As an introduction to this analysis
Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Inspiron 5000 enough for internet use?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.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.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.A laptop that meets all the requirements! This is what the Inspiron 5000 from Dell seems to be.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. It Inspiron 5000 comes standard with a touch screen; one more argument if you are not a regular mouse user, or if you don’t have a space available. The overall design is of quality and is made to last. A product made to last a long time. It seems that Dell has designed a solid model with latest generation components.
The manufacturer has chosen to equip this model with a processor Intel Core i5-10210U. Indeed, the power it delivers is interesting, even if it is not the latest generation of component. Contrary to a video editing style use that requires computing power, this model is correct for surfing the internet; a use that does not require too much computing power. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Inspiron 5000is a good product. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
Of all the computers available at the moment, this one is the laptop with the largest hard drive. Even with 256 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. This Inspiron 5000 allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
In the end, with an autonomy of 7 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. 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.
The Inspiron 5000- the right model for streaming and videos ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Dell offers the Inspiron 5000 perfect for that. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight 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.
The computer proposed by Dellis of average size. This diagonal of 14 inches and a resolution of 1920×1080, is a good compromise. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. 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.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. 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 display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Inspiron 5000. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The Inspiron 5000 has a processor Intel Core i5-10210U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). You won’t have to worry about launching your audio and video applications.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Dell has made efforts with available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
As for battery life, it Inspiron 5000 can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. 7 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
The Inspiron 5000- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It is one of the heaviest laptops in its class, with 2.3 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The weight is mainly related to the size of the screen. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
Dell has decided to provide a touch screen on the Inspiron 5000. Always convenient, the operating mode is as simple as on your smartphone. The accuracy of touch in navigation is without problem.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
With its processor Intel Core i5-10210U, this laptop has a power consumption in the average of the others.
However,you’ll have to decrease the manufacturer’s data concerning the autonomy figures given for this Inspiron 5000. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
Even if the use of this laptop is dedicated to business trips and travelling, it will be more comfortable in an office mainly. The moving parts that make up the hard drive can get damaged and cause the loss of the data it contains. Equipped with a standard 256 Gb hard disk, it will make possible an almost unlimited number of writing cycles (recording/erasing). 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. Because of its size, 14 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this Inspiron 5000 on holiday.
The Inspiron 5000- the right model for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Inspiron 5000 can suit you. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Intel Core i5-10210U of this laptop is within the market average. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
With 256 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.That’s pretty much what they do on other laptops. This is an important consideration since a few minutes of home video will fill your player faster than you thought. Dell has made a less expensive technological choice by putting only one standard hard drive. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
In terms of autonomy,the Dellkept it simple. The available battery life is of 7 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. That’s pretty much what the other laptops do.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Inspiron 5000 receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. 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.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.
Inspiron 5000 for video games?
With this model, you will be able to move quickly in any game, without parasitic elements, screen freezing or image tearing. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Dell has installed the components that make it a formidable tool for gaming, with fluidity of the image and excellent display speed.
The higher the resolution of the image, the more detailed the visual rendering will be. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620 card and processor Intel Core i5-10210U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Intel Core i5-10210U and the board Intel UHD Graphics 620 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
Dell like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. The 256 Gb of Inspiron 5000 can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For online gaming, it Inspiron 5000 has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 14 inches size.
By offering 7 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
Is the Inspiron 5000 adapted to office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. ThisInspiron 5000 is in any case perfectly suited for office use.
Dell has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It is equipped with 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. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
With more 256 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, the Inspiron 5000 is an excellent choice for office use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
In short, is the Inspiron 5000, the right choice ?
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Inspiron 5000 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop 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