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DELL Inspiron 15 5558
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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 12GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 12GB Sep 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop 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 Laptops

Medium processor core laptops built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558. Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

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Very Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 6.2GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. The internal memory of the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 of 12 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558. The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago is 5GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 670GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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9 Reasons Against

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

Most portable PCs of a similar type 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 laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as 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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Heavy

At 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 5558 is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558. The average weight of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of laptops of this age and type range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh. The Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time 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 notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Inspiron 15 5558 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the Wi-Fi standard ranges from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558 is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Specification

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Intel Visual Technology
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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 i55586434, dell i55586434s, dell i55586434sl, dell i55586434slv
Barcodes 00884116167846

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