Dell i5310-5682SLV-PUS-Inspiron 5000

602,500.00

 Dell i5310-5682SLV-PUS-Inspiron 5000

 

The lid and top of the base are made from aluminum, which provides the 13-inch laptop with high-quality haptics as well as a decent stability. The case can only be warped minimally, and the hinges are up to their task. However, the stability hits its limits below the keyboard and in the top area of the palm rests, where surfaces bend under even a slight amount of pressure, such as when we press down in the top third of the Click Pad.

The easy maintenance deserves some praise. After removing numerous screws, you can simply lift off the bottom plate, as long as you start at the hinge. Unfortunately, the working memory is soldered in, so you are committed to the 8 GB when you purchase the device. You can only replace the M.2 2280 SSD and the Wi-Fi card. The double fans are necessary because of the high TDP, and in addition to the 35-Watt CPU, they also have to cool the Ge force MX450 at the same time.

While there is no card reader, there are two Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C) ports that both support DisplayPort. One of them can also handle Power Delivery, and this is also the only way to charge the laptop with the corresponding 65-Watt charger. The remaining USB Type-A port is implemented as a fold-out port, which is a good solution for the visuals.

Wi-Fi 6 AX201 from Intel is used as the WLAN. In our test with our Net gear Nighthawk RAX120 reference router, the transfer rates range between good and slightly below average. Bluetooth 5.2 is included, but nothing else is possible in terms of low power.

Input Devices

The gray chiclet keyboard suffers from its weak support below, which becomes particularly noticeable when you press the keys with some force. The matte, non-slip keys offer a pronounced pressure point, a moderate stroke height, and a soft stroke. Typing occurs almost silently. Thanks to the white, two-step keyboard background illumination, you can also work without any problems in darker surroundings.

Overall, you can work swiftly using the large Shift, Ctrl, and arrow keys in the wide keyboard area, without the spongy base becoming much of a problem.

The Click Pad is responsive up to the corners, offers a short stroke height, and operates almost silently. While we find the short stroke unsatisfactory, this might be a matter of personal taste. The matte surface offers a low resistance to the fingers and is not slippery.

Display

Subpixel grid of the AUO panel
Subpixel grid of the AUO panel

The Full HD AUO panel offers several advantages. It is bright, non-reflective, covers 100% of the sRGB color space, and offers IPS typical wide viewing angles. Sure, the brightness could even be higher for using it outside, but with 318 cd/m² you already have something to work with, particularly since there is no throttling in battery operation.

The above “The Witcher 3 Ultra – Graphics stress for the MX450” shows how the GPU clock speeds drops from 1800 in the first minutes to 1200 MHz, because the system tries to reduce the heat development from almost 70 ºC (158 ºF) down to significantly below 60 ºC (140 ºF). The throttling also happens in other games, as “Strange Brigade” or “X Plane 11.11” also show.

So in short, while Dell uses a powerful version of the MX450 with 25 watts, it is not being used to its full advantage. Even the slowest N18S-LP version in the HP Envy 13-ba1475ng gets a better performance in real games in some respects (“The Witcher 3,” “X-Plane 11.11“).

The Witcher 3
1920×1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia Hair Works Off)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
42.8 (12.2min, 16.6P0.1, 29.7P1 – 169max) fps ∼100%+71%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
35 fps ∼82%+40%
Dell Inspiron 13 5310-NJ24J
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
33 fps ∼77%+32%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (21 – 42.8, n=13)
32.7 fps ∼76%+31%
Asus Zen Book 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
30.15 fps ∼70%+21%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
25 fps ∼58%0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (9.3 – 73, n=74, last 2 years)
24.6 fps ∼57%-2%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
23.4 (22min – 26max) fps ∼55%-6%
1920×1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
24.3 (12.1min, 14.5P0.1, 19.1P1 – 111max) fps ∼100%+103%
Dell Inspiron 13 5310-NJ24J
Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
23 fps ∼95%+92%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (17.2 – 24.3, n=13)
20.1 fps ∼83%+68%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
18 fps ∼74%+50%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
15.4 (14min – 17max) fps ∼63%+28%
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
14.2 fps ∼58%+18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5.13 – 41.4, n=60, last 2 years)
13.7 fps ∼56%+14%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
12 fps ∼49%0%
 

low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 112 71 33 23 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 130 118 103 82.9 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 58.3 31.6 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 64.9 53.4 44.4 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 127 49.6 42.4 33.1 fps

 

Emissions and Power Management

Noise Emissions

Volume Characteristics
Volume Characteristics

During idle operation, the double fans are quiet. They are turned off, regardless of whether we choose the Ultra Performance, Optimized, or Quiet mode. We ran the performance test in the Ultra Performance mode and the battery test in the Optimized mode.

