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DELL Inspiron 15 5558
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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Sep 2015
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 5558 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 0.51GB and 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.2GB. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 that we have checked, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the Inspiron 15 5558 of 4 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked 5,866 expert and user reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Portable PCs of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB. The Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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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 laptops of this spec and age. This DELL laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs 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 Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar 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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558 that we have checked the discrete graphics adapter memory of, the Inspiron 15 5558's discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes is one of the biggest. The discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558 range from 2MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec 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 medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and 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 laptop.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that have been on the market 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 DELL portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec laptop that is a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 5558 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A514 (2.4kg), or the Acer Aspire ES1-512 (2.4kg).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh. With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

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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 the most commonly found audio system on laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz. The Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Inspiron 15 5558 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558 is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM. 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 medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 5558 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Average Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80 ($599.00) (17.3").

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

If this DELL portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba R50-B (7.4h).

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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 i55200, dell i55200u
Barcodes 00884116167570, 00884116167839, 00884116167952, 00884116167969, 00884116167976, 05397063753611, 05397063753628, 05397063764259, 05397063764433, 05397063764440, 05397063764624, 05397063764631
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