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DELL Inspiron 15 5558
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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558 that we have checked, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the Inspiron 15 5558 of 4 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 range from 1GB to 2.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,345 expert and owner reviews for DELL portable PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and spec. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 2.1GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a two SATA III connector portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558 have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 which has ten PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Inspiron 15 5558 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a two SATA connector portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558 have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558 is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Asus F555LA (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558 is 6.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 15 5558 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This notebook PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Inspiron 15 5558 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 the worst Wi-Fi standard is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7-791G (17.3" and higher rated).

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 5558 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

If this DELL notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the T450s (512GB), or the X1 Carbon (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.2kg heavy portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Vostro 15 3558.

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Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

If this laptop battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440p (7.4h).

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Specification

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Hard Drive Installed
Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
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HDMI Version
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USB 3.0 Port
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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CPU Configuration (max)
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Manual
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

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Bargain back-to-school laptops exist for a reason: Not everybody can afford a $2,000 laptop. Honestly, most people don't even need a $2,000 laptop.For this set of reviews, we're looking at the... Read more…

17 August 2015

I have to hand it to Dell: In the category of "$500 laptops," the veteran manufacturer came pretty close to nailing a well-rounded machine with few major compromises.That's more impressive than it... Read more…

22 July 2015

Of Dell's latest Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptops, this is the most pricey.Unlike the others, this Dell has a touch screen. It is a nice display, too, with a 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution and good... Read more…

14 July 2015

Dell Inspiron 5558 is a good mid-range multimedia notebook that offers good specs at a reasonable price. It has enough performance in store to handle even pretty demanding computational tasks, and...

26 June 2015

The Core i7 processor and AMD graphics make this a powerful all-rounder, and it's got good looks and reasonable build quality. The keyboard isn't great, though, and the Inspiron's screen lacks...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 December 2015 by Ron
Ron would recommend the Dell Inspiron 15 5558 (Verified Purchase)

I use this as a wedding DJ laptop. It is not the fastest laptop around The backlit screen toggles on & off automatically, which is undesirable. There should be a way to keep it on constantly...... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by Maria

I love my new laptop and the workers at b&h were great in helping me find what I needed and they're super friendly!

Easy To Use
Lacks Power

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i34005, dell i35005, dell i34005u, dell i35005u
Barcodes 05397063753314, 05397063753505, 05397063753529, 05397063764570

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