Dell Vostro 1540
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Vostro 1540
Basic. Dell now has a 15.6 inch laptop made for corporate use called Vostro 1540 available. The device is not up-to-date with an Intel Core i3-370M processor. It's supposed to be a simple typewriter for smart savers. The price starts at 369 euros plus VAT and shipping.
Source: It Pro Archive.org version
The Vostro 1540 is slightly flimsy and slightly underpowered, but its fine ergonomics and unfussy components mean that it's got enough oomph to get the job done. Couple that with the fantastic price, just £319 ex VAT, and you've got a laptop that could tempt budget-conscious businesses - as long as you can cope with its faults.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 63%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 71% display: 67% mobility: 80% workmanship: 79% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 90%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 85% display: 70% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 82%
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.
370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.
In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.
For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.
75.75%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.