Dell Studio 1555
SpecificationsNotebook: Dell Studio 1555 (Studio 15 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 512 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1050 euro
Average of 11 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Studio 1555
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.
Source: PC Mag
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%
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%
Source: PC Pro
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews
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%
Source: PC Mag
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews
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%
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%
Source: Pocket Lint
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%
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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: Les Numeriques FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Laptopy.info.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 79% display: 74% mobility: 60%
Source: Kiến Thức Laptop VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2009
Rating: price: 80% workmanship: 50%
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
79.91%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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