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Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-2148BLK Decent Budget Review

Del-l Inspiron 15 I5558-2148BLK is a low-cost laptop from the Inspiron 15 5000 Series designed for a budget laptop shopper who need a decent machine for basic daily tasks. The 15.6 inch notebook comes with an attractive solid design, decent battery life, large storage space and enogh power from the 4th generation of Intel Haswell processor for less han $450. Combine the 15.6 inch and internal stereo speakers tuned with MaxxAudio technology, the Dell Inspiron  I5558-2148BLK notebook offers a great performance for work and play at a very reasonable price.

Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-2148BLK review
Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-2148BLK 15 inch notebook review

Powered by the 4th generation of Intel “Haswell” Core™ i3-4030U doesn’t make this machine nuclear-powered, but the Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-2148BLK is still delivers more than enough power for running some demanding office and productivity tasks without any problem. The 1.9 GHz dual core processor that incorporated with 8GB of DDR3 memory still brings more power and faster performance than its competitor on its class, such as the Asus X555LA-HI31103J 15.6 inch notebook that powered by Intel Core i3-5020U processor. As the new system, the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 10 not only brings better UI, but also faster performance for multitasks.

Like common Intel “Low-Cost” laptop from another brands, the Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-2148BLK notebook is only equipped with an integrated Intel HD graphics cards, so don’t expect it to play modern 3D games in high resolution. You also can not running heavy video editing, but some basic photo editing still runs smoothly without any delays, such as Photoshop. Under the hood, the newest Dell Inspiron 15 laptop model comes with a 1TB of Serial ATA disk drive. Its offers plenty of storage space with spinning speeds of 5400 RPM.

The Inspiron 15 I5558-2148BLK comes with a 15.6 inch High Definition multi-touch LED backlight display and produces up to a 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution. Tuned with Dell TrueLife technology, the Inspiron 15 laptop’s display delivers fairly bright, crisp and natural color for streaming and watching 720p video content. It’s also supports 10-point touch technology, brings more interactive control from your hands. The front facing High Definition web camera embedded on the top of display with internal microphone for face to face video chats and 720p video recording.

Dell Inspiron I5558-2148BLK specs
Dell Inspiron I5558-2148BLK Budget Laptop Specs

Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-2148BLK laptop comes with an attractive design with decent build quality. Like its competitors, the Inspiron 15 casing is made from a high quality plastic and features black solid color, make it looks more durable than they really are. The 4-cell Lithium battery is easy to move and lasted more than five hours on single charge for browse the web or up to 11 hours on the idle. There is also an ergonomics black chiclet keyboard that easy to use and full numeric keypad for more accuracy when you handle calculating and spreadsheet tasks. Sadly, the keyboard is lacks backliting technology, so it’s only comfortable to use in bright light room.

Measures around at 10.25 x 14.9 x 0.95 inch with weighs around at 5.47 lbs, the newest Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series is slightly heavier than others laptop on the price range. But its still possible and perfect for travel companion. On the left and right Inspiron  I5558-2148BLK laptop’s side, you will find full range of interface ports, such as HDMI 1.4a, two USB 2.0, audio combo jack, full SD card reader, security lock slot and RJ-45 port. Other features are Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, new generation of Intel Dual-Band Wireless – AC 7260, DVD/CD burner on the left side and internal stereo speakers with MaxxAudio to enhances audio quality.

Yeah, Dell Inspiron I5558-2148BLK is not a horse-power mainstream laptop. It’s also not designed for running most demanding multimedia and bussines applications. But for daily basic computing tasks, its still delivers a big performance for the price. So, what do you think? If you like the Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-2148BLK performance and features, this model is ready now for only around at $429. If you really need a “monster notebook”, we recommend you to check the HP Pavilion 15-ak010nr 15″ notebook powered by latest generation of Intel “Skylake” i7 processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M dedicated graphics.

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