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Dell Vostro 1540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Dell Vostro 1540. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and usability are generally positive. The screen and price also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the image quality and touchpad. The battery and durability get mixed reviews.

performance, price, screen, usability, design

touchpad, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Vostro 1540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Vostro 1540

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Dell Vostro 1540 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability. Many are critical about the touchpad and performance.

usability

performance, touchpad

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Vostro 1540 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel Core i3 i3-370M 2.40 GHz - BlackDell Vostro 1540 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel Core i3 i3-370M 2.40 GHz - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Vostro 1540 Notebook

 

Basic. Dell now has a 15.6 inch laptop made for corporate use cal

Matt screen surface; Easy to access RAM module; Acceptable scope of interfaces; Noise and heat development

Boring design made of plastic; Build quality, haptics; Case stability; No HDD maintenance cover; Interface positioning; Only 12 months warranty at Dell's; Average display rates; Old hardware inside; Short battery life

Inexpensive office laptops from the entry level sector, for example the HP 635 for only 299 euros, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 with the latest hardware, the MSI A6400 or the Sony Vaio VPC-EH1M1E/W. The Dell Vostro 3550 as the newer, but almost equal...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: IT PRO (itpro.co.uk)

Dell Vostro 1540 review

 

Dell's budget business laptop is certainly cheap, but is it cheerful? Mike Jennings pokes and prods the Vostro 1540 to find out.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good deal

 

Ive bad experiences with HP, so it's good to find a reliable alternative.

This machine runs fast and is quiet. I was SHOCKED when i started it up to find it was almost completely absent of bloatware/crapware

Like a previous review said, the touchpad seems delayed. It dont matter because I use a mounse with it anyways

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: jamofo (newegg.com)

Plain Vanilla

 

Above poster is on drug$ or wrote a review for the wrong laptop. It does not have a lit keyboard, the keys feels the same as any other laptop i have used, and it does not have a fingerprint scanner! I also would not consider a laptop with an i3 cpu and...

A value considering the specs ; I like the matte black finish

no USB 3.0 ; Why load win 7 x64 on a 3GB RAM system?? Meh, Dell ; Touch Pad seems slow to respond. Like its a half second behind. Hopefully a driver update will fix it ; Standard crapware / bloatware too. Thats why its only $400

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

DELL Vostro 1540 Notebook Intel Core i3 370(1.50GHz) 15.6" 2GB Memory DDR3 250GB HDD 8X DVD+/-RW Intel GMA 4500MHD

 

thank you very much you where very helpful

i have no cons for you guys

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Sakiuzo (newegg.com)

Switched

 

The one who uses it, seems to like it

Well....I was suppose to be getting a Toshiba, I dont know why this Dell showed up

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: peck (newegg.com)

Great Price

 

Rubber Front bezel for good grip/prevents fingerprints ; Core i3 is plenty fast ; HDMI output was a very nice bonus ; Love the chic-let style keyboard ; Laptop looks very modern

Speakers are absolute garbage, my iPhone sounds better ; Dell trackpad is ok

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Dell Vostro 1540 15.6" Notebook, Intel Core i3-370M (2.40GHz), 3GB DDR3 Memory, 250GB HDD, DVDRW, Intel GMA HD, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

 

For me, the computer runs very fast (compare to my old comp). This is a great product for people who use the laptop at home like surfing web, watch video and read news,etc..

Consumer review by: Anonymous (rakuten.com)

Anonymous

 

it makes a loud sound of processor fan. it is slower than the other computers in booting and starting of windows. tnot preferrable for the use of paper for cleaning it on the top. has many colors of interchangable lids so no worries. buty a second...

Consumer review by: sharmakankar (mouthshut.com)

Dell Vostro 1540

 

Dell vostro 1540 is good & nice look lappy. I have used this laptop since 2012. In 2012 market price of this laptop was 34000 but I purchased this on large disscount. This lappy have many features 15.6 display 320 gb & 500gb hardisk 4 gb RAM High data...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

HD type: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor P4000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:49020 / 50178 / 52301
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5x37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28