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Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118 Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 01/04/2016

GPU downgrade.Dell's 17.3-inch all-rounder comes with a Skylake processor and matte Full HD screen. A Radeon graphics card is also on board. However, Dell has opted for a rather weak model that does not quite fit with the concept of an 800-Euro (~$872) all-rounder.

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The new Skylake models from the Inspiron 17 lineup are based on the same casing as the Broadwell models. We have already tested the Inspiron 17-5758. However, not only Dell has replaced the processors, but also swapped the graphics card. The GeForce 920M core has made way for a Radeon R5 M335 GPU. Our report reveals whether this has been a good move.

Laptops such as Acer's TravelMate P277-MGHP's ProBook 470 G3Acer's Aspire E5-752G, and HP's Pavilion 17 can be seen as rivals for the Inspiron.

We will not go into the details of casing, connectivity, input devices or speakers since this version of Inspiron and its predecessor feature an identical build. The corresponding information can be found in the review of the Inspiron 17-5758.

Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118 (Inspiron 17 Series)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon R5 M335 - 4096 MB, Core: 1070 MHz, Memory: 900 MHz, DDR3, 32 bit interface, Crimson 15.12 (15.300.1025.1001), Enduro
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1600, dual-channel, two memory banks (both filled)
Display
17.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, AU Optronics B173HTN, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB, 1000 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 880 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Skylake PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD, TPM 2.0
Networking
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC (10/100MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Optical drive
MATSHITA DVD+-RW UJ8FB
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 27 x 414 x 283 ( = 1.06 x 16.3 x 11.14 in)
Battery
40 Wh, 2700 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, recovery DVD, Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials, McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security (trial), MS Office (trial), Dropbox 20 GB, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.83 kg ( = 99.83 oz / 6.24 pounds), Power Supply: 275 g ( = 9.7 oz / 0.61 pounds)
Price
799 Euro

 

Display

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

Dell has equipped our review sample with a matte, 17.3-inch screen that has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Lower priced Inspiron models are equipped with HD+ panels (1600x900 pixels). The Full HD screen's brightness (292.3 cd/m²) and contrast are both compelling. Unfortunately, the screen exhibits PWM flickering at a frequency of 200 Hz in brightness levels reduced to 90% and lower. This could affect sensitive users.

272
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
284
cd/m²
304
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
323
cd/m²
305
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 323 cd/m² Average: 292.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 84 %
Center on Battery: 304 cd/m²
Contrast: 822:1 (Black: 0.37 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 10.62 | 0.8-29.43 Ø6.4
ΔE Greyscale 11.78 | 0.64-98 Ø6.6
90% sRGB (Argyll) 59% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.39

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 200 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 200 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 10377 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 588200) Hz was measured.

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

The color reproduction in delivery state is disappointing. The screen displays a DeltaE 2000 shift of 10.62. This rate is acceptable in the low price range, but not in an 800-Euro (~$872) device. A rate less than 3 would be desirable. Beyond that, the screen exhibits a bluish tint. The screen cannot cover either the AdobeRGB or sRGB color spaces. The coverage rates are 59% (AdobeRGB) and 90% (sRGB).

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 17 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. » 29 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (26.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
86 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 44 ms rise
↘ 42 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. » 99 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (41.9 ms).

A viewing angle dependent TN panel is installed in our review sample. However, it is one of the better examples of its kind. The horizontal viewing angle is generous. Several viewers can look at the screen simultaneously. Horizontal shifts lead to image distortions, but not as strongly as in other TN screens. The Inspiron can be used outdoors.

