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Dell Studio 1558

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and battery. The keyboard and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the size and reliability, and many are negative about the energy efficiency and portability.

design, screen, keyboard, battery, performance

value for money, portability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Studio 1558 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 39 reviews)

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Review Dell Studio 1558 (HD4570) Notebook

 

Multimedia Talent? Intel's Core 2 Duo predecessor, Core i5, start

Good display quality; Almost perfect workmanship; Surface aren't prone to smudge; Good work / multimedia and application performance; Quite circumferential connectivity; Good battery life; Keyboard light

Average gaming performance; Wrist-rest gets quite warm; Fairly loud fan noise under load; DVD drive very loud at data access; Keyboard yields; Display very instable; Adapter gets extremely hot

Comparable notebooks of other manufacturers with a Core i3/i5 and a Radeon HD 4000/5000 would for instance be: Acer's Aspire 5740G (i5-430M/20M + HD 4570/5470/5650) or Packard Bell's TJ75 (i3-330M/i5-430M + HD 5470/5650).

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Review Dell Studio 1558 Notebook

 

I just love reunions. Already in its nth edition, Dell releases t

Extensive interface equipment; Good input devices; Good workmanship quality; Excellent performance of the Intel Core i5 processor; Low energy consumption in office use; Good battery life

Potentially unfavourable arrangement of interfaces; Hot power block; High system noise under load

Considering the equipment at hand, high-value office and multimedia notebooks. In light of the CPU, a Core i7 should be built-in in order to keep up here.

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Dell S1558-5691MSL

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our back-to-school 2010 retail desktop and laptop review roundup, which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Excellent port assortment; backlit keyboard; full Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010, Webroot antivirus software included

Value of included software is questionable; no discrete media controls or quick-launch keys

The Dell Studio s1558-5691MSL offers a little more for your money than competing laptops, though it's a bit bulky and short on battery life for a day in a backpack.

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Dell Studio 15 (1558) Review - A Review of the Dell Studio 15 (1558)

 

Very comfortable keyboard, Long battery life, Long warranty, Excellent high-resolution webcam, Fingerprint-resistant finish

Non-black lids cost more money, Design a bit bulky

Even after extended use, the Studio 15 ran at pretty normal temperatures. For instance, after playing a Hulu video at full screen for 15 minutes, we observed temperatures of 91 degrees on the touchpad, 90 degrees at the center of the keyboard, and 97...

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The silent breakdown.

 

Good customer support, bad laptop, and don't by this, and if you do, definitely don't go for the xps 16 either. Updated on Nov 13, 2010

Like the design and the good deal I got on it

Hard Drive became corrupted after three months, got that replaced. Now I have a technician who will pop by sometime and take a look at what is wrong with the computer. Studio laptops have terrible quality when compared to my old HP Pavilion dv6000

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Perfect Multimedia Center Workhosrce Computer

 

I think Studio 1558 is a powerhouse for an everage user and a workhorce for an advanced user. I like the positioning of all the IO's including the slot loading CDROM - kind of obviously is an enormous feature which is very rarely available but very...

The design of the Studio line laptops is a very sleek and sturdy chassis with a stylish LCD/LED Lid and comfortable keyboard layout. Overall you get a reliable yet powerful sense of freedom and performance built into it

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A great laptop for everyday use

 

One year ago I saw Dell Studio 1555 on the internet and it was the perfect laptop for me.Now I got 1558,with Intel Core i5 2.27ghz(turbo boost 2.53ghz),hd 1366*748,4gb ram,and it's great for me.I use it at home for mail,internet,programing,and it's...

A very fast,powerful laptop,great keyboard,HD Display and hdmi port,intel core i5 processor 2.27-2.53ghz,long battery life

There are no cons at all

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Dell S1558-5691MSL

 

I think Studio 1558 is a powerhouse for an everage user and a workhorce for an advanced user. I like the positioning of all the IO's including the slot loading CDROM - kind of obviously is an enormous feature which is very rarely available but very...

The design of the Studio line laptops is a very sleek and sturdy chassis with a stylish LCD/LED Lid and comfortable keyboard layout. Overall you get a reliable yet powerful sense of freedom and performance built into it

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Dell S1558-5691MSL

 

One year ago I saw Dell Studio 1555 on the internet and it was the perfect laptop for me.Now I got 1558,with Intel Core i5 2.27ghz(turbo boost 2.53ghz),hd 1366*748,4gb ram,and it's great for me.I use it at home for mail,internet,programing,and it's...

A very fast,powerful laptop,great keyboard,HD Display and hdmi port,intel core i5 processor 2.27-2.53ghz,long battery life

There are no cons at all

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Amazon review summary for Dell Studio 1558

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Dell Studio 1558 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, value for money, screen, usability, keyboard

38% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Dell Studio 15.6" 6GB 640GB Laptop Black | S1558-10459

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Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Mobility Radeon HD 4570

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:CORE I5
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-430M
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