Dell Studio s15z-2249CPN
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Studio s15z-2249CPN
Like the Sony VPCS111FM/S and the Toshiba E205-S1904, the Dell Studio s15z-2249CPN is an exclusive Best Buy Blue Label laptop. This doesn't mean that it's the most powerful or has every possible feature. The Blue Label systems are a Best Buy exercise in giving the people what they want, designed around a list of customer feature requests. The Dell Studio s15z-2249CPN is a worthy mainstream laptop that aims to satisfy a lot of what consumers crave.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
This lightweight 15-inch notebook offers good performance and Intel’s wireless display technology in a sleek package. For just under $1,000, the Dell Studio 15z offers a lot of power in a thin (if polarizing) design, plus Intel’s innovative Wireless Display technology. However, this notebook runs hot on the bottom, and some may prefer to get the version of this system with discrete graphics for not much more money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» 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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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 %
65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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