The Dell Inspiron 17 5000 i5770-5463SLV-PUS is a perfect laptop for those looking for a wallet-friendly 17 inch laptop for home use, without the latest gaming hardware. Packing the latest 8th generation Intel core i5 processor, this laptop has plenty of power to guarantee a seamless performance.
Design and Features
The Dell Inspiron i5770’s platinum gray exterior has a friendly, docile appearance. Measuring 16.35 x 10.99 inches, and with a thickness of 0.98 inch, it’s noticeably thicker than the 15 inch variant but it’s still slimmer than many 17.3 inch budget laptops out there.
The chassis is made out of plastic, with a slightly textured finish on the lid and the usual metallic Dell logo. The build quality is good for a budget laptop, you won’t notice any flex when pressing on the keyboard, and the entire machine feels quite sturdy and durable. Speaking of the keyboard, it is backlit and allows you to type conveniently in low light situations. The typing experience is quite comfortable, but the key travel and tactile feedback are not as good as expected from a 17 inch laptop.
The Dell i5770 comes with a standard array of ports, including 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 USB type C, HDMI, Ethernet port, DVD/RW and a Card reader. Dell also offers an optional fingerprint sensor included in the power button.
Screen and Audio
The Dell Inspiron 5770 has a comfortable 17.3 inch LED backlit display that has a HD+ resolution of 1600X900. Although we’d prefer a full HD display for multimedia purposes, the display on the Dell i5770 is sharp and color reproduction is accurate, but it suffer from less than ideal viewing angles and it’s a little on the dim side. The Dell i5770 is recommended for home use, as a desktop replacement.
The speakers on the i5770 are placed on the bottom of the laptop; they are loud and can produce quite a pleasing rich sound, considering the price tag.
Performance and battery life
Configured with solid specs like an 8th generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor and 8GB of RAM; the Inspiron 17 5770 takes advantage of Intel’s latest technology. The i5 8250U is newly released quad core processor with a base clock speed of 1,6Ghz, that can go up to 3.4 GHz if needed. The i5770 packs enough power to run most multimedia programs with no lag and is perfect if you’re looking for a decent budget laptop for photoshop and home use without breaking the bank. As long as you’re not gaming, you will notice no lag when multitasking with this laptop; the only bottleneck to the performance is the standard 5400RPM hard drive, you will certainly notice that when booting the laptop or when copying files. It is however what you’d expect at this price tag.
Battery life is very average on the Dell i5770-5463SLV-PUS, with a little over 5 hours from a full charge. But being a 17 inch laptop, we didn’t expect the Dell i5770 to shine here either.
Dell i5770-5463SLV-PUS specifications:
|Processor:||Intel Core i5-8250U|
|Graphics:||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|Memory:||8GB (Up to 16GB DDR4 at 2,400MHz)|
|Single storage:||1TB 5,400RPM HDD|
|Screen resolution:||1600 x 900|
|Audio:||Waves Maxx Audio Pro
|Connectivity:||Wireless AC 1×1 ( + Bluetooth 4.1)|
|Ports:||1x Headphone / Microphone combo
1x HDMI 1.4a1x USB Type C
2x USB 3.0
1x USB 2.0
1x SD card readerDVD/RW
|Battery:||42 WHr 3-cell|
|10.99 x 16.35 x 0.98 inches|
|Starting weight:||6.2 pounds|
This laptop suffers from poor thermal management: the processor temperature rises very quickly to 80°C, then the fan kicks in at full speed then stops completely when down to 50°C then rises back again. It is impossible to work with this computer.
I have sent the computer back for repair but it came back with the same issue so it must be a general issue for this model.
The chassis is not rigid. The Hard drive is a bit noisy. The bios is limited.
You can mitigate this to a degree by using an external application that manages the fans. It’s not quite the same as having a great design, no, but most of the time it is sufficient and it’s not hard to get such a program.