Dell Vostro 1500
SpecificationsNotebook: Dell Vostro 1500
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Vostro 1500
Since I couldn’t find any reviews of the Vostro 1500's i thought I’d go ahead and write one so hear goes. All in all I’m very happy with it but I did ding them for the build quality since the seem on the right side of the lcd isn’t perfect, still not sure if i want to send it back for repair since they might replace it with a refurbished one (I hate the idea of buying new and getting repair with used parts).
(von 10): Verarbeitung 9, Display 10, Mobilität 10, Leistung 10
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2008
Rating: performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Source: PC Mag
What do you get when you strip a Dell Inspiron laptop of its colors, remove all the trial software, and add a full range of support services for small businesses? You get a Dell Vostro, of course. The Dell Vostro 1500 ($1,282 direct) is a laptop that caters to business environments with less than 25 employees. It's a little on the heavy side, but overall, you get quality features and premium processing parts for a price that even Inspiron lovers can love.
Everything about the Vostro 1500 is reminiscent of the Inspiron line, with the exception of the black-clad frame. It's obvious that Dell instructed the design squad to make the Vostro line as bland and conservative as possible, to meet the expectations of serious business users. Luckily, only the color scheme was sacrificed.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
Source: PC Pro
Dell's range of laptops has remained remarkably consistent over the years. The Latitude range caters for business users, including excellent machines such as the D430, the Inspiron range for home users, such as the Inspiron 6400 (web ID: 86247), and the XPS range for gaming enthusiasts. With seemingly all bases covered, you could be forgiven for feeling a little bemused by yet another range. The marketing material claims the Vostro brand is targeted specifically at small businesses with between one and ten employees. The idea is a reasonable one, since those with fewer than ten employees are unlikely to bother with a centralised IT infrastructure, meaning PCs and laptops need to take care of their own maintenance and backup. Extra services are the key, with Dell relying on some business-style touches to get the Vostro brand noticed.
4 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 67%
Source: Review Pub
The Dell Vostro 1500 is a no frills look laptop that's functional and highly configurable in terms of specs and software. Is it cool looking? Far from it. Is it a highly portable notebook? Nope, it's heavy for its size. Does it provide value for the dollar and peace of mind with the 30-day return window? Absolutely, and that's the reason I can recommend it.
zufriedenstellend, Preis/Leistung gut, Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität schlecht, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
The Dell Vostro 1500 is the small business equivalent of the Inspiron 1520. This computer, starting at less than $600, can be configured with anywhere from a Celeron M540 processor to a much faster Core 2 Duo 7500. Unlike the Inspiron model, an AMD option is unavailable. Upon unpacking the Vostro 1500 and first handling it, I was rather impressed by the build. Upon picking up the system, it’s clear the computer is very sturdy and will hold up over time. Unfortunately, the side effect of this build quality is the heaviness and size. This machine is a beast. I make a note of handing it to people and watching their reaction. Everyone is shocked by the sheer weight of this machine. The design of this system is rather spartan, but also very professional with the solid black styling. It’s not flashy like a high-end gaming laptop would be, but it doesn’t look bad to my eyes. The LEDs have a nice saturated blue color, though Dell was inconsistent in the styling. Several lights, including the battery level LEDs, the CD drive LED, and the “Wi-Fi Catcher” LED are green. In addition, the low battery light is an odd shade of hot pink, which fits with nothing else in the system.
Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend, Exzellent, Display mangelhaft, Emissionen gut
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 70% display: 50% emissions: 80%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 1-2/08
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/12/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% emissions: 80%
Source: Connect - 11/07
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/22/2007
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 98% features: 82% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 68%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 94% display: 84% mobility: 75% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 74%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed, the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card.
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.
T7300: 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.
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 %
83.14%: 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.
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