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DELL Vostro 1400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and portability are overall positive. The battery and screen also get good views, but many are critical about the touchpad and sound.

value for money, screen, battery, portability, design

energy, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the DELL Vostro 1400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Dell Vostro 1400 Notebook

 

Vostro mobile edition. The small brother of the Vostro 1500 tries ...

Simple and discreet design ; Very robust and stable aluminum chassis ; Comfortable handling ; Dim surface display with good brightness capable of outdoor usage ; Higher resolution display available (WXGA+) ; Low noise level ; Long battery life even...

The color and viewing angle of the WXGA display failes to impress ; No HDMI and docking port

Although the battery life of the standard six cell battery is long enough, the nine cell battery is recommended for mobile users

Editor's Choice!

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Dell Vostro 1400

 

Dell brings small-business customers a speedy and full-featured notebook with dedicated support and plenty of helpful tools.

Very good performance and battery life ; 10GB of free online backup ; PC Tuneup and Network Assistant tools standard ; Dedicated small-business technicians

Bulky and heavy for a 14-inch notebook ; More expensive than similarly configured Inspiron

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Dell Vostro 1400 Review

 

Ever since selling my XPS M140, I have been keeping my eyes open for another notebook deal.  For a while, I was seriously considering the Asus W3j, but I just couldn't justify the high price.  Instead, I bought a desktop to hold me over

Excellent Price ; Impressive build quality ; Optional Webcam and dedicated Graphics ; Great battery life, especially with the 9 cell battery ; Great looking screen, bright and crisp

Battery didn’t snap in as tight as it should ; Notebook lid easily smudges and shows your fingerprints ; Dell’s always hard to get a hold of

The day after I purchased the notebook, the price dropped by $50!  So Immediately I went to the Dell small business site, and tried to chat with someone from Dell small business.  I was connected with a guy from Dell home, who was unable to help me...

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Dell Vostro 1400

 

The Vostro 1400 packs power into a stylish, thin and light system and gives the frequent traveler extensive technology options including enhanced wireless connectivity, exceptional durability, great service options and a 14-inch widescreen display....

Not yet reviewed.

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Dell Vostro 1400 Business Notebook Review

 

This notebook has a robust case, balanced configuration, reasonable mass and weight parameters, neat and official appearance (which is important for a business machine), and long battery life. The Vostro 1400 is up to its positioning as a reliable...

Summing up the pros and cons of the Vostro 1400 you'll certainly have a positive overall result. This notebook has a robust case, a balanced configuration, reasonable mass and weight parameters, a neat and official appearance (which is important for a...

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Dell Vostro 1400

 

Dell's Vostro range covers both desktop and notebook PCs and aims to provide a cleaner, more efficient business machine. As far as the Dell Vostro 140...

No trialware, Dell Support application, speakers, Dell MediaDirect, excellent battery life

Viewing angle on screen, no Dell Chat support currently (according to the Dell Web site)

The clean-slate design and trialware-free desktop are immediate pleasures that are soon accompanied by solid performance and some surprising media centre-style capabilities.

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Dell Vostro 1400 preview hands-on test

 

Price tag ; Great standard specifications ; Configurability options, including gaming graphics card

Looks ; Lack of portability ; TrueLife screen options ; Thin on its multitasking abilities

Outlook The future looks very, very good for Vostro. If word of this range hits mainstream, it could disrupt the laptop market in a big way. Why, after all, would anyone spend double or triple the money for something they can get for next to nothing?...

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Dell Vostro 1400

 

The Dell Vostro 1400 notebook is the latest in a range aimed at small business. It's powerful, classy and comes with an attractive price tag.

Great performance, Long battery life, Excellent warranty/service options, Built in camera

No docking port option, Lid does not latch

Speed and reliability in a classy and affordable package, especially designed for small business users and travellers

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Replacement Battery

 

I almost purchased a universal adapter, but learned that it would not charge the laptop battery--that's no good. So I ordered this adapter from Dell.com and it's works perfectly.

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Solid product

 

Got this w/ my Vostro 1400 laptop 2 years ago, and it's been going strong until recently it said that the battery is coming to it's life =( Used to get a good several hours (~6) before, nowadays I still get about 2 hours on the powersave mode. Only...

Product Specifications

Vostro notebooks are built exclusively for small business and are ready to be customized with the features and software you want. The Vostro 1400 packs power into a stylish, thin and light system and gives the frequent traveler extensive technology options.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.6in
Height:1.5in
Weight:5.4lbs/5.5lbs
Width:13.1in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:18-bit color
Color Support:18-bit color
Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:1400
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Vostro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:24x (CD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T5670
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:1.5GB/1GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year 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/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Small business

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100
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