15.6″ Dell Inspiron i5548-4167SLV Laptop via Amazon
Silver Inspiron i5548-4167SLV is one of the latest Signature Edition 15.6 inch touchscreen laptops by Dell with an ultra low voltage January 2015 release Intel i5 processor, very generous amounts of storage and memory, good connectivity, very modern design and a nice set of features that you’ll see below. Dell Inspiron i5548 has the fifth generation Broadwell dual core Intel i5-5200U processor at 2.2 GHz – 2.7 GHz with a Passmark score of 3527 at the time of this review (high mid range with performance up to 15% faster than i5-4200U and equal to i5-4300U) with turbo boost and hyper threading and a Thermal Design Power- TDP of 15 watts, 12GB dual channel DDR3L SDRAM at 1600MHz, 1TB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400rpm rotating speed and Window 8.1 64 bit operating system. System has enough power to work with very demanding apps and programs and will multitask smoothly thanks to the Broadwell i5 and 12GB memory combination but the demanding 2015 games can be played at only (very) low settings and resolutions.
15.6 in Full HD IPS LED touch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 10-finger very efficient multiple touch support to use with Win 8 apps and functions and 178 degree viewing angles vertically and horizontally provides super bright and clear images with vibrant colors of whiter whites and deeper blacks. Intel HD 5500 graphics with shared memory with the main processor is OK for multimedia editing and light gaming but the performance will be less with the 3D apps because of low TDP but overall performance is better than both the previous generation HD 5000 and 4400. Waves MaxxAudio Pro audio and built-in stereo speakers offer very decent studio quality sound for songs, videos and games. Silver Dell Inspiron i5548 with brushed alimunium cover and rounded corners looks modern, beautiful and stylish, weighs 5.4 pounds with dimensions of 14.94 x 0.87 x 10.03 inches- much slimmer than an inch, keyboard with 1.1mm key travel is backlit with the auto on sensors and you’ll get up to 6.5 hours battery life from its 3-cell 43 WHr lithium ion battery. It comes with Miracast enabled 802.11ac wireless, Ethernet LAN (10/100), Bluetooth 4.0, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, 5-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SD 3.0, MS and MS Pro), an HDMI output, Headphone output/Microphone input combo and a Security lock slot.
Conclusion: Inspiron i5548-4167SLV is a great value Signature Edition touchscreen computer that runs quickly, looks great with a sharp aluminum design, has a very good quality touch display with crisp and clear images, has the power of a fifth generation Intel i5 processor with 30% more power efficiency than the previous models (this resulting in longer battery life) and offers smooth multitasking of 12GB memory. Intel RealSense 3D camera is a new smart technology that lets you communicate with your laptop without having to touch any buttons or screen surface, which also means playing games in futuristic 3D. Battery is not the removable variety and there is no SSD on this model but a large HDD hard drive, you can just install one as the SSD prices are much better than before. As a Signature Edition PC there is no preinstalled trialware, junkware or bloatware, meaning it is cleaner, faster, has longer battery life and the free Windows Defender. It is capable of playing all games- older games at high and the latest games at lower settings but no problems with daily multimedia tasks including photo editing work, can handle simple daily tasks very well as well as the much tougher and heavier stuff for work and entertainment, offers impressive sound, has awesome Full HD screen with much nicer picture quality than the regular HD resolution screens you will find on most low end and mid-range computers, is very durable (keystrokes, lid/hinges, heat and other criteria) and with great Dell customer service and technical support to resolve any issues you may have.