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DELL Inspiron 15 5558
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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 6GB Aug 2015
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Operating system Available with Windows 8.1 for a smooth, versatile PC experience. Web pages, games and apps fire up fast with up to 5th Gen Intel Core processors thanks to premium performance and... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,345 owner and expert reviews for DELL notebook PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558 is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558 also have 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 portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 comparable age to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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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 more than a year ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At only 850 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type 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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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 notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 5558 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 46Wh. With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Inspiron 15 5558 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Average Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3"), or the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3").

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly average internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 7 hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If this DELL laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook A555 (8h).

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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
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Intel Clear Video Technology
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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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 i34005u
Barcodes 05397063808113
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