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Dell Studio 15 Series

Dell Studio 1558 HD4570Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, Intel Core 2 Duo T5850, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, Intel Core 2 Duo T8300, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.4 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.55kg, 2.6kg, 2.66kg, 2.7kg, 2.76kg, 2.8kg, 2.84kg
Price: 400, 550, 850, 950, 999, 1050, 1300 euro
Average Score: 78.73% - good
Average of 67 scores (from 73 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 75%, features: 76%, display: 79%
mobility: 69%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 70%

 

Dell Studio 15

Specifications

Dell Studio 15Notebook: Dell Studio 15
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 2.76kg
Price: 999 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Studio 15 (Series)
 Studio 15 (Model)

Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 33 reviews)

 

85% Review: Dell Studio 15 Notebook | Notebookcheck
A new addition to the family. Until now, Dell has offered two notebook series for private customers. On one hand were the Inspiron laptops, primarily designed for the price conscious newcomer, and on the other the XPS series, renowned for its performance and slick design. The new Studio line closes the gap between the existing models, orienting itself towards the design conscious multimedia user.
85% Dell Studio 15
Source: PC World India English
The Dell Studio 15 laptop sells a price of for Rs. 48,400 on Dell’s website. For that price, you get a premium home entertainment laptop that’s very well built with extensive features, has very good hardware and offers decent overall performance. Reasons to buy the Studio 15 over the Inspiron 15R is the choice of screen lid, extensive custom upgrade options, and superior onboard audio and performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Dell Studio 15 (Core i5)
Source: Techtree.com English
The Studio 15 we received comes to a total of Rs. 48,700 with delivery. This machine isn't ergonomically the best out there. It's got souped up specs (except for the graphics chip) inside, enclosed in a what can be called in today's day and age a 'bulky' body. The main incentive to buy a Studio 15 is the option to upgrade to a Full HD screen and a Blu-ray drive. Otherwise for Rs. 50,000 you get the HP Pavilion DV6-3057tx, which comes with a higher-power  ATI Radeon 5650 chip. It has a Core i3 processor (although clocked at a similar 2.4 GHz speed, but no Turbo boost). But on the good side, it comes with that chiclet keyboard we like. Then there's also the Asus N61J, which has a potent NVIDIA GT325M graphics chip, and also pulls extra tricks like auto-graphics switching (NVIDIA Optimus) to save battery life, and USB 3.0 support. If you want something cheaper, there's always the Acer Aspire 5740G with the same Radeon 5650 graphics chip for a whole Rs. 10,000 less. The Studio 15 is a decent laptop overall, but there's nothing that stands out for us to go out and hoot about it. Especially after the Inspiron line drawing so close to the Studio, there's not much different between the two. The Studio series is in need of a refresh. If you're just looking for a typical big screened laptop to do your office work,  the Inspiron 15R should do just fine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Studio 15 Desktop Replacement Laptop
Source: Tech2.in.com English
If you prefer a custom-designed laptop over a laptop that performs better and offers better features, the Dell Design Studio is the way to go. And, if you prefer performance over a custom design, then it’s better to spend a few thousand rupees extra and get something really powerful, hint Intel Core i7 variant.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dell Studio 15
Source: PC Authority English
If there's one thing we didn't expect to find in our latest laptop group test, it was a laptop with a new Core i7 processor inside. But that's exactly what Dell has done, cramming the entry-level Core i7-720QM into its Studio 15. In fact, our only real concern is that the Studio 15 struggles to keep cool when pushed to the edge of its considerable capabilities (see opposite), but, for this price, the Studio 15 offers an unbeatable combination of power and poise.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80%
90% Dell Studio 15 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Dell's design of Studio chassis is a sound foundation for building a solid laptop. Dell has managed to equip the very latest Studio 15 with enough performance and ports to make it an outstanding notebook in the key areas of comfort, longevity and outright speed. It’s a little heavier than the competition but it feels like it’s built to last. At this price, and with this performance and build, it’s laptop Gold.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Dell Studio 15 review
Source: Electricpig English
The latest Intel Core i5-packing Dell Studio 15 got its first official airing at CES. But does the spanking new chip, combined with one of Dell’s sleeker designs, do the business? Hop in now and read our Dell Studio 15 review and we’ll tell you just what we make of it. An ace laptop that moves along at a stunning pace.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2010
Rating: price: 80%
85% Dell Studio 15
Source: Reg Hardware English
For the money, the Studio 15 is a very well equipped laptop and its performance scores are not to be sniffed at. It may not be the most portable of machines and its battery life is a little on the low side, but if you're happy to stay still and near mains power you won't be disappointed. Add in the ability to choose a distinctive case design and you've got a good looking, well specified, decent performing laptop for a reasonable price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 85%
84% Dell Studio 15
Source: Computer Shopper English
 

