Dell Inspiron 15 5558 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Battery
40Wh, 4-cell, 4-cell, 40Wh, 4-cell , 40Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell, 2750mAh, 4-cell, 40Wh
Dimensions
380 x 260 x 23.35 mm (14.96" x 10.24" x 0.92")
Weight
2.00 kg (4.4 lbs)
Body material
Plastic
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
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All Dell Inspiron 15 5558 configurations

See all Dell Inspiron 15 5558 configurations

 

Display Profiles

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).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

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

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

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

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Dell Inspiron 15 5558 series.

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Dell Inspiron 15 5558 series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the 3DMark: Sky Diver (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Dell Inspiron 15 5558 in-depth review

Dell Inspiron 5558 (15 5000) is a mid-range multimedia notebook targeted at the consumer market. It can be considered a successor to the Inspiron 5548, as it features similar design and is from the same series. The notebook comes in various configurations, including a choice of CPU alternatives including Intel’s 5-th generation Core i3 / i5 / i7, up to 16GB RAM. You can also select integrated Intel HD Graphics or a discrete NVIDIA GeForce 920M GPU. The 15.6-inch screen has options for resoluti[...]

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Pros

  • Good specs for the price
  • Overall good design
  • Large and comfortable trackpad
  • The system handles heavy CPU and GPU loads very well with no throttling or excessive heat

Cons

  • Poor sRGB coverage for an IPS panel
  • Not very sturdy plastic build
  • The glossy lid is a huge fingerprint magnet

 

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