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

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB Sep 2015
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558 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 notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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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 were launched around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable 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 a comparable time to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558 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 HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and type.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

At only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 5GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This DELL notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

This DELL portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558[plb_3008314_price] (2.1GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-772[plb_2984402_price] (17.3"), or 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 relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (512GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 2.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL Vostro 15 3558[plb_2926403_price].

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Average Battery Life

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical battery life (7 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A555[plb_2999036_price] (8h).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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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
Trial Software
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 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

Expert Reviews

(19)
2 October 2015

The Inspiron 15-5558 straddles budget and midrange laptop camps, depending on configuration, asserting excellent build quality and decent performance as you'd expect of a £500+ design. The screen...

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...

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User Reviews

(2)
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

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