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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this spec and age. Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that came out more than a year ago is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba L50-C, or the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to consider including the Acer Aspire E5-573.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the HP 15, or the Acer Aspire E5 is also worth considering.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. The Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 850 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 5558 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 do have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad E550, or the Acer Aspire ES1-531 which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the HP 650 which has better reviews; or the Acer Aspire ES1-531 which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (SSD), the HP EliteBook 820 (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (SSD).

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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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 5558 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.1GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the HP 350 G2 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo B50-10 (2.16GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Alternative 15.6" laptops currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire ES1-531.

If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Aspire E5-573 (1TB), or the Aspire E5-573 (1TB) both from Acer or the Lenovo Z50-70 (1TB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba C55 (2.2kg), the Lenovo Z510 (2.2kg), or the HP 15 (2.2kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBY which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Z50-70 (8GB), or the Z70-80 (8GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT 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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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19 January 2016

As we noted at the outset of our coverage here, it would be unfair to compare a base model 7000 series Inspiron to tricked-out gaming or performance laptops without taking into consideration the...

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Stylish design with easy to clean rubber coating
Good CPU and GPU performance
Great battery life
IPS screen with accurate colors (Average DeltaE 0.89) and good viewing angles
Easy maintenance
Relatively low screen brightness and just 55 sRGB coverage
The M.2 slot works with SATA III storage modules
Peu rsistant la torsion, fort bruit de craquement lorsqu'on essaye de le plier, pas de lecteur optique, clavier mdiocre, cran trop rflchissant, performances Turbo insuffisantes, ventilateur parfois gn
Touchpad
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2 October 2015

The Inspiron 15-5558 straddles budget and midrange laptop camps, depending on configuration, asserting excellent build quality and decent performance as you'd expect of a £500+ design. The screen...

29 September 2015

Its build quality and battery life aren't the best we've seen, but the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is still decent value...

Bargain back-to-school laptops exist for a reason: Not everybody can afford a $2,000 laptop. Honestly, most people don't even need a $2,000 laptop.For this set of reviews, we're looking at the... Read more…

17 August 2015

I have to hand it to Dell: In the category of "$500 laptops," the veteran manufacturer came pretty close to nailing a well-rounded machine with few major compromises.That's more impressive than it... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 December 2015 by Ron
Ron would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 (Verified Purchase)

I use this as a wedding DJ laptop. It is not the fastest laptop around The backlit screen toggles on & off automatically, which is undesirable. There should be a way to keep it on constantly...... Read more…

Easy To Use
Lacks Power
Reviewed 3 December 2015 by Jaimin
Jaimin would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 (Verified Purchase)

I buy this for my regular routine uses , and its good for me , nice light wight and great in look i like the rubbery feeling on top and i recommend you guys to buy it , its worth by price for sure...

Bought one for my dad last christmas, stuck 8GB of RAM and an SSD in it for him. (It shipped with 4GB)
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
To replace the HDD you have to tale the top bezel off. That's right kids, you have to take apart the laptop to get to the hard drive. There is not an externally accessible bay
RAM was a snap though
Nothing yet
Well for starters, the battery isn't charging. The screen also has a decent amount of glare but I don't find it much of an issue
Material used for case is weak
Reviewed 16 November 2015 by Maria

I love my new laptop and the workers at b&h were great in helping me find what I needed and they're super friendly!

Easy To Use
Lacks Power
Reviewed 23 September 2015 by Ank

Not as good as i'd thought it would be .... Games crash in between .... There's something wrong with the graphics driver !

I basically want to buy a laptop which helps me to work in Adobe Photoshop and illustrator CS 6, both. Also in 3D . So first i visit the entire market and i told them my helplessness that i have not m
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AMD APU
Radeon graphics
8GB Ram
In our country laptops or any electronic products is opened 3 times by custom. So some of original things i unable to get from this product e. g. WINDOWS 8. And there are other things also which i did
Spinnging 5400rpm hard drive
1366 x 768 MAX resolution
Reviewed 23 September 2015 by Nishu
Nishu would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 7559

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i34005, dell i35005, dell i34005u, dell i35005u
Barcodes 00884116167402
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