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Dell Latitude E5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Dell Latitude E5500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the design and portability are overall positive. The price and battery are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the performance.

screen, battery, price, portability, design


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 82/100 = 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 product: Dell Latitude E5500 Compatible Laptop Fan

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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.

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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...


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Great Machine for the Price


I am not too careful with my laptops I'm afraid, I chuck them into my backpack, and throw them on the seat of my car - as well as carry them around in non-padded cases. This one has lasted quite well despite the abuse I have put it thru. The sound is...

Rugged, dependable, nice display, great battery life

No webcam included, only has 4 USB ports

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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!

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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

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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

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Latitude E5500


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


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 Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight


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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Latitude

Input Device

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


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


Color:Brushed metal black


Type: None


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
Type:Network adapter
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 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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:575/P8400/P8600/P8700/T7250
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

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