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Dell Studio 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 881 reviews of Dell Studio 15. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The usability and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the touchpad and energy efficiency, while there are mixed comments on the battery and reliability.

performance, design, usability, screen, price

sound, energy, touchpad

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Dell Studio 15 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the keyboard and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the size and energy efficiency. Views are divided on the price.

performance, portability, usability, design, keyboard

reliability, energy, size

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Studio 1545 (Midnight Blue)Dell Studio 1545 (Midnight Blue)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

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.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

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...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Dell Studio 15 (1558) Review


The $849 Dell Studio 15 isn't perfect, but it's still an excellent, affordable multimedia machine that should be on your short list. It performs better than slightly more expensive systems, although its gaming clout isn't quite up to snuff. However,...

Very comfortable keyboard, Long battery life, Long warranty, Excellent high-resolution webcam, Fingerprint-resistant finish

Non-black lids cost more money, Design a bit bulky

May, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Dell Studio s15z-2249CPN bundle .. review: Dell Studio s15z-2249CPN bundle ..


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Slim design; easy-to-use Intel Wireless Display built-in; speedy Core i5 processor.

Memory maxes out at 4GB; glitchy touch pad; unimpressive battery life given its larger pack.

The Dell Studio s15z-2249CPN is a worthy mainstream laptop that aims to satisfy a lot of what consumers crave.

Mar, 2010

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Dell Studio 15z


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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Dell Studio 1535


The Dell Studio 1535 is a good mid-range laptop that fills the gap between premium and mainstream, and offers good quality for the price.

Good style, High level of connectivity, HDMI, eSATA

Screen could do with a bit of reinforcement, Dell's network tool is highly annoying, Unable to use the 4GB RAM due to 32-bit OS

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

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...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Andrew (

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...

Jul, 2008

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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.

Expert review by: Emily ( )

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.

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

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

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Studio

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz/800MHz


Color:Jet black/Midnight blue/Plum purple


Type: None


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

OS Provided

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.16GHz/2.1GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor Number:T5750/T5800/T5850/T6400/T8100
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 47663
Processor package size:34 / 37.5


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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