Specs on a Dell Latitude E5500

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Dell's Latitude E5500 laptop is designed to provide cost-effective, high performing and highly flexible mobile computing in a mid-size notebook package. With a series of adaptable docks and peripherals, the E5500 is intended to alternate between desktop and mobile computing situations. In conjunction with specific software that's preinstalled, the computer's battery provides up to six hours of battery life.


The Dell Latitude E5500 laptop weighs 6.4 lbs. and measures 14 inches wide, 10.2 inches deep and 1.5 inches thick. Its 15.4-inch thin film transistor active matrix widescreen displays at up to 1,440 by 900 pixels of resolution. The computer is powered by a 90 Watt AC adapter or by a four-, six- or nine-cell lithium ion battery. Environmental parameters for the E5500 include an optimal humidity range of 10 to 90 percent.

Internal Components

Equipped with a 160-gigabyte Serial ATA-300-5400 rpm hard drive, the Dell Latitude E5500 operates using an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400/2.26 GHz processor and features 2 GB of installed RAM. Built on the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, the laptop includes pre-installed Microsoft Office Suite 2010 software that can be activated by purchasing a product key card from Microsoft. The laptop uses Intel GMA 4500MHD Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 for its graphics processing requirements and is outfitted with an 8x DVD+/-RW optical storage drive. A pair of built-in stereo speakers provide the computer with one its audio output options.


Networking capabilities of the Latitude E5500 include Ethernet and wireless technologies. Local area network protocols include Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and IEEE 802.11b/g (Wi-Fi). A series of docks and ports provide the laptop with expanded capabilities, such as high-speed USB-S-video output, headphone connectivity and peripheral docking connection for several types of portable devices, including MP3 players and mobile phones. A built-in LAN wireless antenna provides the laptop with Wi-Fi connection to the Internet through a wireless router.


Physical security features of the Latitude E5500 include steel-reinforced cable lock slots, a media module and hard drive locks. Windows' Trusted Platform Module ver. 1.2 and an optional fingerprint reader are a couple of the computer's user and system security features. Network security elements include: 802.11 Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), 802.11i (WPA2) and Virtual Private Networks (VPN) 802.1x with EAP modes that are compatible with CCX 4.0. The Latitude E5500 originally came with a one-year service and support limited warranty and all necessary utilities and drivers needed for the machine to operate properly.

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