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DELL Latitude 15 3550
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DELL Latitude 15 3550 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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15 Reasons For

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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 15 3550. Similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

DELL is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 3550.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL Latitude 15 which has better reviews.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the Asus PU551LA, or the Lenovo G50-70.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 3550 also have a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo E31-70 is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the PU551LA, or the PU551LA both from Asus.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst laptops of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The Latitude 15 3550 has one of the higher speaker power (2 Watts) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 is 1.7W.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Latitude 15 3550 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 came out more than a year ago.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 950MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

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

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable 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.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think the Lenovo Z510 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (SSD and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 820 (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 6.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Medion Akoya E6415 (6GB and cheaper), the Toshiba C55 (6GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (8GB and cheaper).

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Latitude 15 3550 has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 3550 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Latitude 15 3550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus UX301LA or the Acer Aspire E5, or the HP 15.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Latitude 15 3550 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Latitude 15 3550 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL Latitude 15 3550 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB. The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550.

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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 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3550

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Latitude 15 3550.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Latitude 15 3550.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP 350 G2 (2.1GHz and higher rated); or the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 (2.1GHz and cheaper), or the Medion Akoya E6415 (2.1GHz and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Toshiba C55 (750GB and cheaper), or the DELL Inspiron 15 (1TB and cheaper).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3550.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Satellite C50-B (2.2kg), or the Satellite C50-B (2.2kg) both from Toshiba or the DELL Latitude 15 (2.2kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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 Data Rate (max)
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
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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 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 Type
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 (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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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…

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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...

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i35005, dell i35005u
Barcodes 00884116154907, 05397063636907, 05397063719747, 08841161549074

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