Dell Vostro 3700 Series

Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M)Processor: Intel Core i3 330M, Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 2.7kg, 2.9kg, 2.97kg
Price: 500, 1000, 1200 euro
Average Score: 79.57% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 80%, features: 79%, display: 78%
mobility: 60%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 69%

 

Dell Vostro 3700

Specifications

Dell Vostro 3700Notebook: Dell Vostro 3700
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 78.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Notebook Review: Dell Vostro 3700
Source: Hardware Central English
The Vostro 3700 is the big-screen desktop-replacement model in the Vostro 3000 Series Dell introduced this spring. With its 16.2 by 10.7-inch footprint and 6-pound weight, you won't want to lug the 3700 with you on airplanes. But buy a laptop bag that can accommodate a large widescreen notebook PC, and the machine is certainly up for the occasional trip to a client site or to shuttle between home and office.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/02/2010
Rating: mobility: 50%
Review: Dell Vostro 3700 Notebook PC
Source: Small Business Computing English
If you're the type that feels desktop PCs are so 1990s, Dell has a powerful new notebook PC that may make you forget about mini-tower PCs for good. The Dell Vostro 3700 likely has a larger, higher-resolution screen than you used in the '90s, and undoubtedly a more powerful processor. And at a starting price of just $629, we're sure it's a whole lot less expensive than any desktop you bought back then.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80%
83% Dell Vostro 3700 review
Source: PC Pro English
A hulking 17.3in laptop that will appeal to businesses on a budget
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 67% features: 83%
82% Dell Vostro 3700
Source: Computer Shopper English
Small-business owners that sat out the Windows Vista era, take note: Dell has a powerful, affordable machine to replace your aging desktop—and it’s one you can carry with you (well, occasionally at least.) With its big screen and even bigger performance, the Dell Vostro 3700 helps small-business buyers kick the desktop-PC habit. It isn’t perfect, but it delivers a lot of value.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 82%
70% Dell Vostro 3700 notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Vostro 3700 is the 17.3in model in Dell's Vostro 3000 series, and it's the first Dell business notebook to include Intel's Core i5 CPUs. It's a fast desktop replacement notebook that's perfect for office work, yet it's also capable of undertaking CPU intensive tasks such as media encoding and even gaming. We'd prefer 64-bit Windows 7 installed as standard and a backlit keyboard included -- but it has a plethora of features, has a good battery life and considering its large dimensions it's reasonably lightweight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test: Dell Vostro 3700
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50% emissions: 60%
88% Dell Vostro 3700
Source: PC Games Hardware - 9/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88%

 

Dell Vostro 3700 (i7-720QM, GT 330M)

Specifications

Dell Vostro 3700 (i7-720QM, GT 330M)Notebook: Dell Vostro 3700 (i7-720QM, GT 330M)
Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 1024 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.97kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Review Dell Vostro 3700 (i7-720QM, GT 330M) Notebook | Notebookcheck
Vostro New – the Second. New hardware, subtle improvements of the equipment, new outfit. Following the Vostro 3500, we now put the updated and potently equipped 17 incher of the Vostro family to the test.
84% Test Dell Vostro 3700 (i7-720QM, GT 330M) Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 91% display: 78% mobility: 70% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 73%

 

Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M)

Specifications

Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M)Notebook: Dell Vostro 3700 (i5-4500M, GT 330M)
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

 

N830挑翻i5-450M?大型游戏对决第二弹
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2010

 

Comment

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 %

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M: The Nvidia GeForce GT 330M is the successor of the GT 230M and technically just a slightly higher clocked GT 240M (but it should still maintain the power envelope of the GT 230M as the naming suggests).

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


Intel Core i3:

330M:

The Core i3-330M is a slower clocked 350M and therefore also lacks the Turbo Boost feature and clocks with max. 2.13 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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.  

720QM: The Core i7-720QM is the slowes Core i7 Quad Core in 2009 and clocks between 1.6 and 2.8 GHz (due to the Turbo Mode). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 720QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.

Intel Core i5:

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.


17.3: 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.


2.7 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.

2.97 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


79.57%: 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.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Samsung RF710-S05
Core i5 460M
» Samsung RF710-S03UK
Core i7 720QM
» Samsung RF710-S02
Core i7 720QM
» Medion P7615
Core i3 330M
» Samsung R780-JSIBUK
Core i5 520M
» Samsung R780-JS0BUK
Core i5 430M
» Samsung R780-JS02FR
Core i5 430M

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Samsung RF510-S01BG
Core i5 480M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P500-1JD
Core i5 480M, 18.4", 4.4 kg
» Samsung RF510-S01US
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-1EG
Core i3 370M, 16.0", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C05C
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung P580-JS00UK
Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13B7E
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.379 kg
» Medion Akoya P7615-MD97561
Core i5 450M, 17.1", 3.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z13Z9E
Core i7 640M, 13.1", 1.447 kg
» Samsung R590-JS01CN
Core i5 520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID43A03c
Phenom II X3 P820, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung P480-JS02CN
Core i5 520M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire 4741G-432G32Mn
Core i5 430M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook E780-FP
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A660-166
Core i5 450M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-Z137GX
Core i5 460M, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A665-S6058
Core i5 450M, 16.0", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M645-S4080
Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-07- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)