Dell Studio 1558 reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

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+ This laptop scores high on performance. - It scores poorly on size and weight.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
Dell Studio 1558 with Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and on Windows 7 Professional. See full product description
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James, Dronfield Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent graphics capabilities for the price
Bad points:
Nothing major
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Feb 2011

Louise, Leeds Music, gaming or video fan

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I was bought this laptop by my partner as a Christmas present so I could get away from having to be in the office sat at my desk all the time and so our son didn't have to stay restricted to his bedroom while we both worked at our computers.
It does everything I need it to do and more. It is simple to set up, easy to configure and a doddle to use. I mostly use it for internet work, forum administration, emails, internet browsing etc, but it will just as easily play a DVD for our son to watch, or music for me to listen to while I work.
I have also done some gaming on it including World of Warcraft where even the smaller screen doesn't really create a disadvantage and a number of real time strategy games where both the ATI graphics card and the CPU have ensured a fast experience with very little reduction in either fps or with any significant game lag.
Bad points:
It runs well without the power adaptor when being used for basic functions, emails, web browsing etc, but the battery can run down quicker when watching a DVD or playing a game, this is only as I expected really however.
I also keep trying to find the num lock key but, as there is no num lock, there is no key! This is only down to the fact I use it to bind my auto run function in most online games I play not because I need to use it for proper work!
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Oct 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I really like it, the design is pretty cool, it's not too heavy and it's exactly as described
Bad points:
The battery could be better and the speakers could be a bit louder. Warning, if you decide to reinstall the operating system you have to install the hardware drivers in a specific order (available on the Dell website).
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Apr 2011

Terence, Kesgrave General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Sturdy Construction and reasonably fast operation
Bad points:
Short Battery life
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 3.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 4.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2012

chitraprasanna, vantaa, finland General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The laptop configuration is good.
Performance is also very good.
Bad points:
Battery is just above average (9 cell would be a better option)
Design is so annoying owing to the following reasons:
--No dedicated key for multimedia.
--No leds indicating the status of HDD and stuff like that.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good build quality. Can't tell it's refurbished. Fairly quick in all tasks. I think the 5400rpm drive is a bit of a bottleneck. Great for general use. Can't really complain much given the price.
Bad points:
Battery only lasts less than 2 hours. Though I didn't expect much more. Vertical viewing angles aren't good. Pretty average screen. Trackpad is a bit buggy.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Feb 2011

Sergio, Vitoria (Spain) Often on the move

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
i7-620M is a very good performer, and battery time is much better than i7 quad cores, screen is really good despite being 720p one, backlite keyboard is also a nice addition
Bad points:
Graphic cards are not switchables, the laptop is a bit thick and it gets really hot easily under high demanding task
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Nov 2010

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Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Operating system Windows 7 Professional
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Number of cores Dual

Also known as: Studio 1558

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