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DELL Inspiron 15 5558
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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 6GB Jul 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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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558. The total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor 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. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to 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 portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 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 of a comparable age and type to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 850 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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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 portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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 you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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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 laptops of this age and spec.

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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 most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Inspiron 15 5558 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh. At only 40 watt-hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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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 notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The hard drive speeds of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 ($400.00) (2.1GHz).

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Average Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

If this DELL notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80 ($599.00) (17.3").

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Toshiba Z30t (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively typical weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, 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 relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A555 (8h).

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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 05397063808113
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