This summer, Dell updated its Studio line with colorful cases and a gorgeous high-definition screen. The laptop calls to mind other entertainment notebooks, such as the higher-end Dell Studio XPS 16 and the Lenovo Ideapad Y650, but it starts at just $599, a fraction of the cost. We tested a $1,094 configuration and found that the new Studio 15 has strong performance to match its striking looks. The Studio 15’s stylish (and customizable) case, gorgeous screen, and strong performance make it a media lover’s dream.


84
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84%
90% Dell Studio 15
Source: Techradar English
Dell's 15" Studio is the best all-round mainstream laptop currently available at this price.  Those seeking a gaming laptop should look elsewhere, but for practically every other use the Dell Studio 15 is comfortably the best in this group test. Its all-round abilities are amazing, especially considering the price, and we feel it's the best mainstream laptop you can currently buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Dell Studio 15 15.4-inch Thin And Light Laptop
Source: Comp Reviews English

Dell's Studio 15 laptop is designed as an alternative to the lower cost Inspiron or the more expensive XPS. While it does offer some compelling features and very attractive price, it ends up as a fairly average thin and light system. Dell offers a wide range of configuration options that can match a wide range of budget and features but they fall short in a couple of areas. First, the dedicated graphics are quite weak compared to other company offerings and the case is thicker than it really should be.


3 von 5, Preis gut, Mobilität schlecht, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 40% mobility: 40%
70% Dell Studio 15 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Dell Studio 15 is a reasonable compromise between portability and price. The screen is great and the keyboard highly usable. However, battery life is poor and performance, at this price, is satisfactory rather than outstanding.
7 von 10, Display sehr gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 40%
80, Ausstattung sehr gut, Leistung gut, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht% Dell Studio 15
Source: Techradar English
Offering impressive comfort and a comprehensive specification, the Dell Studio 15 is one of the best mainstream laptops you can buy.
4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 80, Ausstattung sehr gut, Leistung gut, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40%
80% Dell Studio 15 - 15.4in Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Dell's Studio 15 can be characterised in two ways. Without the 1,440 x 900 it's a very good, but not quite outstanding, 15.4 inch notebook that has a strong but not dazzling design - not at least till you opt for the Mike Ming lid designs - and standard feature sets and pricing that are competitive but not outrageously so. With the 1,440 x 900 WLED display, however, you have a different proposition entirely. It's a feature that few can offer and given you can have it and not sacrifice too much in terms of specification or price over competing models, it helps elevate the Studio 15 to an award.
(von 10): 8, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 9, Preis zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90%
67% Dell Studio 15
Source: PC Pro English
A solid, stylish and comfortable debut, but it's too expensive in this configuration
4 von 6, Verarbeitung gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 40% workmanship: 80%
70% Dell Studio 15 notebook
Source: Gadget Zone English
A stylish notebook with various configurations available to suit your requirements. A great buy if you can't hold on for Centrino 2 to become more readily available.
3.5 von 5, Preis gut, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht, Emissionen schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 40%
67% Dell Studio 15
Source: PC Pro English

New lines from Dell don't come along too often, so the recently announced Studio line has understandably garnered plenty of column inches. Designed to sit between the low-end Inspiron and high-end XPS families, it comes in 15in and 17in flavours and its target audience could be pretty much anyone: few laptops are as customisable as this. A solid, stylish and comfortable debut, but it's too expensive in this configuration


