Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5558 Mid-Tier 15.6″ Laptop

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The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5558, oftentimes listed as i5558 on online stores, is a conventional mid-range laptop PC. Besides the standard-size 15.6-inch display, the Inspiron 5558 packs Intel’s 5th Generation Core-series processors and all the features an average laptop user might need.

The screen has either 1366-by-768- or 1,920-by-1080-pixel resolution. IPS wide viewing angle technology is missing, but touchscreen is available as an option. Computing is done on the Intel Core i3-5005U, i5-5200U, or i7-5500U dual-core CPUs. All of them perform excellent when it comes to the daily home and office chores. The i5 and especially i7 are recommended if you plan to do some heavier stuff like photography and video editing. The chips all feature the Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics, which can serve for casual gaming. Optionally, you can choose the Nvidia GeForce 920M 2GB dedicated video card, with a better gaming potential but it still belongs to the entry-level GPU category. Multitasking is supported by 4, 6, or 8GB of system memory, depending on configuration. The Dell 5558 / i5558 has two memory slots, so you can upgrade RAM to up to 16GB. As for storage, there are two choices: a 500GB or 1-Terabyte hard drive at 5,400rpm. As same as RAM, you can replace the HDD yourself or upgrade it to a solid state drive. RAM, HDD and wireless card upgrades are made easy thanks to the easily removable bottom cover of the notebook’s base. The battery is user-removable, too.

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5558 (i5558)

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5558 (i5558) Silver VersionDell optionally offers backlight for the keyboard, which has isle-style keys, a dedicated numeric pad, an spill-resistant design. The trackpad has click buttons integrated in it. The keyboard deck is made of black plastics, while the lid is made of brushed aluminum. The lid is available in black, silver, or white color.

The well-rounded feature set includes a DVD burner, stereo speakers, a 720p web camera, 802.11AC wireless connection, Ethernet LAN network port, Bluetooth, two USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port, HDMI video jack, Intel Wireless Display technology, and a media card reader.

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5558 Keyboard
According to Dell, the battery life on the 5558 can last up to four hours.

The laptop weighs in at 5.3 pounds with and 4.9 pounds without touchscreen. The casing is 0.9″ thick.

Specifications of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5558

Here's the specs sheet of the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5558. For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Dell
Screen size 15.6-inch (most popular laptop screen size)
Screen resolution 1366x768 pixels HD (entry-level sharpness)

1920x1080 pixels Full HD (very good sharpness)
Touchscreen Yes (optional)
Other display specs TN display tech (narrower viewing angles than IPS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-5005U 5th Gen dual-core 2GHz 3MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 31)

Intel Core i5-5200U 5th Gen dual-core 2.2-2.7GHz 3MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 37)

Intel Core i7-5500U 5th Gen dual-core 2.4-3.GHz 4MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 42)
Graphics (GPU) Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics (good only for the lightest gaming)

Nvidia GeForce 920M 2GB dedicated video card (User Benchmark GPU score: 7)
System memory (RAM) size 4GB (for light multi-tasking)

6GB (for moderate multi-tasking)

8GB (for comfortable multi-tasking)

12GB (for very comfortable multi-tasking)

16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)
Data storage 500GB HDD (very good capacity, but slow type of storage)

1000GB (1TB) HDD (excellent capacity, but slow type of storage)
DVD optical drive DVD writer
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard with numeric pad

Non-backlit keyboard with numeric pad

Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons

Touchscreen
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers
Camera Front-facing web camera
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC
Ethernet network port Yes
Mobile broadband (4G LTE) No
Bluetooth Yes
USB ports 2 x USB 2.0 + 1 x USB 3.0 (standard full-size USB ports)
Video ports 1 x HDMI
Media card reader SD card reader
Other features Intel Wireless Display (Wi-Di)

Spill-resistant keyboard
Battery 4‑cell lithium-ion 40 WHr

4‑cell lithium-ion 47 WHr
Weight 4.9 pounds

5.3 pounds
Height 0.9"
Width 15"
Depth 10.3"
Windows version Windows 8.1 (Eligable for free upgrade to Windows 10 Home. Check Windows.com for more info.)
Warranty 1-year

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Published on June 16, 2015

User Reviews and Q&A on the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5558

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Current rating: 3.25 out of 5 stars
  1. 4 out of 5

    Heath Trester

    The i5558 is perfect for a college student like myself. So far it has been a worthwhile investment.

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  2. 1 out of 5

    fedup

    Run. The mouse ticks me off. If does what you don’t want and won’t do what you want it to do. It sucks.

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  3. bhayze

    The intel corei5, 8gbram, 1 terabyte version, does it have its nvidia 920 2gb as total dedicated graphics or as shared memory graphics?

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    • Danijel Z

      It depends. Most configurations include only the Intel HD shared graphics. If a config has the Nvidia card, it should be clearly visible in the specs sheet of a particular model.

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  4. zander

    can we replace 5558 laptop non backlit keyboard with baclit keyboard?

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  5. Shishir Bhandari

    Which one should i buy? : dell 5558 or dell 5559 or lenovo thinkpad e550 each having i5 cpu and 8 gb ram? i like gaming too.

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  6. RISHABH SINHA

    can games like fifa 16 or GTAV can be played without any sought of lagging keeping in mind that it has intel hd-5500 graphics which is integereted?????

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    • Shishir Bhandari

      yes, u can play but in low resolution and low settings.

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  7. 4 out of 5

    Saumya Saket

    Do all 5558 have two ram slots? I bought one with 4 gb. Says 4gbx1, can i upgrade to 8 gb with another 4 gb ram or will i have to replace with 8gb ram???

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    • Danijel Z

      The Dell 5558 has two RAM slots, according to official docs. 4 x 1 probably means that one slot is occupied with a 4GB module, therefore you have a free slot to insert another 4GB module.

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    • Joydeep Mukherjee

      Where the another one slot,when I open the back ram slot tray found only one slot.is there any other slot in inside mother board??

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  8. 4 out of 5

    santosh kumar

    how to check the dell laptop RAM information. Dell inspiron 5000-5500 series model how much ram can maximumly support.

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    • Danijel Z

      The laptop uses DDR3L 1600MHz RAM. It has two RAM slots, so it supports up to 16GB (2x8GB). If you already own the laptop, you can download CPU-Z and see RAM info under Memory tab of the program.

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    • Rg

      ive tried to upgrade my ram 2 times now 2 different 8gb sticks of ram and it wont accept either one of them only take the 2 4gb that came with the laptop its ddr3 ram.

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  9. Roshan Oinam

    How is mega pixels of its front camera?

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    • Danijel Z

      It’s an 0.9MP camera, which can capture 1280 x 720 (HD) videos at 30 fps. Overall, an average notebook camera.

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  10. Roshan Oinam

    Is it true that this notebook came with extra low brigtness?

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    • Danijel Z

      NotebookCheck has pretty much accurate display measurements and according to them the brightness is really low at slightly below 200 cd/m². http://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Inspiron-15-5558-Notebook-Review.145836.0.html
      However, I use on daily basis an HP Pavilion x360 11 with even lower brightness of around 170 cd/m² and its quite usable in usual environments, such as indoors during day and night. It’s only problematic if you use it outdoors.

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  11. SHAFI

    WHAT IS THE PRICE IN UAE?

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