The Dell Inspiron i3558-5501BLK is a well-equipped notebook for around $400. Besides a touchscreen-enabled 15.6-inch display, the Windows 10-based i3558-5501BLK offers excellent performance in form of the Intel Core i5-5200U processor with the Intel HD 5500 graphics and 8GB of system memory. The laptop also provides generous storage space thanks to its 1-Terabyte hard disk drive. A DVD burner drive is included too.
The i5-5200U belongs to the old 5th Generation of Intel Core CPU family, released back in 2014. Nevertheless, it’s still a very capable and snappy chip for all computing tasks of the average user. 8GB of RAM is of a great help too, since it allows seamless multitasking, while the Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics enables you to play non-demanding PC games and older game titles.
The rest of the specs sheet is nothing to write home about, but that’s expected considering the low price of this model. The display of this black plastic-topped notebook has a typical resolution of 1366×768 pixels. IPS technology for wide viewing angles is omitted and keyboard backlight is also missing. But still, all necessary laptop features an average user might need are present. There are stereo speakers, a web camera, 802.11N Wi-Fi connection, Ethernet LAN network port, Bluetooth, three USB ports (2 x USB 2.0 + 1 x USB 3.0), HDMI external screen connector, a multiformat media card reader, and a combined microphone / headphone jack.
The Dell Inspiron i3558-5501BLK has a battery capacity of 40 WHr, which is a medium size in the 15.6″ laptop category. You can expect a battery life of approximately of 4-5 hours if you don’t max out computing load and screen brightness.
This model weighs in at 4.7 lbs and has a profile of 0.9″.