4 von 6, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 40%
Dell Studio 15 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
At the end of the day the Studio 15 is a solid offering in the 15-inch consumer notebook category. The build quality, range of customizable options, expandability, style, and price make this an excellent choice if you're in the market for a 15-inch notebook. Still, we would have liked to see more graphics card options than just the integrated Intel X3100 and dedicated ATI Radeon HD 3450. Issues like lack of VGA cable screw posts, dedicated docking station connector, or lack of a simple RAM expansion cover are minor, and many experienced users may find the all-in-one access panel on the bottom of the notebook to be extremely helpful. The pre-configured model we tested suffered from weak integrated graphics that ruined an otherwise enjoyable experience, but configurations with dedicated graphics are available from Dell.com.
Preis gut, Mobilität gut
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2008
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 80%
73% Dell Studio 15 review
Source: CNet English
Parsing the intended markets for Dell's ever-shifting in-house brand names requires some tea-leaf reading. It's been easier lately, with the company stripping down its consumer brands to just the Inspiron and XPS lines. Now the company is adding a new line between the budget Inspiron and the high-end XPS. The new Studio line, as personified by the 15.4-inch Studio 15, has the same tapered shape, slot-loading optical drive and rounded hinge as the Dell XPS M1530, but a similarly configured Studio system costs roughly £350 less than a similarly outfitted XPS. Dell's first release from its new Studio line, the Studio 15, sits between the Inspiron and XPS lines and offers a good mix of features for the price, but we'd be tempted to save up a few extra pounds for a thinner, lighter XPS.
7.3 von 10, Ausstattung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% features: 80% mobility: 50%
90% Dell Studio 15
Source: PC Mag English
When Dell crossed the bargain pricing of its Inspiron laptops with the design sense of its XPS line, something sensational emerged—a new mainstream laptop line called Dell Studio. With the new line, Dell hopes to reel in the latest generation of back-to-schoolers, content creators, social-network addicts, and camera enthusiasts, just to name a few groups. Retaining many of the XPS's qualities while selling it for Inspiron prices is what makes this Studio laptop a winner.
4.5 von 5, Leistung herausragend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100%
90% Dell Studio 15 mit Intel Core i5 und Full HD im Test
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Power-Notebooks
Source: c't - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Very Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: performance: 65% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
41% Dell Studio 15
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 41% performance: 36% features: 44% mobility: 92% ergonomy: 18%
60% Dell Studio 15
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 36% features: 44% mobility: 92% ergonomy: 18%
Dell Studio 15 Eindrücke
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/18/2009
Rating: workmanship: 90%
80% Serienzuwachs beim Direktversender
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 11-12/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% emissions: 40%
80% Dell Studio 15 Montevina
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 40% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 80%
78% Test: Dell Studio 15 (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 77% features: 98% display: 100% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 70%
80% Dell Studio 15
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 40% features: 50% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 90%
85% Test Dell Studio 15 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 81% display: 93% mobility: 76% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 85%
80% Portátil Dell Studio 15
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
90% Dell Studio 15
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 90%
Dell Studio 15
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/20/2008
Rating: price: 80%
75% Ordinateur portable Dell Studio 15
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 08/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%

 

Dell Studio 1535

Specifications

Dell Studio 1535Notebook: Dell Studio 1535
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Studio 15 (Series)

Average Score: 72.75% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Dell Studio 1535
Source: Inside HW English
When we talk about performances of Dell Studio 1535 we must say that they have two faces. Better one shows itself while using CPU intensive applications because of newest Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.1GHz. Integrated graphics can be used for playing older games but you can forget on playing any of newer game releases. There are models equipped with ATi 3450 graphics card but even this card is not suitable for newest games, it performs much better than Intel X3100. Good news is that Studio 1535 has 2GB of RAM.
Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2008
performance: 60%
85% Die Kleinen sind da
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 12/08 German
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 87% display: 84% mobility: 76% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 90%
72% Artenvielfalt - leistungsstarke Allrounder im Mittelformat
Source: PC Magazin - 11/2008 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80% performance: 67% features: 77% mobility: 70% workmanship: 73%
84% Dell Studio 1535
Source: PC Go - 10/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
50% Dell Studio 1535
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 42% performance: 52% features: 42% display: 95% mobility: 66% ergonomy: 57%

 

