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This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The Latitude 15 E5550 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 15 E5550. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.
DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops DELL is one of the superior brands.
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most laptops that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 15 E5550 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Latitude 15 E5550 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Latitude 15 E5550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 E5550 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).
Fairly Big Screen Size
Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age.
If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Toshiba L75 (17.3") which also has a higher rating.
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Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 15 E5550, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 15 E5550 also have a front camera.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 15 E5550 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 E5550.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 E5550 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Latitude 15 E5550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
Three USB 3.0 Ports
Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The smallest battery capacity of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 15 E5550 is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh. With a battery capacity of 51 watt-hours, the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.
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 notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.
Very Small Internal Memory
With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average internal memory of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 15 E5550 is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 250 ($339.26).
Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us ($529.69) (6GB).
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Latitude 15 E5550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
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Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when DELL released the Latitude 15 E5550.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 15 E5550.
Alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 15.
Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Latitude 14 E7450 (2.3GHz), or the Latitude 14 E7450 (2.3GHz) both from DELL.
Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.
If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (512GB).
Intel Segment Tagging
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-5xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
200U, I5-5200U, 520
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
1366 x 768
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 5500
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
4.0, 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
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 InTru 3D Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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)