Dell Inspiron 5559 is one of the most popular mainstream notebooks right now, and the review of its predecessor, Inspiron 5558, is still one of the most popular articles in our media. Without any doubt, we’re going to be taking an in-depth look at 5559 as well, but let’s start off with its internals – what upgrade options it offers and whether it’s easy to open and maintenance.
Just for the record, we have the configuration with an Intel Core i7-6500U processor, AMD Radeon R5 M335 GPU and 8GBs of DDR3 RAM. You can check its current price here: http://amzn.to/23Gl3IR
1. Removing the service lid
Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to upgrade your Inspiron 5559 – you just have to remove two screws from the service cover and use a pryer to lift it (we tried with fingers first, but it’s held on pretty firmly).
1. Get access to RAM, HDD, BIOS Battery and Wi-Fi
You already have access to most of the components you may need to reach, including the two RAM slots, the 2.5” HDD, the BIOS battery and the Wi-Fi module.
The battery has its own dedicated slider, so it can be removed at any time.
Here are the main components we found in our Dell Inspiron 5559:
- Hard Drive: Seagate ST1000LM024, 1TB, 5400 rpm (Check Price)
- Battery: Simplo Technology, Type M5Y1K, 40Wh
- RAM: 2x 4GB SK Hynix 1Rx8 PC3L-12800S – 11 – 13 – B4, 1600Mhz, DDR3 (Check Price)
- Wi-Fi: Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 3160 (3160NGW)
2. Get access to the motherboard and the cooling system
We haven’t disassembled Inspiron 5559 down to its motherboard yet, but Dell has an awesome 100 page PDF where you can read everything about servicing the notebook in great detail: Inspiron 15 5559 Service Manual
You can check the current price of all available Dell Inspiron 5559 configurations here: