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Dell Studio 1745-3691MBU

Specifications

Dell Studio 1745-3691MBUNotebook: Dell Studio 1745-3691MBU
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 74.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 73%, features: 82%, display: 83% mobility: 62%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Studio 1745-3691MBU

74% Dell Studio 1745-3691MBU
Source: CNet English
The Dell Studio 1745-3691MBU is a well-rounded, unassuming 17-inch desktop replacement, until you plug it in and listen to its audio output. Its standout feature is a set of 2.1 JBL speakers, which produce some of the best sound we've ever heard from a laptop. The Dell Studio 1745-3691MBU is an excellent desktop replacement, but others include a Blu-ray drive for around the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 60%

Foreign Reviews

75% Test: Dell Studio 1745 Touch
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 76% features: 83% display: 83% mobility: 63% workmanship: 60%

Comment

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.

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

» 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.


SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.


2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 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


74.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)