Dell Vostro 3700

Specifications

Dell Vostro 3700Notebook: Dell Vostro 3700 (Vostro 3700 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 330M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 78.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 76%, features: 83%, display: 80% mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 60%

Reviews for the Dell Vostro 3700

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

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.


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


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


78.6%: 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, 2010-04- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)