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Dell Vostro 3550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Dell Vostro 3550. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The battery and durability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the sound and price, and the touchpad and screen get mixed reviews.

performance, durability, battery, portability, usability

price, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Vostro 3550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Vostro 3550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Dell Vostro 3550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and design. The portability and performance also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the touchpad and keyboard.

durability, performance, portability, design, reliability

price, keyboard, touchpad

46% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Vostro V3550 15.6" LED Notebook - Core i3 i3-2310M 2.10 GHz - Metallic SilverDell Vostro V3550 15.6" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-2410M 2.30 GHz - Metallic Silver

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Vostro 3550 Notebook

 

Office tiger. The top version of Dell's brand new Vostro generation not only hunts for customers with a strong Sandy Bridge processor, but also a powerful graphics card. AMD's Radeon HD 6630M arouses a craving for multimedia. What else the matt 15...

Good connectivity, Keyboard light, High CPU performance, Matt surfaces, Large touchpad, Fast HDD, Dell doesn't use a sensitive high-gloss finish. Matt surfaces are dominant

Average display contrast & black value, Very audible during load, Warm wrist-rest, Yielding keyboard, Wobbly lid, Poor sound, Above all, better speakers and a higher quality display

May, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Dell Vostro 3550 Review

 

Small-business customers looking for an affordable, durable, and secure 15.6-inch business notebook will like the Dell Vostro 3550. This $682 laptop also provides good sound, whether you're listening to tunes, giving a presentation, or chatting via...

Durable design, Large touchpad, HD-capable webcam, Two USB 3.0 ports, Loud speakers

Drab design, Need nine-cell battery for longer battery life, Poor color saturation in webcam

Jun, 2011

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell Vostro 3550 notebook

 

The Dell Vostro 3550 is a 15.6in business notebook with a swag of great features. The standout of these features is Intel's 2nd Generation Core i7 CPU...

Sandy Bridge CPU, fast performance, long battery life, 9-cell battery

Screen has narrow vertical viewing angles, 3G module not offered at launch

The Dell Vostro 3550 is a great 15.6in business laptop. It comes with a Sandy Bridge-based Core i7 CPU, which gives it great performance, and it also offers long battery life.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras, PC World Australia (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Vostro 3550 review

 

The standout of these features is Intel's second-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, which gives the Dell Vostro 3550 plenty of speed and, in conjunction with an optional 9-cell battery, a very long life away from a power outlet.

It's hard not to like the Vostro 3550; it looks good and feels comfortable to use. We like its backlit keyboard and huge touchpad, and it has a useful array of ports along its edges. Best of all, it has fast performance and long battery life thanks to...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Dell Vostro 3550

 

Backlit keyboard ; Workhorse PC that should tackle most workloads ; Good quality screen

Left-facing, hot air vent could be bad for left-handed external mouse users

There's nothing amazing about the Vostro 3550, but there doesn't have to be. It's a plain Jane, honest-to-goodness workhorse that'll get the job done — and in our books, that's a win.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Matt (tech-reviews.co.uk)

Dell Vostro 3550 Review

 

The Dell Vostro 3550 is a laptop designed for the executive in of you, featuring a beefy 2.30GHz Intel Core i5-2410M processor, 4GB of RAM (upgradable up to 8GB) as well as USB 3.0 and more, this is definitely a high performing machine. The price comes...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Dell Vostro 3550

 

There's nothing amazing about the Vostro 3550, but there doesn't have to be. It's a plain Jane, honest-to-goodness workhorse that'll get the job done — and in our books, that's a win.

Backlit keyboard ; Workhorse PC that should tackle most workloads ; Good quality screen

Left-facing, hot air vent could be bad for left-handed external mouse users

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: John Gillooly (bit.com.au)

Dell Vostro 3550 review

 

When Intel recalled its H67 and P67 chipsets earlier this year it threw the launch of its Second Generation Core i CPUs into disarray. Consequently we are only now seeing mass-produced laptops appear with the processors. We saw the first premium...

We don’t really expect to see an $899 business-focused laptop wipe the floor with higher priced products, but thanks to the massive performance leaps in the Sandy Bridge Architecture Dell has managed it with the Vostro. If this is indicative of the...

Jun, 2011

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by: John Gillooly (pcauthority.com.au)

Why Dell's Vostro 3550 is our new A-List value laptop

 

Intel's Sandy Bridge processors go mobile in the Dell Vostro 3550, and budget laptops make a leap in performance

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Dell Vostro 3550 review

 

It's hard not to like the Vostro 3550. It looks good and feels comfortable to use. We like its backlit keyboard and huge touchpad, and it has a useful array of ports along its edges. Best of all, it has fast performance and long battery life thanks to...

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM67 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / Core™ i3
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M
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