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DELL Latitude 15 3550
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DELL Latitude 15 3550 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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12 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Latitude 15 3550 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 15 3550 which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Latitude 15 3550. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3550 range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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DELL Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core laptops built by DELL have good ratings 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 ratings across its entire range.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550, the Latitude 15 3550 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at including the 250, or the Pavilion x360 13-s060sa both from HP or the DELL Latitude 15.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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 medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

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

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of notebook PCs of this age and type is 17GB/s, the fastest is 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 15 3550 use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Latitude 15 3550 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have a front camera, however the Latitude 15 3550 does not have a front camera.

Other laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the DELL Latitude 15, the HP 250, or the Acer Aspire E5.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available 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.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M, and the DELL Latitude 15 ($569.00) which is cheaper; or the Lenovo B50 ($748.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 640 G1 (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 typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 6 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz. The Latitude 15 3550 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago, the Latitude 15 3550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at including the DELL Latitude 15, the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa, or the Lenovo T440.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3550

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Latitude 15 3550 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo B590 (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire E5-571 (2.4GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Latitude 15 3550 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the X75A (17.3"), or the X75A (17.3") both from Asus.

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Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the Latitude 15 3550 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 3550.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the X401A (750GB), or the X552CL (750GB) both from Asus which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus X550CC (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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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

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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

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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$...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i55200, dell i55200u
Barcodes 02000000298269, 02000000298276, 05397063636914
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