Our opinion on this Dell Inspiron 16 5630
Comfortable 16-inch format for the thin and light versatile laptop Dell Inspiron 16 5630 with a 16-inch Full HD 16:10 screen which benefits from fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB reinforcing its responsiveness, a backlit keyboard, a biometric fingerprint reader, a webcam cover but also Wi-Fi 6E and USB-C Thunderbolt 4 connectivity. This elegant silver Windows 11 nomadic Ultrabook relies on 16 GB of RAM as well as an Intel Raptor Lake Core i7-1360P processor with Iris Xe graphics module for good performance in everyday use but also gaming and modest multimedia work.
Characteristics of this Dell Inspiron 16 5630
|16” Full HD LED IPS 300cd/m² ComforView 16/10 wide viewing angle with thin edges (1920×1200, anti-glare)
|Intel Core i7-1360P Raptor Lake (12 cores: 4P 2.2 GHz / 8E 1.6 GHz, TDP 28W)
|Installed RAM (max)
|16 GB LPDDR5 4800MHz (soldered)
|Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
|1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4, 2242)
|2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 1.4, SD card reader
|Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, AX411), Bluetooth 5
|Yes, fingerprint reader
|2 speakers (2 x 2.5W) Waves MaxxAudio Pro Dolby Atmos
|Windows 11 64-bit
|Announced autonomy / Battery
|7 hours / Li-Polymer 4 cells 64Whr
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)
|1.85 Kg / 356.78 x 251.7 x 15.42-18.2
This Dell Inspiron 16 5630 faces the competition
This Dell Inspiron 16 5630 is currently showing in promotion at Amazon and offers an interesting configuration/price ratio for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer such a recent and efficient low-consumption processor with a 16/10th screen and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity in such a comfortable format (16 inches ).
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Chassis, connections, screen of this Dell Inspiron 16 5630
It sports an elegant and discreet design with its thin and light silver case, yet comfortable in size.
This versatile laptop incorporates good connectivity including 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a monitor or TV for example, Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules for communicating and connect remotely, an audio port but also 2 USB 3.2 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.
You can authenticate by biometric recognition using ExpressSign-In technology associated with Windows Hello using the integrated fingerprint reader.
Those most concerned about their privacy will appreciate being able to hide the webcam behind a cover when they are not using it.
We can obviously backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard to better distinguish them in the event of limited ambient light.
What a shame, however, not to find a numeric keypad on the right even though this functionality is standard from 15 inches to easily enter numbers.
The screen is distinguished by its 16:10 format displaying more information in height than the standard 16:9 format. Although it does not adopt IPS technology, the screen still offers significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles above average. It is also suitable for High Definition content with its Full HD definition while its anti-reflective treatment ensures better visibility than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors).
Performance, autonomy of this Dell Inspiron 16 5630
This Dell Inspiron 16 5630 may appeal to those who wish to acquire a comfortable format laptop for versatile, everyday use on the go.
It stands out for its SSD storage with a large capacity of 1 TB capable of storing multiple software and files.
While it rivals hard drives in terms of capacity, the SSD offers undeniable advantages: greater shock resistance, lower energy consumption, silent operation and even greater speed.
As a result, the SSD ensures much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, starts/stops, processing and software launches are, for example, faster and you can access online game cards more quickly.
Despite the absence of a dedicated onboard graphics card, you can view photos and videos but also play modest games with this Ultrabook thanks to the Iris Xe graphics solution inserted in the processor.
It is the Core i7-1360P Intel Raptor Lake with 12 hybrid cores which houses the Iris Xe. Low consumption, it adopts a TDP of 28W resulting in better performance than the standard 15W. The good amount of 16 GB RAM that comes with it is also low consumption.
Suffice to say that this core delivers very good performance in everyday use.
It is also suitable for modest multimedia processing using multicores and RAM, such as video encoding or photo editing.
However, it is better to turn instead to a PC based on a non-low consumption processor and/or an appropriate dedicated graphics card if you plan to often carry out work that is intensive in CPU and RAM resources taking advantage of multi-core.
Finally, in terms of autonomy while waiting for more concrete tests, count on around 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this elegant silver Ultrabook whose controlled weight and finesse make transport easier even though it is a 16 inch.
It may be of interest to some who wish to equip themselves with a comfortable sized student laptop.