Notebookcheck

Dell Studio 1525

Specifications

Dell Studio 1525Notebook: Dell Studio 1525 (Studio 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Studio 1525

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%

Comment

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.

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

» 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.


T5850: Merom based Core 2 Duo entry level dual core processor on the performance level of a Core 2 Duo T6500.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


2.7 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.


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 %

Dell reviews


90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

HP Compaq 610
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5870
Chiligreen X7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T4200
Medion E5214
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T4200
Asus X58L
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Celeron M 575
Acer Aspire 5735-584G25Mn
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5800
Dell Vostro A860
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T2390
HP 550
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5470
Asus X51L
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T3200

Devices with the same GPU

Systemax Pursuit 4164
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T5450, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Getac 9213
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 13.3", 1.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite L350-168
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Pentium Dual Core T3200, 17.0", 3.15 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Dell Vostro 15-3549
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Dell Inspiron 13-7348-0309
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.7 kg
Dell Inspiron 14-5458
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 2 kg
Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme-7404
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 14.0", 3.54 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-3551
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Dell Latitude 14 3000 3450
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U, 15.6", 2.14 kg
Dell Latitude E7450
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U, 14", 1.64 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-7537-3290
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Dell Latitude 14 E5450
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4310U, 14", 1.968 kg
Dell Inspiron 15-3531
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 15.6", 2.1 kg
Dell Inspiron 15 7537-7697
GeForce GT 750M, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 14.0", 3.69 kg
Dell Inspiron 14-544
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Dell Inspiron 3542
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 3537
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Dell Latitude 3340 i5
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.773 kg
Dell Latitude E5440-4668
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 14", 2.295 kg
Current Prices
Amazon: Invalid XML response.

Amazon.com

Show results on Amazon.com

Pricerunner n.a.

> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Dell > Dell Studio 1525
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)