Dell Studio 1558

Specifications

Dell Studio 1558Notebook: Dell Studio 1558 (Studio 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.55kg
Average Score: 79.71% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 80%, features: 83%, display: 82% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 69%

Reviews for the Dell Studio 1558

82% Review Dell Studio 1558 Notebook | Notebookcheck
I just love reunions. Already in its nth edition, Dell releases the Dell Studio 15, and promptly equips it with the most current hardware in light of the Intel Core i5 launch. In plain text this means a Core i5 520M at 2.4 Ghz and the Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD graphics chip integrated onto the processor. Find out in this review whether this new combination confirms the suspicion of a price/performance champion.
80% Dell Studio 15 (1558) review
Source: CNet English
On the whole, the Studio 1558 is a good all-rounder that offers an impressive screen and a processor with plenty of poke, for a sensible price. Its design, despite the range of colours and patterns on offer, is not quite as flash as some of the latest 15-inch models from Toshiba and Samsung, but it makes up for this lack of flair with remarkably good build quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Dell Studio 1558
Source: PC Pro English
Nice design and good build, but it lags behind the improved competition and uncertainties remain over cooling issues
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 67%
80% Dell Studio 15 (1558)
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $849 Dell Studio 15 isn’t perfect, but it’s still an excellent, affordable multimedia machine that should be on your short list. It performs better than slightly more expensive systems, although its gaming clout isn’t quite up to snuff. However, the design, particularly the keyboard, is one of the most ergonomically sound we’ve tested in awhile, and the long battery life means you can use it in various rooms of the house without having to worry about plugging it back in right away. We would still direct gamers toward the $899 ASUS N61Jv-A2, but everyone else—shoppers on a budget and anyone who craves long battery life and a comfortable keyboard—should consider the Studio 15.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Dell Studio 1558 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
With a street price of $900, the Dell Studio 1558 offers a very compelling laptop package. Performance and battery life are good but the design still retains the same Studio 15 chassis that has been used for some time. Many of the best features Dell offers such as the WLED displays are optional which can raise the price up. Still, it is a good basic system for those wanting a solid performing system with some upgraded but not gaming caliber graphics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Dell Studio 15 mit Core i5
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: performance: 70% display: 60% workmanship: 90%
94% Die neue Generation
Source: Chip.de - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 92% features: 93% display: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 88%
90% Dell Studio 1558
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
81% Dell Studio 1558 (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 89% display: 96% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 70%
85% Notebooks für alle!
Source: PC Games Hardware - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70%
85% Die goldene Mitte
Source: SFT - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
82% Test Dell Studio 1558 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 81% display: 78% mobility: 79% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 73%
80% Dell Studio 1558
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Dell Studio 15 – 1558
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% MEGATEST: notebooki za 1700-3500 zł
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 77% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.55 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


79.71%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)