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Dell Latitude E5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Dell Latitude E5500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The battery and screen are also appreciated. Reviews about the keyboard and portability are mixed. The size and reliability get less positive comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Latitude E5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Latitude E5500 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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Mar, 2019

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Latitude E5500 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brand New 15.4" WXGA Glossy Laptop LCD Screen For Dell Latitude Series E5500, E6500Brand New 15.4" WXGA Glossy Laptop LCD Screen For Dell Latitude Series E5500, E6500

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review Dell Latitude E5500 Notebook


Business Trabant. Latitude E6500 and E5500 – those are the names

Plain business design; Good stability despite plastic chassis; User friendly positioning of the connections; Docking port; Outdoor suitable display; Interesting start price; Very low noise and temperature emissions; Good battery life, already with a...

Moderate ergnomics due to construction height; No UTMS option; Moderate illumination of the display; Brief warranty ex factory

But as soon as you try to update the laptop to the E6500 level (various services, three year warranty, …) you come quickly to the same price level of over 1000.00 Euros which, in turn, brings the consumer quickly close to the E6500.

Jan, 2009

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Dell Laptop


Great Laptop.. Like New

Good laptop. Installed Windows 10 Pro at start. Free. After Windows activation No trouble. Installed Windows 10 Pro, I waited 2 hours . a wait then it Installed Success!!!!! Thanks Newegg

Installed Windows 10 Pro . at start Free download. I had to wait 2 hours, for the Installation Success!!!!

May, 2016

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DELL E5500


Good machine to use as a client on web based server applications.

Clean well furbished laptop ; No unwanted software installed ; Very quick machine ; Met our needs fully

None machine performed as advertised

Dec, 2014

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Quick delivery


Pros: Quick delivery, great options, good value Cons: It is a little heavy but I hope that means it will be sturdier!

Jul, 2009

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Perfect Business Laptop


Have been using the E series latitudes since they were released. Found the E5500 the best on performance, features and price. The large screen and light weight are a plus. Accessories are great. Can choose between a laptop or monitor stand. Spot on...

Jun, 2009

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Terrific machine!


Most people who do reviews seem to be complaining, so I wanted to take the time to add my thoughts. So far this laptop is terrific! I bought it thinking most people who bother to write a review do so only after having problems. The machine I bought,...

Jun, 2009

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Does not live up to expectation


I have now used this machine for the last 6 months and so far I have replaced, the hard drive, the keyboard (twice), the biometric finger sensor (three times), and have exchanged the battery once. This is not a machine for serious business. That is...

Jun, 2009

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Good solid laptop


This machine (with P8600 processor) provides nearly the same computing power as my desktop with E6600, but burns much less power, stays very cool and is quiet. It came with XP Pro and Vista, so I could use XP. Battery life is great. I've used it for...

Presentation, business demos, spare computing resource

May, 2009

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will real 5500 please stand up?


I was getting ready to pull the trigger on this one but noticed that the Latitude comparison picture looks just like the 6500, but when you take a closer look it's not the same and a bit clunkier looking. I believe the comparison page photo is not...

Music & Movies, science research, webbing

May, 2009

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Latitude E5500


i never seen such a laptop like dis compare to any company lik hp, hcl

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio system direct 3D sound: No
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery life (max):6
Number of battery cells:6 / 9


Front Camera: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Built-in 3G: No
HDMI Outputs: None
Network Card: No
USB Ports: Yes
WLAN Standard:802.11a/b/g/n/802.11a/g/n/802.11b/g


Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Mouse/Click Device:Touchpad


Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:39.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1440 x 900
Display Surface:Matte/N/A
Display Surface:Matt
LED Backlight: Yes
Screen Resolution:1280x800
Screen Size:14.1 in/15.4 in
Screen Type:LED/TFT
Swivel Screen: No
Touch Screen: No


Optical Drive:DVD-ROM/DVD-RW/CD-RW


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD
Graphic Card Memory Size:N/A
Graphics Card:Integrated/Intel GMA X4500MHD
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
Multiple GPU: No


CPU Number:540M/P8400/P8700
CPU Speed:2 GHz/2.26 GHz/2.4 GHz/2.53 GHz
CPU Type:Intel Core 2 Duo/Intel Core i5
Hard Drive Size:120 GB/160 GB/250 GB/80 GB
Hard Drive Type:HDD
Internal Memory:1024 MB/2048 MB/3072 MB/512 MB
Platform Technology:N/A


Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Weight:0 kg/2.54 kg
Weight (lb):5.6 lb.


Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking features:10/100/1000 / 10/100/1000 Gigabit1 / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking type:10/100/1000 / Gigabit1
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):355 x 260 x 37.5
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Memory bus:32
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:v924
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/g/n / WiFi / WLAN 802.11g/n

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

Handheld remote control: No


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
TV-Out :Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:90

Power source

Battery Time:0 hours
Battery Type:Lithium Ion/Lithium Ion 4-Cell/Lithium Ion 6-Cell


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing Die size:107 / 143
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.000 - 1.250 / 1.075 - 1.175
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:0.8 / 2 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Model:P8400 / P8600 / P8700 / P8800 / T7250
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0 / R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:35569
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLA49 / SLGFE / SLGLA
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Integrated Webcam: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Extra Software:English Trend Micro Internet Security (30 day subscription) AntiVirus Software
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional/Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Home Basic
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320



Weight & Dimensions

Height :3.75