Dell Studio 1525

Specifications

Dell Studio 1525Notebook: Dell Studio 1525
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Studio 15 (Series)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Dell Studio 1525 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
While it may lack the cachet of a Sony VAIO or Apple MacBook, at this price there are very few laptops that can compete with Dell’s Studio 1525. Excellent quality, usability and great performance combine to make it one of the best mainstream laptops you can currently buy. We recommend staying away from the optional extras, however, as it’s easy to turn this machine from a reasonable value machine into one costing considerably more.
90, Preis 80, Leistung 90, Verarbeitung 90, Ergonomie 90
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%

 

Dell Studio 1537

Specifications

Dell Studio 1537Notebook: Dell Studio 1537
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 550 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Studio 15 (Series)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

78% Dell Studio 1537 Review
Source: Laptop Logic English
Overall the Dell Studio 1537 is a stylish machine that is powerful enough to handle your media without breaking the bank. The modern Intel Core 2 Duo CPU along with 4GB RAM and a 320GB HDD go a long way when combined with a dedicated GPU, although not quite as far as we were hoping. Still, the colorful lid, extremely bright display and attractive overall design make the Studio a desirable laptop at a desirable price.
78, Leistung 60, Ausstattung 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 80%
84% Dell Studio 1537 Mike-Ming-Edition
Source: PC Go - 3/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90%

 

Dell Studio 1555

Specifications

Dell Studio 1555Notebook: Dell Studio 1555
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.66kg
Price: 1050 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Studio 15 (Series)

Average Score: 79.4% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

85% Review Dell Studio 1555 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Media Artist. Dell offers the new Studio 1555 models at a competitive price of 499.00 Euros and also promotes these accordingly. For this seeming bargain price you get a rather meager equipped basic version, though. But if you configure it well-considered, you still can achieve an attractive price for value ratio. Where the strengths, or rather the weaknesses of the low-priced multimedia starter are found should be uncovered in this extensive test.
80% Dell Studio 1555 (S1555-4285MBU)
Source: PC Mag English
Quite frankly, we were surprised to find a Dell Studio laptop on the shelves at Staples. We would have guessed that as Dell's upscale, entertainment-focused laptop line, the Studio would have ceded shelf space to Dell's mainstream Inspiron line. Both laptop lines are present at the office-supply store, however, and representing the Studio line is the Studio 1555 (4285MBU) ($749.98), a 15.6-inch desktop replacement. With its long-lasting battery, useful feature set, and functional design, the Dell Studio 1555 is still the 15.6-inch laptop to beat.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
My Dell Studio 15 1555 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
On first look i found that the build quality was better than expected, I had read a fiew reviews by owners that thebase was flimsy and so was the keyboard. I have found this to be quite solid and i can see no flex at all. The keyboard is very responsive and a pleasure to use, although i find that some of the keys give a slight squeeking noise when pressed. I intend to get a backlit keyboard sometime soon so that should fix the squeeking problem. A great all rounder laptop that should full-fill the needs of most, Not to over priced and has some good choices when configuring to buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
67% Dell Studio 1555
Source: PC Pro English
Despite this, it's hard not to come away a little disheartened from our first encounter with the Studio 1555, however. Dell's Studio range of notebooks failed to bowl us over when it strode into view in the tail end of last year and, if anything, the Studio 1555 takes a step backwards from there. The good looks, solid performance and keen pricing may be enough to tempt some prospective buyers away from its budget rivals but, ultimately, the iffy build quality and mediocre keyboard put paid to its class-leading aspirations.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 83%
70% Dell Studio 1555 Midnight Blue Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Regular readers will recognise the Dell Studio 1555. We reviewed a version of it in July and went away very impressed, so impressed in fact that we gave it a 9/10 and a Recommended Award. However, as has been the case for a little while now, it's possible to buy Dell laptops from retailers like PC World, not just Dell itself. Today we're looking at it again in its retail incarnation, which is on sale for £599. If you buy the Dell Studio 1555 from your local hardware emporium you won't be disappointed, it's fundamentally a very good laptop with especially good battery life. However, if you're really keen on it, it's worth checking with Dell first to see if you can't get a little more bang for your buck.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70%
80% Dell Studio 1555 (USE006CS)
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Studio 1555 (USE006CS) ($799.list) is an affordable desktop replacement laptop that is neither too cheap to be called a recession special nor expensive enough to be labeled a power house. It falls into that perfect balance where all the parts are better than what you would expect to get at this price—and that's a great feeling. Though it isn't as afforable as the Gateway NV5807u ($600) or the HP Pavilion dv6t (1030us) ($750), its comprehensive array of ports, 500GB hard drive, and 6 hours of battery life more than justifies this price difference and earns it an Editors' Choice in our desktop replacement category. The Dell Studio 1555 edges past its budget rivals by including a bigger hard drive, more battery life, and a two-year warranty.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Dell Studio 1555 - 15.6in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Dell's Studio range of laptops first debuted last year in the shape of the Studio 1535, but to keep things fresh the PC giant has updated its 15in mainstream offering with the Studio 1555 (15 for short) we're looking at today. If you're after a flexible and powerful laptop for the home and occasional mobile use, the Studio 1555 is a very good option. It's attractive, easy to use and can be configured more or less as you please. Discrete graphics options mean it's also a reasonable gaming machine, while the backlit keyboard and Full HD display options will tantalise those with cash to burn.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90%
Dell Studio 15 (1555) Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
  The Dell Studio 15 (1555) offers an impressive balance of customizable features and performance at a fair price. The modern looks, custom lid options, and affordable upgrades are sure to make this a popular notebook for many consumers. Unfortunately, the weak speakers, lackluster build quality, and average port selection will probably leave several owners wanting more. If you're in the market for a nice family PC that has a fantastic range of multimedia features at a good price then the Dell Studio 15 is worth consideration. If you can't look beyond the flexible plastics and horrible speakers then luckily there are many alternatives on the market with 15-inch screens.
Preis 80, Leistung 80, Verarbeitung 60
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 60%
80% Dell Studio 1555
Source: Pocket Lint English
Dell’s Studio 15 has been around for a little while now, impressing on a number of levels. The widespread adoption of 16:9 widescreen displays meant it was only a matter of time before a major update appeared, and the latest Studio 1555 has a lot to live up to. Subtle revisions to Dell’s Studio 15 means it’s not that different to its predecessor, which isn’t a problem: it already offered better styling than most and excellent value for money. A great keyboard and impressive quality means it remains one of the best mainstream laptops you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Test Dell Studio 1555 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 88% display: 85% mobility: 79% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 84%
90% Dell Studio 1555
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Dell Studio 15 (1555)
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
72% Dell Studio 1555
Source: Laptopy.info.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 79% display: 74% mobility: 60%
Phân tích Dell Studio 1555
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2009
Rating: price: 80% workmanship: 50%