Viewing angles: Inspiron
Viewing angles: Inspiron
The Inspiron outdoors
The Inspiron outdoors
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
TN LED, 1920x1080
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
IPS, 1920x1080
HP ProBook 470 G3
UWVA TN LED, 1920x1080
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
TN LED, 1920x1080
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
TN, 1600x900
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
TN-Panel, 1920x1080
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
TN LED, 1920x1080
Response Times
30%
1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
86 (44, 42)
35 (17.6, 17.2)
59%
27 (5, 22)
69%
Response Time Black / White *
24 (7, 17)
24 (6.4, 17.2)
-0%
28 (9, 19)
-17%
PWM Frequency
200 (90)
100
-50%
Screen
-1%
20%
3%
-19%
17%
-12%
Brightness middle
304
276
-9%
314
3%
336
11%
252
-17%
294
-3%
243
-20%
Brightness
292
258
-12%
291
0%
319
9%
236
-19%
270
-8%
284
-3%
Brightness Distribution
84
87
4%
88
5%
84
0%
90
7%
86
2%
79
-6%
Black Level *
0.37
0.38
-3%
0.32
14%
0.43
-16%
0.51
-38%
0.31
16%
0.45
-22%
Contrast
822
726
-12%
981
19%
781
-5%
494
-40%
948
15%
540
-34%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
10.62
9.38
12%
3.43
68%
9.26
13%
12.66
-19%
3.72
65%
12.04
-13%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
11.78
11.81
-0%
3.72
68%
10.09
14%
13.37
-13%
5.23
56%
13.25
-12%
Gamma
2.39 100%
2.03 118%
2.39 100%
2.57 93%
1.93 124%
2.4 100%
2.6 92%
CCT
12997 50%
8966 72%
6764 96%
12421 52%
6491 100%
7270 89%
14950 43%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
59
61
3%
59.8
1%
60
2%
52
-12%
61.9
5%
60
2%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
90
94
4%
92
2%
92
2%
76
-16%
95.9
7%
92
2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-1% / -1%
25% / 22%
2% / 3%
-19% / -19%
17% / 17%
-12% / -12%

* ... smaller is better

Performance

The Inspiron 17 is a 17.3-inch all-rounder. The laptop has enough computing power for routine use, and can render the conditional game. Our review sample carries a price tag of approximately 800 Euros (~$872). Other models are available in Dell's shop. The cheapest model (500 Euros/~$545) currently on the market is equipped with a Core i3-4005U processor from the Haswell generation.

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GPU-Z
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LatencyMon
 
 

Processor

Core i5-6200U (Skylake) dual-core processor powers the Inspiron. It is a mid-range CPU that will satisfy most users' needs. It is one of the frugal ULV processors, and has a TDP of 15 watts. The processor's base clock of 2.3 GHz can be boosted to 2.7 GHz (both cores) or 2.8 GHz (one core only) via Turbo. Turbo is utilized in both AC and battery mode. The improved Skylake architecture and the somewhat higher clock speeds are noticed in the better scores of the CPU tests we perform compared with the Broadwell predecessor (Core i5-5200U). It scores 10 to 15% better.

