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

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Inspiron 15 5558 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this age and spec. 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and type.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This DELL notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

This DELL portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 (2.1GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the T450s (512GB), or the X1 Carbon (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 2.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL Vostro 15 3558.

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Average Battery Life

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical battery life (7 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A555 (8h).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Specification

Design
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Processor Operating Modes
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Storage
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Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
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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
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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 Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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 Life (max)
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Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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Non-Operating Vibration
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Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
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Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(17)
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…

5 August 2015

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 offers an alluring design, speedy performance and loud speakers for less than $400...

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22 July 2015

Of Dell's latest Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptops, this is the most pricey.Unlike the others, this Dell has a touch screen. It is a nice display, too, with a 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution and good... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
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

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Product Identifiers

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