Dell Inspiron 15-5558
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 15-5558
Dark screen. Dell sends a 15.6-inch all-rounder into the fight for buyers' favor with its Inspiron 15-5558. The laptop pleases with an IPS screen that, however, has a much too low brightness. Dell could have been a bit less tightfisted with the GPU.
Source: Expert Reviews Archive.org version
In a few ways, this year's Dell Inspiron 15 5000-series is a step down from last year's model. Build quality and battery life have both dipped, which is not something I'd typically expect from Dell. However, the compromises the company has made has allowed it to reinstate the DVD drive, which some users will be happy about, install a Full HD screen and bolster both the processing and graphics performance of this mid-range laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Media Archive.org version
Dell Inspiron 5558 is a good mid-range multimedia notebook that offers good specs at a reasonable price. It has enough performance in store to handle even pretty demanding computational tasks, and work with heavy professional software with the Intel Core i7 CPU and 16GB RAM. The discrete (but entry-level) GeForce 920M offers decent performance for some light graphics tasks and gaming on low settings, but you won’t be able to play any heavy games like Thief or Grand Theft Auto V, as it simply does not offer enough performance. You would think that all these powerful components would heat up the machine a lot, but Dell have done a good job with the heat management of the machine. The temperatures, even under heavy load, are far from the operational maximum, and the device was comfortable to touch even after 2 hours of stress testing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2015
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Strong body; ergonomic and comfortable keyboard; good autonomy; good price. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2015
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good design; quality assembly; huge price range. Negative: Modest battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2015
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good equipment; good FHD IPS display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2015
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good technical features for the price; good design; large and convenient trackpad; no throttling or excessive heat under load. Negative: Not very robust plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2015
Model: The Dell Inspiron 15- 5558 belongs to the Inspiron 15-5000 series and is loaded with features. Its 15.6 inch LED HD display features a resolution 1366 x 768 pixels. It uses a fifth gen Intel Core i3 processor clocked at 2 GHz, and 4 GB DDR3 RAM, which is sufficient for multitasking. On top of that, there are 2 RAM slots. Thus, the RAM capacity is expandable up to 16 GB. The storage capacity on the hard drive is 500 GB and this Dell notebook sports a DVD RW.
For peripheral connections, there are three USB ports, one of them is USB 3.0 and the other two are USB 2.0. An HDMI output and a Media Card reader belong to the ports that can be found along the sides of this device. Like most notebooks, the Inspiron 15-5558 has stereo speakers and a webcam. This model is only available in a single color, which is Dell's standard black. The weight of the notebook is 2 kg with the battery plugged in. Battery life is rated up to 7 hours on use with the Windows 8.1. Overall, this Dell notebook serves its purpose as an affordable, portable computing device.
NVIDIA GeForce 920M: Renamed GeForce 825M Kepler based graphics card (GK208) with sligthly higher clock speed.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
5200U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
79.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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