If you are looking for an entry level laptop that comes at a decent price, you can shortlist the Dell Vostro 15 3558 (dv3558c4500d). The support for an 8GB of expandable RAM and a DVD Drive in this price range is commendable. However, you will have to bear with a mediocre configuration and absence of preloaded OS.
Display and Design
The Dell Vostro 15 3558 (dv3558c4500d) arrives with a 15.6-inch HD LED Backlit Widescreen Anti Glare Display which offers visuals with a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It does not have a fancy look, but looks very professional and serious. It has a standard full size, Chiclet keyboard and an overall thickness of 21.7 mm with a weight of 2.2kgs.
Processor and OS
On the inside, the Dell Vostro 15 3558 (dv3558c4500d) is packed with a 1.5GHz Intel Celeron Dual Core 3205U processor. For supporting the processor there is a 4GB DDR3 RAM which can be further expanded to up to 8GB for a smoother multi-tasking experience. It manages rich graphics with the inbuilt Intel HD GPU. The machine comes preloaded with 64-bit Ubuntu OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
The Dell Vostro 15 3558 (dv3558c4500d) features a simple webcam for taking care of video calling needs. The standard 500GB SATA HDD provides sufficient space for storing important files. It even has a DVD Drive which allows the user to stream high quality files from disks at ease. The stereo speakers powered by Dell Vostro 15 3558 (dv3558c4500d) technology score well in terms of audio quality.
Battery and Connectivity
Equipped with a 4 cell Li-ion battery, the Dell Vostro 15 3558 (dv3558c4500d) is capable of providing up to 3.5 hours of backup. Coming to the networking and connectivity options, it poses HDMI out, Bluetooth v4.0, 2 USB 2.0 port, WLAN, 1 USB 3.0 slot, Gigabit Ethernet, and digital media reader.