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Dell Vostro 1400

Specifications

Dell Vostro 1400Notebook: Dell Vostro 1400
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 83%, features: - %, display: 84% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Dell Vostro 1400

80% Dell Vostro 1400
Source: Laptop Mag English
Dell brings small-business customers a speedy and full-featured notebook with dedicated support and plenty of helpful tools. It's not just a buttoned-down black version of an Inspiron. The Vostro 1400, part of a new Dell notebook line, was designed from the ground up to appeal to the specific needs of small-business customers (offices with 1 to 25 workers). From tune-up and network-assistant tools to an easy online-backup solution, using the Vostro 1400 is like having a tiny IT guy inside your system. Plus, you get all of the multimedia amenities of a consumer notebook (webcam, multimedia controls, 8-in-1 card reader) without the crapware that bogs down other brands.  With its rounded edges and soft-touch-finish lid, this notebook certainly looks hipper than the corporate Latitude line. (You don't have the Inspiron's eight color options, but that's fine given this system's target audience.) The six-pound Vostro 1400 is relatively thick and heavy for a notebook with a 14.1-inch display, but the magnesium-alloy chassis feels sturdy.

4 von 5, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 90% mobility: 60%
Dell Vostro 1400 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell Vostro 1400 is a 14.1" screen business notebook recently released. Dell is targeting small business buyers with the Vostro line of notebooks, but given the sturdy build, excellent price and option for installing Windows XP and less bloatware, models such as the Vostro 1400 might appeal to consumers as well. Ever since selling my XPS M140, I have been keeping my eyes open for another notebook deal.  For a while, I was seriously considering the Asus W3j, but I just couldn’t justify the high price.  Instead, I bought a desktop to hold me over. I wanted a notebook that was portable and had good battery life (4 hours or more was my goal).  I also wanted something in the $600-$800 range.  I wanted my future notebook to have a 12-14” widescreen display, have discreet graphics, have a built in webcam and microphone.  The Vostro 1400 met all of my needs and at a great price! The Dell Vostro 1400 is an excellent choice for the price!
Preis/Leistung exzellent, Display sehr gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Verarbeitung zufriedenstellend
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2007
Rating: price: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

85% Test Dell Vostro 1400 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2007
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 75% display: 78% mobility: 84% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS: NVidia GeForce 8400M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7400 for laptops and technologically a slower 8400M GT video card (because of the smaller 64 Bit memory bus).

 

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.


T7100: Entry level to mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.1":

This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.

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


2.5 kg:

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 %

Dell reviews


82.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)