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
8555
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
9842
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4396
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
23.93 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.24 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.24 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
30.91 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
292 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
106 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
106 Points ∼52%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
77 Points ∼38% -27%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
125 Points ∼61% +18%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
123 Points ∼60% +16%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
59 Points ∼29% -44%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
107 Points ∼52% +1%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
69 Points ∼34% -35%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
121 Points ∼59% +14%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
124 Points ∼60% +17%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
120 Points ∼59% +13%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
108 Points ∼53% +2%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
292 Points ∼14%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
210 Points ∼10% -28%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
323 Points ∼15% +11%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
302 Points ∼14% +3%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
175 Points ∼8% -40%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
254 Points ∼12% -13%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
194 Points ∼9% -34%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
293 Points ∼14% 0%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
304 Points ∼14% +4%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
295 Points ∼14% +1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
260 Points ∼12% -11%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1.24 Points ∼53%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
0.96 Points ∼41% -23%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
1.47 Points ∼63% +19%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
1.38 Points ∼59% +11%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
0.68 Points ∼29% -45%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1.24 Points ∼53% 0%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
0.86 Points ∼37% -31%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1.37 Points ∼59% +10%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
1.39 Points ∼60% +12%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1.39 Points ∼60% +12%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1.26 Points ∼54% +2%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3.24 Points ∼14%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
2.55 Points ∼11% -21%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
3.56 Points ∼15% +10%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
3.29 Points ∼14% +2%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
2.12 Points ∼9% -35%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2.83 Points ∼12% -13%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2.36 Points ∼10% -27%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3.23 Points ∼14% 0%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
3.31 Points ∼14% +2%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
3.2 Points ∼13% -1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2.81 Points ∼12% -13%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4396 Points ∼41%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
4928 Points ∼45% +12%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
4592 Points ∼42% +4%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
3449 Points ∼32% -22%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2343 Points ∼22% -47%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
4589 Points ∼42% +4%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
4590 Points ∼42% +4%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
4483 Points ∼41% +2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4196 Points ∼39% -5%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
9842 Points ∼20%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
10766 Points ∼22% +9%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
10140 Points ∼20% +3%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
7139 Points ∼14% -27%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
6443 Points ∼13% -35%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
9942 Points ∼20% +1%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
10227 Points ∼21% +4%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
9620 Points ∼19% -2%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
8578 Points ∼17% -13%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
5993 Points ∼19%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
6155 Points ∼20% +3%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4775 Points ∼15% -20%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
6037 Points ∼19% +1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4998 Points ∼16% -17%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2782 Points ∼60%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
2806 Points ∼60% +1%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2006 Points ∼43% -28%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2896 Points ∼62% +4%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2484 Points ∼53% -11%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
90.6 ms * ∼2%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
194.8 ms * ∼5% -115%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
90.3 ms * ∼2% -0%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
99.7 ms * ∼2% -10%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
363.6 ms * ∼9% -301%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
117.5 ms * ∼3% -30%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
164.3 ms * ∼4% -81%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
147.4 ms * ∼4% -63%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
93.5 ms * ∼2% -3%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
111.6 ms * ∼3% -23%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
186.9 Points ∼56%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
209.74 Points ∼63% +12%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1287.6 ms * ∼2%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
3292.1 ms * ∼6% -156%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
1135.1 ms * ∼2% +12%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
2259.8 ms * ∼4% -76%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2627.6 ms * ∼4% -104%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3488.1 ms * ∼6% -171%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2899.5 ms * ∼5% -125%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2322.1 ms * ∼4% -80%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2583.5 ms * ∼4% -101%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
27402 Points ∼55%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
12331 Points ∼25% -55%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
30997 Points ∼63% +13%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
14833 Points ∼30% -46%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
12488 Points ∼25% -54%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
8324 Points ∼17% -70%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
10846 Points ∼22% -60%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
14871 Points ∼30% -46%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
12545 Points ∼25% -54%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2597 Points ∼42%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
2879 Points ∼46% +11%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1857 Points ∼30% -28%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2952 Points ∼48% +14%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2203 Points ∼36% -15%

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System Performance

The laptop runs smoothly; we did not encounter any problems. The PCMark benchmarks scores are good. Thanks to its AMD graphics core, the Inspiron scores particularly well in the PCMark 8 Home partial benchmark. The benchmark clearly benefits from AMD GPUs. It is possible to increase the system's performance. Replacing the HDD with an SSD would lead to a faster system and shorter load times.

PCMark 7 Score
2843 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3232 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3873 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4234 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3232 Points ∼54%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
3058 Points ∼51% -5%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
3399 Points ∼57% +5%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
3053 Points ∼51% -6%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2790 Points ∼47% -14%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2656 Points ∼44% -18%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
3429 Points ∼57% +6%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
3215 Points ∼54% -1%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2949 Points ∼49% -9%
PCMark 7 - Score (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2843 Points ∼33%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
2846 Points ∼33% 0%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
2998 Points ∼35% +5%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
4394 Points ∼51% +55%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
2437 Points ∼28% -14%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
2657 Points ∼31% -7%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
2447 Points ∼28% -14%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
5254 Points ∼61% +85%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2878 Points ∼33% +1%

Storage Device

A 2.5-inch hard drive from Seagate serves as the storage device. It spins at 5400 revolutions per minute and has a capacity of 1 TB. CrystalDiskMark records a read speed of 91.85 MB/s, and HDTune delivers an average transfer rate of 80.6 MB/s. These are both good rates for a 5400 RPM hard drive.

Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
Transfer Rate Minimum: 45 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum: 108.2 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average: 80.6 MB/s
Access Time: 17.7 ms
Burst Rate: 243.3 MB/s
CPU Usage: 5.6 %

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Graphics Card

The graphics core is the Inspiron's biggest modification compared to its predecessor. Dell has replaced the GeForce 920M core with a Radeon R5 M335 GPU in the laptop. It is a lower mid-range model that supports DirectX 12. The core has a maximum clock of 1070 MHz, and is supported by 4096 MB of DDR3 graphics memory. The 3DMark scores of the Radeon R5 M335 GPU are slightly below that of Nvidia's GeForce 920M graphics core.

A look at our comparison chart shows that in the 3DMark benchmarks HP's ProBook 470 G3 configured with a Radeon R7 M340 scores much better than the Inspiron. The name of the GPU in the ProBook suggests that its performance is just slightly higher than that of the M335 core. However, this is not the case: Although the R7 M340 clocks at a marginally lower speed (1020 MHz), it can access a faster graphics memory (1000 MHz vs. 900 MHz). The graphics memory also has a wider interface (64-bit vs. 32-bit).

Intel's HD Graphics 520 graphics core is also installed in the Inspiron. Both GPUs create a graphics switching solution (Enduro). Intel's core is responsible for routine use and battery mode, while the Radeon core takes care of performance-driven applications like computer games. Switching between both cores is automated, but does not work as smoothly as that of Nvidia's counterpart (Optimus). Occasionally, the user has to intervene manually.

3DMark 05 Standard
10717 points
3DMark 06 Standard
5921 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
4772 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1889 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
40597 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
4167 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
824 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
411 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1889 Points ∼6%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
1899 Points ∼6% +1%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
2272 Points ∼8% +20%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
2609 Points ∼9% +38%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
2310 Points ∼8% +22%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1822 Points ∼6% -4%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1663 Points ∼6% -12%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
2501 Points ∼8% +32%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
2247 Points ∼7% +19%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
2487 Points ∼8% +32%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
2094 Points ∼7% +11%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
824 Points ∼3%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
1028 Points ∼4% +25%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
1095 Points ∼4% +33%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
1460 Points ∼5% +77%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
1323 Points ∼5% +61%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
1059 Points ∼4% +29%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
1501 Points ∼6% +82%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
1427 Points ∼5% +73%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
1267 Points ∼5% +54%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
1409 Points ∼5% +71%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
1250 Points ∼5% +52%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
3463 Points ∼6%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
3922 Points ∼7% +13%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
4242 Points ∼8% +22%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
5459 Points ∼10% +58%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
4697 Points ∼9% +36%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
4167 Points ∼8%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
5288 Points ∼11% +27%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
5226 Points ∼11% +25%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
6577 Points ∼13% +58%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
5191 Points ∼10% +25%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
5312 Points ∼11% +27%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
5256 Points ∼11% +26%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
6526 Points ∼13% +57%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
5685 Points ∼11% +36%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
6543 Points ∼13% +57%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
5850 Points ∼12% +40%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
40597 Points ∼4%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
41316 Points ∼4% +2%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
41790 Points ∼4% +3%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
36334 Points ∼3% -11%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
40796 Points ∼4% 0%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
47982 Points ∼4% +18%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
34461 Points ∼3% -15%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
57411 Points ∼5% +41%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
43489 Points ∼4% +7%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
49492 Points ∼4% +22%
3DMark 06 - 1280x1024 Standard AA:0x AF:0x (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
5921 Points ∼14%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
8982 Points ∼22% +52%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
9081 Points ∼22% +53%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
11760 Points ∼28% +99%

Gaming Performance

The Inspiron can be described as partially gaming suitable. The laptop can render many games smoothly, but in low resolutions and low to medium quality settings. The screen's full resolution (Full HD) can hardly ever be used. The GPU is too weak even in low resolutions/quality settings for power-hungry games like "The Witcher 3" or "Just Cause 3".

