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DELL Latitude 15 3550
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DELL Latitude 15 3550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,345 expert and user reviews, DELL has good reviews for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically 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 notebook PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 15 3550 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Latitude 15 3550 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 15.6" laptops currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2447697_price], or the Acer Extensa EX2510[plb_2531905_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Inspiron 17 5758[pl_2942103_price] (17.3"), or the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2962180_price] (17.3") both from DELL or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2725280_price] (17.3").

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo B5400[plb_2715847_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the X250[pl_2899232_price], or the ThinkPad T440[pl_2781730_price] both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The Latitude 15 3550 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B5400[plb_2715847_price].

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the X250[pl_2899232_price], or the ThinkPad T440[pl_2781730_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Latitude 15 3550 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Latitude 15 3550 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that came out 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

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3550 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-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.

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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 portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3550 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The DELL Latitude 15 3550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the ZBook 14 G2[pl_3017136_price], or the ProBook 11[pl_2837133_price] both from HP or the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2701391_price] is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3550

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X250[plb_2979047_price] (2.3GHz and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Latitude 15 3550 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2447697_price], or the HP ProBook 430[plb_2447779_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo B5400[plb_2715847_price] (1TB and higher rated); or the ThinkPad X250[pl_2743534_price] (512GB and cheaper), or the X250[pl_2899793_price] (512GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

The Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly standard weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ProBook 650[pl_2589709_price] (2.3kg and cheaper), or the ProBook 450[pl_2643392_price] (2.1kg and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2447697_price], or the HP ProBook 430[plb_2447779_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus X555LA[plb_2763466_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Display
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Camera
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SmartCard Slot
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Microphone in
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Trial Software
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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)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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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 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
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Power
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Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
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Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
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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 i55200, dell i55200u, dell 35506914
Barcodes 00000035506914, 05397063636914, 05397063705009, 05397063707386, 05397063707423, 05397063708833, 05397063736362
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