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Dell inspiron 15 16GB

by svekyv / June 6, 2016 9:24 AM PDT

Dear laptop specialists,

I bought months ago this product:

DELL Inspiron 15 5000 series, 5558
Intel Core i7 CPU 2.4 gHz, 16GB RAM

I installed all types of windows (7, 8, 10).
I have to say that I am completely disappointed.

No matter what windows, what configuration, it is really slow, blocks all the time, no difference from an ordinary laptop of 200$.

Can anyone tell me:
Is this series of laptop so bad, or I just had bad luck?
Can something be done to make it work fast, or just replacing is the solution?

Thanks in advance,

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Clarification Request
I find folk that install windows
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2016 1:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Dell inspiron 15 16GB

Rarely get the drivers and apps done right after OS.

This has come up a lot more often as some folk instantly nuke the pre-installed Windows 10 and then write as you have.

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dit it
by svekyv / June 10, 2016 7:22 AM PDT

I always installed the drivers right after.

I tried the drivers from the DELL website, and also "sam drivers" pack.
The performance of this model of laptop, is really lame.

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Just yesterday I was working on my really old Dell.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2016 10:07 AM PDT
In reply to: dit it

It's not an i7, just i5 first gen and it's on W10 which is looking great but the one thing that dogs what it can do is the stock HDD. It's some 5400 RPM slow thing. I snapped up a under 50 buck 240GB SSD which will go in next week.

Why did I share this? Let's say you got the OS and drivers spot on. It's something else.

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spot on
by svekyv / June 10, 2016 8:12 PM PDT

Is it bad to use spot on OS and drivers?

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Here I'm spot on and good.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2016 8:20 AM PDT
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But the HDD speed is not what folk today will accept. So it will get the SSD boost next week.

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