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Dell Vostro 3300


Dell Vostro 3300
Dell Vostro 3300 (Vostro 3300 Series)
Intel Core i5-430M 2 x 2.3 - 2.5 GHz, Arrandale
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 310M - 512 MB VRAM, Core: 625 MHz, Memory: 790 MHz, DDR3, ForceWare 188.38
4 GB 
, Samsung DDR3-1333, 2x 2 GB
13.30 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, AU Optronics AUO112C / B133XW01, LED backlight, glossy: yes
Intel HM57
320 GB - 7200 rpm, 320 GB 
, 7200 rpm, Seagate ST9320423AS
IDT 92HD81B1X @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
1 Express Card 34mm, 2 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Audio-in, Audio-out, Card Reader: 5-in-1
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Dell Wireless 1520 Wireless-N Half Mini Card (a/b/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 2.1
Optical drive
height x width x depth (in mm): 28.6 x 325 x 229 ( = 1.13 x 12.8 x 9.02 in)
44 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 2 MPx
Additional features
Power supply: 19.5V, 4.82A
1.973 kg ( = 69.6 oz / 4.35 pounds), Power Supply: 412 g ( = 14.53 oz / 0.91 pounds)
1000 Euro



Average Score: 75.3% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 72%, performance: 75%, features: 82%, display: 57% mobility: 52%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 56%

Reviews for the Dell Vostro 3300

67% Dell Vostro 3300
Source: PC Pro English version
Dell's 13.3in business laptop is certainly affordable, but there's room for improvement.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 83%
86% Dell Vostro 3300
Source: PC World India English version
All said and done, the Dell Vostro 3300 laptop is a sophisticated 13-inch business laptop, combining elegant style with top-notch performance. The Dell Vostro 3300 is decently priced for a business laptop -- it's available for as low as Rs. 36,000 but our review sample's configuration sells for a price of Rs. 50,000. It offers much better performance than the Dell Vostro V13, Lenovo Thinkpad T400s, and HP ProBook 4520s, comes with a nice feature set and security software tailored for business usage. If you run your own business or are part of a small organization craving for a premium-looking, stylish compact 13-inch business laptop which is thin and light with excellent performance, we highly recommend the new Dell Vostro 3300.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 86%
90% Dell Vostro 3300 review
Source: Tech Advisor English version
Overall, the Dell Vostro 3300 hits a solid combination of features in a sleek, compact package. Dell has managed to make an ultrathin small-business laptop that's just a little sexy, but also just boring enough not to attract too much attention.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Dell Vostro 3300
Source: PC World English version
Dell offers a highly functional small-business laptop in an attractive, lightweight package.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/18/2010
Rating: performance: 89% features: 93%
80% Dell Vostro V3300
Source: Laptop Mag English version
The Dell Vostro V3300 offers plenty of performance and style to small business customers for a reasonable price. You’ll just need to make sure to attach the somewhat hefty 8-cell battery to get more than 5 hours of battery life. The similarly priced Lenovo L412 has a slightly larger 14-inch screen and comparable performance. Some may prefer the Core i3-powered Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 14, but overall we prefer the Vostro because it’s powerful yet still fairly portable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell Vostro 3300
Source: PC Mag English version
Small businesses no longer have five-figure budgets to spend on laptops. Even big corporations are cutting down on IT expenditures. For this reason, Dell launched its Vostro line a couple of years ago, geared toward small businesses, startups, and corporations that don't need the bells and whistles of an enterprise laptop. The Dell Vostro 3300 ($1,142 direct) is very mobile, as it's the smallest in this line and features a 13.3-inch widescreen. Though it's small in size, it sports powerful parts can cater to any big league professional. I wouldn't recommend buying it without the 80WH (8-cell) battery, though.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
74% Dell Vostro 3300 Laptop Computer (Intel CORE I3 350M 250GB/2GB)
Source: CNet English version
Positioned between the business-targeted Latitude and the mainstream consumer Inspiron lines, Dell's Vostro has always been the type of computer that's half-meant for personal use, half for business: it's casual professional.v The small-business-targeted Dell Vostro 3300 is a compact, stylish-looking laptop selling at a price that's reasonable. If it had a more robust battery, this would be an excellent travel companion.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 50%
Dell Vostro 3300 Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English version
Overall I come away being impressed with the Dell Vostro 3300 as it offers a lot of bang for the buck.  For under $700 I got a high quality built laptop with good performance and a light weight.  The poor battery life is a bummer for sure, if you need more than four hours on battery you’ll have to get the larger 8-cell battery which will add weight and cost.  The fact you get a new Core i3 or i5 processor, optical drive built-in, weight of around 4 lbs, aluminum case, appealing design and very mobile form factor all for $700 - $1,000 depending on the configuration I would consider the Vostro 3300 a strong buy for students and business workers that are interested in this laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 60%

Foreign Reviews

68% Dell Vostro 3300
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 70%
80% Dell Vostro 3300
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN version
Review Type Unknown, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
82% Test Dell Vostro 3300 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 82% mobility: 78% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 78%
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Source: c't - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 30%
56% Обзор офисного ноутбука Dell Vostro 3300
Source: Retera RU→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 56% performance: 46% display: 37% mobility: 37% emissions: 60%


NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

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.


The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

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


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.973 kg:

This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.

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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.

75.3%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-05- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)