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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Dell Inspiron 16 5620 offers a larger 16-inch screen with better battery life, it is slightly lighter and has a higher-quality build compared to the Gateway 15.6". The Gateway has a similar general use performance but may fall short in areas like battery life and build quality. The Dell also features a newer version of Windows. Both laptops have the same amount of storage and RAM. If portability and battery life are priorities, the Dell Inspiron is the better option, but if you're on a tight budget and general performance is sufficient for your needs, the Gateway could also serve you well. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Dell Inspiron 16 5620
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Good for software development
  • Good overall build quality
  • Very good speakers
  • Good keyboard
Advantages of the Gateway 15.6"
  • The Gateway 15.6" has no clear advantages over the Dell Inspiron 16 5620.

Key differences

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General Use

7.7
Inspiron 16 5620
15.6"
7.0
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
265.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
250.0 nits
8.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
5.3/10
7.6/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.3/10
The Dell Inspiron 16 5620 and Gateway 15.6" are both good for general use, though the Dell Inspiron 16 5620 is somewhat better.

Engineering and Design

7.1
Inspiron 16 5620
15.6"
6.5
6.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.9/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Dell Inspiron 16 5620 is good for engineering and design, while the Gateway 15.6" is only fair.

Content Creation

7.6
Inspiron 16 5620
15.6"
7.0
6.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.9/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell Inspiron 16 5620 and Gateway 15.6" are both good for content creation, though the Dell Inspiron 16 5620 is somewhat better.

Software Development

7.5
Inspiron 16 5620
15.6"
6.8
6.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
4.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
7.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
5.3/10
The Dell Inspiron 16 5620 is good for software development, while the Gateway 15.6" is only fair.

Screen Quality

6.2
Inspiron 16 5620
15.6"
6.1
16.0in
SIZE
15.6in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
265.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
250.0 nits
The Dell Inspiron 16 5620 has a better screen than the Gateway 15.6" for software development, and content creation.

Build Quality

7.0
Inspiron 16 5620
15.6"
5.1
The Dell Inspiron 16 5620 has good build quality, while the Gateway 15.6" has poor build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

6.3
Inspiron 16 5620
15.6"
6.1
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The Dell Inspiron 16 5620 and Gateway 15.6" are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Battery

8.0 Hours
Inspiron 16 5620
15.6"
8.0 Hours
The Dell Inspiron 16 5620 has 8 hours of battery life. The Gateway 15.6" has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
Inspiron 16 5620
15.6"
Good
16.0in
SIZE
15.6in
4.1 lbs
WEIGHT
4.8 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Dell Inspiron 16 5620 and Gateway 15.6" both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$500
Inspiron 16 5620
15.6"
$497
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The Dell Inspiron 16 5620 has a price of $500 and the Gateway 15.6" costs $497.

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How the Dell Inspiron 16 5620 and the Gateway 15.6" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Inspiron 16 5620Gateway 15.6"
Dell Inspiron 16 5620Gateway 15.6"

GENERAL

Price
$500
$497
Release Date
January 1, 2022August 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.9'' x 0.68''14.8'' x 9.5'' x 0.77''
Weight
4.12 lbs4.8 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1235UIntel i5-1135G7
Graphics
Iris Xe Iris Xe G7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 WhUnknown

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
265 nits250 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7/105.1/10
Portability Score
7.7/107.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
10/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteN/A
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7/105.3/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/106/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesNo
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
21
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Dell Inspiron 16 5620

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Brett Venter | January 2023
"If the world is exciting enough right now, you can do far worse than a solid performer that you know will get the job done. Our review model is as powerful as you'd want an office machine to be unless you're performing specialist tasks and the price point is pretty attractive (unless work will let you have a MacBook Air instead)."

Gateway 15.6"

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Francisco Lahoz | July 2022
"Some concessions have to be made when shopping for a budget laptop. Walmart's Gateway Ultra Slim laptops succeeds on the affordability front and delivers serviceable specs and good battery life, though it's hard to claim it's the best (or even particularly good) at any particular aspect. Its build quality, especially the touchpad, is mediocre, and its performance is decent but doesn't lead the way. The Gateway does undercut the cost of some competitors and offers ample storage with good connectivity, so it's not to be ignored."

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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 Gateway

Gateway is a laptop and tablet brand owned by Acer which sells budget-friendly laptops exclusively through Walmart. It was previously an American computer company until its acquisition by Acer in 2007, who then revived the brand in 2020. Gateway laptops are manufactured by Chinese company Shenzhen Bmorn Technology, which also makes EVOO-branded models.

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