Dell Vostro 1540

Specifications

Dell Vostro 1540Notebook: 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
Weight: 2.405kg
Price: 449 euro
Average Score: 75.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 76%, features: 66%, display: 68% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Dell Vostro 1540

80% Review Dell Vostro 1540 Notebook | Notebookcheck
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.
63% Dell Vostro 1540 review
Source: It Pro English
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%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test Dell Vostro 1540 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German 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%
80% Dell Vostro 1540
Source: Notebookinfo German 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%

Comment

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.405 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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


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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)