Top Reasons to BUY or NOT buy the Dell Inspiron 15 5570!

For those of you who are not yet acquainted with our detailed review of the Dell Inspiron 15 5570, it is essentially a notebook suitable for multimedia and educational purposes. This article summarizes the top 5 reasons for and against the machine if you are considering a purchase.

You can check all available Dell Inspiron 15 5570 configurations here:

2 reasons to buy Dell Inspiron 15 5570

1. Fairly portable

The Dell Inspiron 15 5570 is quite portable for a 15-incher with a weight of just 2.12 kg and 19.9 mm thin profile so you can comfortably carry it around with you throughout the entire day.

2. Even the lowest configurations support an M.2 SSD and 2.5-inch HDD 

Another plus of the device lies in the storage department. Even if you go for the lowest configuration, you will still be presented with a standard 2.5-inch HDD/SSD bay and an M.2 SSD slot.

3 reasons NOT to buy Dell Inspiron 15 5570

1. Unconvincing build quality

Unfortunately, the Dell Inspiron 15 5570 doesn’t stand out with its build quality. The matte plastic lid is prone to retaining fingerprints while it is also not resistant to torsion and bending. In addition, although the single-hinge design holds the screen firmly in place, you cannot open the notebook with one hand. In contrast to the exterior, the interior features brushed aluminum. Despite being a fingerprint magnet too, the material ensures fairly good stability.

2. Dim display with narrow sRGB coverage and extremely low contrast ratio (+ the screen uses PWM for regulating screen brightness)

Unfortunately, the display is rather disappointing for this price range. The Dell Inspiron 15 5570 sports a screen with a fairly low maximum brightness of just 194 nits, extremely low contrast (325:1), poor viewing angles due to the presence of a TN panel and limited sRGB coverage (50%). What’s more, the display is PW-modulated at certain brightness levels which will lead to negative effects on users with sensitive eyes. However, we recommend installing our custom profiles each of which improves the image quality in certain aspects.

3. The hardware runs hot at higher workloads

Quite surprisingly, the cooling performance is not efficient enough – during our stress tests we recorded rather worrying temperatures. For example, the GPU reached up to 90 °C under heavy load which is exceptionally hot even for gaming laptops.

The best competitors

We recommend checking Lenovo IdeaPad 320S (15.6″)Lenovo Ideapad 520 (15″) and Acer Aspire 5 (A517-51) which are not only worthy opponents to the Dell Inspiron 15 5570 but they may also suit your needs way better.

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All Dell Inspiron 15 5570 configurations

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John IL
John IL
5 years ago

I own a Dell Inspiron 5567 a previous model to the 5570. I agree that Dell has been skimping out on quality screen panels because even a HD (1366×768) TN panel these days should not look so bad. My colors are so washed out, and unless your looking spot on at the screen the viewing angle is atrociously bad. Mine has a 256 SSD and the backlit keyboard is fine. Even the precision touchpad is good. But the screen totally ruins a perfectly good mid level notebook. Dell needs to up its game or be left behind.

Kurt McDonald
Kurt McDonald
4 years ago

I can give many reasons to Not buy this computer. Super noisy fan, sounds like a jet taking off. Worse than that is Dell knows there are issues with the hard drive and the ssd drive and in my case will not honor the warranty to fix the issue. I have sent my laptop to them to fix well before warranty expiration. I received a message back saying they will not replace the hard drives because they are saying they are not the original hard drives. They are saying the hard drives used in the laptop are Samsungs but my… Read more »

Matthew J Thompson
Matthew J Thompson
3 years ago

For all the flack this thing gets, I’ve got a kid who runs this thing like it was a gaming laptop. She never complains, and I never hear the fan. It’s never been terribly noisy either. I’m even considering getting the last two sticks of PC4-19200 16GB SODIMM Ballistix on earth for it. Sure, it feels cheap, and yeah, I complain every time I need to open it (once for adding a second stick, once for installing an SSD) but the thing as crappy as it is seems to hold up, oddly enough.

jim bob
3 years ago

THIS DELL 5570 LAPTOP SUCKS,, i bought it new ,, very very horable screen ,, i had a proffessinal computer shop put in a brand new better touch screen , 1 year later the back cover and where the hinge was on one side started cracking the eventually the hinge broke and cracked the good screen,, it cracked cause of opening the laptop every day,, this laptop is a piece of junk , very poor quality would not recommend this laptop to no one

Last edited 3 years ago by jim bob