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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. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the battery and durability, and the image quality and touchpad get less positive views.

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 83/100 = 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, whereas there are some critical views 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

Nov, 2017

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

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery performance:2200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Weight:5.2
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM57 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-370M / I3-380M / P4600
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-370M / I3-380M / P4600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor P4000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor socket:PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:49020 / 50178 / 52301
Processor code:SLBUK / SLBZY
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5x37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2
Depth (imperial):10.2
Height (front):1.24
Height (front) (imperial):1.24
Height (rear):1.36
Height (rear) (imperial):1.36
Weight:5.2
Width:14.8
Width (imperial):14.8