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DELL Inspiron 5558

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

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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Operating system Available with Windows 8.1 for a smooth, versatile PC experience. Undeniable PerformancePower player:Web pages, games and apps fire up fast with up to 5th Gen Intel Core... More
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,345 user and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its notebook PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 5558 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available 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. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 5558 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 5558, the Inspiron 5558 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 5558 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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17 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the Inspiron 5558 which has two SATA III connectors.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL Inspiron 5558 is a ten PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL Inspiron 5558 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Inspiron 5558 is a two SATA connector notebook PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Inspiron 5558 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 5558. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 5558 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Inspiron 5558 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 5558 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Inspiron 5558 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 5558 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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 DELL Inspiron 5558 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 5558. Notebook PCs that were released one year ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP 250 G4 (1.9GHz), or the Lenovo E31-70 (£430.02) (1.9GHz).

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 5558 range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Inspiron 5558 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (£493.73) (6GB), or the Toshiba C55 (£308.00) (6GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the DELL Inspiron 5558 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Inspiron 5558 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. 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 frequently found audio system on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of only 0.92 megapixels, the Inspiron 5558 has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 5558. The front camera resolutions of portable PCs of this age and type range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 5558 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 5558. The average hard drive capacity of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 5558 is 690GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the Inspiron 5558.

Average Screen Size

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

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z70-80 (£321.00) (17.3").

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The DELL Inspiron 5558 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas 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

At 500 gigabytes, the Inspiron 5558 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 5558.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,149.00) (512GB), or the Lenovo T450s (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 5558 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

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Display
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Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
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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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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