Dell Vostro 1510
SpecificationsNotebook: Dell Vostro 1510
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 500 euro
Reviews for the Dell Vostro 1510
However, whereas we praised the 13-inch model for its unbeatable price, the same doesn't apply to the 1510. The base Core 2 Duo SKU sells for €399 in Europe, or $479 in the States. The 13-incher was 100-150 euro cheaper than its closest competitor, while the 1510 costs as much as competing models, even more depending on the market. The sheer size of the low end 15.4-inch market means that the Vostro 1510 faces much tougher competition, unlike its smaller sibling, which is a truly great deal. Dell is well known for giving consumers a lot of choice when it comes to customizing their machines, allowing them to practically build the perfect notebook for their needs, without having to caugh up much cash in the process. However, in the vast 15.4-inch market, this fact doesn't help much, as there's plenty of choice to begin with.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2009
Rating: price: 50%
Overall, the Dell Vostro 1510 is a solid budget notebook with clean looks and acceptable performance. Whether you need a simple business notebook or a budget portable laptop with modest gaming capabilities, the Vostro 1510 makes a fine choice. That said, the chassis isn't as nice as we hoped ... the edges are sharp and could be smoother or more rounded, the case feels hollow and flimsy compared to the earlier Vostros, the touchpad button placement is bad, keyboard suffers from significant flex. So why buy a Vostro 1510? One huge advantage to the Vostro line is the support, lack of bloatware, and excellent return policy. Dell will let you purchase a Vostro, use it for 30 days, and if you don't like it you can send it back for a full refund without any restocking or shipping fees. That's just amazing.
Mobilität sehr gut, Display gut, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft, Preis schlecht
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 50%
Source: Student Buying Guide
If you just need a basic notebook for school that will certainly last you for 3-years and don’t have a huge budget then the Vostro 1510 can be a good choice. If you know you’ll be moving around campus a lot and want to take a laptop to class, you might want to consider down-sizing to something smaller — a 15.4″ screen notebook will not fit on some smaller size desks and could be a little cumbersome. The smaller 13.3″ screen Vostro 1310 would certainly be worth a look if you know smaller is more your thing. However, if you’ll be using the Vostro 1510 mostly in your dorm room or apartment, then it’s a great size to have and easy just to carry around your living space or back home. You probably won’t get any kudos or double takes from passers by due to the design of the Vostro 1510, and other kids using a Mac will probably be considered cooler than someone with a Vostro, but if getting attention isn’t your goal but rather practicality and price are more important, the Vostro 1510 is worth considering as an option for college.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2008
Rating: price: 80%
Source: c't - 16/08
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 60% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 70%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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.
T8100: Former mid-range Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core that features FSB800 and VT-x virtualization functions.» 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 %
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.