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DELL Vostro 1500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 337 reviews of DELL Vostro 1500. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the sound and portability.

performance, price, screen, usability, design

portability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the DELL Vostro 1500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of DELL Vostro 1500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the image quality and price are generally positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the keyboard and touchpad. Views are divided on the portability.

screen, performance, usability, price, image quality

reliability, touchpad, keyboard

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Brand New 15.4" WXGA Glossy Laptop LCD Screen For Dell Vostro Series 1000, 1500, 1501Brand New 15.4" WXGA Glossy Laptop LCD Screen For Dell Vostro Series 1000, 1500, 1501

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Review Dell Vostro 1500 Laptop


Take a current Inspiron notebook providing high-quality component

Schlichtes, kühles Business Design; Sehr robustes und stabiles Gehäuse (Alu Chassis); Robuste und angenehm zu bedienende Eingabegeräte; Display mit guter Helligkeit und matter Oberfläche (Outdoortauglich!); Auch höher aufgelöste Displayvarianten...

Mit einem Gewicht von 3.3kg schon relativ schwer; Mäßiges Display hinsichtlich Farbdarstellung und Blickwinkelstabilität; Displayverschluss etwas unpräzise; Kein digitaler Bildausgang (DVI, HDMI); Kein Docking Port

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Dell Vostro 1500 Review


The 1500 caries forward what can only be described as "traditional dell design" with simplified lines. In short, the new Vostro notebooks look identical to the current generation of Dell Inspiron notebooks ... but Dell engineers have stripped the...

Fast Core 2 Duo processors, and up to 4GB of RAM provide plenty of system performance ; Dedicated graphics option performs well ; Still available with XP and zero bloatware ; Solid build quality and sturdiness ; Good keyboard and touchpad

Not-so-stylish design ; Lower-resolution screen isn't great ... select the higher resolution option ; Average battery life ; A bit bulky and heavy for a 15.4" notebook ; Bad location for built-in speakers

Bottom line, the Vostro 1500 is a solid notebook at a value price ... and we can't help but say that black is indeed beautiful

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: technonerd (

Dell Vostro 1500 User Review


Note: Since this machine was purchased, Dell has increased the price of this computer

Tough construction ; Many configuration options ; XP available preinstalled ; Good keyboard ; Quiet ; Comprehensive manual ; Fast support

On the note of the manual, it is impressive by today’s standards. It's 222 pages long and covers everything that a basic user could likely need. In the second half of the book is the shortened service manual, which includes how to remove and install...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (

Dell Vostro 1500


What do you get when you strip a Dell Inspiron laptop of its colors, remove all the trial software, and add a full range of support services for small businesses? You get a Dell Vostro, of course. The Dell Vostro 1500 ($1,282 direct) is a laptop that...

Loads of configuration options. Good performance scores. Excellent battery life. Phone-support services dedicated to small businesses. Option of removing all third-party software

Heavy for a 15.4-inch system

Apart from the blander colors and the services dedicated to small businesses, the Vostro 1500 is basically a Dell Inspiron laptop.

Expert review by: Laptop Views (

Expert Review


The Dell Vostro 1500 Series laptop PC is powered by 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5270 with 2-MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Intel 965GM Express Chipset, 1024-MB (1-GB) DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM, 160-GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive and a 8X DVD...

Apr, 2010

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Dell Vostro 1500 Review


The Dell Vostro 1500 is a 15.4" notebook geared towards the small business market buyer. Since Dell offers such a generous 30-day satisfaction back guarantee and fast shipping of the Vostro 1500, it seems to be just as popular with consumers.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Naaptol (

Expert Review

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (

Dell Vostro 1500


Dell's range of laptops has remained remarkably consistent over the years. The Latitude range caters for business users, including excellent machines such as the D430, the Inspiron range for home users, such as the Inspiron 6400 (web ID: 86247), and...

We're unconvinced by the benefits for businesses, but consumers stand to gain more.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Certainly Adequate


My general opinion of this battery (and the 9-cell version) is that it's adequate. I'm wary of non-Dell brand options, so I decided to pay the cost for the official battery to be safe. My main issue with this decision is that the official batteries...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Matt483 (

Does not last


This battery just loses its life rapidly within a year or so. My battery now only does about 1-1.25 hours max now for what should have been 5-7 hours. Replacements are too expensive for the life of these batteries.

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Vostro laptops are built exclusively for small business and are ready to be customized with the features and software you want without any unwanted trialware. Get the performance that small businesses need with the Dell Vostro 1500 featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo Dual-Core processor. The Dell Vostro 1500 laptop is an end-to-end solution that provides the services, software and hardware that small business users want.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:18-bit color
Color Support:18-bit color
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Vostro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz/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
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.86GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:540/T5270
Type:Celeron M/Core 2 Duo


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

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Small business

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100