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DELL Latitude 15 E5550
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DELL Latitude 15 E5550 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 15 E5550 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 E5550 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Latitude 15 E5550 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 E5550.

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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 15 E5550 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 15 E5550.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the MSI CX61, the HP ProBook 450, and the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 E5550 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Latitude 15 E5550 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Inspiron 17 5749 (17.3" and cheaper), the Inspiron 17 5758 (17.3" and cheaper), or the Inspiron 17 5748 (17.3" and cheaper) all from DELL.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the HP EliteBook 840 G1.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the T550, or the ThinkPad E540 both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 E5550 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the HP Elitebook 820 G2 which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the T550, or the ThinkPad E540 both from Lenovo.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 15 E5550 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Latitude 15 E5550 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Latitude 15 E5550 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 840 G1 is also worth considering.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at including the DELL Latitude 12 7000, or the Asus UX301LA.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the speaker power range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 15 E5550 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this type and age 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 Bright Display Brightness

The Latitude 15 E5550 has a fairly bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The display brightnesss of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 15 E5550 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 E5550 is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. With a battery capacity of 51 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 available for a comparable time to the Latitude 15 E5550.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At only 900 megahertz, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 15 E5550.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP ProBook 640 G1, the Lenovo T450, and the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the LG 13Z940 (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude 15 E5550 that we have checked, the DELL Latitude 15 E5550's hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Latitude 15 E5550 is 5GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 15 E5550

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Latitude 15 E5550 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Latitude 15 E5550.

There are a number of other 2.3GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Latitude 14 E5450, or the Latitude 14 E7450 both from DELL which is cheaper.

If this DELL notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2 (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the ProBook 450 G2 (2.4GHz and cheaper) both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 17 5749 (2.4GHz and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 E5550 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the HP ProBook 640 G1, and the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 17 5749 (1TB), or the Inspiron 17 5758 (1TB) both from DELL or the MSI CX61 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the DELL Latitude 15 E5550 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ThinkPad T550 (2.1kg), the T550 (2.1kg), or the ThinkPad T550 (2.1kg) all from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Processor Cores
Processor Family
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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
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
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
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HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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 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
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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 Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 by Suzy-McC

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