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DELL Inspiron 15 5558
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DELL Inspiron 15 5558 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2.1GHz 6GB Aug 2015
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6 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

DELL medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs DELL is one of the better rated brands.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 550GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 850 megahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558 is 950MHz.

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

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 15 5558 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and type do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Only Intel Core I3-5xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 15 5558 has an Intel Core i3-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs of this type and age. Across all portable PCs of this type and age the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 40 watt-hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the slower hard drive speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 5558

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Inspiron 15 5558 over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical processor frequency (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Average Internal Memory

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a pretty standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
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
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 (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

2 Awards

Laptopmag.com Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(17)
29 September 2015

Its build quality and battery life aren't the best we've seen, but the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is still decent value...

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…

5 August 2015

The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 offers an alluring design, speedy performance and loud speakers for less than $400...

Laptopmag.com

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…

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User Reviews

(1)
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 i34005u
Barcodes 05397063808113

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