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

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this type and age. Most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Aspire E5-571[pl_3002200_price], or the Aspire E5-571[pl_2569084_price] both from Acer or the HP ProBook 450 G2[plb_2930617_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Aspire E5-571[pl_3002200_price], or the Aspire E5-571[pl_2569084_price] both from Acer or the HP ProBook 450 G2[plb_2930617_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to consider including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2079430_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2585666_price].

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 850 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558 is 970MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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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 notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the MSI CX61[plb_2900145_price], or the Lenovo E50-80[plb_2938308_price].

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of this type and age is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The DELL 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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558 the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The DELL 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 the most frequently found audio system on medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year. Comparable spec portable PCs that were launched 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.

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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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558 the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 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 the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_2987233_price] (2.2GHz), or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2993347_price] (2.2GHz) 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 pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2775903_price], or the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_2800893_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3" and higher rated); or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3" and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2775903_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Aspire E5-573[pl_2987233_price] (1TB), or the Aspire E5-573[pl_3007094_price] (1TB) both from Acer or the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2993347_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50-B[plb_2384961_price] (2.2kg), or the HP 15[plb_2747053_price] (2.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

There are a number of other 7h battery life portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Aspire E5[pl_2736268_price], the Aspire V3[pl_2417215_price], or the Aspire E5-571[pl_2569084_price] all from Acer.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (9.5h) which is also higher rated.

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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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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 i35005, dell i34005u, dell i35005u
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