Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502 Affordable Mid-Range Laptop

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Specifications of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502

Here are the specs of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Dell
Laptop Type Standard non-convertible laptop

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.

Affordable laptop

It is usually priced at below $500, making it an affordable laptop PC.
Performance Mid-range performance

The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
Screen Size 15.6-inch

This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
Screen Resolution 1920x1080 pixels Full HD

Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
Touchscreen Finger multi-touch input (optional)

The device optionally comes with touchscreen capability.
Other Display Specs IPS type

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.

Anti-glare coating

Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
About Laptop Display Learn about laptop PC displays here.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-1115G4 11th Gen

Intel Core i3-1115G4 is a lower-mid-range laptop processor, which is optimal for the daily home and office computing duties. If you occasionally do heavier tasks like video editing, the pricier i5 and i7 G-series options are a better choice. If you regularly do heavy tasks, recommended are the i5 H, i7 H and other H series high-performance CPUs.

Intel Core i5-1135G7 11th Gen

The i5-1135G7 is a typical mid-range processor. It's excellent for the daily home and office tasks and decent for occasional heavy duties like multimedia creation. The i5 is faster than the less expensive i3, but slower than the pricier i7 variant.

Intel Core i7-1165G7 11th Gen

The i7-1165G7 is one of the fastest laptop processors if you don't count the i7 H and other H-series high-performance chips typically used in gaming laptops. The i7-1165G7 is in an advantage over them due to its lower power consumption.
About Processors The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.

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Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD G4 graphics of 11th Gen Core i3 G4

This is an entry-level graphics processor. It's capable of running light games and select heavier titles on the lowest quality settings.

Intel Iris Xe graphics

The Iris Xe graphics of the 11th Gen Intel Core G7 and 12th Gen Core P processors delivers an improved, yet still basic, 3D gaming performance over the widely used Intel UHD. But, it greatly lags behind the gaming-class GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX / RTX series found in gaming-class laptops. Overall, the Iris Xe is suitable only for light gaming.
About Graphics Processors Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.

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System Memory (RAM) Size 4GB RAM

4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2022. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.

8GB RAM

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.

12GB RAM

12GB is greater than the recommended minimum of 8GB and enables very comfortable multitasking during everyday tasks. However, many games and professional software may require 16GB or more.

16GB RAM

16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.

32GB RAM

32GB is recommended for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications. For most users, everything above 16GB is an overkill.
About RAM System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.

Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
Data Storage 128GB SSD

128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.

256GB SSD

256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.

512GB SSD

512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.

1000GB (1TB) SSD

1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.

2000GB (2TB) SSD

2TB is a huge storage capacity and rarely used in laptops. The size is for those who store a lot of large files.
About Data Storage Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.

Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
DVD Optical Drive None
Keyboard & Input Backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad

The keyboard has backlit keys and a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard.

Non-backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad

The keyboard has a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard, but it has no keyboard backlight.

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.

Touchscreen (optional)
Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.

HD 720p resolution

This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11AX

The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.

802.11AC

The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
Ethernet Network Port No

This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB Ports 1 x USB-C

A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.

2 x USB Type A

A pair of full-size USB ports.
Video Output Ports 1 x HDMI

HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.

Video out via USB-C

The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
Media Card Reader MicroSD card reader

The laptop has a slot for MicroSD memory cards. These are small SD cards commonly used in smartphones.
Other Features Fingerprint reader (optional)

This laptop optionally comes with a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins.
Battery 53 WHr capacity

40 Whr
About Battery The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 3.8 pounds
Height 0.7"
Width 14"
Depth 9.2"
Casing Material Plastic base

Aluminum lid
Casing Color Silver
Windows Version Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 10 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows Home. Windows 10 Pro upgradeable to the latest Windows 11 Pro for free.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty length.
Year of Release 2020

Laptops released in 2020.
Country / Region Worldwide

The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.

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User Reviews and Q&A on the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502

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  1. Question

    Sheri

    How colorful and crisp for viewing is the screen on the 5502 inspiron i7? I like to take photos and then edit them and enjoy looking at them on my laptop..so how is the color, and crispness and contrast on the screen of this one? Also do you have to pay more to get the fingerprint area to open it and do you suggest getting that? Also what do you think is the longevity of a Dell with one person using it for home use before a hard drive replacement? thanks Sheri

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    • Dan

      Hi, this is a brand new laptop model so there are no detailed reviews of it yet regarding the screen quality, fingerprint, and build quality. What I found about the display details is that there are two versions of the display on the Inspiron 15 5000 5502:

      The weaker one has a 220 nits brightness, 45% NTSC color gamut, and 400 : 1 contrast.

      The better one has a 300 nits brightness, 72% NTSC color gamut, and 600 : 1 contrast.

      There’s also a 3rd touchscreen version with the same picture quality specs as the weaker one.

      https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/en-us/inspiron-15-5502-laptop/inspiron-5502-setup-and-specification/display?guid=guid-5579fc11-9b22-44fa-ba0d-ae67ba34e9f8&lang=en-us

      Unfortunately, these specs aren’t mentioned anywhere on the product pages on online stores including Dell Store where you can select the notebooks options and purchase it. So before buying you’ll need to check with your seller what screen version is included.

      At least we know all of these screen options are IPS type, meaning you won’t have viewing issues at wide angles that are present on the older TN-type panels.

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    • sheri

      Amazing advice..Thank you so much.. The sellers and even on Dell just want to sell they do not tell you about the screen and nits..on same model.. Thank you so very much..Sheri in Alabama

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    • Sheri

      sheri – November 16, 2020

      Amazing advice..Thank you so much.. The sellers and even on Dell just want to sell they do not tell you about the screen and nits..on same model.. Thank you so very much..Sheri in Alabama

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    • Sheri

      wanted to tell you I chatted with Dell and that screen was 220 nits..I did not want less than 300 nits and may not be able to afford a laptop with 300 have no idea which brands to look at if I could find 15 inch laptop in mid range price…You saved me from making a huge mistake in an inferior screen in color and contrast…as I wanted mine to enjoy my photography with viewing it..Sheri USA

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    • Dan

      Thanks for the info, Sheri. I think the best way to choose your next laptop for photography is to go to some store and see the laptop’s displays in person. For instance, I use an HP ProBook 470 G5 laptop with a 17.3″ 200-nit 45% NTSC anti-glare screen and I’m pretty much satisfied with it when it comes to my amateur photography needs. Of course, brighter screens with greater color gamut are better if you want the best viewing experience, but as you noticed laptops with them are pricier. These high-quality displays are mostly used in premium-class laptops, especially specialized mobile workstations for designers and photographers.

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    • Marco Garrido

      Hi…once you have the computer, how do I test the display to find out what version it has?

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    • Dan

      Hi, you can download a hardware-checking program like HWinfo and see the display’s model name. Then you can do Google Search for it and see if its detailed specs come up.

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    • Ray

      For those who want a better display for editing photographs…. have you considered an external monitor? I have been an amateur photographer for years and I wouldn’t consider editing my photographs on a monitor as small as 15″ unless I was traveling. At home I use a 27″ monitor and it does the job quite well. Of course, you also have many more options when buying an external monitor (size, resolution, brightness, contrast, curved, etc.) When using a laptop, I also use an external wireless keyboard and mouse. Much better option than the onboard keyboard and trackpad IMHO.

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    • SheriT

      thank you just do not have room in the house but a great idea!

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    • Keli Dipinto

      free cam x

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