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DELL Vostro 1400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of DELL Vostro 1400. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and portability. The performance and screen are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the keyboard, and the touchpad and sound get less positive reviews.

price, screen, performance, portability, battery

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

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

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Dell Vostro 1400


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

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

No docking port option, Lid does not latch

Nov, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (

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

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Jason (

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...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (

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.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Laptop Views (

Expert Review


The Dell Vostro 1400 Series laptop PC is powered by 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5470 with 2-MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Intel 965GM Express Chipset, 1024-MB (1-GB) DDR2 533 SDRAM, 80-GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive and a 24X DVD/CD-RW...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: X-bit labs (

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...

Modern design, Cool, Multiple wireless interfaces (including support for 3G networks), Long battery life, Web-camera and two microphones, Charge indicator on the battery body, Reasonable price

Glassy” display, Scanty accessories, Non-informative blue indicator of the battery, Low-sensitivity touchpad

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: (

Dell Vostro 1400 Review


The Dell Vostro 1400 is a 14.1″ widescreen offering in the Dell Small Business lineup of laptops. The Vostro 1400 is very affordable, but at the same time a very good quality notebook. You don't pay much, but you get a lot with this plain looking but...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


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.

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)

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Naaptol (

Expert Review

Sep, 2013

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Vostro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz




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


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


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


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Small business

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100