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DELL Inspiron 15 5558
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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Jul 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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,345 user and expert reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This DELL portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera, as do 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.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many 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 notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 900 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 950MHz.

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

The DELL 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 spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable type and 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Portable PCs of this spec and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

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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 keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 15 5558 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Inspiron 15 5558 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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7 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X250[plb_2979047_price] (2.3GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7-791G[plb_3000372_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If this DELL laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Average Battery Life

At 7 hours, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440p[plb_2980614_price] (7.4h).

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Specification

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Intel Turbo Boost Technology
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Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i55200, dell i55200u, dell 1366x768

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