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Dell Latitude E5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Dell Latitude E5500. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and portability are overall positive. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the size and reliability. Opinions are divided on the keyboard.

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durability, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops 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 Laptops on

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

This summary is based on the products: Dell Latitude E5500 Compatible Laptop FanDell Latitude E5500 Compatible Laptop Fan

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Latitude E5500


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 Laptops 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

Jun, 2018

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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Pentium Dual Core E5500 2.8GHz Gaming Processor


The Pentium Dual-Core brand was used for mainstream x86-architecture microprocessors from Intel from 2006 to 2009 when it was renamed to Pentium. The processors are based on either the 32-bit Yonah or (with quite different microarchitectures) 64-bit...

Apr, 2010

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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

Product Specifications

Designed to help simplify IT by reducing cost, deployment time and maintenance, the Dell Latitude E5500 laptop delivers mobile computing with better flexibility and performance. The Latitude E5500 is designed not just to survive a long day on the job, but to provide the flexibility mobile users demand. Enjoy a highly adaptable and innovative family of docks and peripherals, designed to shift easily between desktop and on-the-go computing.


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

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB


Front Camera:N


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1440 x 900
Display Surface:Matt
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:90

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Latitude

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/667MHz/800MHz


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


Color:Brushed metal black


Type: None


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Bluetooth 2.1 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Networking features:10/100/1000 / 10/100/1000 Gigabit1 / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking Type:10/100/1000 / Gigabit1
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.1/Bluetooth 2.1

Optical Drive

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

Optical Storage

Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):14 x 10.2 x 1.48
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
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
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity: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:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:90


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:P8400 / P8600 / P8700 / P8800 / T7250
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 / 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 Number:575/P8400/P8600/P8700/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
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
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 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:31728 / 35568 / 35569 / 37006 / 40380
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLA49 / SLGFE / SLGLA
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


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 disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions