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Updated January 12, 2024·

Based on your interest in similarly priced laptops, the Dell Inspiron 15 3530 generally offers more storage and memory, which helps with multitasking and data-intensive tasks. It also has a newer processor model and integrated graphics, which could provide smoother everyday performance but may not match dedicated gaming or graphic-intensive capabilities. On the other hand, the MSI GF63 Thin, while having less storage and memory, comes with a dedicated Nvidia graphics card which should be better for gaming or tasks involving graphic rendering. The MSI is also slightly heavier and thicker, which could affect portability. So, if you prioritize gaming or graphic performance, the MSI might be the better choice; for general use with an emphasis on multitasking, the Dell could serve you well. Additionally, consider the difference in operating systems, as the Dell comes with Windows 11 while the MSI has Windows 10. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 15 3530
  • Good for general use
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good for software development
  • Good for content creation
  • Good battery life
Advantages of the MSI GF63 Thin
  • Good keyboard

Key differences

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General Use

7.4
Inspiron 15 3530
GF63 Thin
6.0
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
220.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
249.0 nits
6.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
4.2 Hours
6.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
7.9/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.3/10
The Dell Inspiron 15 3530 is good for general use, while the MSI GF63 Thin is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.1
Inspiron 15 3530
GF63 Thin
6.0
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.2/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
The Dell Inspiron 15 3530 is good for engineering and design, while the MSI GF63 Thin is only fair.

Content Creation

7.3
Inspiron 15 3530
GF63 Thin
6.0
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.2/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell Inspiron 15 3530 is good for content creation, while the MSI GF63 Thin is only fair.

Software Development

7.2
Inspiron 15 3530
GF63 Thin
6.0
6.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.2/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
6.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Dell Inspiron 15 3530 is good for software development, while the MSI GF63 Thin is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.6
Inspiron 15 3530
GF63 Thin
6.1
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
220.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
249.0 nits
The Dell Inspiron 15 3530 has a better screen than the MSI GF63 Thin for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

6.5 Hours
Inspiron 15 3530
GF63 Thin
4.2 Hours
The Dell Inspiron 15 3530 has 6.5 hours of battery life. The MSI GF63 Thin has 4.3 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Inspiron 15 3530
GF63 Thin
Good
15.6in
SIZE
15.6in
3.6 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
0.8in
The Dell Inspiron 15 3530 and MSI GF63 Thin both have good portability, though the Dell Inspiron 15 3530 has somewhat better portability.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.4
Inspiron 15 3530
GF63 Thin
6.0
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
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
8.0/10
The Dell Inspiron 15 3530 and MSI GF63 Thin are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Build Quality

6.2
Inspiron 15 3530
GF63 Thin
6.5
The MSI GF63 Thin and Dell Inspiron 15 3530 both have only fair build quality.

Cost

$580
Inspiron 15 3530
GF63 Thin
$599
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The Dell Inspiron 15 3530 has a price of $580 and the MSI GF63 Thin costs $599.

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How the Dell Inspiron 15 3530 and the MSI GF63 Thin compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Inspiron 15 3530MSI GF63 Thin
Dell Inspiron 15 3530MSI GF63 Thin

GENERAL

Price
$580
$599
Release Date
May 1, 2023May 1, 2019
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.3'' x 0.65''14.1'' x 10'' x 0.85''
Weight
3.64 lbs4.1 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1335UIntel i5-10300H
Graphics
Iris Xe GTX 1650 Max-Q
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.5 Hours4.25 Hours
Battery Capacity
41 Wh51 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
120Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
220 nits249 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.3/106.5/10
Portability Score
8/107.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
7.5/108/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
N/ARed
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.5/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
6.5/106.8/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
NoYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
23
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
NoNo
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Florian Glaser | January 2020
"If you leave aside the meagre port selection (no card reader, no DisplayPort, no Thunderbolt 3 or USB 3.1 Gen2), the fan control that could be improved (idle mode!) and the relatively dark and slow display, the MSI GF63 Thin 9SC does not have any major weaknesses. The 15-inch gamer is compact, has a low weight and offers a good price-to-performance ratio, which should please gamers that are looking for both a portable and an affordable gaming notebook. Input devices, battery life, case quality and performance are all appropriate for this purchase 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 MSI

MSI, also known as Micro-Star International, is a Taiwanese technology corporation. MSI is known for their wide range of gaming devices. Their series include the entry-level Cyborg/Thin and Sword/Katana series, the mid-range Bravo/Delta and Crosshair/Pulse series, and their high-end Vector, Raider, Stealth, and Titan GT series. At every performance level, MSI offers a variety of devices with varying balances between performance, battery life, weight, and price, making them a solid option to consider at every price point.

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