Although the graphics core can still position itself just behind Nvidia's GeForce 920M in the 3DMark benchmarks, the difference is usually greater in gaming routine. Seldom can AMD's core stand up to it. Thus, Dell has reduced the gaming performance of the Inspiron 17-5759 compared with the Inspiron 17-5758. The available gaming performance is too low for an 800-Euro (~$872) all-round laptop. The performance would not be satisfactory even if the predecessor's graphics core were installed. We would expect a GeForce 930M or 940M graphics core.

Many potential Inspiron buyers will ask if a model without a dedicated GPU would be a better choice. Generally, the frame rates of the HD Graphics 520 graphics core are roughly on par with that of the Radeon graphics core. Intel's GPU is sufficient for the occasional game. We recently performed several gaming tests in both single and dual channel modes on HP's ProBook 430 G3 (Core i5-6200UHD Graphics 520). The results can be found in the comparison chart.

low med. high ultra
Diablo III (2012) 66.741.832.420.4fps
Counter-Strike: GO (2012) 108.768.148.326.4fps
Tomb Raider (2013) 57.829.122.311.6fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 44.925.621.47.8fps
Thief (2014) 2012.810.45.2fps
Wolfenstein: The New Order (2014) 33.930.212.4fps
GRID: Autosport (2014) 13246.121.612.6fps
Sims 4 (2014) 145.941.817.714.7fps
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) 21.514.58.16.3fps
Alien: Isolation (2014) 31.622.112.18.3fps
F1 2014 (2014) 83563112.5fps
Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014) 34.122.17.34.9fps
Evolve (2015) 22.214.58.55.2fps
Battlefield Hardline (2015) 47.633.210.26.3fps
Dirt Rally (2015) 114.229.415.612.5fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 17.211.36.42.9fps
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) 171473fps
Metal Gear Solid V (2015) 40.226.49.97.1fps
World of Warships (2015) 49.634.617.512.3fps
FIFA 16 (2015) 58.339.718.4fps
Anno 2205 (2015) 28.915.86.83.1fps
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (2015) 34.819.89.66.1fps
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 33.720.69.36.1fps
Rainbow Six Siege (2015) 39.424.812.49.9fps
Just Cause 3 (2015) 23.1199.26.3fps
Tomb Raider
1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX AF:4x (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
29.1 fps ∼5%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
42.3 fps ∼7% +45%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
43 fps ∼8% +48%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
59.1 fps ∼10% +103%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
60.9 fps ∼11% +109%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
62.5 fps ∼11% +115%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
55.4 fps ∼10% +90%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
26.6 fps ∼5% -9%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
39.4 fps ∼7% +35%
1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
57.8 fps ∼9%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
83.2 fps ∼13% +44%
Acer Aspire E17 E5-752G-T7WY
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5
64 fps ∼10% +11%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
83.6 fps ∼13% +45%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
64 fps ∼10% +11%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
126 fps ∼20% +118%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
109.2 fps ∼17% +89%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
50.1 fps ∼8% -13%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
74.2 fps ∼12% +28%
Wolfenstein: The New Order - 1280x720 Low Preset (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
33.9 fps ∼57%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
37.1 fps ∼62% +9%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
38.4 fps ∼64% +13%
GRID: Autosport
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
46.1 fps ∼20%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
56.3 fps ∼24% +22%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
57.4 fps ∼25% +25%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
36 fps ∼16% -22%
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3128GD
57.8 fps ∼25% +25%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
75.8 fps ∼33% +64%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
28.7 fps ∼12% -38%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
43.7 fps ∼19% -5%
1024x768 Ultra Low Preset (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
132 fps ∼31%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
138.5 fps ∼32% +5%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
120.28 fps ∼28% -9%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
69.5 fps ∼16% -47%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
73.4 fps ∼17% -44%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
105.1 fps ∼24% -20%
Dirt Rally
1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
29.4 fps ∼13%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
31.1 fps ∼14% +6%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
40 fps ∼18% +36%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
40.14 fps ∼18% +37%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
24 fps ∼11% -18%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
53.5 fps ∼24% +82%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
45.1 fps ∼21% +53%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
19.9 fps ∼9% -32%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
