• CPU: Intel Core i3-4005U
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 820M (2GB DDR3)
  • Display: 15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
  • Storage: 120GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 4GB DDR3L, 1600MHz
  • Weight: 2.24 kg (4.9 lbs)

Dell Vostro 3558 (15 3000) - Specs

CPU Performance #157
  • Intel Core m5-6Y57 0.5%
  • AMD A6-5200 0.5%
  • Intel Core i3-4005U
  • Intel Pentium 4405Y 0.3%
  • AMD A10-7300 0.3%
GPU Performance #193
  • AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
  • AMD FirePro M4100 (1GB GDDR5) 0.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce 820M (2GB DDR3)
  • AMD Radeon R5 M335 (4GB DDR3) 0.1%
  • Intel HD Graphics 5500 0.1%
Display
15.6”, HD (1366 x 768), TN
panel 1
BOE NT156WHM-N42
Color accuracy 8.2 -> 3.5
HDD/SSD
120GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
RAM
4GB DDR3L, 1600MHz
Battery
40Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell
Body material
Plastic
Dimensions
381 x 261 x 23.7 mm (15.00" x 10.28" x 0.93")
Weight
2.24 kg (4.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768, TN

Name BOE NT156WHM-N42
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 100.45 ppi
Brightness 247 cd/m2
sRGB 49%
PWM frequency 220 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1366 x 768
Becomes "Retina" from 34 inches (87 cm)
Contrast 300:1
dE Color Checker 8.2 3.5
PWM Rating 1.5: (harmful)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

$4.97
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Health protection

Health-Guard

This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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Dell Vostro 3558 (15 3000) in-depth review

Dell have sent out some mixed signals about its small business Vostro series. There have been a few reports of company reps saying the series will be discontinued, with some devices remaining available in select markets. It is now clear that the Vostro series is here to stay - a few models are available for purchase in Europe. One of the new devices belongs to the affordable 3000 series – the 15-inch Vostro 3558. In this review we will take a closer look at this new offering from Dell. The [...]

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Pros

  • Nice clean looks
  • Sturdy build
  • No throttling or excessive heat under high load
  • Good specs for the price

Cons

  • Not a very comfortable trackpad
  • Just 57% coverage of the sRGB color gamut

CPU Performance: Intel Core i3-4005U

$1969.47
price
198.00+14.5%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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performance
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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performance
30.70-42.1%
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce 820M (2GB DDR3)

$539.00
price
851.00+1.7%
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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