 

Dell Studio 1557

Specifications

Dell Studio 1557Notebook: Dell Studio 1557
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 850 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Studio 15 (Series)

Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

79% Review Dell Studio 1557 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Processor Giant. Slowly, Intel's brand new processor generation Core i7 is also advancing into current notebook series, and promises more performance with the same power consumption. The for some time already available Dell Studio 15 has now found its way to us with an Intel Core i7 Q720 CPU and has to prove just how much it can benefit from the new little computing power station in the following test
80% Dell Studio 1557 review
Source: Techradar English
Stunning quad-core power at a great price, but mobility is inevitably flawed. Dell's Studio 15 greatly impressed us last year by combining power, usability and features at a truly affordable price, and even won our award for best laptop of 2009. Building on its already strong foundation, the Studio 1557 makes stunning quadcore performance truly accessible to the consumer market. While the restrictions it places on mobility are unfortunate, they were inevitable and do little to flaw this impressive portable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Dell Studio 1557
Source: PC Pro English
When we first caught sight of Intel’s mobile Core i7 we were unashamedly excited. Finally, the prospect of serious quad-core power lay within tantalising reach of the mobile market, and without the heinously bad battery life of the previous Core 2 Quad generation. Dell’s Studio 15 brings Intel’s mobile Core i7 into the realms of affordability, offering quad-core power for substantially less than £1,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 100%
82% Test Dell Studio 1557 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 83% display: 72% mobility: 76% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 70%
80% Dell Studio 1557
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%

 

Dell Studio 1558

Specifications

Dell Studio 1558Notebook: Dell Studio 1558
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.55kg
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Studio 15 (Series)

