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00:52 – Hardware overview
00:54 – Pricing and recommendations
01:44 – Hardware specifications
02:06 – Display quality
02:24 – Keyboard and trackpad
02:34 – RAM, storage and upgrading
02:57 – Ports and connectors
03:13 – Overall size and weight
03:27 – Battery life
04:20 – YouTube / Netflix video playback performance
04:43 – General web browsing performance
05:03 – Speedometer web benchmark
05:35 – Microsoft Word / Office performance
05:55 – Gaming: GTA (Grand Theft Auto) V
06:05 – Video driver issues
07:49 – Gaming: Doom
08:20 – Gaming: Rocket League
09:00 – 3DMark Timespy Benchmark
09:30 – 3DMark Cloudgate Benchmark
10:14 – Kodi / HEVC / BluRay MKV video
11:17 – Thermal performance
11:46 – Conclusion and final thoughts
Dell’s SKUs are a little out of control these days. The Inspiron 5000 has configurations that are similar to the 7000 and there’s a lot of cost overlap. Additionally Dell offers some AMD configurations on the 5000 line that we’re reviewing here.
The unit I’m looking at today costs $799, the same price as the 7000 with an Intel i5 quad core Kaby Lake CPU and Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU. At that price the 7000 is the better computer.
But the AMD 5000 starts at $650 with the same RX 460 GPU and a slightly slower processor. That’s not a bad price for what you’re getting on the GPU side and worth considering.
That said the displays on both the 5000’s and 7000’s aren’t that great this year. If you are really crunched for cash these will deliver performance at a good price, but spending a little more with a competing brand might get you a nicer display and possibly a faster GPU (such as as the Lenogo Y720 Legion :
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