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Inspiron 15 5558 By Dell: Symbolized Style

The Inspiron 5000 Series is the middle of three ranges of business laptops from Dell, with the 3000 Series typifying the value models, and the 7000 Series as top Inspirons. In use the Inspiron 15 actually felt amazingly fast and fluid, unusual for a hard disk-based PC. It is helped along by a high quality trackpad and excellent screen by supplying necessity comfort in the human interface (HI) to the laptop.



  • 15.6in 1920 x 1080 141ppi matt antiglare display
  • Stereo Speakers
  • 0.9Mp Webcam And Mic
  • 3.5mm Headset Jack
  • 1TB 5400 rpm SATA SSHD (Toshiba MQ01ABD100)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 2.2GHz Intel Core i5-5200U (2.7 GHz Turbo) Dual Core With HyperThreading
  • NVidia GeForce 920M With 4GB DDR3 + Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • 8GB (2x 4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 802.11ac, 1×1 MIMO (Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • DVD±RW, Tray Load (PLDS DU8A5LH)
  • 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0
  • HDMI 1.4a
  • Kensington Security Slot
  • SDXC Card Slot
  • UK Tiled With Numberpad
  • Buttonless Trackpad, 105 x 80mm
  • 40Wh Lithium-ion Battery, Non-Removable
  • 65W Mains Charger With IEC C5 Inlet
  • 379 x 260 x 26.5mm
  • 2404g

It weighs 2.4kg and feels heavier in a good way, the stiff chassis suggesting it’d withstand wear, yet with thoughtful touches like full-length rubber feet ridges on the underside for a stable platform.

The 5558 just updated by Dell. There are several configurations from which to choose, all based on the same tough casework. The buttonless trackpad was unusually exact, unlike its 5548 harbinger whose cursor could fly off course when clicked. Also changed since the last model, the 5558 model now includes a DVD writer on the right of the chassis.

Options for connectivity include just one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4a for full-rate video to 1440p, gigabit ethernet, and SDXC card slot.

Our sample had Windows 10 Pro installed. A half-depth removable plate covers the underside by allowing access to key components HDD (hard drive), memory and wireless adaptors. This model had 8 GB on two cards, a Toshiba 1TB HDD, along with single-stream 11-ac WiFi.

Main processor contains HD Graphics 5500 and some models contain switchable graphics like the Nvidia GeForce 920M with 2 GB DDR3. The Core i5 processor is clocked at 2.2 GHz, rising up to 2.7 GHz Turbo when required. The Inspiron will get a little noisy when stressed, a single fan spinning loudly to maintain cool.


The Inspiron 15-5558 straddles budget and middle range laptop camps, depending on configuration, declarative excellent build quality and decent functionality.

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