The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5559, also referred to as i5559, is a typical mid-range mainstream laptop. It has a 15.6-inch display and is based on Intel’s computing technology. Dell’s 5559 Inspiron series incorporates the latest 6th Generation Intel “Skylake” Core processors, which is the most important upgrade over the previous Dell 5558 with 5th Gen “Broadwell”.
These notebooks come with either 1366-by-768 or sharper 1920-by-1080 pixel display resolution. Touchscreen is available optionally as an input method, besides the standard keyboard with optional backlight and a single-piece trackpad. But, IPS technology for wide viewing angles is missing. The screen is managed by the Intel HD 520 graphics processor, integrated in the 6th Gen Intel Core i3-6100U, i5-6200U, or i7-6500U dual-core processors. The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5559 / i5559 is available with a dedicated video card, too. You can order it with the AMD Radeon R5 M355 lower-end card, which is nevertheless a noticeable step up from the basic Intel HD 520 in terms of gaming experience.
For comfortable multitasking under included Windows 10 (Home), the Inspiron 15 5000 series ships with up to 16GB of system memory. The laptop is equipped with two memory slots and a place for a standard 2.5″ storage device. By default, you can order the laptop only with a traditional hard disk with either 500GB or 1-Terabyte capacity. You can upgrade to a much faster solid state drive yourself, since Dell has provided users with a dedicated easily-removable cover panel on the bottom for upgrades. RAM memory slots are also user-accessible and replaceable, as same as the battery.
The rest of the specs sheet includes a DVD burner, stereo speakers, a 720p HD webcam, 802.11AC Wi-Fi wireless and Ethernet LAN wired network connections, Bluetooth wireless interface, two USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 ports, HDMI external display output, a combo audio port, and a multi-format media card reader.
There are two battery options when it comes to the Dell 5559 series – a 40 or 47 WHr unit. With these mid-range capacities, one can expect a battery life of around four hours.
The non-touchscreen Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5559 variant weighs in at 5.1 pounds, while the touch version measures 5.4 pounds. The profile of the laptop is 0.9″ thick.
The interior of the device has black paint on it, while the lid and sides are available in black, silver, or white.