Dell Inspiron 15 3501 vs G5 15 5505 SE

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Display 1920 x 1080
Battery 42 Wh
CPU
RAM
Storage

Review

Evaluation of Dell Inspiron 15 3501 and G5 15 5505 SE important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 15 3501
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 540 grams less (around 1.19 lbs)
  • Thinner bezels and 2% higher screen-to-body ratio
Advantages of the Dell G5 15 5505 SE
  • Can run popular games at about 327-446% higher FPS
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 1 versus 0
  • Supports next-generation Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks
  • Features a bigger (~21%) battery – 51 against 42 watt-hours
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Provides 36% higher max. screen brightness: 300 vs 220 nits
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.96 kg (4.32 lbs) 2.5 kg (5.51 lbs)
Dimensions 363.9 x 249 x 18-19.9 mm
14.33 x 9.8 x 0.71-0.78 inches
365.5 x 254 x 24.5 mm
14.39 x 10 x 0.96 inches
Area 906 cm2 (140.4 inches2) 928 cm2 (143.9 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~74.1% ~72.3%
Side bezels 9.3 mm 10.1 mm
Colors Black Silver
Transformer No No
Opening angle - 150°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 1 2
Noise level 42.9 dB 50.6 dB

Display

Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 141 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Display tests
Contrast 1807:1 -
sRGB color space 58.7% -
Adobe RGB profile 40.7% -
DCI-P3 color gamut 39.4% -
Response time 35 ms 35 ms
Max. brightness
220 nits
300 nits

Battery

Capacity
Voltage 11.4 V 11.4 V
Full charging time 3:00 hr 2:30 hr
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery No No
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 45 / 65 W 240 W
Weigh of AC adapter 286 gramm -

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 1.8 GHz 3.0 GHz
Turbo frequency - 4 GHz
Cores 2 6
Threads 2 12
L3 Cache 4 MB 8 MB
Integrated GPU Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48 EUs Radeon Vega 6
Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W -
Type Integrated Dedicated
Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 1035 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz 1265 MHz
FLOPS 0.84 TFLOPS 5.829 TFLOPS
Memory size System Shared 6 GB
Memory type DDR4 GDDR6
Memory bus - 192 bit
Memory speed 2.67 Gbps ~12 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 384 2304
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 24 144
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 12 64
GPU performance
0.84 TFLOPS
5.829 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB 2x4 GB
Clock 2666 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 32 GB 64 GB

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x128 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 1 2
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Audio chip Realtek ALC3204 Realtek ALC3254
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x2W 2x2W
Dolby Atmos No No
Loudness 80.3 dB 82.5 dB
Microphones 2 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v5 v6
Bluetooth v5 v5.1
Fingerprint No No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A 3x USB 3.2 3x USB 3.1
USB Type-C No 1x USB 3.1
Thunderbolt No No
HDMI 1x HDMI 1.4 1x HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort No 1x v1.4
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes Yes
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes No
Backlight No Yes
Key travel - 1.7 mm
Touchpad
Size 10.5 x 8.0 cm 10.5 x 6.5 cm
Surface Plastic Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
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