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DELL 5520 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Oct 2012
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18 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 5520 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The DELL 5520 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 5520 the PCI Express slots versions range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2. With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the DELL 5520 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The DELL 5520 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average DELL medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs built by DELL.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the 5520 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the DELL 5520 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 5520.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 5520 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 510GB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL 5520 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 5520.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 5520, the DELL 5520 has a front camera.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Laptops of a similar type and age to the 5520 have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 5520 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 5520.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the DELL 5520 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the 5520. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 5520 is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL 5520 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and 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 cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1 gigabyte, the DELL 5520 has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 5520. The discrete graphics adapter memorys of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 5520 range from 0.51GB to 4GB.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

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

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The DELL 5520 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL 5520 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the 5520 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 5520 is 1.7GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the DELL 5520 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 5520 do not have a touchscreen. The DELL 5520 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Heavy

The DELL 5520 is quite heavy (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The lightest medium processor cores notebook PC that is a similar age to the 5520 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL 5520

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this medium processor cores notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL 5520 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 5520.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DELL 5520 has a fairly average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 5520.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The DELL 5520 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This DELL portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Specification

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
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LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Audio System
Camera
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Built-In Camera
Front Camera
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4G
Bluetooth Version
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Microphone Connectivity
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Fingerprint Reader
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Wireless Display Connectivity
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Intel Visual Technology
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Number of Speakers
Connector Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Compatible Operating Systems
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Weight
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Expert Reviews

(106)
18 December 2014

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Sturdy case, precise touchpad with crisp buttons, matte FullHD display, generous memory capacity, good gaming performance, long battery runtimes
Nice finish
Fivehour battery life
Processing power
Low heat and noise
Slow FastEthernet port, graphics driver issues, unpleasant fan noise, relatively massive case
Low quality display
Low gaming capabilities
Screen can be tiring to look at
Touchpad skips a little

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 6 February 2011 by Russell

An excellent machine that does everything I need. The keys are responsive and feel good, the screen has great resolution, it's perfect for watching on-line content, showing colours to great... Read more…

Reviewed 22 August 2010 by Thomas Atkins

My daughter bought this laptop, but I helped with the initial set up. One of the first steps advised is to take a recovery backup. This is done using DELL's own software, but the software refused... Read more…

Reviewed 29 December 2010 by Jared

The laptop is relatively cheap on the Dell website comparing to Amazon, but still I think it is a very good laptop. I've just received it for Christmas and I can tell you that, it is a superb... Read more…

Reviewed 6 December 2010 by Rach88

I Bought a 1545 as a replacement for a faulty fujitsu seimens I had for 2 years. In the 12 months that I have had my dell I have had to have a techician out three times and have had to have the... Read more…

Reviewed 8 February 2011 by Marius
(Verified Purchase)

Good value for the money, good procesor, good monitor light for it's dimensions. key are a bit too "plastic", noysee when you type. the case is a bit glossy, but the color is saving you from... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i56200, dell i54200, dell i54200u, dell i56200u, dell i15rm7098, dell i15rm7098s, dell i15rm7098sl, dell i15rm7098slv
Barcodes 05397063280858

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