Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV Laptop via Amazon
Silver black Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV is a Full HD 15.6 inch touch display Signature Edition laptop as part of the 5000 series designed for both work productivity and multimedia entertainment with an ultra low voltage Haswell Intel i5 processor (3MB Cache) with a Passmark score of 3388, decent amounts of memory and hard drive to help with your productivity and to handle heavy multitasking. It has the dual core mid-range Intel i5-4210U at 1.7GHz to 2.7GHz speeds with turbo boost and hyperthreading (2 cores, 4 threads), 8GB DDR3L SDRAM at 1600MHz for running different apps and browsers at the same time, 1TB Serial ATA hard drive at 5400rpm spindle speed and Windows 10 64-bit operating system with great new functionality and features. 15.6 inch Truelife Full HD LED-backlit touch display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution offers crispy images and that supports multiple gestures by 10 fingers and has IPS panel for up to 178 degree viewing angles. Graphics card is the Intel HD 4400 with shared memory with the main processor and performance levels between Intel HD 4000 and 5000, is good for light gaming and daily multimedia work of a regular customer or even running heavy media programs. It has a 720p resolution HD quality webcam to video conference with colleagues or chat live on Skype.
Dell Inspiron 15 weighs 5.3 pounds and measures 14.90 x 10.25 x 0.95 inches- slim chassis but average weight due to the weight of touch display. It has a backlit keyboard with a numeric pad and a multi-touch trackpad and decent internal components underneath. Connectivity options include the latest and fastest Miracast enabled 802.11ac wireless that lets you use the net anywhere in your house, Bluetooth 4.0 , Ethernet LAN and RJ-45 connector, DVD +/- RW Optical drive, a USB 3.0 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output, SD Media Card Reader and Headphone output/Microphone input combo. Waves MaxxAudio with sound and power adjustments and two stereo speakers of 2 watts deliver decent sound- not outstanding but more than enough at this level. Haswell i5 processor on this machine is quite all right for daily and more demanding tasks but being a Haswell it was released in 2014 so it is slightly older technology than the latest Broadwell and Skylake so quite not as energy efficient and perhaps not as fast as some of the newer i5 CPU’s. Signature edition means it is protected by Windows Defender that doesn’t expire, is more responsive and runs faster as there is zero junk pre-installed (this also saves you the hassle of removing programs you don’t need) and the battery life of its 4-cell battery is about half hour longer than non-Signature PC’s (our guess for this Inspiron is around five hours on average use). This is an overall good value decent computer.