[Video Review] Dell Inspiron 15 3505 – is it worth spending money on a new laptop with older tech?


Dell Inspiron 15 3505 in-depth review

Another manufacturer has released a laptop, equipped with an older SKU. In a world of silicon and graphics card hunger, Dell is looking at previous generations, albeit with newly released processors to feed their machines.With that said, the Inspiron 15 3505 comes at precisely the right time, in order to be influential, and viable for customers. It offers an IPS panel, SSD support, arguably snappy processors of choice, and a proven design. The latter ensures minimum financial effort in terms of design, and maximum yield.Also, considering its rather affordable price, it is good to see [...]

Pros

  • Great price
  • Up to 32GB of memory in dual-channel, 1x M.2 PCIe x4 + 2.5-inch SATA slot
  • Has an SD card reader
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (AUO K1MP9-B156HAN)

Cons

  • Unsatisfactory build quality
  • No USB Type-C port
  • Covers only 52% of the sRGB gamut (AUO K1MP9-B156HAN)

Dell Inspiron 15 3505 - Specs

  • AUO K1MP9-B156HAN (AUO23ED)
  • Color accuracy  4.1  3.9
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 2000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 S, Windows 10 Pro
  • Battery
  • 42Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 363.9 x 249 x 18 ~ 19.9 mm (14.33" x 9.80" x 0.71")
  • Weight
  • 1.96 kg (4.3 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • 1.4
  • Card reader
  • SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10/100 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a/b/g
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Single digital microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, Stereo Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Wedge Lock Slot

All Dell Inspiron 15 3505 configurations

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