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Dell Vostro 16 5625 – Top 5 Pros and Cons

16-inch notebooks are the new craze, mimicking the success that phone manufacturers had when they started playing around with the aspect ratio and screen sizes, which led to a new age in the smartphone market. From there, laptops have slowly started adopting different aspect ratios and display sizes, with the 16-inch 16:10 form factor being the most prominent. Today we have one such notebook, which looks to offer a pretty good bang for the buck, thanks to its use of slightly older hardware, which will still be very relevant in 2022 and beyond.

Today we present you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Dell Vostro 16 5625.

Dell Vostro 16 5625: Full Specs / In-depth Review

3 reasons to BUY the Dell Vostro 16 5625

1. Design and build quality

Dell didn’t skip out on the engineering classes, delivering a tough and rigid aluminum chassis. Despite the great structural support, the weight and height have been kept on the down-low, with the device measuring 1.97 kg and 18 mm for the weight and height, respectively. The design is smart, with simple lines, rounded edges, and corners. One quirky thing about it is the rubber strip on the back, which feels like it was carelessly placed by a human with no sense for craftsmanship and attention to detail.

2. I/O

The laptop comes with two USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports, a single USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 2) port, an HDMI 1.4 port, an SD card reader, a LAN port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

3. Cooling

The cooling solution here is quite simple, but the Ryzen 5000U-series doesn’t exactly need a lot. There are two heat pipes connected to a heat sink and a single fan.

Max CPU load

In this test we use 100% on the CPU cores, monitoring their frequencies and chip temperature. The first column shows a computer’s reaction to a short load (2-10 seconds), the second column simulates a serious task (between 15 and 30 seconds), and the third column is a good indicator of how good the laptop is for long loads such as video rendering.

Average core frequency (base frequency + X); CPU temp.

AMD Ryzen 5 5625U (15W TDP)0:02 – 0:10 sec0:15 – 0:30 sec10:00 – 15:00 min
Dell Vostro 16 56253.06 GHz @ 66°C2.83 GHz @ 72°C2.67 GHz @ 67°C

Comfort during full load

2 reasons NOT to buy the Dell Vostro 16 5625

1. Input devices

Despite the well-built body, the input devices have some kinks to iron out. The unit comes with short key travel, but at least the feedback is clicky. There’s also a backlight and a NumPad. The touchpad is pretty average, with a smooth surface, but the clicking mechanism is stiff, which makes using the pad a hassle.

2. Display quality

There are two display options, with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The base model comes with an FHD+ IPS display, with there also being a 3K display. We tested the former option, which has excellent viewing angles, a max brightness of 272 nits in the middle of the screen, and 261 nits as an average for the whole area, with a maximum deviation of 5%. The contrast ratio is pretty high – 1300:1. There’s also no PWM usage across all brightness levels.

Now, let’s get to the bad stuff. The laptop shows only 50% sRGB coverage, while the accuracy doesn’t improve much when we apply our Design and Gaming profile. It’s not fitting that Dell would go all the way from making a 16-inch 16:10 display that shines in productivity, without placing a good enough panel. Here are the results of the test with the stock settings (left) and with our profile applied (right).

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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