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Dell Vostro 3300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Dell Vostro 3300. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the screen and price are overall positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the sound and usability, and reviews are divided on the keyboard.

design, portability, performance, price, screen

battery, usability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Vostro 3300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Loyd Case (

Dell Vostro 3300 Review - PCWorld


At a little over 4 pounds with the bulkier 8-cell battery (5.2 pounds with the power brick), the Vostro 3300 won't strain your shoulder as you lug it along on your daily travels. That weight includes a tray-loading DVD recordable drive, so you're not...

Discrete (if limited) graphics

Audio from speakers is poor

Dell offers a highly functional small-business laptop in an attractive, lightweight package.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Dell Vostro 3300


The Dell Vostro 3300 is a very portable SMB laptop that packs a big performance punch, though I wouldn't buy it without the bigger battery.

Thoroughbred parts. Option for an Nvidia graphics chip. Fantastic user experience. Multiple configurations. Sleek design. Multiple color options.

No HDMI port. Standard 40WH provides short battery life.

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Jun, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : K.T. Bradford (

Dell Vostro V3300


A small business notebook with good looks, sound ergonomics, and fast performance.

The Dell Vostro V3300 offers plenty of performance and style to small business customers for a reasonable price. You’ll just need to make sure to attach the somewhat hefty 8-cell battery to get more than 5 hours of battery life. The similarly priced...

Jun, 2010

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Review Dell Vostro 3300 Notebook


New Vostro – The Third. Dell looks to score with Core-i Hardware, the latest Vostro aluminum design as well as a 13.3-inch screen. See how the Laptop performs in comparison to others in its class in our comprehensive review.

Good application performance, Comfortable keypad with lighting, Precise touchpad, Matt finished, workplace suitable screen, Comprehensive (some optional) communication equipment, Good communication configuration and application performance in an...

No separate docking port (USB solution only), No digital video port, A digital image interface directly on the case

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Simon J. Leitner (

Dell Vostro 3300 in short review


Third dimension. Apparently, there is a trend to 13-inch notebook ...

At least in terms of size the Vostro 3300 proves to be the logical continuation of the Vostro family from big to small. In many aspects it resembles its bigger colleagues

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : admin ( )

Dell Vostro 3300 Laptop Review


Dell Vostro 3300 has received the user's attention since on sale. Dell Vostro 3300 uses the latest Intel Core i5 processor, DDR3 memory and 7200 RPM drives, weights less than 2kg, also many colors to be choosen, very attractive.

Poor ventilation hole.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Andy Sim (

Dell Vostro 3300 - Mind This Business


Slim, sexy and yet solemn enough for your corporate needs. The 13.3-inch Vostro 3300 is the latest member to join Dell's family of small-business notebooks, and to top things off, it is also furbished with an drool-worthy price tag. Wait no further, as...

Robust buildDecent performanceAttractive price

Lacks HDMI

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Andy Sim (

Dell Vostro 3300 Notebook -


Designed for small business users, the Vostro 3300 is a welcome blend of stylish design and productivity in an ultra-thin 13.3-inch laptop. More importantly, it also comes with a less demanding price.

Robust build; Decent performance; Attractive price

Lacks HDMI

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : (

Dell Vostro 3300 Review


The Dell Vostro 3300 is a 13.3-inch screen entry level business laptop that comes with the latest Intel Core i3 and i5 of processors and features a thin and light design.  The Vostro 3000 series the 3300 belongs to is replacing the old Vostro 1000 series.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (

Dell Vostro 3300


Liked the Dell Vostro V13? You'll adore the Vostro 3300 even more. This 13-inch business laptop has the looks and performance.

Great looks, stylish design ; Thin and light ; Excellent performance ; Nice, useful feature set ; Fingerprint reader ; Useful proprietary software

Heats up a bit ; No HDMI ; 4-cell battery

The Dell Vostro 3300 is highly recommended for a slim, lightweight 13-inch business laptop. It is not only stylish and good-looking but offers nice features and close to high-end performance in its compact form factor.

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker Power:1 / 2


Number of battery cells:4 / 8


Certification:ENERGY STAR 5.0\nEPEAT bronze
Energy Star certified: Yes


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.34
AC adapter output voltage:11.1
AC adapter power:65


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA / Intel GMA HD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce G310M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
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 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95

Optical Drive

DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240V / 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.34
AC adapter output voltage:11.1
AC adapter power:65


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM57 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:0.5
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / i5-560M / i7-640M
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.20 / 3.46
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-560M / i7-640M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
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: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 49020 / 49022 / 49653 / 49666 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBPL / SLBTN / SLBTT / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes


Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDIO / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):0.791
Height (rear):1.13
Weight:3.99 / 4.28