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DELL Inspiron 15 5558
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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

$490.00
$400.00 $90.00 cheaper than 66 days ago
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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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Operating system Available with Windows 8.1 for a smooth, versatile PC experience. Web pages, games and apps fire up fast with up to 5th Gen Intel Core processors thanks to premium performance and... More
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Good Brand

DELL medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all laptops DELL is one of the better rated brands.

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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this DELL notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this type and age the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the G50-70, or the G510 both from Lenovo.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Asus F551CA is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Lenovo B50-30 ($410.07) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Inspiron 15 3542, or the Inspiron 15 ($299.99) both from DELL.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 5558 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the G50-70, or the G510 both from Lenovo.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the HP Stream 11 Pro (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB. The Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Z50-70 (8GB), or the Z70-80 ($599.00) (8GB) both from Lenovo.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 5558 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite small battery capacity (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that were released 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 DELL released the Inspiron 15 5558.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

Alternative 2.1GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP Probook 450 G2 ($449.95).

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo B50-30 ($410.07) (2.16GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z70-80 ($599.00) (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

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

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Z50-70 (1TB), or the G50-80 (1TB) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire E5-573 (1TB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Satellite L50-B (2.2kg), or the C55 ($514.99) (2.2kg) both from Toshiba or the HP 15 ($599.99) (2.2kg).

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Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i34005, dell i34005u
Barcodes 00884116167402
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