Inspiron 15” 5000 (5518)
Available with Windows 11.
Runs smooth. Looks sharp.
Power up: The latest 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors deliver incredible responsiveness and smooth, seamless multitasking. Enjoy the extra power of optional NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 discrete graphics with up to 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory.
Keeps its cool: A redesigned thermal system unleashes the power of your device while also preserving its thin design. Dual heat pipes move heat away from your CPU and GPU, more fan blades move more air and a drop-hinge allows air to circulate underneath your laptop.
Peace and quiet: With a fluid dynamic bearing system, your laptop's fan is not only long-lasting, but it also runs quietly while keeping your device performing at its best.
Superior visuals: Upgrade your view with an optional panel that has all the extras for an amazing visual experience. With 300-nit brightness and 100% sRGB color coverage, this FHD display is bright and colorful. Additionally, this panel comes with Dolby Vision™, which further enhances HDR content’s superior dynamic range. Dolby Vision content delivers highlights that are up to 40 times brighter and blacks that are up to 10 times darker.* Finally, this ComfortView Plus display is a certified TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Hardware solution, with technology that reduces harmful blue light emissions.*
Better performance: Enjoy up to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSDs for responsive and stable performance on-the-go.
A does-it-all port: Available on configurations with an i7 processor, a Thunderbolt™ 4 port over USB Type-C™ supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery, meaning the one port can charge the laptop, connect to peripherals, and supply monitors with a display signal.
Strength meets style: Crafted with aluminum on the top cover and palmrest, your device feels luxurious without sacrificing durability.
Striking color: Your laptop's Platinum Silver color is classic yet contemporary with a stunning exterior and a subtle interior for an eye-catching contrast.
View content in style: Your laptop’s all-around narrow borders and compact size result in an expansive screen-to-body ratio and delightful viewing experience.
Keep your privacy: Our all-new mechanical camera shutter protects against anyone invading your privacy or accidental embarrassments on video calls; so you can read, watch, or chat all day with peace of mind.
Nice and roomy: Enjoy plenty of space for navigation with a full-size pitch, keycaps that are 6.4% larger than the prior generation*, and a spacious touchpad.
Just your type: 1.3mm key travel provides a satisfying typing experience while keeping your device slim and trim.
Recycled packaging: The packaging tray for all Inspiron laptops are made from 100% recycled paper, while other packaging components* are comprised of up to 90% recycled materials.
Ready to go: Your always-ready experience starts as soon as you open your device. Turn on, boot-up, and log-in quickly. A lid-open sensor gets the laptop started when opened, even if completely off or hibernating, and an optional fingerprint reader will verify identity quickly for login using Windows Hello.
On call: Staying connected with up-to-date applications has never been easier thanks to Adaptive Connected Modern Standby. Now your device stays ready, even when asleep, so you can quickly access files and applications whenever needed for an instant-on experience.
Designed for the real world — because that's where life happens
We want you to love your new PC for years to come. That's why we test Inspiron laptops for reliability not just in the places where you expect it, but for the open road ahead.
Turn up the heat: From locker rooms to locked cars, we test Inspiron laptops for survival in harsh short-term heat conditions of up to 65°C/149°F.
Everything hinges on it: We test Inspiron laptop hinges to ensure they still feel tight, even after opening and closing the lid 20,000 times.
Keys to success: We test commonly used keys for 10 million keystrokes and touch pad buttons 1 million times with no failure. So go ahead, finish your novel.
Buttoned up: No matter what you set your power and multimedia buttons to do, we've tested them all to survive up to 40,000 pushes with no problems.
Twist and turn: Call us excessive, but after twisting an Inspiron laptop's base and lid more than 25,000 times, we can assure you the parts inside are well protected.
Always a good fit: You'll probably never need to remove and reinstall your Inspiron's battery 30 times, but you can rest easy knowing that we've tested even that.
Their latest. Our greatest.
Dynamic doesn’t begin to describe this duo. Together, Windows 11 and Dell PCs create a best-in-class experience*.
A fresh perspective
An inspiring new look and feel makes for a calmer experience.
Balance your life
Refocus your workflow with snap assistant. Or Switch between desktops for greater organization of open windows.
Life’s better together
Call, chat, and make plans come to life with Teams on Windows 11* right from your PC regardless of what computer or phone or tablet they are on.*
Ports & Slots
1. SD card reader | 2. USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A | 3. Headphone & Microphone Audio Jack* | 4. Power Jack | 5. HDMI 1.4** | 6. USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A | 7. USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 Type-C™ with DisplayPort™ and Power Delivery (Available on i3/i5 processors) / Thunderbolt 4.0 with DisplayPort™ and Power Delivery (Available on i7 processors)
**HDMI 1.4 (Maximum resolution supported over HDMI is 1920x1080 @60Hz. No 4K/2K output)
Dimensions & Weight
1. Height (front): 14.6 mm (0.57"), (rear): 17.99 mm (0.71") | 2. Width: 356.06 mm (14.02") | 3. Depth: 228.9 mm (9.01") | Starting Weight: 1.633 kg (3.6 lb)*