2016 15.6″ Dell Inspiron 5000 Series i5-5200U via Amazon
The latest edition 2016 model 15.6 inch Dell Inspiron 5000 Series comes with a decent set of features including a high definition smooth Truelife LED-backlit touch display, backlit ergonomic keyboard, Waves MaxxAudio, energy efficient Broadwell dual core Intel i5-5200U processor at 2.20GHz up to 2.70GHz speed with turbo boost and hyper threading for two cores to handle four threads in parallel, generous amounts of memory and hard drive- 8GB DDR3L SDRAM memory at 1600MHz and 1TB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400rpm spindle speed and the latest user friendly 64-bit Windows 10 Home operating system. Beautiful 15.6 inch HD LED-backlit touch display with a 1366 x 720 pixel resolution supports 10 finger multiple gestures and graphics card is the Intel HD graphics 5500 that shares memory with the CPU. There is no DVD Drive but the 802.11ac wireless that is Miracast enabled for mirroring your screen onto your HDTV without using any HDMI cables, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet LAN 10/100, an HDMI output, 2 x USB 3.0 ports for quicker data transfer, a USB 2.0 port, a Headphone output/Microphone input combo, a Media Card Reader that supports SD/SDHC/SD3.0/MS/MS Pro formats and a Security Lock port, 1MP high definition webcam for good quality image when chatting live on Skype or taking still photos.
Silver Dell Inspiron 5000 feels premium and sturdy, weighs 5.25 pounds and measures 15 x 10 x 0.99 inches- average thickness and weight meaning it is fairly portable. Keyboard is backlit and ergonomic with 1.3mm keyboard travel and a good size touchpad of 4.13 x 3.15 inches but I always find it easier to use a wireless mouse with laptops. As the Broadwell i5-5200U is a highly energy efficient CPU, the 43WHr 3-cell lithium-ion battery offers about five hours on average use and up to seven hours when on battery saver mode. 1TB is a lot of storage for those that save a lot of multimedia files on the computer but it has no SSD which would offer a snappier performance overall and faster boot ups but the Windows 10 operating system starts faster than previous Windows 7 and 8.1 and overall performance- takes less than 20 seconds to start up and about 5 seconds to shut down. Performance is enhanced by the large 8GB memory and obviously the very popular i5-5200U processor with a Passmark score of more than 3500 which makes it a mid-range to high-end CPU for running daily tasks very efficiently and will be fine with more complex tasks too but you will be better off with a more expensive higher end i5 or i7 processors if you will be editing high-res images and create FHD movies.This is definitely quite a good computer for the price level and can be used at home and work for personal and business use.