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DELL Latitude 15 3550
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DELL Latitude 15 3550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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16 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 age and type to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3550. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Latitude 15 3550 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 5,866 user and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its portable PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 300 megahertz, the Latitude 15 3550 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Latitude 15 3550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this age and spec the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Latitude 15 3550 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3550.

Alternative 15.6" laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include the Asus X551MAV[plb_2737195_price] which has better reviews; or the Asus F551CA[plb_2112231_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3" and cheaper), or the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3" and cheaper); or the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3" and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550 also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus PU551LA[plb_2575366_price].

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Satellite C50-B[pl_2256586_price], or the Satellite C50-B[pl_2319230_price] both from Toshiba.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Latitude 15 3550, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a front camera.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Satellite C50-B[pl_2256586_price], or the Satellite C50-B[pl_2319230_price] both from Toshiba or the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_2913759_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec that we have assessed the hard drive speed of, the Latitude 15 3550's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 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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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The speaker power of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At 2 Watts, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 15 3550. Medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3550 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Latitude 15 3550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude 15 3550 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 970MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs that came out 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.

There are a number of other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the HP Probook 430 G2[plb_2913674_price], or the Toshiba C55[plb_2942230_price].

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2508415_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2697094_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Latitude 15 3550 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB. The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the ProBook 640[pl_2735407_price], and the EliteBook 820[pl_2697094_price] both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of this type and age. Across all medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the Inspiron 15 3542[pl_2301522_price], or the Inspiron 15[pl_2648860_price] both from DELL or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Latitude 15 3550 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Latitude 15 3550 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 15 3550 is 20GB. The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has one of the smaller maximum internal memories (only 16,384 megabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 range from 5GB to 2TB. The Latitude 15 3550 has one of the smallest hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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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 medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3550

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this DELL portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Medion Akoya E6415[plb_2882074_price] (2.1GHz), the HP 350 G2[plb_2889567_price] (2.1GHz), or the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price] (2.1GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550.

Other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the HP ProBook 640[plb_2735407_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2854876_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Asus X555LA[plb_3000416_price] (1TB and cheaper) or the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (1TB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Latitude 15 3550 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Satellite C50-B[pl_2256586_price] (2.2kg), or the Satellite C50-B[pl_2319230_price] (2.2kg) both from Toshiba or the DELL Latitude 15 3550[plb_2800896_price] (2.2kg).

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Specification

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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
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Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Display Brightness
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3D Compatible
Full HD
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Graphics
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
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SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Keyboard Language
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Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
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Cable Included
Operational Conditions
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Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
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Expert Reviews

(32)
29 October 2015

In review: Dell Latitude 3550-0123. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.Dell's Latitude 3550 series is a new version of the entry-level model lineup for the business segment. The processor is more...

13 September 2011

The Dell Vostro 3550 is a laptop designed for the executive in you, featuring a beefy 2.30GHz Intel Core i5-2410M processor, 4GB of RAM (upgradable up to 8GB) as well as USB 3.0 and more, this is... Read more…

5 August 2011

There's nothing amazing about the Vostro 3550, but there doesn't have to be. It's a plain Jane, honest-to-goodness workhorse that'll get the job done ? and in our books, that's a win...

30 June 2011

When Intel recalled its H67 and P67 chipsets earlier this year it threw the launch of its Second Generation Core i CPUs into disarray. Consequently we are only now seeing mass-produced laptops... Read more…

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 31 May 2016 by Jack le Bois
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent little machine. And with Windows 7 Professional. Who could ask for anything more?

Reviewed 13 September 2015 by JOHN M.
(Verified Purchase)

For 609$ you should have all the bells and whistles could have done better at local retail stores for 300$...

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i35005, dell i34005, dell p231553, dell i35005u, dell i34005u, dell 35506907, dell 35506204, dell p231553p, dell 35508963
Barcodes 00000035506907, 00884116154907, 05397063636907, 05397063706204, 05397063719747, 08841161549074

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2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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Lighter
Brighter Display Brightness
74.9mm Narrower
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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