Dell Inspiron I3558-0954BLK 15.6″ Laptop (Intel Core i3, 6GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Black)



The Dell Inspiron I3558-0954BLK is an affordable 15.6-inch laptop with good performance for everyday tasks of the average PC user. The notebook features an Intel Core i3 dual-core processor, 6GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive with Windows 10 Home pre-installed, all packed into a simple designed yet elegant black plastic chassis.

Note: Best Buy initially listed the I3558-0954BLK as a touchscreen laptop, but touch support is now missing on the specs sheet of the laptop. So apparently, it isn’t touch-enabled. This computer is a part of Black Friday lineup at Best Buy (SKU: 5579387).

The included 5th Generation Intel Core i3-5005U dual-core processor enables you to complete your routine computing duties without lags. 6GB of system memory is a satisfactory size for the majority of users. Only heavy multitaskers might find it insufficient. Thankfully, the laptop has two RAM slots so you can expand existing DDR3L RAM. But sadly, to access the memory slots (and hard drive), you have to remove the keyboard and the whole bottom of the laptop’s base. There’s no any dedicated and easily removable cover for RAM / HDD upgrades. As for gaming, the laptop relies on the Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics, which is fast enough only for the basic gaming, like playing non-demanding and old 3D titles or some indie games. On the other hand, the provided 1TB HDD offers ample of storage space for files and programs. The laptop has a built-in DVD burner optical drive.

Dell Inspiron I3558-0954BLK 15.6 Laptop (Intel Core i3, 6GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Black) SKU: 5579387 Best Buy Black Friday 2016

Specifications of the 15.6″ display are basic and in line with the budget orientation of the laptop. The screen resolution is 1366-by-768 pixels. The panel is TN-based, meaning a lack of IPS-class wide viewing angles.

Just like all Dell i3558 configurations, the Dell Inspiron I3558-0954BLK has stereo speakers, a 720p web camera, two USB 2.0 ports and a USB 3.0 port, HDMI video output connector, a multi-in-one media card reader, a combined mic-in / headphone-out audio port, and an Ethernet LAN jack. Furthermore, the laptop has 802.11AC wireless built-in, as well as Bluetooth interface.

The user removable battery of the I3558-0954BLK has a medium-size capacity of 40 WHr. We have no info on battery life, but one can assume a run time of 4-5 hours on a charge, judging from the specs of the notebook.

This model weighs in at 4.7 pounds and measures 0.9″ in profile.

Dell Inspiron I3558-0954BLK 15.6 Laptop Intel Core i3, 6GB Memory, 1TB - Black Friday 2016 SKU 5579387

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Brand

Dell

Screen Size

15.6-inch

Screen Resolution

1366×768

Touchscreen

No

Other Display Specs

Glossy coating, TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor

Intel Core i3-5005U 5th Gen Broadwell Dual-Core 2GHz 3MB Cache (~3,000 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics

Intel HD 5500 Integrated Graphics

RAM

6GB

Storage

1000GB (1TB) HDD

Optical Drive

DVD Writer

Input

Multi-Touch Trackpad with Integrated Buttons, Non-Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Pad

Speakers and Audio

Combo Mic and Headphones Audio Jack, Stereo Speakers

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11AC

Ethernet LAN

Yes

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband

No

Bluetooth

Yes

USB

2 x USB 2.0 + 1 x USB 3.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI

Media Card Reader

Yes

Battery

4-Cell 40 WHr

Weight

4.8 pounds

Height

0.9″

Width

14.9″

Depth

10.2″

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home

Warranty

1-Year

Reviews, ratings, and Q&A on “Dell Inspiron I3558-0954BLK 15.6″ Laptop (Intel Core i3, 6GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, Black)”

  1. Anudeep – November 25, 2016:

    Does it come with global warrany?


    • Danijel Z – November 25, 2016:

      I don’t think so. Usually, international warranty for Dell laptops is provided only for some business laptop models and requires a special warranty package which is sold with these laptops. But, its best to contact Dell directly and ask them about this.


  2. lara – November 13, 2016:

    Should I get this or the Dell Inspiron I3558-5501BLK? My main concern is performance. Is i3 enough for Netflix, Minecraft, and educational Internet apps?


    • Danijel Z – November 13, 2016:

      There’s no need to upgrade to the i5 model, the i3 is excellent for these tasks. You won’t be to run Minecraft on maximal settings, but rather on medium. The i5 in the 5501BLK isn’t much better for Minecraft since it has the same graphics processor.


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