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Updated January 10, 2024·

Between the ASUS Vivobook 17 and the Dell Inspiron 15 3525, consider the following: the ASUS will generally cost less and offers a larger 17.3-inch screen but has an Intel i3 processor and a lower battery capacity, suitable for general tasks and it's less portable due to its larger size and weight. On the other hand, the Dell is a bit more expensive, has a 15.6-inch touch display, a more powerful AMD Ryzen 5 processor, double the storage, and slightly better battery life, which makes it more suited for demanding applications and engineering software. Both have comparable build quality and are designed for budget-conscious users. If portability and touch capability are priorities, and you require more computing power and storage, the Dell Inspiron 15 may be the more appropriate choice. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the ASUS Vivobook 17
  • The ASUS Vivobook 17 has no clear advantages over the Dell Inspiron 15 3525.
Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 15 3525
  • Good for content creation

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.2
Vivobook 17
Inspiron 15 3525
6.3
17.3in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
263.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
259.0 nits
The Dell Inspiron 15 3525 has a better screen than the ASUS Vivobook 17 for software development.

Portability

Good
Vivobook 17
Inspiron 15 3525
Good
17.3in
SIZE
15.6in
4.6 lbs
WEIGHT
3.7 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Dell Inspiron 15 3525 and ASUS Vivobook 17 both have good portability, though the Dell Inspiron 15 3525 has somewhat better portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.0
Vivobook 17
Inspiron 15 3525
7.0
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
263.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
259.0 nits
6.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.5 Hours
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
7.2/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.7/10
The Dell Inspiron 15 3525 and ASUS Vivobook 17 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.1
Vivobook 17
Inspiron 15 3525
6.1
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
9.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The Dell Inspiron 15 3525 and ASUS Vivobook 17 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.4
Vivobook 17
Inspiron 15 3525
6.5
6.1/10
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 17 are both only fair for engineering and design.

Content Creation

6.9
Vivobook 17
Inspiron 15 3525
7.0
6.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.8/10
1920 x 1080
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 17 is only fair.

Software Development

6.6
Vivobook 17
Inspiron 15 3525
6.6
6.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
5.8/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.5/10
The ASUS Vivobook 17 and Dell Inspiron 15 3525 are both only fair for software development.

Battery

6.0 Hours
Vivobook 17
Inspiron 15 3525
6.5 Hours
The ASUS Vivobook 17 has 6 hours of battery life. The Dell Inspiron 15 3525 has 6.5 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

6.5
Vivobook 17
Inspiron 15 3525
6.2
The ASUS Vivobook 17 and Dell Inspiron 15 3525 both have only fair build quality.

Cost

$410
Vivobook 17
Inspiron 15 3525
$400
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The ASUS Vivobook 17 has a price of $410 and the Dell Inspiron 15 3525 costs $400.

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How the ASUS Vivobook 17 and the Dell Inspiron 15 3525 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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ASUS Vivobook 17Dell Inspiron 15 3525
ASUS Vivobook 17Dell Inspiron 15 3525

GENERAL

Price
$410
$400
Release Date
May 1, 2022March 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 9.9'' x 0.78''14.1'' x 9.3'' x 0.75''
Weight
4.63 lbs3.71 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i3-1220PAMD Ryzen 5 5625U
Graphics
UHD Graphics Vega 7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

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

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
263 nits259 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.5/106.3/10
Portability Score
7.2/107.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
9.5/107.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6/106.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/106.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

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

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ASUS Vivobook 17

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NotebookCheck

Marvin Gollor | May 2022
"The ASUS Vivobook 17 is an affordable 17-inch laptop with passive cooling. On one hand, you get a really quiet and cool work device with a good system performance, many connections, good maintenance options, speakers acceptable for multimedia enjoyment, and a sharp and clear matte FHD IPS display with the Asus VivoBook 17 (F712JA). On the other hand, the USB-C port lacks Power Delivery and DisplayPort, and the display, a higher brightness and better color space coverage."

Dell Inspiron 15 3525

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PCMag

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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