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DELL Inspiron 15 5558
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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB Sep 2015
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site decided that this DELL portable PC would make a great purchase. This laptop received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, notebookcheck.nl and notebookcheck.org the average expert rating of this notebook PC is 79 out of 100.

Nice Design

One person who purchased the product mentioned that it was good looking. Techradar.com said in their DELL Inspiron 15 5558 review on expert website Techradar in December last year “It's a good-looking bit of kit, too, with a brushed metal finish across the lid”.

Robust

One person who purchased the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 thought it was well made.

Good Product Quality

One DELL Inspiron 15 5558 reviewer who purchased it wrote that it was good quality. Techradar.com mentioned “It's got good looks and reasonable build quality” in their DELL Inspiron 15 5558 review and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Good Brand

On average DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs produced by DELL.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of this age and spec is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 5558, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of this spec and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer said in their reviews that this laptop was not heavy and bulky. Laptopmedia.com mentioned last year “Work with heavy professional software with the Intel Core”.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 that we have assessed, the Inspiron 15 5558's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 100 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 800 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 5558 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Inspiron 15 5558 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a very slow processor clock speed (only 1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and spec. This DELL notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558. The lightest similar spec laptop that was launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 have between two and three processor threads.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. The Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst laptops of this age. The smallest battery capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this DELL notebook PC was released.

Average Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Average Battery Life

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty standard battery life (8 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

1 Award

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

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2 October 2015

The Inspiron 15-5558 straddles budget and midrange laptop camps, depending on configuration, asserting excellent build quality and decent performance as you'd expect of a £500+ design. The screen...

Bargain back-to-school laptops exist for a reason: Not everybody can afford a $2,000 laptop. Honestly, most people don't even need a $2,000 laptop.For this set of reviews, we're looking at the... Read more…

17 August 2015

I have to hand it to Dell: In the category of "$500 laptops," the veteran manufacturer came pretty close to nailing a well-rounded machine with few major compromises.That's more impressive than it... Read more…

22 July 2015

Of Dell's latest Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptops, this is the most pricey.Unlike the others, this Dell has a touch screen. It is a nice display, too, with a 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution and good... Read more…

14 July 2015

Dell Inspiron 5558 is a good mid-range multimedia notebook that offers good specs at a reasonable price. It has enough performance in store to handle even pretty demanding computational tasks, and...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 December 2015 by Ron
Ron would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 5558 (Verified Purchase)

I use this as a wedding DJ laptop. It is not the fastest laptop around The backlit screen toggles on & off automatically, which is undesirable. There should be a way to keep it on constantly...... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by Maria

I love my new laptop and the workers at b&h were great in helping me find what I needed and they're super friendly!

Easy To Use
Lacks Power

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