Dell Vostro 1700


Dell Vostro 1700Notebook: Dell Vostro 1700
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16;10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1250 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 85%, features: 80%, display: 100% mobility: 40%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 57%

Reviews for the Dell Vostro 1700

70% Dell Vostro 1700 laptop review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Dell Vostro 1700 is a great choice if you’re looking for a budget desktop replacement that you don’t need to be too careful with, as the build quality is tough and robust. It lacks true power but a CPU upgrade should solve that, making this the powerhouse it deserves to be.
7 von 10, Verarbeitung gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Dell Vostro 1700 User Review
Source: English
The Dell Vostro 1700 is a brand new 17" model business notebook. Like most Dell notebooks, the Vostro 1700 is customizable and it can be configured as either a budget type laptop or powerful desktop replacement. Due to the nature of my work I move to different locations every few months so I have been using notebooks for most of my professional career. All models so far have been 14" or 15", however, this time I opted for 17". Though I move often, I do not travel all the time (I fly on average only once a month) so size and weight was not critically important. On the other hand, I use my notebook to watch DVD movies and Internet TV (in fact, I use it in this capacity far more than my TV set and DVD player at home) so a 17" notebook was a good choice for me. In my spare time sometimes I like to play games and, since I like games which are demanding on performance (first person fantasy or shooters), good graphic card was also important. As I change notebooks often, I do not like to overspend so I set myself a top budget of 1200 euros. Unfortunately for this price the choice of 17" notebooks is limited.
Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht, Verarbeitung gut, Emissionen mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 50%

Foreign Reviews

80% Dell Vostro 1700 Wuxga
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 40% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
90% Recensione Dell Vostro 1700 (Intel Santa Rosa)
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 95% performance: 95% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%


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.

» 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.

17.1": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.5 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in 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

80%: 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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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi5
Core 2 Duo T8300, 4.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi4
Core 2 Duo T8100, 4.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi3
Core 2 Duo T7500, 4.5 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G40-11L
Core 2 Duo T7300, 4.4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G40-10E
Core 2 Duo T7300, 4.4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio G45
Core 2 Duo T7300, 4.2 kg
» Asus G2S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 4.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dv9500t
Core 2 Duo T7300, 4 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion dv5t
Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 6920G-594G32Bn
Core 2 Duo T5900, 16.0", 3.5 kg
» Apple Macbook Pro 17“ 2008-12
Core 2 Duo T9300, 17.0", 3.1 kg
» Zepto Znote 3415W
Core 2 Duo T9500, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote MB89
Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Dell XPS M1530
Core 2 Duo T7250, 15.4", 2.63 kg
» Asus Lamborghini VX2S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.6 kg
» MSI Megabook GX600
Core 2 Duo T9300, 15.4", 2.71 kg
» Acer Aspire 9920G
Core 2 Duo T7300, 20.1", 6.9 kg
» Asus C90S
Core 2 Duo (Desktop) E6600, 15.4", 3.16 kg
» Dell Vostro 1500
Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.4", 3.3 kg


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