25.7 fps ∼12% -13%
1024x768 Ultra Low Preset (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
114.2 fps ∼22%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
134.2 fps ∼26% +18%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
129.8 fps ∼25% +14%
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Kingston RBU-SNS8100S3256GD
139.87 fps ∼27% +22%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
71.5 fps ∼14% -37%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
135.5 fps ∼26% +19%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
70.6 fps ∼14% -38%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
113.3 fps ∼22% -1%
Diablo III
1366x768 High AA:on (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
32.4 fps ∼11%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
55.4 fps ∼19% +71%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
54.4 fps ∼19% +68%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
45.2 fps ∼16% +40%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
62.6 fps ∼22% +93%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
36.1 fps ∼13% +11%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
50.5 fps ∼18% +56%
1366x768 Medium / low (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
41.8 fps ∼15%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
69.2 fps ∼24% +66%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
67.4 fps ∼24% +61%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
48.7 fps ∼17% +17%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
78.8 fps ∼28% +89%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
45.1 fps ∼16% +8%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
60.6 fps ∼21% +45%
Sims 4 - 1366x768 Medium Preset (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
41.8 fps ∼23%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
73 fps ∼40% +75%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
61.7 fps ∼34% +48%
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
GeForce 920M, 5200U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPCX-24UE4T0
68.5 fps ∼37% +64%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
34.4 fps ∼19% -18%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
40.5 fps ∼22% -3%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
49.4 fps ∼27% +18%
Battlefield Hardline - 1024x768 Low Graphics Quality (DX11) (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
47.6 fps ∼24%
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
GeForce 920M, 5500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
42.2 fps ∼21% -11%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
39.6 fps ∼20% -17%
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
Radeon R8 M365DX, A10-8700P, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
26.6 fps ∼13% -44%
Asus Asuspro Essential P751JF-T2007G
GeForce 930M, 4210M, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
56.2 fps ∼28% +18%
Asus F751LB-T4030H
GeForce 940M, 5500U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024
59.3 fps ∼30% +25%
HP Pavilion 17-f217ng
GeForce 830M, 5200U, HGST Travelstar 5K1000 HTS541075A9E680
51.9 fps ∼26% +9%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
30.6 fps ∼15% -36%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
47.7 fps ∼24% 0%
Star Wars Battlefront - 1024x768 Low Preset (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
33.7 fps ∼17%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
23.7 fps ∼12% -30%
FIFA 16
1366x768 High Preset AA:2x MS (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
39.7 fps ∼12%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
52.4 fps ∼15% +32%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
25 fps ∼7% -37%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
39.7 fps ∼12% 0%
1280x720 Low Preset (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
58.3 fps ∼15%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
82.1 fps ∼21% +41%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
36.9 fps ∼9% -37%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
63.5 fps ∼16% +9%
World of Warships
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:Trilinear (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
34.6 fps ∼18%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
40.9 fps ∼21% +18%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
32.1 fps ∼17% -7%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
47 fps ∼24% +36%
1366x768 Low Preset AF:Trilinear (sort by value)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
Radeon R5 M335, 6200U, Seagate Momentus SpinPoint M8 ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB
49.6 fps ∼21%
HP ProBook 470 G3
Radeon R7 M340, 6500U, WDC Scorpio Blue WD10JPVX-75JC3T0
69.9 fps ∼29% +41%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
45.2 fps ∼19% -9%
HP ProBook 430 G3 P5T00ES
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 HTS725050A7E630
69.2 fps ∼29% +40%

Emissions

System Noise

The Inspiron's fan is usually inactive while idling, and only the hard drive's noise is audible. Replacing it for an SSD would ensure silence. The level increases to 44.2 dB(A) in the gaming tests, which is acceptable. This level is not surprising since both the CPU and GPU clock at full speed. The medium load rate is more surprising where the laptop produces almost as much noise. The fan management apparently needs a bit of tweaking here because the laptop does not warm up excessively even during full load.

