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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 Aug 2015
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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DELL Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked 4,803 owner and expert reviews for DELL portable PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the biggest total storage capacitys amongst portable PCs of this age. The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 range from 32GB to 2TB.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Inspiron 15 5558 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to 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

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year, the Inspiron 15 5558 has 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 cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 is 1GB and the biggest is 4.1GB. The Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Inspiron 15 5558 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar 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 portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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11 Reasons Against

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 laptop.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 have been around for a similar time 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558 do not have a touchscreen. The Inspiron 15 5558 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At only 40 watt-hours, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Inspiron 15 5558 range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of a similar type and 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 notebook PC audio system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 15 5558 range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This DELL notebook PC has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Inspiron 15 5558 is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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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 laptops that are a similar age to 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 portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Inspiron 15 5558 has a relatively standard display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many 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 relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 15 5558.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Vostro 15 3558.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 7 hours, the Inspiron 15 5558 has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 15 5558.

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Specification

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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Processor Codename
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Memory
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Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
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3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
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
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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 Version
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Keyboard
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Spill Resistant Keyboard
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Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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 64
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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
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Battery
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Password Protection
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
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Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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