Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming Review

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Updated June 27, 2022

If Roblox is your cup of tea, or you’re searching for the best laptop for Roblox for your kids, then the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming Laptop. It’s well above recommended specifications for running Roblox, even with its integrated graphics card. It also has a 5-hour battery life, which is more than enough playtime for your child.

Why We Like It – Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming

Packed with Intel Integrated UHD graphics, a quad core Intel CPU and 12GB of RAM, the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming Laptop comes ready right out of the box to enjoy the worlds of Roblox.

Pros
  • 4-core Intel Core i5-8265U
  • 12GB of RAM
  • 5-hour battery life
Cons
  • A bit overkill

Power, Performance & Battery

This Dell gaming laptop comes equipped with an Intel Integrated UHD 620 graphics card, as opposed to an Intel HD graphics, though it’s nothing compared to the RTX 2070 inside the ASUS ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim. It’s a solid bump in performance, but doesn’t have any video memory of its own; instead, it takes advantage of the 12GB of RAM. The CPU is also far above what you need as it is a quad core Intel i5-8265U, running the game at a nice 1080p full HD resolution. It’s about two years old, but Roblox doesn’t need an Intel Core i7 to run. Lastly, the battery life is going to run for up to 5 hours on a single charge.

Ports, Expandability & Build Quality

Playing Roblox without a mouse is difficult. Thankfully, there’s two USB 3.1, a single USB 2.0, one RJ-45, audio jack, SD card reader, and an HDMI port. That means both an external keyboard and mouse can be connected. And if your child wants to, they can even plug an HDMI cable in and play off of their TV. Storage runs off a 256GB PCIe SSD, which is much faster than a mechanical hard drive. That’s plenty of storage to hold Roblox. Lastly, you can expand RAM to 16GB—again, that’s way more than necessary.

Value

Is the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming Laptop worth picking up? Absolutely! However, you’ll want to consider downgrading the CPU if you want to save yourself some cash. The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 has a model that ships with an Intel Core i3-1115G4 for $400 less, and still runs Roblox just fine. However, if your child is interested in branching out from Roblox, the Lenovo L340 i5 and ASUS FX504 are both wonderful budget options.

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming Wrap Up

Picking up a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming Laptop will definitely make your kid(s) happy—especially if their goal is to play Roblox. It has plenty of graphical power, processing power, and 12GB of RAM to play the game smoothly. In fact, it’s a bit overkill. It can even fulfill the functions necessary for school.

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