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Dell Studio 15

Dell Studio 15
alaScore 85

2553 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2553 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the keyboard and design are overall positive. The value for money and screen are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the touchpad and sound are different.

performance, screen, value for money, design, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Studio 15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 2553 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Studio 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of Dell Studio 15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, keyboard, design, portability, build quality

value for money

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Studio 15 LaptopDell Studio 1545 (Midnight Blue)Dell Studio 15Z 15.6-Inch Notebook PC Cappuccino

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Review Dell Studio 1557 Notebook

 

Processor Giant. Slowly, Intel's brand new processor generation C

Very good connectivity with HDMI, FW and eSATA; Very good configuration options; Good workmanship; Available with UMTS and BluRay; Very high processor performance; Including system media; Good battery life at low load; Good input devices; High...

Adapter can get very hot !; Loud operating noise and high case temperatures in conceived target group use; Unbeneficial port distribution; Reflective display with poor contrast; Low battery life at category typical use; Sensitive display lid

Currently, you can't get a quad-core CPU notebook anywhere at that price. Alternatives would be, for example, Acer's Aspire 5940G, Asus' G51, G60, X62 and HP's Pavilion dv6 that all have an i7-720QM.

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Dell Studio 15 Desktop Replacement Laptop

 

An great desktop replacement with a fashionable OPI design.

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Review: Dell Studio 15 Notebook

 

A new addition to the family. Until now, Dell has offered two not

Personalised housing design possible; Robust and compact chassis; Extensive range of peripheral connectivity; Blu-Ray available; Gigabit LAN, UMTS optional; Comfortable input devices; Bright LED display with very good illumination; Extensive equipment...

Positioning of connections; Only displays with reflective surface available; Moderate multimedia performance; Moderate sound output

The Dell Studio is an appealing device for the price conscious multimedia newcomer who places value on an attractively designed case and a good display. Expectations should not be set too high in terms of 3D graphics performance however as the current...

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Dell Studio 15z Review - A Review of the Dell Studio 15z

 

Thin and light for 15-inch notebook, Intel Wireless Display for streaming video, Strong battery life, Speedy hard drive, Comfortable keyboard

Runs warm, Mediocre graphics performance, No VGA port, Low EPEAT rating

Part of Best Buy's exclusive Blue Label lineup of notebooks, the Dell Studio 15z ($949) pairs strong performance with the convenience of Intel's Wireless Display technology for streaming video to your home theater. The notebook's bright 15.6-inch...

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Dell Studio 15 Review

 

The one design element I have mixed feelings about is the bottom access panel. Rather than having the typical RAM cover, hard drive cover, and main panel on the bottom of the notebook, the Studio 15 (like the Studio 17) uses a single, massive panel...

Beautiful design ; Solid selection of available configurations ; Reasonable battery life ; Nice keyboard, touchpad and media buttons ; Great component layout makes for easy upgrades/repair ; Good value for the price

No lugs/screw posts for VGA cable and no docking station connector ; All-in-one access cover on the bottom of the notebook is either great or frustrating ; HDMI with integrated Intel graphics ... bad move ; No option for better graphics than ATI Radeon...

At the end of the day the Studio 15 is a solid offering in the 15-inch consumer notebook category. The build quality, range of customizable options, expandability, style, and price make this an excellent choice if you're in the market for a 15-inch...

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Dell Studio 15 First Thoughts Review

 

The Dell Studio 15 is a fittingly named 15.4 screen multimedia notebook targeted at those who want a nicely designed system that can dual as a very capable computer for work needs and as an entertainment system during those times you want to unwind and...

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Dell Studio 15

 

Parsing the intended markets for Dell's ever-shifting in-house brand names requires a bit of tea-leaf reading, although it's been easier of late, with the company stripping down its consumer brands to just the Inspiron and XPS lines. Now the company is...

Borrows some of the best design features of the more expensive XPS line; built-in media remote control.

Bulkier than the 15-inch XPS model; just under the wire for new Centrino 2 chips.

Dell's first release from its new Studio line, the Studio 15, sits between the Inspiron and XPS lines and offers a good mix of features for the price, but we'd be tempted to save up a few extra dollars for a thinner, lighter XPS.

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Dell Studio 15

 

You won't be disappointed with the typing experience on the Studio 15, as the keyboard, mouse buttons, and touchpad are engineered to perfection. Like the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, the 15's widescreen is backed by LEDs and has a 1,440-by-900...

Outstanding performance scores. XPS design at Inspiron prices. Highly configurable options. Excellent typing experience. Variety of design options. HDMI-out

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Retaining many of the XPS's qualities while selling it for Inspiron prices is what makes this Studio laptop a winner.

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Dell Studio 1569 Laptop Review

 

Dell Studio 1569 Laptop as a member of Studio continues its style in appearance. Simple and aesthetic design Studio 1569 gives the feeling of life experience. Meanwhile, Studio 1569 Laptop sports Core i5 450M processor together with ATi Mobility Radeon...

In order to reduce high power consumption of battery life, Dell Studio 1569 is equipped with standard 11.1V/66Wh lithium battery.

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Dell Studio 15 Core i5 Dual 2.4GHz 16" LED Laptop for $690 + free shipping

 

Dell Home offers its 5.54-lb. Dell Studio 15 Intel Core i5 2.4GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook in Black Chainlink for $779. Apply coupon codes "HKV$VFLSQZ$PLG" and "?8CN$RJ?W5TQ0C" to drop it to $689.99 and bag free shipping. That's the lowest total price...

Product Specifications

Get creative and connected with this personalized, high-definition, 15.4" widescreen Laptop with rich multimedia features.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.3in
Height:1.3in/1.5in
Weight:6.2lbs/6.4lbs
Width:14in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:15
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Studio

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Jet black/Midnight blue/Plum purple

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g/802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:8x
Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.16GHz/2.1GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T5750/T5800/T5850/T6400/T8100
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450/Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X3100
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