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DELL Latitude 15 3550
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DELL Latitude 15 3550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC 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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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst laptops of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

DELL medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs DELL is one of the superior brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Latitude 15 3550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7-791G (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 15 3550, the Latitude 15 3550 has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. The Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the speaker power range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Latitude 15 3550 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 15 3550 that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the DELL Latitude 15 3550 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3550. Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 58 watt-hours, the Latitude 15 3550 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh.

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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 age and type.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. At only 900 megahertz, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Latitude 15 3550 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550. The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 15 3550 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba L75 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3550 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m².

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 is 650GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the Latitude 15 3550.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a relatively standard processor clock speed 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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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Latitude 15 3550 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 15 3550 (2.2kg), or the Toshiba Satellite C50-B (2.2kg).

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Specification

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Memory
Internal Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
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Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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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
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Audio System
Camera
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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
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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
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Keyboard
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Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Recovery Operating System
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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 TSX-NI Version
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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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
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AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
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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