Noise Level

Idle
33.9 / 33.9 / 33.9 dB(A)
HDD
33.9 dB(A)
DVD
37.1 / dB(A)
Load
43.8 / 44.2 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)
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
6200U, Radeon R5 M335
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
5500U, GeForce 920M
HP ProBook 470 G3
6500U, Radeon R7 M340
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
5500U, GeForce 940M
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
5200U, GeForce 920M
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
A10-8700P, Radeon R8 M365DX
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
5500U, GeForce 940M
Noise
2%
14%
1%
6%
8%
5%
off / environment *
Idle Minimum *
33.9
31.6
7%
30
12%
33.5
1%
33
3%
30.8
9%
32
6%
Idle Average *
33.9
31.6
7%
30
12%
33.5
1%
33.5
1%
30.8
9%
32.3
5%
Idle Maximum *
33.9
32.9
3%
30
12%
33.6
1%
34.1
-1%
31.2
8%
32.6
4%
Load Average *
43.8
45.4
-4%
35.1
20%
43.3
1%
35.8
18%
37.8
14%
41.2
6%
Load Maximum *
44.2
45.6
-3%
38.9
12%
43.6
1%
40.7
8%
43.4
2%
41.6
6%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

The Inspiron in the stress test
The Inspiron in the stress test

The Inspiron performs our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) differently in AC and battery mode. The graphics core clocks at 400 MHz and the processor at 2.7 GHz in battery mode. The GPU runs at full speed when the power supply is connected (1070 MHz). The processor continues to clock at 2.7 GHz, but suddenly throttles to 400 MHz time and again. However, this is not a permanent condition. Later in the test, it runs at a constant 2.7 GHz. It cannot be said that the laptop heats up excessively. We recorded temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius (~104 degrees Fahrenheit) on only two measuring points.

Max. Load
 34.1 °C34.4 °C22.2 °C 
 38.7 °C38.6 °C22.3 °C 
 31.9 °C29.4 °C25.6 °C 
Maximum: 38.7 °C
Average: 30.8 °C
22.4 °C32.6 °C42 °C
22 °C35.4 °C46.6 °C
25 °C26.8 °C31.6 °C
Maximum: 46.6 °C
Average: 31.6 °C
Power Supply (max.)  43 °C | Room Temperature 20.7 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
6200U, Radeon R5 M335
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
5500U, GeForce 920M
HP ProBook 470 G3
6500U, Radeon R7 M340
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
5500U, GeForce 940M
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
5200U, GeForce 920M
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
A10-8700P, Radeon R8 M365DX
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
5500U, GeForce 940M
Heat
-21%
-17%
2%
-6%
-1%
-20%
Maximum Upper Side *
38.7
54.1
-40%
43
-11%
36.2
6%
40.2
-4%
38.2
1%
46.9
-21%
Maximum Bottom *
46.6
43
8%
45.8
2%
47.4
-2%
41.7
11%
34.2
27%
54.7
-17%
Idle Upper Side *
25.2
33.3
-32%
32.5
-29%
25.7
-2%
30.8
-22%
30.8
-22%
32.6
-29%
Idle Bottom *
27.9
32.8
-18%
35.6
-28%
26.1
6%
30.4
-9%
30.5
-9%
31.3
-12%

* ... smaller is better

Energy Management

Power Consumption

We measured an idle power consumption of up to 12.3 watts. This rate is acceptable. However, it confirms our previous findings: Skylake laptops require somewhat more energy while idling than the former generation. The Inspiron, for example, was slightly less hungry. Our review sample's power consumption increases to 55 watts in the stress test. The predecessor's requirement is lower because its CPU is throttled in the stress test. The power supply has a nominal output of 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.42 / 0.7 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 6.2 / 11.6 / 12.3 Watt
Load midlight 36 / 55 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
6200U, Radeon R5 M335
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
5500U, GeForce 920M
HP ProBook 470 G3
6500U, Radeon R7 M340
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
5500U, GeForce 940M
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
5200U, GeForce 920M
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
A10-8700P, Radeon R8 M365DX
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
5500U, GeForce 940M
Power Consumption
19%
-7%
-16%
23%
-3%
-21%
Idle Minimum *
6.2
4
35%
5.7
8%
5.4
13%
4.4
29%
4.1
34%
6
3%
Idle Average *
11.6
9.2
21%
11.3
3%
12.6
-9%
7.7
34%
9.6
17%
12.2
-5%
Idle Maximum *
12.3
9.4
24%
12.2
1%
14.3
-16%
7.9
36%
11
11%
14.5
-18%
Load Average *
36
40.4
-12%
44.8
-24%
52.1
-45%
33.6
7%
57.6
-60%
54
-50%
Load Maximum *
55
40.8
26%
66.3
-21%
67.5
-23%
49.8
9%
65.7
-19%
73.7
-34%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

