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DELL Vostro 1500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 826 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and design are on the whole positive. The performance and screen are also appreciated, whereas the sound and portability get critical opinions.

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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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of DELL Vostro 1500 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Dell Inspiron 1500 1520 1521 1525 XPS M1330 M1530 NK844 RN127 Laptop Keyboard

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of DELL Vostro 1500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

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66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Vostro 1500 (808736825535) PC NotebookDell Vostro 1500 15.4 inch Notebook Computer. Intel Core 2 Duo T5270 1.4GHz , 2GB RAM, 120GB HDD, 8X DVDRW, 6-cell battery, Vista Home Basic.Brand New 15.4" WXGA Glossy Laptop LCD Screen For Dell Vostro Series 1000, 1500, 1501

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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


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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

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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This product is wonderful


We use it for tires and it works great!!

Easy to Use

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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.

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Was easy to install and started right up after charging

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Not long life at all. A dud.


Dell sent me a lemon Vostro 1500 and refuses to replace my machine.(but has sent me almost every major component to replace myself and at least 40 hours on the phone with me) One of the many, many things wrong with my computer is this battery. I paid...

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