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DELL Latitude 15 3550
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DELL Latitude 15 3550 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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28 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Three expert review sites all thought that this portable PC was good. This medium processor core notebook PC received a Good Gear Guide.com.au "Editor's Choice" award and it received a "Good Value for Money" award from Notebookjournal.de. This portable PC also received a "Recommended" award from Pcauthority.com.au.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Twenty-four experts from sites including Laptopmag.com, notebookcheck.net, PC Welt.de and notebookcheck.biz have rated this notebook PC on average 79%.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this DELL portable PC provided a good bang for your buck.

Robust

One DELL Latitude 15 3550 owner said in their reviews that the DELL Latitude 15 3550 was strong and durable.

One DELL Latitude 15 3550 owner who bought this laptop considered that it was well made. Cnet.com.au mentioned on expert review site CNET.com.au “Take the 3550 — the crazily low start price of AU$649 doesn't do justice to the quality of the build, let alone the excellent screen”.

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Easy to Use

Several people said in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Techworld.com mentioned five years ago “It looks good and feels comfortable to use” in their review of the DELL Latitude 15 3550.

Good Technical Features

A few people thought the product had good features. Expert website Techworld.com wrote “The Dell Vostro 3550 is a 15.6in, 2.7kg business notebook with a swag of great features”.

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good battery life. Techworld.com wrote in their review of this laptop “It has fast performance and long battery life thanks to” .

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 laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Good Brand

On average DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs manufactured by DELL.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Latitude 15 3550 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Latitude 15 3550.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550. The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Latitude 15 3550 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Latitude 15 3550. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Latitude 15 3550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This DELL laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it 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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 15 3550 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 3550 is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The smallest screen size of portable PCs of this age and spec is 11" and the biggest is 18".

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Latitude 15 3550 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This DELL notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 15 3550 processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Latitude 15 3550 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 15 3550. The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 is 5GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

Portable PCs of this age and type have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB. With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 that we have assessed, the processor cache of the Latitude 15 3550 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 58 watt-hours, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550. The battery capacities of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 15 3550 range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Graphics Card

One DELL Latitude 15 3550 owner who bought it thought it did not have a good graphics card. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net wrote “The graphics card is limited to two alternatives – an incorporated”.

Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and 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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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Latitude 15 3550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 15 3550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of portable PCs of this age and spec is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m². The display brightness of the Latitude 15 3550 of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

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

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Latitude 15 3550 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the Latitude 15 3550 the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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3 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 Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Latitude 15 3550 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Average Weight

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

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
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
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel RealSense Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

3 Awards

pcauthority.com.au Recommended Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice notebookjournal.de Good Value for Money

Expert Reviews

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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…

Pcauthority.com.au

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…

7 June 2011

Small-business customers looking for an affordable, durable, and secure 15.6-inch business notebook will like the Dell Vostro 3550. This $682 laptop also provides good sound, whether you're...

Dell Vostro 3350 Dell has designed an ambitioned office/multimedia hybrid with the Vostro 3550. Not every manufacturer has the courage to try themselves on a blend of matt display and strong...

23 March 2011

It's hard not to like the Vostro 3550. It looks good and feels comfortable to use. We like its backlit keyboard and huge touchpad, and it has a useful array of ports along its edges. Best of all,...

18 March 2011

It's hard not to like the Vostro 3550; it looks good and feels comfortable to use. We like its backlit keyboard and huge touchpad, and it has a useful array of ports along its edges. Best of all,...

The Dell Vostro 3550 is a great 15.6in business laptop. It comes with a Sandy Bridge-based Core i7 CPU, which gives it great performance, and it also offers long battery life...

Good Gear Guide.com.au

2 September 2011

Dell brengt de op­vol­ger van de eerder door ons geteste Vostro 3500 laptop uit. De Vostro 3550 is een re­de­lijk fors uit­ge­val­len no­te­book­com­pu­ter voor (klein)za­ke­lijk... Read more…

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