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Dell Vostro 3500

Specifications

Dell Vostro 3500
Dell Vostro 3500 (Vostro 3500 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 310M - 512 MB, Core: 625 MHz, Memory: 790 MHz, nvlddmkm 8.16.11.8921 (ForceWare 1010189.21)
Memory
3072 MB 
, 1x1024 MB, 1x2048MB PC3-10700 (667 MHz) DDR3
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM57
Storage
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9320423AS, 320 GB 
, 7200 rpm
Soundcard
IDT 92HD81B1X @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 Express Card 34mm, 4 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 eSata, Audio Connections: Microphone, headphone, Card Reader: 8-in-1 cardreader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E GBE NIC (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Dell Wireless 1520 Wireless-N Half Mini Card (a/b/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 2.1 (Dell Wireless 365)
Optical drive
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7585H
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 31.9 x 375 x 250 ( = 1.26 x 14.76 x 9.84 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 2.0 MP
Additional features
Driver and Utilities DVD, operating system DVD, Dell SW License Agreement, Roxio Creator DE 10.3, Dell WebCam Central SW, Digita Persona Personal Fingerprint SW, MS Works 9, Cyberlink DVD, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.45 kg ( = 86.42 oz / 5.4 pounds), Power Supply: 420 g ( = 14.82 oz / 0.93 pounds)
Price
700 Euro

 

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Average Score: 72.92% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 80%, features: 78%, display: 68% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 62%

Reviews for the Dell Vostro 3500

84% Review Dell Vostro 3500 Notebook | Notebookcheck
New Vostro. The Vostro 3500 has Intel's latest hardware and Nvidia's GeForce G310M graphic card in a new aluminum case, as well as a few improvements in the configuration to offer in this review. As usual, Dell also offers numerous options besides that.
Dell Vostro 3500 Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
Overall the Dell Vostro 3500 offers a lot of bang for the buck.  It’s not a fancy laptop, but for under $700 I got a quality built laptop with good performance.  The look may be a little bland for some, there’s no glossy finish or fancy design at work here.  Another minor complaint is the laptop is not as configurable online at Dell.com as I’d like it to be.  However, at the end of the day the fact you get a new Core i3 or i5 processor, aluminum case, standard speedy 7200 RPM hard drive, built-in web-camera, and solid build all for $600 - $1,000 depending on the configuration I would consider the Vostro 3500 a strong buy for students and business workers that are interested in this desktop replacement style laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Dell Vostro 3500 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Dell's Vostro 3500 does exactly what it says on the tin. The laptop is a value-for-money mid-range system for small business customers. Although it has few frills, this Vostro meets all a customer's basic requirements, and looks a bit more stylish than the original Vostro models. However, adding to the basic features soon bumps up the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell Vostro 3500 review
Source: Channel Web English
Dell's mainstream laptop for small business looks good value before you add in the extras. Dell's Vostro 3500 does exactly what it says on the tin. The laptop is a value-for-money mid-range system for small business customers. Although it has few frills, this Vostro meets all a customer's basic requirements, and looks a bit more stylish than the original Vostro models. However, adding to the basic features soon bumps up the price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell Vostro 3500 review
Source: Computing English
Dell's mainstream laptop for small business looks good value before you add in the extras. Dell's Vostro 3500 does exactly what it says on the tin. The laptop is a value-for-money mid-range system for small business customers. Although it has few frills, this Vostro meets all a customer's basic requirements, and looks a bit more stylish than the original Vostro models. However, adding to the basic features soon bumps up the price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Dell Vostro 3500 review
Source: Techreport English
By replacing the staid design of previous machines with a tough and sleek consumer look, Dell has hugely invigorated its Vostro range. The addition of powerful Intel Core i3 technology and fantastic usability adds enormously to the package, making for another great success for Dell.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

82% Grenzenlos mobil
Source: Facts - 2/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 79%
Leistungsstark und flexibel
Source: Mobile News - 5/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
78% Dell Vostro 3500
Source: PC Go - 9/10 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 08/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80%
70% Test: Dell Vostro 3500
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 70%
Business-Trio
Source: c't - 13/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 60% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 40%
80% Dell Vostro 3500 Business-Einsteiger
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 70% display: 40% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
84% Test Dell Vostro 3500 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 85% display: 84% mobility: 79% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 79%
80% Dell Vostro 3500
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Vostro 3500. Informática accesible para empresas.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
60% Dell Vostro 3500
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Vostro V3500 i5 450M
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
DELL Vostro 3500
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: display: 60% emissions: 40%

Comment

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.
430M:
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.
15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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.
72.92%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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GeForce 310M, Core i5 450M
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GeForce 310M, Pentium P6100
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GeForce 310M, Core i3 370M
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GeForce 310M, Core i5 450M, 14", 2.3 kg
Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V
GeForce 310M, Core i5 430M, 13.3", 2.192 kg
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GeForce 310M, Core i3 330M, 13.3", 1.973 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)