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Dell Inspiron I5558-7428BLK Review 15.6″ Inexpensive Laptop

Dell Inspiron I5558-7428BLK is a newest 15.6 inch laptop version in Dell Inspiron 15-5000 series with a really affordable price. It’s a really affordable laptop for routine use. Combine the Intel Core i3-4005U dual core processor with 4GB of memory and new Microsoft Windows 10 Home version gives more than enough computing power and stable performance you will need for basic daily tasks. The Inspiron 15 I5558-7428BLK laptop also pretty thin and light for travel companion. With just 0.95 inch on thickness, the 5.31 lbs Inspiron 15 laptop still easy to carry around and fit perfectly in your bag.

Slimmer Solid Design

This new model comes with a new premium-looks casing design. Though the Dell Inspiron I5558-7428BLK 15.6 inch laptop is made completely with a plastic material. But with a shiny Dell logo on the black lid cover, the Inspiron 15 laptop looks more solid and sturdy than its competitor on its value-prices suggest. The laptop’s interior also feature a black solid plastic with a full size keyboard. The black non-backlit keyboard have full numeric keypad for faster and more accurate typing when you use it for calculating and spreadsheet tasks.

Dell Inspiron I5558-7428BLK laptop
Dell Inspiron I5558-7428BLK 15″ laptop

Measures around at 14.90 x 10.25 x 0.95 inch, Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-7428BLK is a pretty thin laptop at a really affordable price. The laptop is thinner than the value-priced 15.6 inch laptop competition, such as the Asus X555LA-BHI5N12 15.6 inch laptop with 1.03 inch on the thickness. Sadly, the 5.31 lbs Dell laptop is a bit heavy than its competitors, but its still acceptable to use in office or when you on the occasional trips. Its powered by a 4-cell lithium battery. The easy-remove battery promises up to 5 hours of life for browse the web through WiFi network with standard display settings.

Decent Power for Routine Use

Powered by the 1.7 GHz Intel Core i3-4005U dual core processor as the heart, Dell Inspiron I5558-7428BLK laptop can handles almost all basic productivity and entertainment tasks without any problems. The 4GB of memory that combined with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 10 Home edition ran smoothly without any lags, even for handling two or more software at once. Of course, as a well-valued low cost laptop, the Intel HD Graphics 4400 as graphics engine is only supported for basic photo, older casual games and light video-editing tasks. So, for more graphics-intensive tasks and modern 3D games, we recommend you to take a look at Lenovo Y700 80NY0006US which comes with AMD FX-8800P processor and AMD Radeon R9 M380 as graphics engine.

Like its predecessor, the Inspiron 15 I5558-7428BLK 15.6 inch laptop also sports a High Definition LED-backlit display with a 1376 x 768 pixels native resolution. The laptop’s panel is optimized with Dell Truelife technology, so you will gets a clearer, brighter and more natural color for watch and streaming HD movies. The internal laptop’s speaker is not too loud, but still louder volume and clearer audio than the older Inspiron 15 laptop series, thanks to the Waves MaxxAudio technology. You also can easily capture own photo and make video recording and video calls with the front facing 720p HD web camera.

Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-7428BLK notebook
Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-7428BLK budget notebook

Dell Inspiron I5558-7428BLK is a cheap 15.6 inch laptop with some impressive installed hardware. On the right of Inspiron I5558-7428BLK laptop’s side, you will find few USB 2.0 port, security lock slot, Tray load DVD Drive and 3.5mm combo jack to connect into external audio system. On the another laptop’s edge, there are RJ-45 port, single USB 3.0 port, 3-in-1 card reader and HDMI 1.4a port.

The Dell I5558-7428BLK laptop also equipped with full connectivity feature, includes Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and new WiFi 802.11ac offers faster wireless connection. Yeah, this is not a mainstream machine. The graphics power also a bit disappointed. But for routine use, the Inspiron I5558 installed hardware is still has more than enough power for daily use. If you interested, Dell Inspiron I5558-7428BLK 15.6 inch laptop is ready now for only around at $ 349.

Dell Inspiron 15 I5558-7428BLK Specifications

  1. Design : solid and looks sturdy black plastic design
  2. Operating system : Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit version
  3. Processor : Intel Core i3-4005U dual core processor
  4. Processor features : 1.7GHz of base speed with a 3MB cache
  5. Graphics card : Intel HD Graphics 4400
  6. Memory : 4GB DDR3L 1600MHz
  7. Storage : 500GB SATA HDD, 5400 RPM
  8. Optical Drive : Tray load DVD Drive
  9. Display : 15.6 inch High Definition LED Backlit display
  10. Display features : Dell Truelife technology, 1376 x 768 pixels resolution
  11. Camera : front facing HD webcam with 720p resolution, integrated digital microphone
  12. Speakers : stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio optimized audio
  13. Keyboard : full size chiclet style keyboard, numeric keypad, no backlit
  14. Touchpad : Touchpad with multi-touch and integrated scrolling
  15. Connectivity : 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11ac
  16. Ports interface : Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack, USB 3.0, 2x uSB 2.0, 3 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ SDHC/ SDXC), HDMI 1.4a, security lock slot
  17. Battery : 4-cell lithium battery
  18. Battery life : more than 5 hours depending on usage
  19. Dimension : 14.90 x 10.25 x 0.95 inch
  20. Weight : 5.31 lbs
  21. Other features : McAfee CB LiveSafe 30Day Trial, MS Office Trial

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