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DELL Latitude 15 3550
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DELL Latitude 15 3550 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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12 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Latitude 15 3550 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Latitude 15 3550. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops that were released around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,803 expert and owner reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Latitude 15 3550 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this age and type the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Latitude 15 3550 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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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 portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550 is 21GB/s, the fastest is 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 is a portable PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Latitude 15 3550 use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 does not have a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age do have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Heavy

At 2.5 kilograms, the Latitude 15 3550 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550. The average weight of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 6 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Latitude 15 3550. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550 the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 4.1GB Internal Memory Size

This notebook PC has a 4.1GB internal memory size, which is the most commonly found internal memory size on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 15 3550

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Latitude 15 3550 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 15 3550.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a fairly typical display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Latitude 15 3550 has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Latitude 15 3550 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 15 3550 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 15 3550.

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Specification

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L3 Cache
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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Card Reader Integrated
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
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Cabling Technology
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Wi-Fi
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3G
Bluetooth
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Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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Pointing Device
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Drivers Included
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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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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)
Idle States
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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External Power Adapter
Special Features
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(32)
29 October 2015

In review: Dell Latitude 3550-0123. Test model courtesy of Cyberport.Dell's Latitude 3550 series is a new version of the entry-level model lineup for the business segment. The processor is more...

13 September 2011

The Dell Vostro 3550 is a laptop designed for the executive in you, featuring a beefy 2.30GHz Intel Core i5-2410M processor, 4GB of RAM (upgradable up to 8GB) as well as USB 3.0 and more, this is... Read more…

5 August 2011

There's nothing amazing about the Vostro 3550, but there doesn't have to be. It's a plain Jane, honest-to-goodness workhorse that'll get the job done ? and in our books, that's a win...

30 June 2011

When Intel recalled its H67 and P67 chipsets earlier this year it threw the launch of its Second Generation Core i CPUs into disarray. Consequently we are only now seeing mass-produced laptops... Read more…

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 31 May 2016 by Jack le Bois
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent little machine. And with Windows 7 Professional. Who could ask for anything more?

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Xen Ovid-Sophron-Naso

Dell XPS 18 All-In-One Tablet I purchased two of these Dell XPS 18 All-In-One Tablets (supplied w/ Windows 8.1 Home Premium (x64) & so I upgraded both to Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) which are designed... Read more…

5th gen 7 processor
Switches between integrated and dedicated video card to extend battery life
Both VGA and HDMI outputs
Protects your Intuos tablet from potential dangers while traveling and store a few extra items like usb cable pen
The case is surprisingly well built, does not feel flimsy as other laptops in this price range can be
NOT 1080p screen as newegg advertised. Only 1366 768
One instance of touchscreen not responding
Screen gets washed out at indirect viewing angles
No Caps Lock or Num Lock indicator No LED or onscreen message. WHY
Had to reinstall wifi drivers after Wi 10 upgrade
Reviewed 13 September 2015 by JOHN M.
(Verified Purchase)

For 609$ you should have all the bells and whistles could have done better at local retail stores for 300$...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i55200, dell i55200u
Barcodes 02000000298269, 02000000298276, 05397063636914

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