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Dell Vostro 1710

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and screen. The design and keyboard are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the build quality and portability.

value for money, keyboard, design, screen, performance

portability, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Vostro 1710 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 102 reviews)

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Review Dell Vostro 1710 Notebook


Large Business Notebook. After we had the Dell Vostro 1310 under

Reasonable price; Good price-performance ratio; Matte display; Robust case, good workmanship; Low system noise

Relatively warm underside; Weak sound; Sensitive glossy lid

Similar to the Vostro 1310, the high-gloss design of the lid does not match the business concept of Dell, because it is sensitive to signs of wear and tear.

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One heck of a laptop!


Again---thanks for offering XP PRO. And FAST SHIPPING !! I received the laptop almost a week before it was due to me. WOW!

Numeric keypad is a BIG plus for me. Fast power up time as well as shut down. Thanks for still offering XP PRO. That sealed by purchasing decision. Great value too

If I have anything to gripe about, it's the weight. BUT--I knew that when I purchased it. It is a trade-off that I'm willing to overlook for what the laptop has to offer

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6 month review


This was a refurbished unit but looked and performed like brand new. Outstanding value for the money

Delivered quickly with all parts/manuals

Heavy, but knew that


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I Like It!


I have had the product for several months and am very pleased overall

It's a little heavy to carry around and the shinny top is a fingerprint magnet but that's the extent of my whine

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Happy Camper


This notebook shipped much sooner than original estimate. That was a pleasant surprise.

Overall size, screen quality, numeric keypad, number and location of usb ports, sound quality, easy access to boot device options

Shiny lid is visually nice but hard to keep clean. Black keyboard keys are hard to see in limited light conditions

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Pass on this one!


My 1710 was purchased through our IT department at my place of employment. On the very day I recieved it; after powering it down, It would not turn back on. The blue power light would come on and the fan would start, but it would not boot up. the only...

17" Screen

Cheaply made. Mine had problems from day one

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best purchase ever


nice big machine capable of handling alot of functions. would highly recommend product

dont like the cd port. would rather have one that opens and push close instead of just inserting cd

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Vostro 1710


Picture Quality is great. All features are working properly

Sent the wrong cord and adapter originally, was supposed to be here in 2 days and it has been five and haven't seen it yet

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Do not buy


There was no user manual installed nor in hard copy form.

The full size keyboard and numbers pad was a plus. The best I can say for this machine is that Dell did not argue when I asked to return it

It is a piece of cheap plastic junk made in Malasia! There was no CD/DVD drive as paid for and the Express card slot just fell out when opened ; then the eject stem would not retract into the laptop. The AC adaptor cords would not stay connected to...

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New primary computer


A good portable primary work computer, although I may regret this on business trips.

Built in ten-key pad, 17" monitor

Bigger and heavier than most laptops


Product Specifications

Dell Vostro laptops are designed for small business and made for life. Packed with customized features, the Vostro line delivers easy-to-use technology with a thin, durable design. When your business demands time, your technology shouldn't. The all-purpose Vostro 1710 includes a comprehensive portfolio of small business support services and features. Enjoy simplified system set-up, management and maintenance. Even small business demands big results. The multi-functional Vostro 1710 delivers lightning-fast processing for heavy computation and video-intensive applications and an outstanding multimedia experience all at exceptional small business value. Expertly designed Vostro laptops offer heavyweight performance in a highly portable system. With a full-sized keyboard and adjacent numeric keypad, the 1710 is more expandable than ever, with room to grow according to the needs of your business. When business extends beyond the office, Vostro 1710 enables secure connectivity - wherever wireless access is available. This product is bundled with Roxio Creator.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Vostro

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:533MHz/800MHz


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit 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:1.8GHz/2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:550/T5670
Type:Celeron/Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Small business

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100