The Inspiron series from Dell is all set to enthrall audiences this year, with new features and helpful additions enhancing the crowd-favorite. The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 5580 is one of these delightfully re-imagined machines, equipped with an eighth-generation Intel Core i7 (or i5) processor, NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, hassle-free portability, and a superior multimedia experience through Dell Cinema. This laptop also brings forth the revolutionary Dell Mobile Connect technology that seamlessly ties together your laptop and your smartphones(s), making it a good deal easier to manage notifications, messages, the works.
Available in a 15.6” High-Definition display, the Dell Inspiron 15 5580 runs Windows 10 Professional and offers two processing configurations: an Intel i7-8565U and an i5-8265U. While the former can be boosted up to 4.6 GHz, the latter supports an over-clocking ability of 3.9 GHz. The i7 model is equipped with an 8GB RAM (up to 32GB) and a storage space of 128GB (with an additional 1TB through a SATA hard drive). The i5, on the other hand, offers 4GB RAM and 1TB of storage space. This proves to be an able processing prowess for day-to-day needs, providing reasonably good speed and efficiency.
It is in graphics support that the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5580) truly excels, what with its NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory. A narrow-bezel design lets you view your photos and videos in a whole new light, making things feel considerably more immersive. This is a feeling that steadily gathers pace as you tune in to videos; Dell Cinema (with Waves MaxxAudio Pro) produces pure, undistorted, amplified picture and sound. The screen is anti-glare and has an optimal resolution of 1920 x 1080.
Dell has evidently focused on creating a collaborative, shareable experience that is essential in today’s hyper-connected world. Further to this, these new Dell Inspiron laptops let you smoothly interact with other devices through the Dell Mobile Connect. To facilitate sharing, you can avail of two USB 3.1 ports, an SD card reader, and an HDMI. The Type-C port is quite a Godsend, letting you connect any peripherals you need and recreating an (almost) desktop-like experience.
If you’re wondering how well this new Inspiron lends itself to travel, take heart in its 3.94lbs weight and 0.71” thickness. While this is a tad heavier than some other Inspiron laptops (say the Dell Inspiron 14 5480 that weighs 3.28lbs), it remains fairly breezy to carry and also highly durable. The ink blue (or platinum) body is aluminum-housed, the keyboard is backlit, and the fingerprint reader makes it straightforward to access your laptop on-the-go. You can also use Cortana to perform routine tasks, firing commands with your voice. A webcam comes with this laptop, placed smartly at the top (centered) to enhance the video quality.
Dell is noteworthy for its endurance testing, and the Inspiron 5580, too, has undergone intensive testing across temperatures (-40°C to 65°C) and styles of use (read 40,000 press tests on the button, open/close of the cover, almost 5 million tap tests on the keyboard!).
If you’ve been looking for an all-rounder laptop that delivers equally well whether you’re working away on documents or unwinding with your favorite movie, the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (5580) would be an excellent choice. It blends in efficiency with speed, mobility with razzmatazz, turning out to be every bit worth the hype.