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Dell Vostro 3550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Dell Vostro 3550. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and keyboard. The durability and battery also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the sound and price. Comments are divided on the screen.

performance, battery, durability, keyboard, portability

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 5 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 portability and design. The performance and durability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative reviews about the price.

durability, performance, design, portability

price

60% 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 i5 i5-2410M 2.30 GHz - Metallic SilverDell Vostro V3550 15.6" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-2410M 2.30 GHz - Metallic Silver

Jul, 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

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)