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Vivobook 16
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Inspiron 15 3525
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Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 16
  • Good overall build quality
Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 15 3525
  • Good for content creation

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.4
Vivobook 16
Inspiron 15 3525
6.8
16.0in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
295.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
259.0 nits
The Dell Inspiron 15 3525 has a better screen than the ASUS Vivobook 16 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, and software development.

Build Quality

7.0
Vivobook 16
Inspiron 15 3525
6.2
The ASUS Vivobook 16 has good build quality, while the Dell Inspiron 15 3525 has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.0
Vivobook 16
Inspiron 15 3525
7.1
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
295.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
259.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.5 Hours
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
7.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.7/10
The Dell Inspiron 15 3525 and ASUS Vivobook 16 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.2
Vivobook 16
Inspiron 15 3525
6.2
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The Dell Inspiron 15 3525 and ASUS Vivobook 16 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.5
Vivobook 16
Inspiron 15 3525
6.6
6.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.8/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Dell Inspiron 15 3525 and ASUS Vivobook 16 are both only fair for engineering and design.

Content Creation

6.9
Vivobook 16
Inspiron 15 3525
7.0
6.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.8/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Dell Inspiron 15 3525 to be good for content creation, while the ASUS Vivobook 16 is only fair.

Software Development

6.7
Vivobook 16
Inspiron 15 3525
6.6
6.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.8/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 16 and Dell Inspiron 15 3525 are both only fair for software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Vivobook 16
Inspiron 15 3525
6.5 Hours
The ASUS Vivobook 16 has 6 hours of battery life. The Dell Inspiron 15 3525 has 6.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Vivobook 16
Inspiron 15 3525
Good
16.0in
SIZE
15.6in
4.1 lbs
WEIGHT
3.7 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Dell Inspiron 15 3525 and ASUS Vivobook 16 both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$450
Vivobook 16
Inspiron 15 3525
$449
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The ASUS Vivobook 16 has a price of $450 and the Dell Inspiron 15 3525 costs $449.

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How the ASUS Vivobook 16 and the Dell Inspiron 15 3525 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS Vivobook 16Dell Inspiron 15 3525
ASUS Vivobook 16Dell Inspiron 15 3525

GENERAL

Price
$450
$449
Release Date
May 1, 2023March 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.8'' x 0.78''14.1'' x 9.3'' x 0.75''
Weight
4.14 lbs3.71 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1235UAMD Ryzen 5 5625U
Graphics
Iris Xe Vega 7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours6.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
42 Wh41 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz120Hz
Display Brightness
295 nits259 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/106.3/10
Portability Score
7.5/107.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/107.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteN/A
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.8/106.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/106.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesNo
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

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

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ASUS Vivobook 16

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Olivier Martin, Ryan Lim, Yannick Khong | May 2023
"The ASUS Vivobook 16 M1605 (2023) is a budget Windows laptop. It's available with various AMD Ryzen 5000 and 7000 U-series CPUs and integrated graphics. You can only get 8GB of RAM; however, there's an empty SO-DIMM slot if you want to upgrade it. It has an FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 16:10 IPS display, a full-size keyboard with a Numpad, a 720p webcam, and Wi-Fi 6E wireless connectivity. Ports include three USB-As, one USB-C, an HDMI, and a headphone jack. The USB-C supports charging but no video output."

Dell Inspiron 15 3525

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Mark Knapp | January 2023
"Dell's Inspiron 15 (3525) is a peppy-enough and affordable-enough home or remote work machine, but it's not very ambitious; it does little to go beyond the basics. More the concern: It’s readily overshadowed by a number of machines that outperform and outclass it. Even if the Inspiron can get the job done today, its competition has the mettle to keep doing the job tomorrow in a way the Inspiron simply can’t promise. Many of its slightly higher-end rivals have to be on sale (and frequently are) to match it on price, but the Inspiron 15 (3525) is outclassed even by some similarly priced options, making it a difficult recommendation."

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About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

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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