Dell i5568-4492GRY Notebook Review

July 26, 2016
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A powerful 2-in-1 laptop, that surely has many uses, doesn’t it! Dell i5568-4492GRY is this kind of a notebook, containing 360 degrees turning display and in the engine room, components such as Core i5 processor and 256GB solid-state drive. The package looks flawless at a glance, but I’m sure a closer examination will reveal something…

The good

Dell i5568-4492GRY is powered by heavyweight components so expect software ranging from web browsers to image editors to work. To begin with, storage drive is a 256GB 2.5″ SSD which will load programs and the system quickly. The processor is Intel Core i5-6200U, a dual-core chip with 2.3GHz clock speed and 2.8GHz turbo boost. It’s a power user CPU, good for the aforementioned heavier stuff. The memory includes 8GB DDR4 type RAM, and you can upgrade it to 16GB (the current setup being 2x4GB sticks).

I think the display is pretty good here. The diagonal is 15.6 inches and it has a special hinge which allows the screen to turn 360 degrees. In other words, the computer works in tablet and laptop modes. Full HD resolution is supported and the panel type being IPS you will also enjoy viewing angles close to 180 degrees on this rig. The embedded 720p webcam can be used to film stuff for YouTube if you want.

The bad

Dell i5568-4492GRY works for many things but too bad gaming is not one of them. You might already know the reason: an integrated graphics unit, the Intel HD 520. It will just run GTA 5 but you’ll need low settings and resolution to reach ~30 frames per second. With Battlefield 4 you can try medium settings. Games like World of Warcraft and League of Legends run on medium-high settings. So yes, you can play games, but not with full eye candy on and you can still expect subpar frame rates.

Anything else to keep in mind?

There’s an integrated 3-cell 42Whr battery in Dell i5568-4492GRY so you can’t change it (without disassembling half of the laptop). The battery lasts for 6-8 hours under lighter use such as web browsing on a dimmed screen.

Some ports are available so you can connect peripherals and other things. There are two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 for devices such as printers or optical drives (the laptop doesn’t have an internal DVD drive). You’ll also get HDMI-output, a PC monitor or HDTV can be connected to that. The computer comes with SD card slot.

To get Internet access you’ll use the WiFi adapter (802.11ac + Bluetooth). The laptop doesn’t include RJ-45 port but there are USB adapters if you want one.

Operating system is Windows 10 Home (64-bit).

Backlit keyboard is present on this unit.


There are good reviews left on Dell i5568-4492GRY, and considering the specifications and price I can understand why. The notebook isn’t that expensive but includes a lot: 2-in-1 functionality (laptop and tablet), a powerful 6th generation Core i5 processor and a solid-state drive. These kind of things make sure that no matter what program you want to run, it will be handled smoothly (however keep in mind the low-to-mediocre gaming performance). The unit will also act as a tablet although quite a bulky one – the 15.6″ screen is on the big side. So, if such a laptop of many functions is what you want, I think this Dell would make you happy in that regard!

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