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Dell Vostro 2520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Dell Vostro 2520. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The battery and performance are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Vostro 2520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Vostro 2520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Vostro 2520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance.

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

This summary is based on the products: Dell VOSTRO 2520 Laptop Screen 15.6 LED BOTTOM LEFT WXGA HDDell VOSTRO 2520 Laptop Screen 15.6 LED BOTTOM LEFT WXGA HD

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Vostro 2520 Notebook

 

Low cost by Dell. Dell presents an affordable business and office laptop called Vostro 2520. Our test report reveals whether a matte screen, Core i3 processor and long battery life make the Vostro 2520 a recommendable office laptop.

24 month warranty, Low price, Matte screen, Good battery life, Good application performance, A 24 month warranty period is rather unusual for this price range

Difficult maintenance, No USB 3.0, USB 3.0 and an easier way to replace the hard drive

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Dell Vostro 2520 V520890IN8

 

The Dell Vostro 2520 V520890IN8 Laptop runs on Windows 7 (64 bit) OS and has powerful Intel Core i3 (3rd Generation) 2.5 GHz processor. It has a 500 GB HDD, a 4 GB DDR3 RAM and a DVD+/-RW Optical Drive. The Vostro 2520 V520890IN8 Laptop has Intel HD...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

The Dell's Vostro 2520 packs a good application performance, matte screen, and an excellent battery life. The device can straightforwardly deal with routine application scenarios. The Vostro 2520 is a bit noisy as well. It?s an office laptop and...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: tammyontherockz (mouthshut.com)

Dell Vostro 2520

 

I ordered 3 of these Vostros for my company and only one would take a charge, so 2 had to be sent back immediately. Admittedly, this has soured me a bit towards the Dell Vostro. I must say, however, that Dell Customer Service from the sales team was...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: preeyanka08 (mouthshut.com)

Dell Vostro 2520

 

Dell itself is a good brand. So when it comes to a laptop manufactured by dell, Its a must have . I have the Dell Vostro 2520. Its durability is very good. Rough usage of the laptop should be avoided. But the screen is well structured. And the keyboard...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: gauravxp (mouthshut.com)

Dell Vostro 2520

 

Laptop model: Dell Vastro 2520 Service Tag: 5S45HZ1 I was influenced by my colleagues to buy a Dell Vastro laptop as I was told that Dell values customer experience above all and has a very good after sales support at reasonable rates. I purchased it...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / Waves MaxxAudio 4
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:48 / 86
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48 / 86
Battery life (max):3
Battery performance:2200
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Battery voltage:11.1
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Beige, Rosewood / Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:4 / 16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.6
Display number of colors:0.262000 / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7970M / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:87
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.0+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 / 10,1000 / 1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65 / -40 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65 / -40 - 70

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-RW / CD, DVD / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±R / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / Waves MaxxAudio 4
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Quantity:1
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide:No / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
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
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
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 output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM75 Express
Compatible processor series:Celeron
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No / Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM75 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:1000M / 1005M / 2020M / B820 / I3-2328M / I3-2348M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-3210M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:1000M / 1005M / 2020M / B820 / I3-2328M / I3-2348M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-3210M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / L1 / P0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:65700 / 65708 / 67193 / 70927 / 71142 / 71465 / 72056 / 72060 / 74542 / 75193
Processor code:SR0N0 / SR0N1 / SR0N2 / SR0TC / SR0U1 / SR0WX / SR103
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Cyberlink Power DVD / McAfee SecurityCenter\nCyberlink PowerDVD
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Linux Ubuntu / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Office / Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:HC MMC+, MiniSDHC, RS-MMC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, RS-MMC, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2 / 9.61
Depth (imperial):10.2 / 9.6
Height:1.36
Height (front):1.24
Height (front) (imperial):1.24
Height (rear):1.36 / 1.37
Height (rear) (imperial):1.36 / 1.37
Weight:4.83 / 5.2
Width:13.5 / 14.8
Width (imperial):13.5 / 14.8