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Deal | Dell Inspiron 5000 5505 with Ryzen 5 undercuts the Intel Core i5 version by over $100 USD, now on sale for $489 USD

Dell Inspiron 5000 5505 with Ryzen 5 undercuts the Intel Core i5 version by $100 USD, now on sale for $489 USD (Source: Dell)
Dell Inspiron 5000 5505 with Ryzen 5 undercuts the Intel Core i5 version by $100 USD, now on sale for $489 USD (Source: Dell)
The Inspiron 5505 with Ryzen 5 4500U is currently retailing for $489 USD compared to $587 USD for the Inspiron 5502 with the Core i5-1135G7 even after applying the coupon code on both models. The AMD model performs similarly to the Core i5 model and comes with the same amount of RAM and storage despite the wide price difference.

We recently finished reviewing the Intel-powered Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502 designed for students and home users on tight budgets. For AMD options, users should look at the Inspiron 15 5505 which uses the exact same chassis as the Intel Inspiron 15 5502 but with different processors. Applying the coupon code 'EXTRA50' at checkout will take off $50 USD from any AMD configuration including even the base $539 USD option with the Ryzen 5 4500U CPU.

This AMD deal is notable for the same reasons as the recent HP Pavilion 15 sale. For one, the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U is roughly on par with the new 11th gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 that's available on the Inspiron 15 5502. Secondly, this particular chassis is a brand new 2020 design from Dell meaning buyers won't be paying for an older or outdated model. The $100 price difference between the Ryzen 5 and Core i5 options showcases the performance-per-dollar advantage that AMD has never hesitated to boast.

To Intel's credit, its integrated Iris Xe graphics is slightly faster than the integrated AMD Radeon on average as shown by our 3DMark comparisons below, but real-world performance in games will still vary from title to title. Either option will run undemanding titles like DOTA 2 or Rocket League decently.

RAM and storage are low at 8 GB and 256 GB, respectively, for the configuration in question. Both are fortunately user-upgradeable to easily extend the life of the laptop as shown by our review of the Intel model here.

  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU
  • 15.6-inch 1080p WVA display
  • 8 GB RAM (expandable)
  • 256 GB M.2 SSD (expandable)
  • 2x USB-A, 1x USB-C w/ DisplayPort and Power Delivery, HDMI 1.4, 3.5 mm combo audio
  • Quad speakers
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • 356.1 x 234.5 x 17.9 mm
  • 1.69 kg
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.5: Single-Core | Multi-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (1843 - 2530, n=13)
2236 Points +133%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (979 - 2382, n=62)
1827 Points +90%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
961 Points
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (375 - 527, n=62)
507 Points +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
504 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (424 - 453, n=12)
446 Points -12%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (715 - 1007, n=18)
896 Points +133%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (431 - 941, n=65)
792 Points +106%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
384.7 (375.47min - 384.71max) Points
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (141.4 - 205, n=61)
194.4 Points 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
193.6 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (156 - 177, n=13)
172.8 Points -11%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
1188 Seconds *
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (499 - 1044, n=60)
662 Seconds * +44%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (533 - 748, n=11)
603 Seconds * +49%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3924 - 4921, n=62)
4674 MIPS +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
4621 MIPS
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (4235 - 4338, n=11)
4290 MIPS -7%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (22466 - 25891, n=11)
24384 MIPS +119%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (14745 - 24873, n=62)
21407 MIPS +92%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
11122 MIPS
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1147 - 1428, n=58)
1373 Points +3%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
1337 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (1082 - 1220, n=10)
1109 Points -17%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (4352 - 6234, n=10)
4774 Points +97%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3475 - 5472, n=58)
4663 Points +92%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
2427 Points
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (5.86 - 7.33, n=10)
6.8 fps +109%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3.57 - 7.6, n=57)
5.93 fps +82%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
3.25 fps
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (58.2 - 78, n=11)
66.4 s * -6%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
62.8 s *
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (44.2 - 62.9, n=60)
52.8 s * +16%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
0.655 sec *
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (0.619 - 0.727, n=59)
0.642 sec * +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (0.614 - 0.654, n=10)
0.636 sec * +3%

* ... smaller is better

3DMark 11 / Performance GPU
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (2246 - 6477, n=108)
5175 Points +47%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (3401 - 4713, n=11)
4150 Points +18%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
3510 Points
3DMark / Fire Strike Graphics
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (1560 - 5305, n=110)
3787 Points +68%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (2228 - 3239, n=10)
2707 Points +20%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
2250 Points
3DMark / Time Spy Graphics
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (561 - 1511, n=107)
1171 Points +62%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (685 - 932, n=9)
824 Points +14%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
723 Points

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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2021 01 > Dell Inspiron 5000 5505 with Ryzen 5 undercuts the Intel Core i5 version by over $100 USD, now on sale for $489 USD
Allen Ngo, 2021-01- 1 (Update: 2021-01- 1)