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Dell Vostro 3550

Dell Vostro 3550
alaScore 84

96 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the battery and value for money are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the sound and build quality, and many are critical about the touchpad.

keyboard, performance, usability, price, battery

touchpad

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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(Based on 96 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Vostro 3550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, portability, value for money

build quality, keyboard

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

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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

Average display contrast & black value; Very audible during load; Warm wrist-rest; Yielding keyboard; Wobbly lid; Poor sound

The performance is surprisingly good for an office laptop

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Dell Vostro 3550

 

The Dell Vostro 3550 provides small-business customers a durable design, solid performance, and good sound.

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...

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GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

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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

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Dell Vostro 3550 review

 

The Dell Vostro 3550 is a 15.6in, 2.7kg business notebook with a swag of great features.

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...

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
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 Graphics 3000 / INTEL HD GPU / 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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