Dell Vostro 3550
SpecificationsNotebook: Dell Vostro 3550 (Vostro 3550 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 958 euro
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Vostro 3550
Office tiger. The top version of Dell's brand new Vostro generation not only hunts for customers with a strong Sandy Bridge processor, but also a powerful graphics card. AMD's Radeon HD 6630M arouses a craving for multimedia. What else the matt 15 incher is capable of can be read here.
Source: Laptop Mag
Small-business customers looking for an affordable, durable, and secure 15.6-inch business notebook will like the Dell Vostro 3550. This $682 laptop also provides good sound, whether you're listening to tunes, giving a presentation, or chatting via Skype. Overall, we prefer the sleeker brushed-aluminum finish on the HP ProBook 4530s, which, for $50 more, adds more power with a Core i5 processor and a larger 500GB hard drive. But for those on a tight budget, the Vostro 3550 is a reliable productivity partner.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
A budding startup or even an established company isn't always shopping around for the best business laptops money can buy. The Dell Vostro 3350 is an all-around terrific small business laptop, packed with the future-proofed features and enough battery life to fly you almost anywhere in the world on a single charge. All that earns it our Editors' Choice nod for small business laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
It's hard not to like the Vostro 3550; it looks good and feels comfortable to use. We like its backlit keyboard and huge touchpad, and it has a useful array of ports along its edges. Best of all, it has fast performance and long battery life thanks to the Sandy Bridge Core i7 CPU and 9-cell battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/18/2011
Source: Good Gear Guide
The Dell Vostro 3550 is a 15.6in, 2.7kg business notebook with a swag of great features. The standout of these features is Intel's 2nd Generation Core i7 CPU, which gives the Vostro 3550 plenty of speed and, in conjunction with a 9-cell battery, a very long life away from a power outlet. The Dell Vostro 3550 is a great 15.6in business laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 83% display: 67% mobility: 79% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 80%
AMD Radeon HD 6630M: Successor of the slow clocked (low power) versions of the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with more cores, UVD3 processor and Eyefinity+.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » 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 %
77%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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