.927.827.22728.227.82726.526.6272726.225.824.624.326.225.224.823.523.225.224.424.322.722.824.424.624.721.622.324.625.624.521.421.525.624.123.119.720.224.123.622.619.419.223.623.422.319.218.923.425.524.219.218.425.525.422.91917.925.425.523.9191825.527.926.41917.627.929.727.419.117.529.729.126.818.817.929.128.125.319.81828.124.922.51918.224.922.620.618.618.522.621.219.718.818.621.219.919.21918.819.91918.918.818.7191919.11918.91919.419.219.219.119.438.236.231.330.738.22.82.41.61.52.8median 24.9Asus X510UA-BR305Tmedian 23.9median 19.2median 18.8median 24.91.62.311.81.633.434.733.734.633.433.348.832.334.433.335.653.735.837.835.632.643.934.433.732.64040.440.6414030.832.430.43030.828.827.726.427.628.82726.526.427.42725.22724.62825.223.423.924.124.423.423.924.323.222.923.922.22222.322.422.221.821.721.521.621.821.621.820.520.421.620.320.419.619.720.320.32019.519.120.321.621.320.617.721.623.723.821.717.723.722.521.820.417.822.523.823.520.317.723.821.921.119.11821.92019.718.7182019.819.718.818.219.81918.718.518.51918.818.718.618.718.818.818.818.618.718.81919.118.918.91918.91918.918.918.919.118.918.918.919.1191918.9191933.233.131.730.833.21.91.81.61.51.9median 21.6HP 250 G6 2UB93ES median 21.1median 19.6median 18.9median 21.6222.11.82hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Temperature

Our test unit responds to the stress test (Prime95 and FurMark running for at least 1 hour) similarly when running on battery and on power supply. When connected to a socket, the processor clocks between 824 MHz and 1.4 GHz. The graphics core only reaches a clock rate of 230 MHz. GPU load on its own causes the iGPU to work at a constant 700 MHz.

Prime95 starts off at 1.7 GHz, but the chip soon heats up to 100 °C (~212 °F) which then causes the clock rate to drop to 200 MHz. After that, clock rate and temperature start to increase again slowly. This happens 4-5 times. In this phase, the power consumption oscillates between 10 and 40 watts.

Only after about 1-2 minutes of strong fluctuations do the clock rate (1.2 GHz), temperature (42 °C/~108 °F) and power consumption (29 watts with internal screen) settle down and remain constant after that.

The laptop heats up moderately. We only measured one hotspot that reaches just over 41 °C (~106 °F) during our stress test.

stress test Prime95 + FurMark
stress test Prime95 + FurMark
temperatures during FurMark
temperatures during FurMark
Max. Load
 27.7 °C
82 F
45 °C
113 F
37.2 °C
99 F
 
 25.3 °C
78 F
40.9 °C
106 F
39.2 °C
103 F
 
 28.1 °C
83 F
25.8 °C
78 F
25.5 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 45 °C = 113 F
Average: 32.7 °C = 91 F
36.7 °C
98 F
40.8 °C
105 F
33 °C
91 F
38 °C
100 F
41.2 °C
106 F
29 °C
84 F
26.3 °C
79 F
26.7 °C
80 F
27.3 °C
81 F
Maximum: 41.2 °C = 106 F
Average: 33.2 °C = 92 F
Power Supply (max.)  43.9 °C = 111 F | Room Temperature 22.2 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
heat map top idle
heat map top idle
heat map bottom idle
heat map bottom idle
heat map top stress test
heat map top stress test
heat map bottom stress test
heat map bottom stress test

Speakers

Both speakers are placed at the front below the wrist rest. They emit sound towards the bottom, which means that the sound is reflected by the surface on which the device is standing. If this surface is soft, the sound quality is reduced significantly.

The small speakers produce mainly highs and mids - bass frequencies are largely ignored. The sound is distorted at maximum volume. The speakers are good enough for video chatting, but we would recommend connecting the device to external speakers or headphones when playing films or games.

Pink Noise characteristics
Pink Noise characteristics
speakers emit sound towards the bottom
speakers emit sound towards the bottom
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.133.733.12538.734.138.73150.435.750.44033.730.533.7503037.6306328.628.728.68026.826.226.810028.12628.112527.526.727.516036.524.836.52004323.64325054.423.254.431561.922.661.940063.822.763.850063.82063.86306619.36680072.718.772.7100071.318.171.3125071.31871.3160066.717.966.7200066.41866.4250068.617.968.6315063.618.263.6400068.418.568.4500068.918.668.963006518.765800063.518.963.51000066.51966.51250067.319.167.31600063.619.463.6SPL80.23180.2N45.31.445.3median 65Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4median 19median 65Delta6.71.96.731.932.331.933.432.733.433.134.333.131.630.231.631.432.731.426.526.226.52526.92525.424.525.426.525.226.529.322.729.333.422.133.443.42243.457.120.157.164.919.764.961.119.261.160.418.960.467.818.367.866.117.866.15917.65958.817.358.864.417.564.462.417.762.462.317.962.363.617.963.661.318.161.359.218.459.256.318.556.362.118.562.16718.46767.718.567.77530.37533.31.233.3median 61.1Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BMmedian 18.5median 61.17.61.17.6hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72.73 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 27% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 28% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (67.83 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 52% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 44% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Management - efficient consumption but short runtimes

Power Consumption

The power supply offers 45 watts.
The power supply offers 45 watts.

The Dell 5575 is very careful with its power consumption, but not more so than comparable Intel systems with an iGPU. The usual consumption lies between 5 and 10 watts, depending on the brightness of the display.

