Dell Inspiron 16 5630

Dell Inspiron 16 5630

Dell Inspiron 16 5630

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
5.0
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.2/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.7/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.1/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.6/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.9/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.8/10
SIZE: 16"








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Pros
  • Good portability for its size
  • High-quality backlit keyboard
  • Silent fanless operation
  • Full HD+ display with accurate colors
  • Solid build quality and heat management
Cons
  • Limited battery life
  • Limited high-performance capabilities
  • No hardware ray tracing or DLSS
  • No available RAM slots for upgrade

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
5.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
General Use:
4.5
The Dell Inspiron 16 5630 is great for general use because it features a powerful Intel i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM for smooth multitasking, along with a high-quality 16-inch IPS display that offers a wide 16:10 aspect ratio for more vertical screen space.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Engineering & Design:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.0
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.
Build Quality:
4.0
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.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.6
The Dell Inspiron 16 5630 is equipped with an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU, which is capable for light gaming but may struggle with more demanding games and 3D tasks, and its screen has a refresh rate limited to 60Hz, adequate for casual gaming but not optimal for fast-paced games.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$850
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.9'' x 0.67''
Weight
4.28 lbs
Width
14.05"
Depth
9.91"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1360P
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5
RAM Slots
0
Storage
1024 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
300 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7/10
Portability Score
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7.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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10/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Version
4

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