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DELL Latitude 15 E5550
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DELL Latitude 15 E5550 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,345 user and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its laptops. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Latitude 15 E5550 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Latitude 15 E5550 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops of this age and type have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo T440[plb_2801736_price] which is cheaper; or the ProBook 640 G1 Notebook PC[pl_2351423_price], and the ProBook 640 G1 Notebook PC[pl_2351423_price] both from HP which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_1497490_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years 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 Inspiron 15[plb_2373532_price], or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2690178_price] which is cheaper.

Other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the HP ProBook 430[plb_2350722_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Latitude 15 E5550 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Latitude 15 E5550 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2373532_price], or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2690178_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to consider including the HP ProBook 430[plb_2350722_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 15 E5550 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Latitude 15 E5550 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 65 watt-hours, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 15 E5550. The smallest battery capacity of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 23Wh, the biggest is 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The dimmest display brightness of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Latitude 15 E5550 is 20 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 E5550 is 370MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 15 E5550.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. The Latitude 15 E5550 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 E5550 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 128GB total storage capacity laptops and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo T440[plb_2216159_price], and the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2357769_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the T440s[pl_2978670_price] (256GB), or the S510p[pl_2664455_price] (500GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Latitude 15 E5550 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the Inspiron 17[pl_2253142_price], the Inspiron 17 7737[pl_2045961_price], or the Latitude 15 3540[pl_2651126_price] all from DELL.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 15 E5550 is 1.7W.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 15 E5550

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Latitude 15 E5550.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 E5550.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the Latitude 12 5000[pl_2517764_price], and the Inspiron 15[pl_2523550_price] both from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] (2.1GHz), the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2846285_price] (2.4GHz), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2746459_price] (2.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Latitude 15 E5550 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the DELL 5520[plb_1385146_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Latitude 15 E5550.

Other 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the DELL 5520[plb_1385146_price], or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2373206_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 15 E5550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo S510p[plb_2664455_price], the Asus X555LA[plb_2656975_price], or the DELL Latitude 15 5000[plb_2365192_price].

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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® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
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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
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Intel Demand Based Switching
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 by Suzy-McC

Hoping to pay this in monthly instalments.

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Product Identifiers

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