Dell Latitude 15 3000 3550 Series Budget Business Laptop


Dell Latitude 15 3000 3550

The Dell Latitude 15 3000 3550 series is a budget-class laptop for business users. More precisely, it is aimed at the small business segment, since the notebook lacks some advanced enterprise-use features like Intel vPro system management technology or a robust security suite.

In accordance with its budget nature, processor choices start with the low-end Intel Celeron 3205U, good only for the basic office tasks. For more computing muscle, customers can choose the Latitude 3550 with the Intel Core i3-4005U, i5-5200U, and i7-5500U CPUs. All these chips are based on the latest Intel Broadwell architecture with the best performance-per-watt ratio to date. The processors are accompanied by either 4GB or 8GB of RAM, with a possibility to expand it to 16GB since the laptop has two RAM slots. For storage, Dell has provided traditional hard drive options with 500GB and 1-Terabyte capacity. DVD drive has been omitted.

Touchscreen display option isn’t available on this series, but users can configure it with Full HD 1920×1080 screen resolution instead of default 1366×768. Matte display finish is a characteristic of the business-class notebooks and the Latitude 3550 is no exception. Unfortunately, IPS technology isn’t present, so viewing angles won’t be as good as on the IPS display panels.

Keyboard backlight is optional. The laptop has a dedicated numeric pad and a multi-touch trackpad.

Other important features include stereo speakers, a 1MP 720p web camera, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth, three USB ports, HDMI and VGA video jacks, a memory card reader, and an optional fingerprint reader.

All the parts are encased in a matte plastic chassis with a serious-looking and utilitarian design and a fairly slim profile of 0.9″. Weight of the laptop is 4.7 pounds, so it is relatively light 15.6-incher.

We have no info on battery life, but it is known that battery capacity is either 43 WHr or 58 WHr, depending on configuration. These capacities are better than on many other entry-level laptops with ~30 WHr batteries. It can be assumed the battery life on the Dell Latitude 15 3000 3550 is at least five hours long.

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Brand

Dell

Screen Size

15.6-Inch

Screen Resolution

1366×768, 1920×1080

Touchscreen

No

Other Display Specs

TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)

Processor

Intel Celeron 3205U “Broadwell” Dual-Core 1.5GHz 2MB Cache, Intel Core i3-5005U 5th Gen Broadwell Dual-Core 2GHz 3MB Cache (~3,000 PassMark benchmark points), Intel Core i5-5200U 5th Gen Broadwell Dual-Core 2.2-2.7GHz 3MB Cache (~3,800 PassMark benchmark points), Intel Core i7-5500U 5th Gen “Broadwell” Dual-Core 2.4-3.GHz 4MB Cache (~4,300 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics

Intel HD 5500 Integrated Graphics, Intel HD Integrated Graphics

RAM

4GB, 8GB

Storage

500GB HDD, 1000GB (1TB) HDD

Optical Drive

None

Input

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

Speakers and Audio

Stereo Speakers

Cameras

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11N

Ethernet LAN

Yes

3G - 4G Mobile Broadband

No

Bluetooth

Yes

USB

2 x USB 3.0 + 1 x USB 2.0

Video Ports

1 x HDMI + 1 x VGA

Media Card Reader

Yes

Battery

3-cell 43 WHr or 4-cell 58 WHr

Weight

4.7 pounds

Height

0.9″

Width

15″

Depth

10.2″

Windows Version

Windows 8.1 (Eligable for free upgrade to Windows 10 Home. Check Windows.com for more info.), Windows 8.1 Pro (Eligable for free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. Check Windows.com for more info.), Windows 7 Professional (Eligable for free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. Check Windows.com for more info.)

Warranty

1-Year

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