Dell Inspiron 16 review (Inspiron 16 5625 model, with AMD Ryzen 7)


  1. Suryasis

    October 13, 2022 at 6:35 am

    The touchscreen model is the default model from Dell store in USA and it's significantly better than the non touch variant. It has higher 300 nits brightness and 100% sRGB color gamut coverage and Dell highlights that in their product page as well. The non-touch variant is a 250 nits 45% NTSC pabel.

    • Derek Sullivan

      October 13, 2022 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks, I'll update that section to let everyone know.

  2. Sam

    October 15, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    I just received this laptop yesterday and I'm not quite sure your description of the bottom being plastic is correct. It feels like an all aluminum build and Dell's website lists the chassis as "Aluminum exterior shell". Is this something you can double check?

    • Derek Sullivan

      October 15, 2022 at 5:33 pm

      I don't have it on hand to double-check but when I pulled the bottom cover off, it didn't look like metal. One of the plastic clips broke too and looked like part a molded part. Sounds weird but you can use your teeth to know for sure. It's a very obvious difference and I'm pretty sure I did that with this one.

      Let me know if you find anything contrary and I can update the article.

      • Sam

        October 15, 2022 at 7:19 pm

        I took a closer look and I think your initial assessment of the bottom cover being plastic is correct. It doesn't feel as cool to the touch and the tabs do look like molded parts. Oh and that plastic clip you broke? I broke 3 when opening it to upgrade the wifi card – there's just no way around it.

        Shame that Dell's website didn't clarify part of the chassis being plastic as I wouldn't have bought it then.

    • Przemek

      November 22, 2022 at 10:04 pm

      And what about sound experience? I hear some crackling from speakers …

  3. AlexS

    October 16, 2022 at 4:28 am

    Ugh! that is an hideous screen.

  4. Richard Leask

    February 8, 2023 at 6:36 am

    I am waiting for delivery of my Inspiron 16 with touch screen and expect to be happy with this mid-range budget laptop. I wonder if there is a hotkey combo to temporarily disable the touchpad while using a mouse. Did you come across this feature?

  5. Dmitry

    February 14, 2024 at 6:39 am

    That's true, I purchased 5620 in 2023. The screen is so bad (I moved from Macbook Pro M1). Now moving to Acer with 3.5K OLED

  6. Patrick Foley

    March 7, 2024 at 4:02 pm

    I bought a Dell Inspiron 16 Model 7160 in December 2022, I had nothing but problems with it, the issue was the mouse track plate was defective and froze or was not controllable,

    Dell replaced this 5 times, yes 5 TIMES, each time would last less than 2 months with very little use, eventually after a lifetime on the phone and alleged customer service, I received a refund and last week bought a Inspiron 16 plus 7630,

    Initially thought what a great computer as it fired up for the first time, and then within a minute what I thought was a jet coming through the window, the fan kicked in and the noise was ridiculous, you couldn't concentrate and the machine went very warm and then cold, but the fan continued,

    I left the laptop alone for 3 hours, thinking it was just some initial start up issue, but the fan continued, so I rang support to ask if this was a problem or normal, but the half asleep disinterested person in support, clearly didn't want to talk, so I packed it up and it is now on its way back to Dell.

    So much for giving Dell a second chance.

    Can anyone recommend a good replacement laptop 16 or 17" screen

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