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Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (3501, Intel) Laptop

MSRP 480 USDNEX score 45%

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Product Overview

Dell Inspiron 15 3501 is the most affordable laptop in Dell's laptop lineup powered by Intel's 11th-gen Core processors. Encased in a plastic chassis that is nonetheless compact, the Inspiron 15 3501 offers a large selection of I/O options, though USB-C is notably missing.
While Dell has economized on the feature set, the Inspiron 3501 offers decent performance in a sleek package. It is just over 9% lighter than its predecessor. From WiFi 5 to M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, the Inspiron 3501 also comes with some advanced features of yesteryear that have trickled down to the mainstream.
Dell also markets an AMD-powered version of the Inspiron 15 3000, the Inspiron 15 3505.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
Cons
  • Low color-space coverage
  • Low-contrast display

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 45% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Good color reproduction
  • Matte IPS display
Cons
  • Slow memory card reader
  • Slow Wi-Fi
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
2x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 1x USB 2.0 + 1x HDMI 1.4 + 1x Audio combo + 1x RJ45 100Mbps + 1x SD card reader
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 5 and Bluetooth

Construction

Battery | Capacity
42 Wh
Camera | Front
720p at 30 fps HD camera
Colors
Accent Black or Silver
Material
Plastic
Microphone
Single-array microphone
Speakers
2 W x 2

Dimensions

Size | Depth
9.80" (249.0 mm)
Size | Height
0.78" (19.9 mm)
Size | Width
14.33" (363.96 mm)
Weight
3.93 lbs (1.78 kg)

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Display Diagonal
15.6"
Resolution
FHD (1920x1080)

Function

Audio
Realtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Graphics
Integrated Intel UHD or Iris Xe graphics
Operating System
Windows 10 Home
Processor
11th-gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 or i5-1135G7

Performance

Memory | Capacity
4, 8, or 12 GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 2633MHz
Storage
Up to 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD / 1TB 2.5" HDD

Production

Debut
2020

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External Reviews

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score 45%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
Dell's Inspiron 15 3501 is not built for high performance. The laptop produces low noise levels and barely heats up. The built-in Core i7-1165G7 processor delivers enough performance for office and Internet applications. An alternative to the Inspiron would be the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15C.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good color reproduction
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Slow memory card reader
  • Slow Wi-Fi

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Dell Inspiron 15 3501 laptop in review: Quiet office laptop. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Inspiron-15-3501-laptop-in-review-Quiet-office-laptop.570322.0.html. 2021-10-10. Retrieved 2021-10-10.

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