• CPU: Intel Core i7-8550U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD
  • RAM: 4GB DDR4, 2400MHz
  • Weight: 2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)

Pros

  • Stable base
  • Good input devices
  • Full utilization of the new generation Intel CPUs
  • Display with high contrast and no PWM
  • Decent battery life

Cons

  • Flimsy and bouncy lid
  • Color-deficient display (low sRGB coverage) with low brightness
  • Outdated design with sharp corners, hefty chassis, thick screen bezels
  • No USB-C connector and no M.2 SSD slot

Dell Inspiron 15 5579 - Specs

CPU Performance #21
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK 0.8%
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8705G 0.6%
GPU Performance #157
  • Intel Iris Graphics 540 0.1%
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400 0.2%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) 0.1%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
AUO B156HAB (0079Y)
Color accuracy 5.9 -> 3.7
HDD/SSD
1TB SSD
RAM
4GB DDR4, 2400MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
42Wh, 3-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate (All-plastic chassis)
Dimensions
382 x 253 x 20.3 mm (15.04" x 9.96" x 0.80")
Weight
2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio jack Combo jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 1.0 Mpix
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
Keyboard / Dock(Convertible)
Weight
0.00
Ports and connectivity
  • USB
Features

 

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name AUO B156HAB (0079Y)
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 228 cd/m2
sRGB 50%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1550:1
dE Color Checker 5.9 3.7
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)
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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

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Office Work - screen profile

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.

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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.

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Health-Guard

THealth-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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Dell Inspiron 15 5579 in-depth review

From the Dell Inspiron 15 5578 to the Inspiron 15 5579, changes are mostly under the hood. Now the notebook comes at a new price, which in our opinion is a little bit too high but also has something to offer in return - the brand new Core i7-8550U CPU on board relying on Intel's UHD 620 integrated graphics for graphically intensive tasks. What hasn't been changed, however, is the chassis. Sporting an identical shell, the Inspiron 15 5579 delivered a similar feel while working on it but we[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-8550U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics 620

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Some games you can play on this laptop

GTA V
quality
average
32 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
61 fps
35 fps
22 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
88 fps
40 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
122 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
37 fps
30 fps
20 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144 fps
108 fps
80 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
31 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
76 fps
28 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
110 fps
88 fps
65 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
76 fps
24 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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