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DELL Inspiron 15 5558
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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558's discrete graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 is 2.2GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.51GB to 4GB.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire laptop range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 5558 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558's discrete graphics adapter memory is one of the biggest amongst portable PCs of this type and age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on laptops of this age and spec.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558 have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the Inspiron 15 5558 which has two SATA III connectors.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 is a ten PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a two SATA connector laptop.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo E31-70 (1.9GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558, the Inspiron 15 5558 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 5558 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. The Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly low front camera resolution (only 0.92 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 670GB. The Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Inspiron 15 5558 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558 WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the Inspiron 15 5558.

Average Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly standard screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3").

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and type. This DELL portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

Other 2.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420, or the DELL Vostro 15 3558.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 7 hours, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba R50-B (7.4h).

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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 medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba L75 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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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...

26 June 2015

The Core i7 processor and AMD graphics make this a powerful all-rounder, and it's got good looks and reasonable build quality. The keyboard isn't great, though, and the Inspiron's screen lacks...

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i34005, dell i34005u
Barcodes 05397063753314, 05397063753505, 05397063753529, 05397063764570
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