First impressions of Dell Inspiron 5559 – well balanced mainstream business machine
It’s not very easy to define what the audience is of of the new Dell Inspiron 5559 – it provides the expected reliability (36 months of international warranty, but be sure to check for your country), good processor (up to Core i7), dedicated graphics card and all that at a relatively affordable price. Although the latter also depends on your country, in USA the Core i5 configurations start at $549.
We now have the Dell Inspiron 5559 in our office and our first impressions confirm our expectations.
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You won’t fall in love with Inspiron 5559 at first sight, but it has a practical and sufficiently sturdy construction, without any attention-grabbing elements. The lid looks and feels nice, plus it doesn’t collect fingerprints despite our hard efforts. The interior is made of the same plastic material and has the same rugged texture. The keyboard is Island Style and we there is a NumPad module with slightly smaller keys. We don’t have any complaints about the trackpad which has sufficiently large area for comfortable work with gestures.
The chassis is relatively thin and weighs about 2.4kg, which is definitely not a record but won’t make your business trips uncomfortable.
Our configuration has a Core i7-6500U Skylake processor, part of the ULV series by Intel. In other words, it isn’t intended for hard work with CAD software or 3D design, but for more simple tasks such as working with spreadsheets or business applications.
As we already said, Inspiron 5559 is also equipped with a dedicated graphics card, AMD Radeon R5 M335 (4GB DDR3) in our case, but you shouldn’t expect gaming capabilities from it. Yes, at its native resolution of 1366 x 768 it will run most of the latest games at decent framerates, but you won’t be able to set the graphics settings to anything except Low.
We’ve already showed you what upgrade options Inspiron 5559 provides – not much. You can easily access the 2.5” HDD, the two ram slots and the Wi-Fi card, but there’s no M.2 slot.
Check out our Inside article for more information and upgrade guides:
|Intel Core i7-6500U (2-core, 2.50 – 3.10 GHz, 4MB cache)
|8GB (2x 4096MB) – DDR3L, 1600MHz
|AMD Radeon R5 M335 (4GB DDR3)
|1TB HDD (5400 rpm)
|15.6-inch (39.62 cm.) – 1366 x 768, glossy
|LAN 10/100 Mpbs, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
|4-cell, 40 WHr or 47 WHr