Average Score: 79.54% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

82% Review Dell Studio 1558 Notebook | Notebookcheck
I just love reunions. Already in its nth edition, Dell releases the Dell Studio 15, and promptly equips it with the most current hardware in light of the Intel Core i5 launch. In plain text this means a Core i5 520M at 2.4 Ghz and the Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD graphics chip integrated onto the processor. Find out in this review whether this new combination confirms the suspicion of a price/performance champion.
80% Dell Studio 15 (1558) review
Source: CNet English
On the whole, the Studio 1558 is a good all-rounder that offers an impressive screen and a processor with plenty of poke, for a sensible price. Its design, despite the range of colours and patterns on offer, is not quite as flash as some of the latest 15-inch models from Toshiba and Samsung, but it makes up for this lack of flair with remarkably good build quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Dell Studio 1558
Source: PC Pro English
Nice design and good build, but it lags behind the improved competition and uncertainties remain over cooling issues
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 67%
80% Dell Studio 15 (1558)
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $849 Dell Studio 15 isn’t perfect, but it’s still an excellent, affordable multimedia machine that should be on your short list. It performs better than slightly more expensive systems, although its gaming clout isn’t quite up to snuff. However, the design, particularly the keyboard, is one of the most ergonomically sound we’ve tested in awhile, and the long battery life means you can use it in various rooms of the house without having to worry about plugging it back in right away. We would still direct gamers toward the $899 ASUS N61Jv-A2, but everyone else—shoppers on a budget and anyone who craves long battery life and a comfortable keyboard—should consider the Studio 15.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Dell Studio 1558 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
With a street price of $900, the Dell Studio 1558 offers a very compelling laptop package. Performance and battery life are good but the design still retains the same Studio 15 chassis that has been used for some time. Many of the best features Dell offers such as the WLED displays are optional which can raise the price up. Still, it is a good basic system for those wanting a solid performing system with some upgraded but not gaming caliber graphics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Dell Studio 15 mit Core i5
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: performance: 70% display: 60% workmanship: 90%
94% Die neue Generation
Source: Chip.de - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 92% features: 93% display: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 88%
90% Dell Studio 1558
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
81% Dell Studio 1558 (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 89% display: 96% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 70%
85% Notebooks für alle!
Source: PC Games Hardware - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70%
85% Die goldene Mitte
Source: SFT - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
82% Test Dell Studio 1558 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 81% display: 78% mobility: 79% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 73%
80% Dell Studio 1558
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Dell Studio 15 – 1558
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% MEGATEST: notebooki za 1700-3500 zł
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 77% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 60%

 

Dell Studio 1558 HD4570

Specifications

Dell Studio 1558 HD4570Notebook: Dell Studio 1558 HD4570
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.84kg
Price: 950 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Studio 15 (Series)

Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

78% Review Dell Studio 1558 (HD4570) Notebook | Notebookcheck
Multimedia Talent? Intel's Core 2 Duo predecessor, Core i5, start's its triumphal procession in the multimedia category. Dell naturally doesn't shy the zeitgeist and equips the Studio 1558 with a Core i5-520M. Because an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 is used instead of an integrated graphic unit, everything points to a balanced system that is suitable for almost every use. Read in our review if Dell has managed to create a rounded package.
83% Test Dell Studio 1558 (HD4570) Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 86% display: 82% mobility: 82% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 75%

 

Comment

Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450: Successor of the HD 2400 produced in 55nm (therefore with a faster clockspeed) and with DirectX 10.1 support. Avivo HD video support enables the gpu to decode HD videos. For modest casual gamers suited (demanding games run only in very low settings).

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570: Lower middle-class GPU that features a low shader count and a 64 Bit memory bus but a high clock speed. Similar to the desktop Radeon 4550. Supports Avivo HD and DirectX 10.1.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

T8300: The Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 was at the time of announcement a fast dual-core CPU for laptops with 3 MB level 2 cache.

T5850: Merom based Core 2 Duo entry level dual core processor on the performance level of a Core 2 Duo T6500.

T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.

P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

Intel Core i5:

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


15.4: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.55 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.84 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


78.73%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Samsung R580-JT02
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» Acer Aspire 5738DG-744G50MN
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» Acer Aspire 5738PG
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» Toshiba Satellite L555D-10E
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» Sony VAIO VGNNW25GF/S
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.5", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)