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Advantages of the Acer Nitro 5 15
  • The Acer Nitro 5 15 has no clear advantages over the Dell Inspiron 16 5625.
Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 16 5625
  • Good for general use
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good for software development
  • Good for content creation
  • Very good speakers

Key differences

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General Use

6.4
Nitro 5 15
Inspiron 16 5625
7.7
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
262.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
265.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
7.0/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.6/10
The Dell Inspiron 16 5625 is good for general use, while the Acer Nitro 5 15 is only fair.

Engineering and Design

6.3
Nitro 5 15
Inspiron 16 5625
7.2
4.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
3.1/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell Inspiron 16 5625 is good for engineering and design, while the Acer Nitro 5 15 is only fair.

Content Creation

6.5
Nitro 5 15
Inspiron 16 5625
7.6
4.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell Inspiron 16 5625 is good for content creation, while the Acer Nitro 5 15 is only fair.

Software Development

6.3
Nitro 5 15
Inspiron 16 5625
7.5
4.2/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Dell Inspiron 16 5625 is good for software development, while the Acer Nitro 5 15 is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.9
Nitro 5 15
Inspiron 16 5625
6.2
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
262.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
265.0 nits
The Acer Nitro 5 15 has a better screen than the Dell Inspiron 16 5625 for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design, while the Dell Inspiron 16 5625 has a better screen for content creation, and software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Nitro 5 15
Inspiron 16 5625
8.0 Hours
The Acer Nitro 5 15 has 6 hours of battery life. The Dell Inspiron 16 5625 has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Nitro 5 15
Inspiron 16 5625
Good
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
5.0 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
0.9in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Dell Inspiron 16 5625 and Acer Nitro 5 15 both have good portability, though the Dell Inspiron 16 5625 has somewhat better portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$629
Nitro 5 15
Inspiron 16 5625
$715
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The Acer Nitro 5 15 has a price of $629 and the Dell Inspiron 16 5625 costs $715.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.2
Nitro 5 15
Inspiron 16 5625
6.4
3.1/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1200
144Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
10.0/10
The Dell Inspiron 16 5625 and Acer Nitro 5 15 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Build Quality

7.2
Nitro 5 15
Inspiron 16 5625
7.0
The Acer Nitro 5 15 and Dell Inspiron 16 5625 both have good build quality.

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How the Acer Nitro 5 15 and the Dell Inspiron 16 5625 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Nitro 5 15Dell Inspiron 16 5625
Acer Nitro 5 15Dell Inspiron 16 5625

GENERAL

Price
$629
$715
Release Date
April 1, 2021January 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 10'' x 0.94''14.1'' x 9.9'' x 0.68''
Weight
5.07 lbs4.12 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-10300HAMD Ryzen 7 5825U
Graphics
RTX 3050 (75 W)Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
57.5 Wh54 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
144Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
262 nits265 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107/10
Portability Score
7/107.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/1010/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RedWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
7/108/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
12
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Acer Nitro 5 15

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Sascha Mölck | June 2022
"The Acer Nitro 5 is a fast QHD gaming notebook. The Nitro 5 is a well-balanced gaming laptop for just under US$ 2400. A Core i7-12700H CPU and a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU enable QHD gaming at high to maximum settings, accompanied by fast PCIe-4-SSD (1 TB) and 16 GB of RAM. Acer delivers a solid QHD gaming notebook with the Nitro 5 AN515-58. However, the laptop is not completely free of shortcomings. The CPU and GPU can work at consistently high clock rates. The laptop heats up noticeably under load, but not excessively. Noise development is on the usual class level. Once again, however, Acer needs to improve the fan control."

Dell Inspiron 16 5625

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Derek Sullivan | January 2023
"I think there is fair value in the Inspiron 16 this year. Very little has changed with the laptop and my opinion hasn’t really changed either. In other words, I like it. Overall, I think the pros far outweigh the cons of this laptop and the price is certainly justifiable. I found this to be a great typer and I could potentially work all day on this machine, provided I don’t need a graphics card."

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About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

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