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Dell Vostro 3500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Dell Vostro 3500. 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. Reviews about the battery and design are generally positive. The durability and performance also get good feedback. Views are divided on the portability, and many are less positive about the keyboard and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Vostro 3500 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 3500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Dell Vostro 3500 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 reliability and battery. The price and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the keyboard and usability. Opinions are divided on the design.

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portability, usability, keyboard

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

This summary is based on the products: Dell Vostro V3500 15.6" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-460M 2.53 GHz (468-8791)Dell Vostro V3500 15.6" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-460M 2.53 GHz (468-8791)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Martina Osztovits (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Vostro 3500 Notebook

 

New Vostro. The Vostro 3500 has Intel's latest hardware and Nvidi

Good application performance; Matt display with a good brightness; Connectivity including eSATA and HDMI; Comprehensive communication configuration

Unfavorable interface placement for lefties; No separate docking port (USB solution only)

Other 15.6 inch business laptops at a low price with the latest hardware, such as Toshiba's Tecra A11-125 with a GMA HD or HP's ProBook 6540b with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550.

May, 2010

Expert review by: studentbuyingguide.com (studentbuyingguide.com)

Dell Vostro 3500 Review

 

The Dell Vostro 3500 is a 15.6-inch screen entry level business laptop that comes with the latest Intel Core i3 and i5 family of processors and features a thin and light design.  The Vostro 3000 series the 3500 belongs to is replacing the old Vostro...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Dell Vostro 3500 review

 

Powerful performance and a tough chassis – ideal for frequent business use

Good office performance ; Connectivity ; Screen ; Build quality

Integrated graphics

May, 2010

Expert review by: James Etherington-Smith (mybroadband.co.za)

Dell Vostro 3500 laptop review

 

A handsome, sturdy and and functional business oriented laptop with a few shortcomings

The Dell Vostro 3500 sells for a recommended retail price of R10,999 at the time of writing. Alone this may seem like a slightly expensive ask considering the hardware configuration, but Dell includes their 3 year Onsite Next Business Day Warranty, and...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (v3.co.uk)

Dell Vostro 3500 review

 

Dell's mainstream laptop for small business looks good value before you add in the extras

Good performance; good keyboard; relatively low cost

Windows 7 Home Premium; relatively low battery life

Dell's Vostro 3500 does exactly what it says on the tin. The laptop is a value-for-money mid-range system for small business customers. Although it has few frills, this Vostro meets all a customer's basic requirements, and looks a bit more stylish than...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Geoff Rabans (reviewexplorer.com)

Dell Vostro 3500

 

Dell recently updated their Vostro range with the 3000 Series, a collection of notebooks and laptops designed with small to medium businesses in mind. There are a variety of models to choose from the range – the Vostro 3300 measures up at 13.3″; the...

The Dell Vostro 3500 is a decent laptop at a reasonable price and combines a stylish design with good performance. If you’re not wanting to play the latest 3D games in full resolution, the 3500 will offer enough quality in most departments to please a...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: gauravimdani (mouthshut.com)

Dell Vostro 3500

 

I have bought the laptop since 2013 its is working good. Its much advance . Its good in also battery backup . Its ROM is good. That's why it is too fast and good. I prefer you to this laptop. As it is good in use its Ram is 2 GB that is comfortable...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: nurainashq1 (mouthshut.com)

Dell Vostro 3500

 

Indeed, there's a lot to like about the Dell Vostro 3550, and it all starts under the bonnet. The second-generation Intel Core i7-2620M CPU runs at 2.7GHz and has two cores and Hyperthreading, along with a Turbo Boost speed of 3.4GHz. It also features...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Peter G 46 (productreview.com.au)

Still a reasonable computer

 

With its i7 processor, even a 2 year old Vostro 3500 is a quite useful laptop, and would be worth picking up second hand if you want decent laptop power on a budget, or need a good emergency device. With an LCD backlit screen and switchable graphics,...

Rugged, speedy enough and good battery life on the 9 cell unit.

Runs hot, big battery digs into knees, lack of USB 3.0

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: gschoudhary (mouthshut.com)

Dell Vostro 3500

 

I have bought this dell laptop almost 3 years back. It's still in good working condition. The problem is of the support that I get from ore tech guys. Indian dell tech is one of the worst I have ever seen n my life. The battery died up after 6 months....

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Matt
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA / Intel GMA HD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce 320M
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 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.638
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:6 / 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 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:BD-R, CD
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:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
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
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g / 802.11g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type III
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 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
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:1 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM67 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-2310M / i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / i5-560M / i7-640M
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 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 / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 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:2.1 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I3-2310M / i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / i5-560M / i7-640M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile 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:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Processor upgrade:2533 MHz / 2933 MHz
Stepping:C2 / J1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 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:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / 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 Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
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 / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 47341 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49653 / 49666 / 50178 / 50179 / 52220 / 52952
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTN / SLBTT / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26 / SR04S
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes

Software

Bundled software:DataSafe Online\nDell Backup & Recovery Manager / DigitalPersona\nMcAfee Security Center\nAbsolute Data Protect\nDataSafe Online\nDell Backup and Recovery Manager
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDIO, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 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

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.2 / 8.07 / 9.84
Height:1.26
Height (front):0.902 / 1 / 1.2
Height (rear):1 / 1.26 / 1.37
Weight:4 / 5.29 / 5.45
Width:14.6 / 14.8 / 15