Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-6435SLV

The Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-6435SLV is a mid-range classic notebook with impressive capabilities and a good number of features for the price range it sits in. The people at Dell have made just enough compromises to keep the price down, but also deliver a great portable device.

Review

The Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-6435SLV we’re reviewing has a dual core, fifth generation Intel i7-5500U processor, 8 GB of installed system memory and a storage capacity of 1 terabyte on a mechanical hard disk drive. Combining a fast processor with an adequate amount of system memory means the Dell will run most programs and apps with ease, but won’t benefit from having stellar booting times or impressive multitasking capabilities due to not being equipped with a solid state drive. Unfortunately, the graphics card is integrated, so playing resource demanding games is out of the question with this Dell Inspiron notebook.

The impressive touchscreen features a 15.6″ display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It will display full HD movies on the screen and on larger displays through the HDMI port. Also it comes with nice features you wouldn’t expect from a device in the under $800 price range: backlit keyboard, USB Sleep-and-Charge technology, 802.11ac dual band Wi-Fi card, Ethernet, a DVD-Writer and a great battery pack that will hold a charge for up to 7 hours!

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Size and weight are normal for an everyday laptop. I wouldn’t take the Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-6435SLV on long trips, but I would take it to college, or to work, or just keep it around the house to act as a media center, an internet browsing machine and a document and photo editor. It will execute everyday tasks that an average user may throw at it effortlessly.

Technical Specifications


Product Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-6435SLV
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PROCESSOR
CPU Name Intel Core i7-5500U
CPU Type Dual Core
CPU Frequency 2.4 GHz > 3 GHz
CPU Cache 4 MB
SYSTEM MEMORY
Installed Memory 8 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Type DDR3L SDRAM @ 1600 MHz
Total Memory Slots 2 slots
STORAGE
Storage Capacity 1 TB
Storage Type HDD
Storage Technology SATA @ 5400 rpm
DISPLAY
Screen Size 15.6″
Screen Type LCD Touchscreen
Screen Technology LED Backlit
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Touchscreen Yes
GRAPHICS
Graphics Processing Unit Intel HD Graphics 5500
Graphic Card Type Integrated
Graphics Memory Shared
AUDIO & VIDEO
Audio Technology WaveMaxx Audio
Speakers Stereo Speakers
Webcam Yes, 720p
NETWORK AND COMMUNICATION
Wireless LAN 802.11ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
Ethernet 10/100 LAN
INTERFACE
USB Ports 2 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
HDMI Yes
VGA No
Headphone/Mic Combo Jack
Multi Card Slot Yes, SD support
LAN (RJ45) Yes
INPUT DEVICES
Touch Pad / Track Pad Precision Touchpad
Keyboard Full Size Keyboard (104 keys)
Backlit Keyboard Yes
BATTERY
Battery Type 4-Cell Lithium Ion
Battery Capacity 40 Whr
Maximum Battery Life Up to 7 hours
Other Features DVD Writer
Operating System Windows 10
Dimensions (W x D x H) 14.9″ x 10.25″ x 0.95″
Weight 5.4 lbs

Scores, Pros and Cons

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  • Pros
  • Good overall specs
  • Impressive touchscreen
  • Surprising battery life
  • Great feature pack
  • Attractive price
  • Cons
  • No Solid State Drive
  • No dedicated video card

Considering the pros and cons, I’d say the Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-6435SLV is a great deal and will provide the final user with a great computing experience for a number of years before becoming overwhelmed by the pace of technology. So, not only is the Dell a good laptop, it’s also moderately future proof.

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