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Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop (ni155000t_5019pe)

Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop (ni155000t_5019pe)

This Laptop is an excellent solution for cost-effective productivity. And while it's not the most powerful or most versatile out there, it makes a compelling option, especially if you prefer working with Microsoft products and other software available via their store.

Thanks to detailed documentation, maintenance and upgrades are relatively straightforward, but I suspect the first project for most owners of this specific model will be on the software side; upgrading to a less restrictive version of Windows.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Restricted Version of Windows. This Laptop runs Windows 10 in S mode which means that most software from the compatibility list below won't work out of the box.
It is possible to upgrade Windows 10 to its normal, insecure mode for free. Doing so allows running programs which are not on the Microsoft App Store. The process isn't too complicated, but in essence, it involves reinstalling Windows.
This evaluation assumes that you (or a helpful friend) plan to go through that process; otherwise, Value and Versatility scores would be much lower. Most archetypes defined on TekAdvisors also could not access the software they need without it. Free

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $720.

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Tinkerer
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck92th percentile
Versatility96th percentile
Power (General Purpose)64th percentile
Power (Graphical)62th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)68th percentile
Storage Space16th percentile
Portability73th percentile
Battery Autonomy93th percentile
Ease of Maintenance91th percentile
Longevity66th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck81th percentile
Versatility98th percentile
Power (General Purpose)52th percentile
Power (Graphical)53th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)62th percentile
Storage Space14th percentile
Portability80th percentile
Battery Autonomy91th percentile
Ease of Maintenance87th percentile
Longevity46th percentile

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), 141.21 PPI, Multiple Monitor Support, VA or SVA Display

Operating System

Windows, S Edition

CPU

Intel Core i3-1115G4, 2 cores clocked from 3 to 4.1 GHz

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

128 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

53Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w35.61 × d23.45 × h1.79

Dimensions (in): w14.02 × d59.56 × h4.55

Weight (kg): 1.714

Weight (lbs.): 3.78

Features

  • Fast-Charging
  • Backlit
  • External Power Brick
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • Windows S Edition
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • VA or SVA Display
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax
  • Upgradable and Maintainable

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A technician can help you with that

Local Storage: Easy project for an enthusiast

Memory: Easy project for an enthusiast

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

Additional Ressources

Pricing and Current Offers

No Offers found in Canada.

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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