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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.
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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 Secondly, this particular chassis is a brand new 2020 design from Dell meaning buyers won't be paying for an older or outdated model.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 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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 ∼100% +133%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1237 - 2382, n=23)
1828 Points ∼82% +90%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
961 Points ∼43%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (478 - 527, n=23)
512 Points ∼100% +2%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
504 Points ∼98%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (424 - 453, n=12)
446 Points ∼87% -12%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (715 - 1007, n=18)
896 Points ∼100% +133%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (506 - 925, n=27)
789 Points ∼88% +105%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
384.71 (375.47min - 384.71max) Points ∼43%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
193.55 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (86.2 - 205, n=25)
193 Points ∼100% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (156 - 177, n=13)
173 Points ∼89% -11%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
1188 Seconds * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (499 - 946, n=22)
667 Seconds * ∼56% +44%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (533 - 748, n=11)
603 Seconds * ∼51% +49%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3924 - 4867, n=23)
4634 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
4621 MIPS ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (4235 - 4338, n=11)
4290 MIPS ∼93% -7%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (22466 - 25891, n=11)
24384 MIPS ∼100% +119%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (16116 - 24873, n=23)
21608 MIPS ∼89% +94%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
11122 MIPS ∼46%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1304 - 1428, n=23)
1391 Points ∼100% +4%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
1337 Points ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (1082 - 1220, n=10)
1109 Points ∼80% -17%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3475 - 5472, n=23)
4779 Points ∼100% +97%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (4352 - 6234, n=10)
4774 Points ∼100% +97%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
2427 Points ∼51%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (5.86 - 7.33, n=10)
6.8 fps ∼100% +109%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (4 - 7.6, n=21)
5.99 fps ∼88% +84%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
3.25 fps ∼48%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (58.2 - 78, n=11)
66.4 s * ∼100% -6%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
62.8 s * ∼95%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (46.6 - 58.8, n=22)
52.4 s * ∼79% +17%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
0.655 sec * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (0.619 - 0.68, n=22)
0.638 sec * ∼97% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (0.614 - 0.654, n=10)
0.636 sec * ∼97% +3%

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3DMark 11 / Performance GPU
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4013 - 6120, n=18)
5390 Points ∼100% +54%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (3401 - 4713, n=11)
4150 Points ∼77% +18%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
3510 Points ∼65%
3DMark / Fire Strike Graphics
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (2087 - 4846, n=20)
3708 Points ∼100% +65%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (2228 - 3239, n=10)
2707 Points ∼73% +20%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
2250 Points ∼61%
3DMark / Time Spy Graphics
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (743 - 1384, n=19)
1136 Points ∼100% +57%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (685 - 932, n=9)
824 Points ∼73% +14%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
723 Points ∼64%

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Allen Ngo, 2021-01- 1 (Update: 2021-01- 1)