The two AMD systems seem to consume the most power under load. But this is not the case for our Inspiron 5575 due to its throttling. The 44.7 watts represent the initial power consumption during the stress test. This drops after a maximum of 3 minutes and subsequently remains at 29 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.34 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5 / 8.4 / 9.2 Watt
Load midlight 30 / 44.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
2200U, Vega 3, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035, TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
2200U, Vega 3, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
8130U, UHD Graphics 620, Kingston RBUSNS8180S3128GI1, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo V330-15IKB
7130U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus X510UA-BR305T
7100U, HD Graphics 620, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035, TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
-8%
5%
22%
8%
-3%
-36%
Idle Minimum *
5
5.6
-12%
5.4
-8%
3.2
36%
5.2
-4%
5.4 (5 - 5.6, n=3)
-8%
7.85 (0.77 - 32, n=890)
-57%
Idle Average *
8.4
8.5
-1%
8.2
2%
6.7
20%
8.1
4%
8.27 (7.9 - 8.5, n=3)
2%
11.7 (4.2 - 42, n=890)
-39%
Idle Maximum *
9.2
8.4
9%
8.4
9%
7.1
23%
8.6
7%
8.83 (8.4 - 9.2, n=3)
4%
14.2 (5 - 67, n=890)
-54%
Load Average *
30
41
-37%
32.2
-7%
29.6
1%
30.8
-3%
35.5 (30 - 41, n=3)
-18%
37.4 (7.43 - 99.3, n=875)
-25%
Load Maximum *
44.7
44.2
1%
32.6
27%
31.5
30%
28
37%
41.8 (36.4 - 44.7, n=3)
6%
45.9 (12.2 - 129, n=877)
-3%
Witcher 3 ultra *
32

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The 42-Wh battery below the bottom cover
The 42-Wh battery below the bottom cover

The Lithium-Ion battery of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 cannot be removed and has a capacity of 42 Wh. But this only gives the 15-inch device enough power for 4:11 hours.

This is sufficient, but Acer shows that there is another way. With only 37 Wh the Acer Aspire A315-41 has the lowest battery capacity, but manages to run for just over 6 hours in our practical Wi-Fi test. Why is this the case? After all, they are both equipped with the same AMD chip.

It is difficult to say. There is hardly any difference between the devices' power consumptions while idling. Our Dell 5575 even consumes less power under average load due to its high throttling. The battery runtimes while idling are very good, which confirms the low power consumption in this situation.

 

 

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
9h 30min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
4h 11min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 17min
Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4
2200U, Vega 3, 42 Wh
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41-R7BM
2200U, Vega 3, 37 Wh
Acer Aspire 3 A315-51-30YA
8130U, UHD Graphics 620, 37 Wh
Lenovo V330-15IKB
7130U, UHD Graphics 620, 30 Wh
Asus X510UA-BR305T
7100U, HD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
HP 250 G6 2UB93ES
6006U, HD Graphics 520, 41.6 Wh
Average of class Office
 
Battery Runtime
13%
12%
10%
69%
63%
30%
Reader / Idle
570
536
-6%
553 (101 - 1857, n=759)
-3%
WiFi v1.3
251
344
37%
281
12%
275
10%
425
69%
409
63%
408 (105 - 964, n=271)
63%
Load
77
83
8%
101 (37 - 259, n=701)
31%
H.264
296
407 (139 - 791, n=140)

Verdict - failed Ryzen 3 implementation

Pros

+ good-looking, slim case
+ quiet keyboard with good feedback
+ maintenance and upgrading (for M.2 slot for SSD)
+ low waste heat
+ good microphone

Cons

- heavy throttling of the APU
- gaming performance tends to be lower than with an Intel iGPU
- low-brightness display with blue cast
- low contrast and 250-MHz PWM
- only 100-MBit ethernet
- no Type-C-USB
- short battery runtimes
- loud hard drive
- no keyboard backlighting
Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3)
Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3)

Dell has now also opened the door to Ryzen APUs. Acer has already shown us how to create a good office all-rounder that can keep up with current Intel chips and even trumped them during occasional gaming with Ryzen 3. Dell, unfortunately, has decided to take a different path, which, we believe, led the manufacturer to an unsuccessful implementation of Ryzen 3. The APU throttles so heavily that it cannot even get close to its turbo clock rates. Therefore, the processor, application and games benchmarks are disappointing - and the clicking hard drive is the last straw. Dell has not done the AMD Ryzen a favor with this laptop - unlike Acer with its Aspire 3 A315-41.

On top of this, the device has a poor HD panel with low brightness, PWM flickering, a blue cast, low contrast and narrow viewing angles (TN) - this screen manages to score every minus point available. The matte surface is the only advantage of this panel.

We cannot recommend this 469-Euro device (~$550). Instead, we would suggest taking a look at its competitors, the Aspire 3 A315-41 in particular, which offers a Full HD screen, storage device and Windows 10 from $580. Although the Acer also has a dark screen with narrow viewing angles, it can make much better use of the Ryzen 3 in applications and games and offers better battery runtimes.

Dell Inspiron 15 5575-98MH4 - 05/30/2018 v6
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
83 / 98 → 85%
Keyboard
76%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
40 / 80 → 50%
Weight
63 / 20-67 → 90%
Battery
76%
Display
73%
Games Performance
60 / 68 → 88%
Application Performance
74 / 92 → 80%
Temperature
91%
Noise
90%
Audio
68%
Camera
29 / 85 → 34%
Average
70%
79%
Office - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3) Laptop Review
Sebastian Bade, 2018-06- 5 (Update: 2018-06-12)