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DELL Latitude 15 3550
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DELL Latitude 15 3550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 15 3550 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Good Brand

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. At 300 megahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency 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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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Latitude 15 3550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 15 3550 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Latitude 15 3550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst portable PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3") which is also cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Aspire E5-573, the Aspire E5-573, or the Aspire E5-511 all from Acer is also worth considering.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude 15 3550 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has one of the fastest hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The Latitude 15 3550 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The lowest speaker power of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 15 3550 is 1W and the highest is 4W.

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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 medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550. Across all the laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550 is 13GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 58 watt-hours, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops of this spec and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Latitude 15 3550 do have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Aspire E5-573, or the Aspire E5-511 both from Acer or the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 ($269.59) is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that are a comparable age 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.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the Asus X551MAV ($394.85) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the MSI CX61 (8GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Latitude 15 3550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Inspiron 15 ($489.99), the Inspiron 15, or the Inspiron 15 5558 all from DELL.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². The Latitude 15 3550 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The lowest front camera resolution of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 4.3MP. At only 0.92 megapixels, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to 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 notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 3550 range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 630GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the Latitude 15 3550.

Average Processor Clock Speed

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

There are a number of alternative 2.3GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Latitude 12 5000 ($1,295.00), or the Latitude 15 5000 ($1,004.98) both from DELL.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1 (2.4GHz and higher rated); or the MSI CX61 (2.6GHz and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Latitude 15 3550, or the Latitude 12 5000 ($1,295.00) both from DELL or the HP 350 ($419.49) which is cheaper.

If this DELL notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G70-70 (1TB and higher rated); or the DELL Inspiron 15 ($410.07) (1TB and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 840 G2 (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Weight

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

Other 2.2kg heavy laptops currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 15 3550.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Latitude 15 3550 (2.2kg), or the Latitude 15 (2.2kg) both from DELL.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
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
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

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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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