• CPU: Intel Core i5-6200U
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R5 M315 (2GB DDR3)
  • Display: 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 1x 4GB DDR3L, 1600 MHz
  • Weight: 2.39 kg (5.3 lbs)

Pros

  • Good touchpad
  • Relatively low price
  • Decent web browsing runtimes

Cons

  • Display with low contrast and low maximum brightness
  • PWM from 0 to 99% screen brightness (Health-Guard profile fixes that)
  • Inefficient GPU
  • Spongy keyboard

Dell Vostro 15 3559 - Specs

CPU Performance #121
  • Intel Core i7-7500U 3.4%
  • Intel Core i5-6200U
  • Intel Core i5-7200U 2.2%
GPU Performance #262
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB DDR3) 0.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce 920M (4GB DDR3) 0.6%
  • AMD Radeon R5 M315 (2GB DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon R5 M335 (2GB DDR3)
  • Intel UHD Graphics 615 0.2%
  • Intel HD Graphics 620 0.2%
Display
15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
panel 1
LG LP156WHU-TPA1
Color accuracy 12 -> 3.2
HDD/SSD
1TB HDD
RAM
1x 4GB DDR3L, 1600 MHz
OS
Linux
Battery
47Wh, Li-Ion, 4-cell
Body Material
Plastic
Dimensions
360 x 224 x 24.0 mm (14.17" x 8.82" x 0.94")
Weight
2.39 kg (5.3 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11bgn
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768, TN

Name LG LP156WHU-TPA1
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 100.45 ppi
Brightness 183 cd/m2
sRGB 56%
PWM frequency 20300 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1366 x 768
Becomes "Retina" from 34 inches (87 cm)
Contrast 280:1
dE Color Checker 12 3.2
PWM Rating 6.7: (acceptable)
Buy Our Profiles Here

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, 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 (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

Buy our profiles for LG LP156WHU-TPA1

In addition to receiving efficient and health-friendly profiles, by buying LaptopMedia's products you also support the development of our labs, where we test devices in order to produce the most objective reviews possible.

Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

$4.96
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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

$4.97
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Health protection

Health-Guard

This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-6200U

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