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Deal | Dell Inspiron 15 with 11th gen Intel Core i5, 16 GB RAM, and 1080p display on sale for $549 USD

Dell Inspiron 15 with 11th gen Intel Core i5, 16 GB RAM, and 1080p display on sale for $549 USD (Image source: Dell)
Dell Inspiron 15 with 11th gen Intel Core i5, 16 GB RAM, and 1080p display on sale for $549 USD (Image source: Dell)
The laptop is pick-up only from Staples with no delivery. It's an entry-level offering with a mostly plastic design, but the relatively powerful Core i5-1135G7 CPU and integrated Iris Xe GPU make it fast for the price.
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Following on the footsteps of the recent Lenovo Flex convertible deal is the Dell Inspiron 15 deal for about $100 USD less. The Dell laptop comes with similar specifications including the Tiger Lake Core i5-1135G7 CPU and 16 GB of RAM albeit with just half the storage and without the 2-in-1 form factor. Users who have no interest in using their laptops as huge tablets may find this Inspiron system the better bargain.

Most deals have notable drawbacks and the Dell is no exception. Firstly, its 1080p display covers just 45 percent of NTSC or approximately 60 percent of sRGB to indicate a budget panel. Videos and images won't appear as vibrant as on most other pricier laptops. Secondly, there is no integrated USB-C port even though the port is becoming increasingly common on accessories and other laptops. For a mostly-at-home laptop, however, these setbacks are generally tolerable especially since owners still get a decently powerful processor and integrated Iris Xe GPU considering the price.

Notebookcheck has yet to review the model and so we can't give our hands-on impressions of the system in question.

  • 15.6-inch 1080p display, 220 nits, 45 percent NTSC
  • 16 GB DDR4 (2x SODIMM)
  • 256 GB M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Wi-Fi 5
  • 42 Wh
  • 3x USB-A, RJ-45, 3.5 mm combo audio, HDMI 1.4, SD card reader
  • 363.96 x 249 x 19.9 mm
  • 1.83 kg and up
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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.
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Allen Ngo, 2021-01-26 (Update: 2021-01-26)