Under load, the noise level approaches up to 48 dB(A), which can be influenced by the selection of a Dell performance mode. In Quiet mode, the noise volume drops to 44 and in Optimized mode to 46 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
26 / 26 / 26 dB(A)
Load
48 / 48.3 dB(A)
red to green bar

30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 26 dB(A)

dB(A)0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs202627.528.427.826.928.226252526.730.133.83032.2253128.830.131.628.231.731.928.84023.928.225.925.327.427.823.95033.635.53736.637.228.633.663212220.921.722.924218015.918.525.918.218.322.615.910016.322.219.620.322.418.316.312517.52018.520.421.118.417.516018.221.421.821.421.816.918.220016.620.619.12020.71616.625015.320.419.819.62014.215.331514.822.620.922.422.713.714.840013.428.724.627.129.71313.450013.128.226.827.929.812.513.1630133128.430.431.912.41380013.230.32728.530.812.613.2100013.333.430.132.134.412.413.3125013.133.430.432.734.112.713.1160013.734.6313335.212.913.7200013.436.132.734.636.813.713.4250013.835.631.734.236.213.713.8315014.735.731.633.736.11414.7400014.235.431.23335.114.114.2500014.436.532.334.536.414.414.4630014.538.73536.939.114.514.5800015.341.836.84041.715.115.31000015.938.130.234.138.21515.91250015.235.627.931.835.71515.21600013.927.120.523.626.913.513.9SPL26.24843.946.248.325.926.2N0.85.94.45.26.10.70.8median 14.4median 33.4median 28.4median 31.8median 34.1median 14median 14.4Delta1.34.74.75.25.211.330.228.630.822.325.525.929.829.328.626.726.228.534.927.335.222.820.222.421.818.625.528.924.229.321.720.62424.221.325.72420.224.520.518.321.921.616.124.222.716.724.32615.628.727.712.831.227.711.53027.611.530.929.510.733.231.910.63532.21135.429.511.233.52811.532.623.11228.420.212.225.118.812.423.11612.420.514.112.518.412.912.414.811.811.712.639.924.643.42.90.63.9median 24median 12.4median 25.73.82.54.1hearing rangehide medianFan NoiseDell Inspiron 13 5310-NJ24JHP Envy 13-ba1475ng

 

Temperature

During idle operation, the 13-inch laptop remains cool and we measure an average of barely 28 ºC (82 ºF). Under high load (“The Witcher 3“) – with the GPU throttling – the resulting average temperature is 37 ºC (99 ºF) on top, with some spots registering 52 ºC (126 ºF).

Our stress test with Prime95 and Furmark evaluates how the system is able to handle maximum load over a longer time period. Here the surface temperatures will increase further (58 ºC, 136 ºF on top), with the temperatures at the core leveling out at just above 60 ºC (140 ºF) after a peak of 82 ºC (180 ºF). The package power lies at 15 watts after 3 minutes, and it was only able to maintain 25 watts for 2 minutes. There is no performance reduction right after the stress test.

Stress test temperatures a clock speeds
Stress test temperatures a clock speeds
Prime95 and Furmark
Prime95 and Furmark
Max. Load
45.2 °C
113 F
58.4 °C
137 F
47.2 °C
117 F
39 °C
102 F
44.5 °C
112 F
31 °C
88 F
28.4 °C
83 F
27.2 °C
81 F
27.2 °C
81 F
Maximum: 58.4 °C = 137 F
Average: 38.7 °C = 102 F
53.5 °C
128 F
58.4 °C
137 F
52.6 °C
127 F
30.4 °C
87 F
31.5 °C
89 F
32 °C
90 F
26.2 °C
79 F
28.8 °C
84 F
29.1 °C
84 F
Maximum: 58.4 °C = 137 F
Average: 38.1 °C = 101 F
Power Supply (max.)  57.9 °C = 136 F | Room Temperature 22.2 °C = 72 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.7 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 58.4 °C / 137 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.4 to 58.4 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 58.4 °C / 137 F, compared to the average of 39.4 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.9 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 37.6 °C / 100 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 28.4 °C / 83.1 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.3 °C / 82.9 F (-0.1 °C / -0.2 F).
Idle operation - top - Optimized mode
Idle operation – top – Optimized mode
Idle operation - bottom
Idle operation – bottom
CPU+GPU stress test Prime95 & Furmark - top - Ultra Performance mode
CPU+GPU stress test Prime95 & Furmark – top – Ultra Performance mode
CPU+GPU stress test Prime95 & Furmark - bottom
CPU+GPU stress test Prime95 & Furmark – bottom
The Witcher 3 Ultra GPU stress test - top - Ultra Performance mode
The Witcher 3 Ultra GPU stress test – top – Ultra Performance mode
The Witcher 3 Ultra GPU stress test - bottom
The Witcher 3 Ultra GPU stress test – bottom

