Dell Inspiron 15 5559 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 1000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10, Windows 7 Pro, Windows 10 Pro
Battery
4-cell, 43Wh, 3-cell, 40Wh, 4-cell, 40Wh, 4-cell , 40Wh, 3-cell, 40Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell, 40 Wh, 4-cell, 40Wh, 43Wh
Dimensions
381 x 261 x 22.86 mm (15.00" x 10.28" x 0.90")
Weight
2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)
Body material
Plastic
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 2x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 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 5559 configurations

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Dell Inspiron 15 5559 series.

$529.99
price
2.27
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$529.99
price
182.00
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$529.99
price
348.00
performance
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$529.99
price
28.32
performance
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Dell Inspiron 15 5559 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 5559 in-depth review

Along with the high-end business systems like the machines in the XPS line (XPS 15 review / XPS 13 review), Dell makes affordable work notebooks for users who don’t want to set aside hefty budgets, but need a reliable machine for everyday tasks. The notebook we have now is something more - it has a Core i7 processor and a dedicated GPU. That's a “ULV” processor and entry-level graphics, but it’s enough for pretty good computing performance for business applications and casual gaming n[...]

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Pros

  • Durable looking body with nice design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Long surfing and gaming battery life
  • Good internal and surface temperatures at high load
  • 36 month Next Business Day warranty

Cons

  • Arrow keys somewhat lacking in design
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • PWM across all brightness levels, except 100%

 

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