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DELL Latitude 15 3550
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DELL Latitude 15 3550 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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12 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Latitude 15 3550 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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DELL Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Latitude 15 3550 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 3550, the Latitude 15 3550 has a full-size keyboard.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Latitude 15 3550 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude 15 3550 is 5,900 RPM. The Latitude 15 3550 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Latitude 15 3550. The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 is 25GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Latitude 15 3550 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have a front camera, however the Latitude 15 3550 does not have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 6 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The maximum internal memory of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550. Across all the laptops of this age and type the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to 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.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3550

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Weight

At 2.5 kilograms, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB and higher rated), or the DELL XPS 13 (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550.

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i55200, dell i55200u
Barcodes 02000000298269, 02000000298276, 05397063636914
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