• CPU: Intel Celeron N3050
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
  • Display: 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
  • RAM: 4GB DDR3L, 1600 MHz
  • Weight: 2.14 kg (4.7 lbs)


  • Relatively thin and light
  • Excellent touchpad and keyboard experience
  • Outstanding battery runtimes
  • Good CPU utilization
  • Good value if you are looking for an entry level laptop


  • Smudges stick easily
  • PWM from 0 to 99% at 260 Hz
  • LAN port missing

Dell Inspiron 15 3552 - Specs

CPU Performance #246
  • Intel Celeron N2840 0.3%
  • Intel Celeron N2830 0.4%
  • Intel Celeron N3060 0.6%
  • Intel Celeron N3050
  • AMD E1-6010 0.6%
GPU Performance #249
  • Intel HD Graphics 4200
  • Intel HD Graphics 5300
  • Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
  • Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
  • Intel HD Graphics 505 (Apollo Lake) 0.1%
15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
panel 1
Color accuracy 9.2 -> 3.3
500GB HDD, 5400 rpm
4GB DDR3L, 1600 MHz
Windows 10 Home
40Wh, 4-cell
Body material
381 x 259 x 21.7 mm (15.00" x 10.20" x 0.85")
2.14 kg (4.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11bgn
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot




DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768, TN

Name CHI MEI 53 MPX-156BGE
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 100.45 ppi
Brightness 257 cd/m2
sRGB 49%
PWM frequency 260 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1366 x 768
Becomes "Retina" from 34 inches (87 cm)
Contrast 380:1
dE Color Checker 9.2 3.3
PWM Rating 1.3: (harmful)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Health protection


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.

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Dell Inspiron 15 3552 in-depth review

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CPU Performance: Intel Celeron N3050

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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