• CPU: Intel Core i5-1035G1
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics G1
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
  • Weight: 1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)

Pros

  • Generous I/O
  • Supports 2 M.2 PCIe x4 drives
  • Features the Ice Lake CPUs from Intel and up to 32GB of memory
  • It is equipped with an SD card reader
  • Doesn't use aggressive PWM for brightness adjustment (Innolux N156HCA-EAA (CMN15E5))

Cons

  • Bendable chassis
  • Covers only 53% of the sRGB gamut (Innolux N156HCA-EAA (CMN15E5))

Dell Vostro 5501 - Specs

CPU Performance #90
  • Intel Core i5-10210U 3025%
  • Intel Core i7-8665U 0.4%
  • Intel Core i5-1035G1
  • Intel Core i5-1035G4 1.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8650U 1.6%
  • Intel Core i3-1115G4 34.6%
GPU Performance #193
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2GB DDR3) 0.1%
  • Intel UHD Graphics G1
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB GDDR5) 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon 520 (2GB GDDR5) 0.3%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Innolux N156HCA-EAA
Color accuracy 4.6 -> 3.2
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 M.2 NVMe slots See photo
RAM
8GB DDR4, 3200 MHz
OS
No OS
Battery
40Wh, 3-cell
Body Material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Dimensions
356.1 x 234.5 x 14.1~ 17.9 mm (14.02" x 9.23" x 0.56")
Weight
1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card Reader MicroSD
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5mm Combo Jack
Features
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotWedge Lock Slot

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name Innolux N156HCA-EAA
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 239 cd/m2
sRGB 53%
PWM frequency 26000 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 1360:1
dE Color Checker 4.6 3.2
PWM Rating 7.9: (acceptable)
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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.

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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

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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A laptop for the small business - this is how the Vostro 15 5501 is described on Dell's official webpage. The company really wants you to know that it has a dedicated TPM 2.0 chip and a privacy cover on the camera. Also, it features the Ice Lake processor gamut of Intel, while the Tiger Lake CPUs are down the line, and should be available shortly. However, the laptops featuring the new processors might be released under a new name. So, what do you need for a good business experience (from a [...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-1035G1

GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics G1

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Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
16
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
10
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
31
fps
21
fps
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
MED
 
Bench
11
fps
-
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
LOW
MAX
Bench
95
fps
55
fps
24
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
LOW
MED
MAX
 
Bench
67
fps
43
fps
24
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
LOW
MED
 
Bench
108
fps
108
fps
57
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
MIN
MED
 
Bench
142
fps
23
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
MED
MAX
 
Bench
197
fps
159
fps
96
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
 
 
Bench
64
fps
28
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
31
fps
22
fps
12
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
19
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
LOW
MED
Bench
12
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
MIN
MAX
 
 
Bench
532
fps
42
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
LOW
MED
Bench
24
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
Bench
37
fps
35
fps
32
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
13
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
99
fps
30
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
LOW
 
Bench
9
fps
-
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
LOW
MED
Bench
9
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
LOW
 
 
Bench
27
fps
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
LOW
 
 
Bench
47
fps
28
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
LOW
MED
Bench
20
fps
-
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
LOW
 
 
Bench
43
fps
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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