Speakers

Pink Noise speaker characteristics
Pink Noise speaker characteristics

There is not much to complain in the two stereo speakers. Although there is hardly any bass due to the small form factor, the sound is pleasant otherwise. You can even play videos and some music using these speakers without any problems, and you don’t necessarily need headphones or external speakers. The speakers are located below the palm rest, pointing downwards toward the desktop. The dual array microphone records voices cleanly with little additional noise and is suited for conferences.

dB(A)0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2027.928.227.92528.532.228.53132.231.932.2402727.8275034.228.634.26325.92425.98038.322.638.310044.418.344.412546.718.446.716046.316.946.320046.81646.825054.814.254.831557.413.757.440061.11361.150064.812.564.863065.512.465.580072.612.672.6100070.912.470.9125070.712.770.7160070.512.970.5200072.213.772.2250072.813.772.8315071.11471.140007414.174500070.214.470.2630073.814.573.8800083.915.183.91000086.41586.41250088.41588.41600082.313.582.3SPL89.925.989.9N69.40.769.4median 70.7median 14median 70.7Delta6.816.831.834.931.840.138.440.135.743.235.730.233.230.234.334.934.324.931.424.929.426.329.441.425.141.449234950.719.750.746.919.246.95817.45865.817.965.872.115.172.170.114.270.17214.47275.113.775.175.713.775.771.813.771.874.813.674.874.213.974.270.914.270.966.11466.165.414.565.465.714.765.766.715.166.771.915.371.979.416.179.474.915.274.963.615.563.684.626.884.663.50.963.5median 70.1median 15.1median 70.16.11.86.1hearing rangehide medianPink NoiseDell Inspiron 13 5310-NJ24JAsus ZenBook 13 UX325EA

Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Dell Inspiron 13 5310-NJ24J audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.43 dB)
Bass 100 – 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass – on average 21.3% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 – 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids – only 3.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 – 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs – on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 43% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 51% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 27% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.42 dB)
Bass 100 – 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass – on average 18.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 – 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids – only 3.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 – 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs – only 4.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 12% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

 

Power Consumption

During idle operation, the power consumption ranges between 3.6 and 10 watts, which is a normal value for a 13-inch laptop with a good TFT brightness. Under load, this increases up to 64 watts, with peaks significantly above this value. The fact that the power supply heats up to 58 ºC (136 ºF) during the stress test is an indication for its being overextended and perhaps also the reason for the below-average performance development of the Intel processor.

The power consumption during the stress test shows a decrease from 68 to 62 watts after almost 2 minutes. This is also the time when the clock speed is reduced further from the already lower 2400 MHz in steps down to 1700 MHz. During “The Witcher 3” Ultra – the highest load in gaming – this performance reduction behavior also occurs in minute two.

Power Consumption

Off / Standby darklight 0.5 / 0.9 Watt
Idle darkmidlight 3.6 / 5.6 / 10.1 Watt

Load midlight 40.8 / 64 Watt

color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Power Consumption The Witcher 3 / Stress Test

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Dell Inspiron 13 5310-NJ24J i5-11300H, GeForce MX450; Witcher 3 ultra: Ø40.3 (37.5-46.4)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000; Witcher 3 ultra: Ø35.2 (31.8-41.5)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6 i5-11300H, GeForce MX450; Witcher 3 ultra: Ø72.4 (69.7-85.3)
Dell Inspiron 13 5310-NJ24J i5-11300H, GeForce MX450; 1280×720 Prime95 28.10 and Furmark 1.25: Ø64.2 (56.8-68.1)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000; 1280×720 Prime95 28.10 and Furmark 1.25: Ø32.5 (31.8-43.1)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6 i5-11300H, GeForce MX450; 1280×720 Prime95 28.10 and Furmark 1.25: Ø101 (94.5-105)
 

Battery Life

The 54-watthour battery capacity ensures a battery life of a good 10 hours in practice, which we tested in our Wi-Fi test at 150 cd/m² brightness. The flat Lithium-Polymer battery is split into two, as if the small area was initially reserved for SATA but is now available.

Li-Polymer battery with 54 watthours
Li-Polymer battery with 54 watthours
Dell Inspiron 13 5310-NJ24J
i5-11300H, GeForce MX450, 54 Wh
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450, 51 Wh
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000, 43 Wh
Asus ZenBook 13 UM325S
R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000, 67 Wh
Asus ZenBook 13 UX325EA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 67 Wh
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, 48 Wh
Average of class Subnotebook
Battery Runtime
1%
-13%
-11%
74%
-22%
8%
WiFi Websurfing
618

624

1%

539

-13%

551

-11%

640

4%

483

-22%

582 ?

-6%
1920×1080 Witcher 3 ultra 150cd
78

190

144%

94.8 ?

22%
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1340

1133

-15%

1394

4%

1394 ?

4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
1% / 1%
-14% / -14%
-4% / -4%
74% / 74%
-22% / -22%
6% / 7%
 

Battery Runtime

Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
22h 20min
Witcher 3 ultra 150cd
1h 18min
WiFi Websurfing
10h 18min
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