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Dell Vostro 1540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 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. People really like the design and usability. The screen and price also get good views. There are some mixed opinions about the durability, and some have doubts about the touchpad and image quality.

performance, price, screen, usability, design

image quality, touchpad

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Dell Vostro 1540 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the usability. There are some negative opinions about the touchpad and performance.


performance, touchpad

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

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

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Felix Sold (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (



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 (

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: sws5 (

Very useful


This makes the 5th computer that I have purchased from MacConnection and have had excellent satisfaction with them. They are a very good company to do business with.

size & weight, bright screen, battery life, Memory, value for money, easy to use, Fast/High Speed

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: (

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 (



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...

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT540M / Intel ® HD GPU / INTEL HD GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:HM55 / HM57
Processor:Celeron / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-370M / I5-480M / P4600