Dell Inspiron 15 5501 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
Dimensions
356.1 x 234.5 x 17.9 mm (14.02" x 9.23" x 0.70")
Weight
1.65 kg (3.6 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI 1.4
  • Card reader mSD, mSDHC, mSDXC
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Audio jack 3.5 Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual Array Microphones
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

Display Profiles

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).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

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

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“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.

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

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

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

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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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 - screen profile

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.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

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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All
$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Dell Inspiron 15 5501 series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Dell Inspiron 15 5501 series.

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

 

Dell Inspiron 15 5501 in-depth review

Since Dell was being really stubborn about not changing the looks of their Inspiron series, we are extremely happy to see something fresh. Instead of the boring design, the show is now stolen by the sharp edges and the lifted base. Right now, the laptop is offered with Intel's Ice Lake processor family, but shortly, you should be able to pick it with the new Tiger Lake devices. Also, some regions will receive AMD treatment, as well. By the way, it is getting more and more interesting, see[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Upgradability is on point
  • GeForce MX330 and Ice Lake CPUs at a good price
  • Thin and light form factor with aluminum lid and base
  • Fits NVMe drives and has a MicroSD card slot

Cons

  • Covers only 50% of sRGB
  • Uses aggressive PWM for brightness adjustment (our Health-Guard profile deals with the issue)
  • Its cooling solution is insufficient

Inside Dell Inspiron 15 5501 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
42
fps
33
fps
23
fps
 
-13%
39
fps
28
fps
18
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
-2%
532
fps
42
fps
 
 
-22%
424
fps
36
fps
 
 
 
-52%
228
fps
51
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
101
fps
36
fps
19
fps
6
fps
 
-59%
48
fps
19
fps
-
-
-73%
30
fps
13
fps
-
-
-79%
34
fps
-
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
239
fps
65
fps
30
fps
 
 
-29%
174
fps
41
fps
23
fps
 
-39%
167
fps
24
fps
14
fps
 
-51%
142
fps
23
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
143
fps
115
fps
91
fps
 
 
-33%
117
fps
79
fps
39
fps
 
-62%
67
fps
43
fps
24
fps
 
-65%
67
fps
38
fps
16
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
115
fps
82
fps
55
fps
43
fps
 
-20%
94
fps
63
fps
45
fps
34
fps
-41%
95
fps
55
fps
24
fps
-
-43%
78
fps
46
fps
25
fps
19
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
243
fps
202
fps
191
fps
 
 
-13%
231
fps
183
fps
142
fps
 
-29%
197
fps
159
fps
96
fps
 
-45%
143
fps
114
fps
91
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
90
fps
49
fps
31
fps
 
 
-40%
46
fps
34
fps
22
fps
 
-62%
31
fps
22
fps
12
fps
 
-71%
31
fps
19
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
-47%
97
fps
43
fps
 
 
-65%
64
fps
28
fps
 
 
-72%
53
fps
21
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
-15%
119
fps
49
fps
 
 
-35%
99
fps
30
fps
 
 
-44%
85
fps
26
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
67
fps
43
fps
34
fps
29
fps
 
-7%
54
fps
38
fps
37
fps
32
fps
-70%
31
fps
21
fps
-
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
-19%
71
fps
40
fps
 
 
-47%
50
fps
23
fps
 
 
 
-69%
43
fps
-
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
-49%
47
fps
28
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
72
fps
67
fps
63
fps
 
 
-30%
53
fps
47
fps
41
fps
 
-49%
37
fps
35
fps
32
fps
 
-53%
35
fps
31
fps
28
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
205
fps
212
fps
60
fps
 
 
-14%
182
fps
170
fps
60
fps
 
-43%
108
fps
108
fps
57
fps
 
-57%
81
fps
87
fps
37
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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Viktoras Marios
Viktoras Marios
1 year ago

How many hours the battery lasts??
Is it good??
Dell inspiron 5501 reviw??
When??