Display and Design
The Dell Inspiron 15 5558 (5558361TBiS) exhibits a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit True Life display which with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is wrapped in a 23.3mm thick outfit which has a weight of 2kgs. It looks like most of the Dell models and offers nothing new in this department. It has a full size spill-resistant keyboard.
Processor and OS
At the heart of the device a 2GHz Intel Core i3 processor from the 5th generation can be found. It is paired with an imposing 6GB DDR3 RAM which gives the user the license to play with a number of demanding applications at the same time. The RAM memory can be further expanded to 16GB which can take multi-tasking to a whole new level. The Intel HD 5500 GPU may not be proficient in handling high end graphics but manages them decently. It runs on the recently launched 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Inspiron 15 5558 (5558361TBiS) flaunts a webcam for taking care of video calling needs along with dual Array Digital Microphone. It accounts for the storage requirements of the user with a hard disk drive capacity of 1TB. Tray Load DVD RW drive allows the transfer of files via CDs and DVDs. The speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio 4 serves as mediums for producing good sound quality.
Battery and Connectivity
For running the show for a fair period of time, the Dell Inspiron 15 5558 (5558361TBiS) relies on a 4 cell li-ion battery. On the connectivity front, it is loaded with all the regular features like a VGA port, multi card reader slot, HDMI out, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 slots and one USB 3.0 port.
The Dell Inspiron 15 5558 (5558361TBiS) is a smart notebook which can fulfil all regular computing needs with its powerful processor. With the 6GB RAM, it has got the muscles to handle high-end multitasking smoothly. It would have capable of handling games quite efficiently if not for the lack of a dedicated graphics card.