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Dell Vostro A860

Specifications

Dell Vostro A860Notebook: Dell Vostro A860
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T2390
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
price: 90%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 40%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the Dell Vostro A860

Dell Vostro A860
Source: Inside HW English
We got our Dell Vostro A860 without any “gifts” in the package but many retailers have noticed that this model should be better with more RAM and webcam, so it is most likely that you will find this model in package similar to that one. With more RAM and webcam this notebook is one of the Best Buy models but Dell Vostro A860 has another ace up his sleeve: 3 year warranty period in some countries. With all its advantages and imperfections Dell Vostro A860 can be very interesting to business users that are not easily impressed with GHz mark attached to large numbers and powerful graphics cards and “stuff”. For business users that need simple and reliable companion for a very reasonable price US $400 Dell Vostro A860 can be the right choice.
Preis 90, Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2009
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Test Dell Vostro A860 Notebook
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/09/2009
Rating: display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 40% emissions: 40%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


Intel Pentium Dual Core: The return of the name Pentium, though it is a Yonah core. In fact, it is a double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption.


T2390: Entry level dual-core processor based on the Merom core (and therefore with 64 Bit support). » 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.


2.5 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 %

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-02-25 (Update: 2012-07-18)