Dell Inspiron 16 5635

Dell Inspiron 16 5635

Dell Inspiron 16 5635

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BEST RATING
Operating Noise:
5.0
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.3/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.9/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.5/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.6/10
SIZE: 16"

The Dell Inspiron 16 5635, priced in the lower midrange, comes with a sizable 16-inch display, offering a high-resolution screen great for productivity and media consumption. It runs on an AMD Ryzen 7 processor with integrated Vega graphics, providing good performance for general use and casual gaming, though not ideal for high-end gaming or intensive engineering tasks. With a weight of around 4.19 pounds, it's somewhat portable but there are lighter options if mobility is a priority. Battery life is fair, making it suitable for use on the go. Plus, it operates silently. It includes useful features like a backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader for added convenience and security, while its white color gives it a distinct look. If you're seeking a reasonably priced laptop for everyday use with a large screen and decent performance, the Inspiron 16 5635 is a solid choice. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Silent fanless operation
  • Good performance for general use
  • Excellent heat management
  • Backlit keyboard with fingerprint reader
  • Supports USB-C charging
Cons
  • Modest battery life
  • Limited gaming and engineering performance
  • Mediocre screen color accuracy
  • No Thunderbolt support

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:
4.4
The Dell Inspiron 16 5635 is equipped with a robust CPU and ample RAM which ensures smooth performance for daily tasks, and its IPS screen with a high-resolution display delivers good color representation and sharp visuals. Additionally, its reasonable weight and thickness contribute to its portability without compromising on battery life, making it well-suited for general use and carrying around.
Content Creation:
4.4
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:
4.3
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:
4.2
The Dell Inspiron 16 5635 is equipped with a capable AMD Ryzen 7 processor and integrated Vega 8 graphics which provide solid performance for engineering and design software; additionally, it boasts a high-resolution IPS screen with strong color coverage, which is crucial for detailed, color-accurate work.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.2
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.9
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 & AI:
3.5
The Dell Inspiron 16 5635 is fair for gaming and 3D due to its integrated AMD Ryzen 7 7730U Vega 8 graphics, which, while capable, don't match dedicated gaming GPUs in performance. Additionally, it has a standard 60Hz screen refresh rate, which is suitable for casual gaming but may not provide the smoothest experience for fast-paced games.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$689
Release Date
March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.9'' x 0.72''
Weight
4.19 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U
Graphics
Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
54 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
265 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7/10
Portability Score
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7.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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10/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

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 Ports
0

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Derek Sullivan | January 2023
"Compared to the previous year’s Inspiron, Dell upgraded the screen aspect ratio on this generation, but also transitioned to a more minimalistic centered keyboard flanked by up-firing speakers. The 16-inch screen is huge plus and I really appreciate the extra real estate without sacrificing the footprint much. This year’s model is a little larger than last, though, as the former model was already very small for a 15 incher."

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