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Inspiron 15 3520
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Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 15 3520
  • The Dell Inspiron 15 3520 has no clear advantages over the HP 14" Laptop.
Advantages of the HP 14" Laptop
  • Very good portability

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.8
Inspiron 15 3520
14" Laptop
6.3
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
259.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
265.0 nits
The Dell Inspiron 15 3520 has a better screen than the HP 14" Laptop for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design, while the HP 14" Laptop has a better screen for content creation, and software development.

Battery

6.5 Hours
Inspiron 15 3520
14" Laptop
8.5 Hours
The Dell Inspiron 15 3520 has 6.5 hours of battery life. The HP 14" Laptop has 8.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Inspiron 15 3520
14" Laptop
Very Good
15.6in
SIZE
14.0in
3.6 lbs
WEIGHT
3.2 lbs
0.8in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The HP 14" Laptop has very good portability, while the Dell Inspiron 15 3520 has good portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

6.6
Inspiron 15 3520
14" Laptop
6.7
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
259.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
265.0 nits
6.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.5 Hours
6.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.0/10
7.6/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.3/10
The HP 14" Laptop and Dell Inspiron 15 3520 are both only fair for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.1
Inspiron 15 3520
14" Laptop
6.0
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
7.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.7/10
The Dell Inspiron 15 3520 and HP 14" Laptop are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

6.2
Inspiron 15 3520
14" Laptop
6.1
4.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Dell Inspiron 15 3520 and HP 14" Laptop are both only fair for engineering and design.

Content Creation

6.6
Inspiron 15 3520
14" Laptop
6.9
4.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The HP 14" Laptop and Dell Inspiron 15 3520 are both only fair for content creation.

Software Development

6.4
Inspiron 15 3520
14" Laptop
6.6
4.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.6/10
8.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
6.0/10
The HP 14" Laptop and Dell Inspiron 15 3520 are both only fair for software development.

Build Quality

6.2
Inspiron 15 3520
14" Laptop
6.0
The Dell Inspiron 15 3520 and HP 14" Laptop both have only fair build quality.

Cost

$330
Inspiron 15 3520
14" Laptop
$350
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The Dell Inspiron 15 3520 has a price of $330 and the HP 14" Laptop costs $350.

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How the Dell Inspiron 15 3520 and the HP 14" Laptop compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Inspiron 15 3520HP 14" Laptop
Dell Inspiron 15 3520HP 14" Laptop

GENERAL

Price
$330
$350
Release Date
October 1, 2021October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.3'' x 0.83''12.8'' x 8.9'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.65 lbs3.22 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1135G7AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Graphics
Iris Xe G7 Vega 7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.5 Hours8.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
41 Wh41 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"14"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
120Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
259 nits265 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.3/106/10
Portability Score
7.7/108.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
7.5/108.8/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.5/106/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/106.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
NoNo
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Dell Inspiron 15 3520

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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. Plus, those alternatives are much more enjoyable after work."

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Consumer Reports

Nicholas De Leon | October 2022
"This feels like an ideal laptop for someone who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on a laptop and isn’t too bothered by things like build quality or construction. It’s a laptop that will be used to pay bills, keep track of expenses, do some online shopping, and will be tucked away in a spare bedroom/home office. It’s an appliance designed to do a job without fuss. It’s not a premium experience—the materials do feel a little cheap, the display won’t exactly wow you, and the battery life is nothing to write home about, especially if you’ve used more expensive devices. But overall it’s not too shabby, especially for the price."

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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.

About HP

HP, also known as Hewlett-Packard, is an American technology company that develops personal computers and computer peripherals. In the laptop industry, HP is known for its entry level Essential series laptops, its mid-range Pavilion, Envy, and Victus series, and high-end Omen and Spectre series, in addition to its business-oriented EliteBook, ProBook, and Dragonfly series laptops. HP laptops generally undercut other mainstream competitors in terms of price, placing itself as the value-oriented mainstream brand.

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