Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop model: ni155000t_5019pe

Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop

Quick Description

This Laptop excels at cost-effective productivity while remaining relatively easy to carry. 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.

Currently out-of-stock everywhere I've looked.

It was last seen on 2021-03-05, priced at $599.99.

Based on 38 days of observation, the Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop usually costs ~$600 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $599.99.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Sorry, this laptop is currently out-of-stock for every Canadian retailer I've looked at.

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Specs

Here's how the Dell Inspiron 5502 15-inch Laptop ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i3-1005G1
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 128.00 GB
Screen Size: 15.6"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(141.21ppi)
Dimensions: 35.61 × 23.45 × 1.79 cm
Weight: 1.714 kg

The features

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

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement6/10A technician can help you with that
Memory Upgrade8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Data Storage8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

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Official Support Page for this Product

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 4/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 4/5
    Music Production 3/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 5/5
    Photo Editing 3/5
    Video Editing 3/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 1/5
    Enthusiast Games 1/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (4 / 4)

Texts & Numbers (9 / 9)

Drawing and Illustrations (10 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (5 / 9)

Music Production (8 / 11)

Photo Editing (6 / 6)

Video Editing (6 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (28 / 60)

Video Games (8 / 11)

Triple-A Video Games (9 / 71)

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