Dell Inspiron 15 3530

Dell Inspiron 15 3530

Dell Inspiron 15 3530

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Portability:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/3D: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.1/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.9/10
BATTERY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.6/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.3/10
SIZE: 15.6"








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Decent battery life
  • Good general use performance
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Good heat management
  • Portable design
Cons
  • Moderate screen color accuracy
  • Limited high-performance capabilities
  • No facial recognition
  • No hardware ray tracing

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.4
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use:
4.2
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
The Dell Inspiron 15 3530 is well-suited for engineering and design use due to its capable Intel i5 processor paired with Iris Xe graphics and 16GB of RAM, which provide solid performance for various engineering applications and multitasking.
Battery Life:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.7
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Gaming and 3D Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as general performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and 3D work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Keyboard Quality:
3.5
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Build Quality:
3.3
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$600
Brand
Dell
Release Date
January 05 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.3'' x 0.65''
Weight
3.64 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1335U
Overall CPU Score
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7/10
Graphics
Iris Xe
Overall GPU Score
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2.4/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
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6.7/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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6.6/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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6.6/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
1
USB-C Charging
No
Display Outputs
1

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.5 hours
Battery Capacity
41 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
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6.5/10
Fingerprint Reader
No
Number Pad
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
No

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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6.3/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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