Overall, the battery life is satisfactory. The Inspiron slightly outruns its predecessor in most tests. The Inspiron achieves a runtime of 5:01 hours in our real world Wi-Fi test. This test simulates the load needed for opening websites using the "Balanced" profile and a screen brightness of approximately 150 cd/m². Dell's laptop manages 4:25 hours with a charged battery in our video test. We test the video playback time by running the short movie "Big Buck Bunny" (H.264 encoding, 1920x1080 pixels) in a loop. The wireless modules are disabled, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m².

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
9h 38min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
5h 01min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
4h 25min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 11min
Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118
40 Wh
Dell Inspiron 17-5758
40 Wh
HP ProBook 470 G3
44 Wh
Acer TravelMate P277-MG-7474
37 Wh
Lenovo B70-80 80MR0006GE
41 Wh
HP Pavilion 17-g054ng
41 Wh
Acer Aspire E5-772G-70VP
37 Wh
Battery Runtime
3%
-2%
-15%
9%
-21%
-11%
Reader / Idle
578
448
-22%
490
-15%
482
-17%
437
-24%
473
-18%
454
-21%
H.264
265
270
2%
228
-14%
WiFi v1.3
301
243
-19%
277
-8%
247
-18%
335
11%
216
-28%
259
-14%
Load
71
107
51%
81
14%
64
-10%
100
41%
53
-25%
72
1%

Pros

+ bright, high-contrast screen
+ Full HD resolution
+ removable battery
+ maintenance options
+ accurate touchpad
+ decent speakers

Cons

- TN panel
- pliable keyboard
- weak GPU
- few interfaces
- Fast Ethernet only

Verdict

In review: Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118. Test model courtesy of Dell Germany.
In review: Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118. Test model courtesy of Dell Germany.

The new Inspiron 17 model is equipped with a Skylake processor. This leads to enhanced application performance. However, Dell downgrades the graphics performance. Overall, the installed Radeon R5 M335 graphics core is weaker than the GeForce 920M in the predecessor. Thus, the gaming performance is reduced from one Inspiron generation to the next. The laptop usually operates quietly and barely heats up. It also has enough storage capacity: The laptop offers a 1 TB hard drive. Thanks to the maintenance hatch, it is easy to replace. The battery life is overall satisfactory. The keyboard will not win any awards. Although it is the same unit as in the predecessor, the keyboard rocks considerably due to the lack of a support on the underside.

The matte Full HD panel's high brightness and good contrast are pleasing. Although it is a viewing angle dependent TN screen, it is one of the better models. The viewing angles are wider than we are used to from TN models. Unfortunately, the screen displays PWM flickering at a brightness of 90% and lower (200 Hz).

Dell has basically built a decent all-rounder. However, the weak Radeon graphics core does not really fit into the picture. It hardly offers more than Intel's integrated graphics core in dual-channel mode in terms of gaming performance. The buyer will normally be better off with a cheaper Inspiron model without a dedicated GPU.

It should be noted that the lower priced models are equipped with HD+ panels (1600x900 pixels). Buyers who value a Full HD screen will have to take our review sample.

Dell Inspiron 17 5759-5118 - 12/31/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
76 / 98 → 78%
Keyboard
73%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
60 / 81 → 74%
Weight
58 / 20-67 → 81%
Battery
83%
Display
82%
Games Performance
71 / 85 → 84%
Application Performance
85 / 92 → 92%
Temperature
90%
Noise
75 / 95 → 79%
Audio
73%
Camera
49 / 85 → 58%
Average
75%
79%
Multimedia - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-01- 4 (Update: 2018-05-15)