Dell I3558-10000BLK Review

Dell I3558-10000BLK touchscreen laptop is intended for students and home users. The laptop is powered by Intel core i5-5200u processor which is not as powerful as 7th gen Intel core i5-7200u processor. It has 6GB of DDR3L RAM which is enough for day to day computing tasks like typing docs, processing spreadsheets, creating presentation, skype, emailing, downloading music, streaming videos on screen or on external display etc. It also supports small photo and video editing and casual gaming. However, more memory is preferable for HD photo and video editing, compressing large files etc. Though the laptop has touchscreen display, it does not support 1080p content playback as the display supports max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixel which is good for 720p content. A full HD display is preferable for HD video editing. Dell I3558-10000BLK comes with 1 TB 5400 rpm hard drive.  It lacks Solid state Drive which is much faster than hard drive. When it comes to gaming, the laptop has integrated Intel HD 5500 graphics which supports Minecraft, Sims and Lego games but high end games like GTA V, star wars battlefront can also be played in low resolution and setting. Alternatively, you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG Laptop which is powered by 6th gen Intel core i5-6200u, 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB) and 256GB Solid State Drive. It has dedicated NVIDIA Geforce 940MX with 2GB video memory. It has full HD display as well. Premium features like backlit keyboard and type C USB 3.1 port are also available with this laptop.

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Dell I3558-10000BLK does not offer backlit keyboard and Type C port. However, both the laptops come with inbuilt optical drive. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG Laptop is not a touchscreen laptop but it can still increase your productivity to great extent. Again, Intel core i5-6200u operates with 2.3GHz of base frequency and the frequency can increase up to 2.8GHZ while Intel core i5-5500u operates with 2.2GHz and frequency can shoot up to 2.7GHz. Both are dual core processors with 3MB of cache. Thus i5-6200u is slightly faster than i5-5200u. Again, a Solid State drive can speed up thing further which is missing in Dell I3558-10000BLK. You can also consider HP 15-ay013nr laptop which comes with Intel core i5-6200u processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB Solid State Drive. It also has Full HD display. As it is an inexpensive laptop, touchscreen feature is not available with this laptop. But you don’t really need touchscreen with Windows 10 OS.

Dell I3558-10000BLK is installed with 6GB DDRL RAM and the memory is expandable up to 8GB. If you are looking to run memory intensive program like HD video editing then Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG will be more suitable for you. The laptop doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office though. Acer laptop comes with discrete graphics which has its own video memory while the integrated graphics of Dell laptop uses system memory.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, Dell I3558-10000BLK offers all standard ports. It comes with 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1USB 3.0, 1HDMI, 1 LAN port and 1 headphone/mic combo port. It has SD card reader as well. All the above mentioned laptops come with backlit keyboard.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN, wireless ac and Bluetooth. Dell I3558-10000BLK comes with removable battery which offers up to 5 hours battery backup. However, it depends upon usage.

Final thoughts

Dell I3558-10000BLK is a decent laptop for home use, however, if you are looking for a budget laptop for photo and video editing or playing latest games then Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG will be a more suitable option.

One Response to Dell I3558-10000BLK Review

  1. rajan says:

    Thanks for the review 🙂

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