It has been few months since I am using this laptop. Well, so let me tell you the story about how I laid my hands on this new textured metal finished laptop. I bought a Dell 5547 laptop for 50K from Flipkart. It was a great sleek laptop with a metal look and finish working absoluetly fine. Though I used to miss the CD ROM every now and then as this laptop doesn’t come with that(that is why the laptop is really slim I guess and light weight too). A 2 GB integrated graphic card with 8 GB RAM and fast processor, I was happy with my laptop. But it only had one drawback. The joints that joined the screen and the keyboard was weak and hence with a heavy use(opening and closing the lid frequently) tend to break. Same thing happened with me and fortunately within the warranty period. Because of some technical flaw in the Flipkart database, they couldn’t consider the warranty offered by Dell and thus had to reimbure the money by collecting the laptop from me. I know you did not get what I just said but all I cared for was they refunded my entire amount. I had to buy a new external hard disk and transfer the data before I could return this laptop. In a way you could call me lucky as my entire money was getting returned even after using the laptop for more than 6 months but it was headache for me to claim what I was supposed to get because of the Dell warranty and Flipkart database confusion.
But here I was with 50K in my account, looking for latest laptops to buy in that range going through N number of blogs and reviews to find one good laptop for me that could last me a very long time. As I am not a gadget freak type of person and hence like to stick with my electronics till the time they are not wasting my time because of hang/lag etc.
Then I found this laptop which looked quite similar to what I had but with a 4 GB graphic card and a 6th gen processor. I was like WHAT! I had to put in another 10K to lay my hands on this laptop. And my search ended right there and I ordered this Inspiron 15 5559 laptop. I booked it through amazon and signed for the next day delivery. I waited eagerly the next day for the courier guy to arrive at my door. As soon as I got my product I started tearing the triple protected box covering which made sure just by looking at it that anything inside it can’t found broken. And this laptop had even better finish with a scratch proof textured metal back cover giving a luxury feel. I was impressed. And as soon as I lifted the laptop I was like okay I have to carry this load every day. This laptop easily weighs more than 2.5 Kgs. On top of that I am not really fond of using backpack and prefer sling style laptop bags which made things even tougher for me. It felt like 1990s. and the 4 GB graphic card is also completely useless. It really brings no change and this laptop doesn’t support any new games till you reduce the display quality of the game to poorest. It has an anti glare screen which is good but I am quite not impressed with the performance of this laptop when it comes to gaming and the money you are shelling out. It is pretty much what I got the last time in terms of performance. I don’t feel any upgrade while using the system. My previous laptop had two 3.0 USB slots while this one came with only one. Rest of the other 2 slots were 2.0. Keyboard is also not back lit.
May be they tried making this laptop a delight to touch and look at. But that is not why you buy a laptop. It could be an added advantage but not the prior one. So in all don’t slip by reading the specs of this laptop as it doesn’t promise what you might expect from it. But if still you feel like this is what you need. Here is the Amazon link to buy this laptop. The great news is it is available for 53K which is quite a sum you can pay for specs like these. The only deciding factor that might affect your buying decision would be if you are the one who has to carry laptop everyday to work/station etc. then are you willing to carry this 2.5+ KG dumble everyday.
|Item Height||24 Millimeters|
|Item Width||37.8 Centimeters|
|Screen Size||15.6 Inches|
|Item Weight||2.4 Kg|
|Product Dimensions||26 x 37.8 x 2.4 cm|
|Batteries:||1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)|
|Item model number||i5559-4413SLV|
|Processor Type||Core i5|
|Processor Speed||2.30 GHz|
|RAM Size||8 GB|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Hard Drive Size||1 TB|
|Hard Disk Technology||Mechanical Hard Drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||ATI Radeon|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||4|
|Wireless Type||802.11 A/C|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Card Reader||Secure Digital card|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||4|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||40 Watt Hours|