Dell Inspiron 15 5579 - Specs

  • AUO B156HAB (0079Y)
  • Color accuracy  5.9  3.7
  • up to 2000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
  • RAM
  • up to 32GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
  • Battery
  • 42Wh, 3-cell, 42Wh, 3-celly
  • 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
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 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
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


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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.

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.


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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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Dell Inspiron 15 5579 series.

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

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 would like to see how the hardware changes have reflected on the overall user experience. Also, wit[...]


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


  • 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