Dell Inspiron i5578 is a 15 inch convertible 2-in-1 laptop which is a member of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptops. This model has larger screen panel compare to the Dell Inspiron i5378 and comes with some variants with different specifications. There are three points that make them different: processor, RAM and storage space.
In this review, we will talk about the variants of Dell i5578 model which have the same processor, 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U, but comes with different size of RAM and storage space.
This model features an attractive and slim design that make it looks so stylish and elegant. The backlit keyboard seemed small but surprisingly the keys are well spaced. The hinge can be rotated up to 360 degree enables to use this laptop in different modes without any matter. The Inspiron i5578 has a weight of 4.5 pounds with the dimension of 10 x 15 x 0.8 inches. It is portable enough in my opinion.
As said above, this Dell Inspiron i5578 model is equipped by 7th generation Intel Core i5-7200U processor. This dual-core processor has a base frequency of 2.5 GHz up to 3.1 GHz when working in turbo mode and features 3MB of cache size. Many mid-range notebooks use this dual core processor since it is exact tried and tested one. This processor is great for handling everything daily tasks, editing photo & video, 3D rendering and even running VM software and coding. However, it is not recommended for gaming.
The screen comes with all variants is a 15.6″ FHD IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with Wide viewing angles. This is a 1920 x1080 resolution display with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
And the graphics card used to produce a great display is an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU. All variants use this GPU. This graphics cards is great for displaying, so it will work well when you are editing photos and videos, when streaming video content and when holding videoconferences. But, it is not recommended for playing hard-core games since it isn’t designed for that purpose.
The interface options are very basic. You will have:
• 2 x USB 3.0 port
• 1 x USB 2.0 port
• 1 x HDMI-out
• 1 x Combo audio jack
• 1 x SD Card Reader
So does with the connectivity option, very basic. Here they are:
• 802.11 ac WiFi featuring MIMO technology
• Built-in Bluetooth V4.0
There is no LAN port and optical drive to keep the device slim.
Dell Inspiron i5578 which come with 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor also has several variants. What makes them different is their size of RAM and storage space. Below is about each variant and spec.
This model is equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor which features dual cores, a base frequency of 2.5 GHz, a turbo frequency up to 3.1GHz and 3MB of cache size. The system memory is a 4GB DDR4-2133 RAM and the storage space is a 500 GB HDD 5400 RPM.
This specification will allow you to work with large data set, browse the internet, watch FHD video and else. It also enables you to run heavy applications without any matter. Although this is not for playing hard-core games, it still can play medium resolution games smoothly.
Dell Inspiron i5578-7451GRY is designed for those who need a convertible laptop for basic to average usage.
This variant also comes with 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor but equipped with more size of RAM and storage space. This model uses 8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM for memory system and 1TB HDD 5400 RPM for storage space.
This convertible laptop is the best choice if you need to work with high multi-tasking and more-than-average usage.
Dell Inspiron i5578-2451GRY is aimed for users who need a powerful convertible laptop under budget. This is suitable for students.
As above, this version is powered by 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U as the processor and 8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM for the system memory. The difference is the storage which is a 256 GB SSD. The SSD is faster and more reliable compared to HDD. So, if you need more storage, pick the 1TB storage. However, if you require fast loading, read and write speeds, well, this is the best choice. To solve the lack of the storage space, you may invest on a large size external HDD.
This notebook is great for high multi-tasking, best suited for businessmen.
We have reviewed the Dell Inspiron 5578 variants which powered by 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7200U Processor.
Overall, Dell Inspiron i5578 above are great for working with large data set, editing photos and videos, hosting teleconference, multi-tasking and else since their processor are well-designed for this purpose. What makes them different is the speed of processing since they come with different size of RAM and storage space.
Other than that, there are also comes some others high-end Dell i5578 variants which armed by higher processor, 7th generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor. You may find them in this article, Dell Inspiron i5578 with Intel Core i7 – A Review.
Dell Inspiron i5578 with Intel Core i5
|Processor||Intel Core i5-7200U/Dual Core/2.5GHz/3MB|
|RAM||Dell Inspiron i5578-7451GRY - 4 GB DDR4-2133 RAM
Dell Inspiron i5578-2451GRY - 8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
Dell Inspiron i5578-0050GRY - 8 GB DDR4-2400 RAM
|Storage||Dell Inspiron i5578-7451GRY - 500 GB HDD 5400 RPM
Dell Inspiron i5578-2451GRY - 1TB HDD 5400 RPM
Dell Inspiron i5578-0050GRY - 256 GB SSD
|Graphics Processor||Intel HD Graphic 620 GPU|
|Display||15.6" FHD IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with 1920 x 1080 pixels and ratio of 16:9|
|Interfaces||•2 x USB 3.0 port
•1 x USB 2.0 port
•1 x HDMI-out
•1 x Combo audio jack
•1 x SD Card Reader
|Communications||•802.11 ac WiFi featuring MIMO technology
•Built-in Bluetooth V4.0
|Dimension||15 x 10 x 0.8 inches|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Pros||Dell Inspiron i5578 come with attractive and cool design, clear and brilliant display screens and powerful machines.|
|Cons||Not for gaming.|