As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
To make the choice easier, we have judged this Dell Inspiron 5000 according to what you are going to do with it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Inspiron 5000 the right choice for surfing the internet?
Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this Inspiron 5000, Dell is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. Also note that this model is equipped with a touch screen; always interesting for when you get tired of the slippery mouse pad or when no flat surface is available when you have this Inspiron 5000 on your lap. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. The engineers fromDell have designed an interesting model with solid internal and external components.
A reasonable choice equips this model; the Intel Core i5-10210U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Dell offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Inspiron 5000is a good product. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
By offering a hard drive of this size, the company is making this model one of the laptops with the largest disk space on the market. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 256 Gb provided. This Inspiron 5000 allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 7 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. You will have a limited time of freedom, needing to have the power kit nearby. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
Is Inspiron 5000 one for watching movies and listening to music ?
This Inspiron 5000 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
Dell has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 2.3 kg, it is easily transportable.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Inspiron 5000. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This Inspiron 5000, equipped with a processor Intel Core i5-10210U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
With Intel UHD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.Much better than most of the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
About the batteries, be aware that you will have some time before you have to reconnect the power. Dell promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average.
Inspiron 5000 the right choice for travelling connected ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the Dell didn’t really take into account in the design of this Inspiron 5000. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.3 Kg. Every transport is painful. It’s bulky, and when you’re on the go you’ll only dream of having one of these ultra slim models of the competition. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
This Inspiron 5000 is convenient with its touch screen that frees you from the mouse. Here you will be in a familiar environment; an ease of use that is identical to your smartphone. It’s up to you to make accurate navigational selections.
No backlit keyboard on this Inspiron 5000. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The screen shows an interesting result.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The manufacturer offers the processor Intel Core i5-10210U on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Dell must be reduced. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
An autonomy of 7 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
This laptop will therefore rather be intended to stay on the desk or to be taken away from time to time at the weekend. Because, due to its weight and size, every move will put you at risk of damaging it. About the hard drive, Dell has chosen a classic technology for its 256 Gb hard drive; Good when it comes to storing data (photos, music, movies), less good for the time it takes to boot up or get out of standby mode. The disadvantage is that the boot phases will be slower than on an SSD technology disk.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. The Inspiron 5000 is a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
On the connector side, it Inspiron 5000 has 4 ports. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Inspiron 5000 for travel use.
The Inspiron 5000- the right model for audio or video editing ?
For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Inspiron 5000 may be fine. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. This is below what dedicated computers do for professional use, but a good level for those who need it.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Intel Core i5-10210U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 8 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
Having a hard disk of 256 Gb, you will be assured of a good storage capacity. A disk size equivalent to competing products. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. Regarding the speed at startup, Dellmade the choice of the conventional hard drive. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. Indicated for an autonomy of 7 hours by the manufacturer, it is preferable to keep your charger close by if you need to make changes while on the move or if you use a lot of resources for your audio or video editing. A result in the average of the competitors.
For the connector part, the Inspiron 5000has the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
With this Inspiron 5000 product, Delloffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
The Inspiron 5000- the right model to play with?
Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. On this Inspiron 5000, Dell has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Dell has also chosen a processor Intel Core i5-10210U which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the Intel UHD Graphics 620, for a good result. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel UHD Graphics 620 and the processor Intel Core i5-10210U are raised to a very good level.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Dell has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
This laptop has one of the largest internal storage spaces. With 256 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
For Wi-Fi technology, Dell decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With 2.3 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
Please note that with an autonomy of 7 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
Clearly, a good quality rendering on the graphics, a size of 14 inches, thin and rather light (2.3 Kg), make this Inspiron 5000 an excellent one for a video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. And if necessary, you can even use it for office functions between two games.
Inspiron 5000 for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those of you who are users of specific operating systems, your choice will probably not head towards this model. Perfectly office oriented, this Inspiron 5000 is efficient.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It Inspiron 5000 is not designed to be transported, but it will do the job in the case of an exclusively fixed use, and little displacement. With a weight of 2.3 Kg, you will limit as often as possible the various movements of this laptop.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
With more 256 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In short, it Inspiron 5000 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
In short, is the Inspiron 5000, the right choice ?
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Inspiron 5000′ is average but will do the job very well.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– playing video games
– office tasks