Dell Vostro 1540
SpecificationsNotebook: Dell Vostro 1540
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 449 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Vostro 1540
Basic. Dell now has a 15.6 inch laptop made for corporate use called Vostro 1540 available. The device is not up-to-date with an Intel Core i3-370M processor. It's supposed to be a simple typewriter for smart savers. The price starts at 369 euros plus VAT and shipping.
Source: It Pro
The Vostro 1540 is slightly flimsy and slightly underpowered, but its fine ergonomics and unfussy components mean that it's got enough oomph to get the job done. Couple that with the fantastic price, just £319 ex VAT, and you've got a laptop that could tempt budget-conscious businesses - as long as you can cope with its faults.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 63%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 71% display: 67% mobility: 80% workmanship: 79% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 90%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 85% display: 70% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 82%
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.
370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) 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 %
75.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.