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DELL Inspiron 15 5558
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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Sep 2015
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 15 5558 is 11GB.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out 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. Across all notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558 is 690GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly big hard drive capacity 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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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the 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 around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 2MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago which 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 the most frequently found HDMI version on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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10 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 were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 5558 is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 900 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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

Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 5558 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL 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 commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 frequently found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Heavy

The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 5558 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire ES1-512[plb_2729469_price] (2.4kg).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. The Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly small battery capacity (only 40 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

This DELL laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X250[plb_2979047_price] (2.3GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Average Screen Size

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

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7-791G[plb_3000372_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Battery Life

At 8 hours, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8h battery life portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Stream 11[plb_2499827_price] is also worth considering.

If this laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T440[plb_3016164_price] (8.6h), or the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] (9h) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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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
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Memory
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Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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Internal Memory
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
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Pixel Pitch
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3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
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Networking
4G
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WiFi Standard
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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 Version
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Trial Software
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Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Flex Memory Access
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Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
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Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
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Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews Best Buy

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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