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DELL Inspiron 15 5558
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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this spec and age. Most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops that came out more than a year ago is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba L50-C[plb_2943817_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2741911_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to consider including the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3007094_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the HP 15[plb_2319470_price], or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price] is also worth considering.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. The Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 850 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 5558 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 do have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2741911_price], or the Acer Aspire ES1-531[plb_3007315_price] which is also cheaper.

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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 are a comparable age to 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the HP 650[plb_2949825_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer Aspire ES1-531[plb_3007315_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price] (SSD), the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2802546_price] (SSD).

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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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 5558 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. With a battery capacity of only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.1GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the HP 350 G2[plb_2889567_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo B50-10[plb_3445241_price] (2.16GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

Alternative 15.6" laptops currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire ES1-531[plb_3007315_price].

If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z70-80[plb_3429896_price] (17.3").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Aspire E5-573[pl_3009234_price] (1TB), or the Aspire E5-573[pl_3010583_price] (1TB) both from Acer or the Lenovo Z50-70[plb_3075592_price] (1TB).

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (2.2kg), the Lenovo Z510[plb_2979742_price] (2.2kg), or the HP 15[plb_2319470_price] (2.2kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBY[plb_2913580_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Z50-70[pl_3075592_price] (8GB), or the Z70-80[pl_3429896_price] (8GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews Best Buy

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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i34005, dell i35005, dell i34005u, dell i35005u
Barcodes 00884116167402, 00884116178668

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