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Dell Latitude E5550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Dell Latitude E5550. 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 really like the portability and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Many are negative about the sound, and the price and image quality get mixed views.

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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 E5550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Dell Latitude E5550 (Broadwell) Notebook Review Update

 

Business Broadwell.The Latitude E5550 features an elegant case, good battery life, very good input devices, a docking port, an IPS display and a powerful Broadwell CPU. In addition, it is easy to maintain. It is not difficult to see that the computer...

Slim case, Elegant design, Good input devices, Solid State Disk, Keyboard backlight, Easy to maintain, Docking port, IPS display, Slot for an LTE modem, Recovery medium (USB flash drive)

12 months warranty

The Dell Latitude E5550 is a 15.6-inch notebook that delivers performance sufficient for everyday business tasks. It works quietly most of the time and provides good battery runtimes. Thanks to a solid state disk, the notebook boots swiftly and works...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Dell Latitude E5550 Notebook Review

 

Business style. The business laptops of Dell's Latitude lineup are actually made for entrepreneurs. However, the slim Dell Latitude E5550 and its plastic casing also fit medium budgets. Our report clarifies whether the E5550 is just another office...

Slim casing, Plain, elegant design, Non-slip materials, Keyboard's good stroke, Keyboard backlight, Trackpoint, Extensive security options, Included USB stick, Sharp, relatively color accurate screen, Very quiet operating noise, High temperatures...

12 month warranty only, Screen's light bluish cast, No dedicated volume buttons, Limited multi-touch gestures, Only one audio jack, High standby consumption

Dell has persistently tackled all the little points of criticism we had about the Latitude E5540, and has eliminated them without sacrificing the qualities of the precursor. At the same time, it takes a step into the future: hardly anyone uses optical...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Dell E5550

 

Good Size & weight

Runs slow, very noisy, cheap feeling keyboard

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):38 / 51
Battery life (max):12
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1 / 7.4
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Certificates

Certification:BFR/PVC
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:No / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Carbon fiber, Plastic / Glass fiber, Plastic / Magnesium / Magnesium, Plastic / Plastic, Glass fiber
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Grey
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 270 / 300
Display diagonal:39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready / No / Not supported
LED Backlight:No / Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Pixel pitch:0.179 x 0.179 / 0.252 x 0.252
Touch screen: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Docking station

Docking station DisplayPort: Yes
Docking station DVI port: Yes
Docking station Ethernet LAN: Yes
Docking station headphone out: Yes
Docking station included: Yes
Docking station microphone in: Yes
Docking station power supply:130
Docking station USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
Docking station VGA (D-Sub) port: Yes

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 830M / NVIDIA GeForce 840M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 2
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA G-SYNC: No
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):60

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Belgian / English / Finnish, Swedish / French / Italian / Korean / Portuguese / Spanish / Swiss / UK English / US English / US International
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:106 / 109
Numeric keypad:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Dual Mode Pad / DualPoint / SinglePoint / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.1 LE
Ethernet LAN:No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n, 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 10668
Operating altitude:0 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bag included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:No / Y / Yes
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34 / 4.62
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:10 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.2
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I3-4030U / I3-5010U / I5-4210U / I5-4310U / I5-5200U / I5-5300U / I7-5500U / I7-5600U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-5300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D0 / F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:80343 / 81016 / 81018 / 84697 / 85212 / 85213 / 85214 / 85215 / I3-5010U / I5-5200U / I5-5300U / I7-5600U
Processor code:SR1EE / SR1EF / SR1EN / SR23V / SR23W / SR23X / SR23Y / SR23Z
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:No / Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013 / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 / Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 / Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 / Microsoft Office Professional 2013 / Microsoft Office Professional 2016 / Urban 2.0 Topload
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Ubuntu / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language:ENG / ESP / KOR / Multilingual / POR
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Recovery operating system:Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Security Center / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 2013, McAfee Security Center / Microsoft Office, McAfee / Microsoft Office, McAfee Security Center / Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 250 / 256 / 500 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.5 / 255.2
Height :2.34 / 23.4
Height (front):2.06
Height (rear):2.34
Weight:2.14
Width:37.7 / 376.9