“Jack of all trades, master of none”, suits perfectly for Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series 5775 laptop. It’s comparatively cheap, has a large display (17 inches) and usually good enough for multimedia tasks. Make no mistake, it’s a decent laptop and does score “impressive” in few areas.
Now the question is: Should you go for it?
For that, first, let’s talk about what you can expect
If you choose a budget laptop, that is exactly what you get – A laptop that just goes easy on your pocket (at least up front) while you compromise in other areas.
This 17-inch laptop is quite heavy, around 2.87 kg (6.32 lbs.). It also larger than other laptops (16.35”X 10.99”X 0.98”) making it harder to carry in your bag and use it anywhere. You can take it with you wherever you go, but better options are already available in the market. It’s body isn’t made of sturdy material either.
Long story short, you would better use it as a replacement for your Desktop PC.
Under the lid, there is a 17.3” anti-glare 1920X1080 display. Thanks to the large visual area, you can see things clearly. With that said, this display could have used some modifications. Color isn’t that bright and it has an overall blue tint. Icons on the screen and menu bar also appear whitewashed. The screen can, however, reproduce 98 percent of sRGB color gamut which is quite impressive for any laptop. But washed out colors and poor view angle make those colors unappealing to eyes.
If you are viewing a 1080p some colors may look little different but this issue doesn’t appear if you are watching 720p.
Speakers of Dell Inspiron 17 5000 are good enough. The sound is loud and mostly clear. With that said, speakers are far from being the best. With some tracks you can notice that subtle humming in parts of the song is not very audible. Occasionally, you can even spot some noises too. But overall, it is satisfactory. And if you want to connect your headphones, you can use headphone/microphone jack.
Considering its price, this laptop offers impressive performance. It comes with 8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAMs – enough for regular tasks and some gaming. But if you want some more improvement, you can increase it up to 32GB. The processor is AMD Ryzen 3 2200U Mobile Processor. In case if you are wondering, expect overall better performance than i5 8400 processor. Its integrated graphics card Radeon RX Vega 3 contributes to the greater visual experience.
Default storage is 1TB SATA hard drive. You can save your personal movie collection, work files and other files without worrying about the space.
This laptop also has 3 USB ports – one is USB 2.0 and rests are USB 3.1. If you are using USB 3.1 ports expect high-speed data transfer (Up to 10Gbps).Bluetooth 4.1 ensures your wireless accessories work seamlessly and you can focus on your work. If you have to connect to external displays, HDMI port can take care of that too.
Connectivity is another strong point of this laptop. It has built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 ac which has longer range and offers faster data transfer compared to Wi-Fi 802.11n. That means you can expect HD game content or HD TV streaming without any lagging.
One of the good things about this laptop is heat control. Even after hours of usage, this laptop hardly heats up. It is a big plus, especially for the people we spend 10+ hours working on their laptops.
Now, you will be disappointed with battery life. The laptop comes with 42WHr, 3 cell battery. According to the user reports, average battery life is around 3-5 hour range, which disqualifies Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series 5775 laptop from being one of those best “outdoor” laptops. If you carry it around, better find a plug for charging your laptop.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The keyboard is proportionate to laptop’s size. The keyboard is spill-resistant — now you can sip on your coffee while working on this laptop. Even if one or two drops fall on the keyboard, it won’t get damaged.
Unlike laptops with smaller dimensions, Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series 5775 has a separate numkey pad for convince. Despite its appearance, the keypad is comfortable to use. Well, to be honest, the keypad is comfortable but it produces typing sounds which can irritate others around you.
The touchpad is satisfactory too- neither too sensitive nor unresponsive to touch. You can effortlessly navigate and scroll.
For security, fingerprint reader can protect your login password. Thanks to Windows Hello feature, you can sign in with your thumb only.
Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series 5775 Laptop: The Good
This laptop is a decent laptop. With powerful AMD Ryzen processor and 8GB RAM, you can expect a smooth working and decent gaming experience. More points for connectivity – built-in Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 ensure a reliable connection.
Sound quality is also satisfactory. Expect an overall loud and clear sound.
1TB storage allows you to store your files without thinking twice about available space.
It has two major downsides – first portability and the second is battery life.
This laptop is quite heavy and not built for carrying around. The battery life is also 3-5 hours. Long story short, this laptop is not for taking with you everywhere.
Display quality is also far from impressive. You can notice a blue tint which can alter the colors to some extent. This laptop doesn’t have any eye protection so you can feel some discomfort in your eyes after prolonged use.
Thunderbird 3 data transfer is not available. Yes, USB 3.1 is fast indeed. But if you are longing for faster data transfer you will be disappointed.
Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series 5775 is a budget laptop which offers good performance. But this is not for people who want to work outdoors. Looks wise it is mediocre too. Check All Models on Dell Official Website.