Top 5 reasons to BUY or NOT to buy the Dell Vostro 15 5501

The Dell Vostro 15 5501 is described as a laptop oriented towards the small business. While Tiger Lake laptops have already hit the market, this laptop comes with the older Ice Lake CPUs which still offer enough performance for your daily office tasks. Furthermore, it has a TPM 2.0 chip, which ensures a secure platform, to which you can safely entrust your secrets. With laptop stock running short, due to the worldwide lockdowns, these slightly older models are still getting quite a bit of attention.

Today we are presenting you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Dell Vostro 15 5501.

Dell Vostro 15 5501: Full Specs / In-depth Review

4 reasons to BUY the Dell Vostro 15 5501

1. The Upgradeability

It’s always great to see laptops offering good upgradability, and this Dell makes no exception. It has two SODIMM RAM slots, which support up to 32GB of DDR4 memory running at 3200MHz. The storage is also available for expansion, thanks to two M.2 PCIe x4 drives.

In order to get to the slots, you have to remove the 9 Phillips-head screws and pop the bottom panel with a pry tool (preferably a plastic one so you don’t scratch it). The SODIMM slots are hidden behind a shroud, which you can see in the photo. We will leave our teardown video, in case you want a thorough explanation.

2. The I/O

The laptop has a very generous I/O which consists of an HDMI connector, and two USB 3.2 Gen.1 ports (one Type-A and one Type-C) on the left side, and an RJ-45 connector, one more USB Type-A 3.2 Gen.1 port, along with a 3.5mm audio jack and a MicroSD card reader on the right side.

3. The Display

The display on the Dell Vostro 15 5501 has a diagonal of 15.6-inches, a Full HD resolution, and an IPS panel. Furthermore, it has comfortable viewing angles and a good contrast ratio of 1250:1. The color coverage sits at 53% of the sRGB color gamut, which is on the low-end, but this is not a device for creators, so it passes. What is more important, is the lack of PWM, which goes a long way in making the laptop suitable for prolonged working sessions.

The color accuracy got a bit better when we applied our Gaming and web design profile but still didn’t match the standard. You can see the results of our color accuracy test with both the factory settings (left) and with our Gaming and web design profile applied (right).

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Since our profiles are tailored for each individual display model, this article and its respective profile package are meant for Dell Vostro 15 5501 configurations with 15.6″ Innolux N156HCA-EAA (CMN15E5) (FHD, 1920 × 1080) IPS.

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En plus de recevoir des profils efficaces et favorables à la santé, en achetant les produits de LaptopMedia, vous soutenez également le développement de nos laboratoires, où nous testons les appareils afin de produire les examens les plus objectifs possibles.

Travail de bureau

Le travail de bureau devrait être utilisé principalement par les utilisateurs qui passent le plus de temps à regarder des morceaux de texte, des tableaux ou simplement à surfer. Ce profil vise à offrir une meilleure distinction et une meilleure clarté en conservant une courbe gamma plate (2,20), une température de couleur native et des couleurs perceptuellement précises.

Conception et jeux

Ce profil est destiné aux designers qui travaillent avec les couleurs de manière professionnelle, et pour les jeux et les films également. Design and Gaming pousse les panneaux d'affichage à leurs limites, les rendant aussi précis que possible dans la norme sRGB IEC61966-2-1 pour le Web et la TVHD, au point blanc D65.


Santé-Guard élimine le modulation de largeur d'impulsion nocive (PWM) et réduit le lumière bleue négative qui affecte nos yeux et notre corps. Comme il est adapté à chaque panneau, il parvient à maintenir la précision perceptive des couleurs. Santé-Guard simule le papier, ce qui réduit considérablement la pression sur les yeux.

Obtenez les 3 profils avec 33% de réduction

4. Battery life

In terms of battery, the laptop comes with two choices, either a 4-cell 53Wh unit or a 3-cell 40Wh unit, which we had at our disposal. It lasted for 8 hours and 26 minutes of web browsing and 7 hours and 11 minutes of video playback. While the battery isn’t the best that we have seen, it’s not bad at all, and with a plug during your lunch break, it will last a whole day of work and then some.

1 reason NOT to buy the Dell Vostro 15 5501

1. The Build quality

While the device has great looks with its matte finish on the aluminum lid, the base is 100% plastic. Because of this, the structural integrity of the laptop is compromised. While it doesn’t flex severely, the material takes the shape that you wish it to, which is a red flag. If you carry your laptop carefully, it will be fine, but be wary not to throw your backpack around when the laptop is in it, or what comes out of your bag might not look like a laptop at all.

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