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Dell Vostro 3700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Dell Vostro 3700. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The price and size also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the design and touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Vostro 3700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Martina Osztovits (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Vostro 3700 (i7-720QM, GT 330M) Notebook

 

Vostro New ? the Second. New hardware, subtle improvements of the ...

Very good application performance ; Good graphic performance ; Well equipped with interfaces incl. eSATA and HDMI ; Matt display screen with good illumination

Impractical arrangement of interfaces for left-handers ; No independent docking port (only USB solution) ; Gets very warm under load

Reasonably priced entry-level notebooks in the 17" class with modern hardware, for example HP's Probooks

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Dell Vostro 3700 Review and Ratings

 

With its big screen and even bigger performance, the Dell Vostro 3700 helps small-business buyers kick the desktop-PC habit. It isn't perfect, but it delivers a lot of value.

Excellent performance ; Nvidia GPU ; Dedicated support hotline ; Lots of features for the price

No Blu-ray or embedded WWAN options ; Weak speakers ; Bland design

Jun, 2010

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

Dell Vostro 3700 notebook

 

A 17.3in desktop replacement notebook with plenty of features and an affordable price

Strong performance overall, 7200rpm hard drive, easily upgradeable, eSATA, HDMI, competitive weight and battery life for its size

No backlit keyboard, only 3GB RAM usable under 32-bit Windows 7, arrow keys too small, touchpad software customisation, fingerprint reader fickle in testing

The Vostro 3700 is the 17.3in model in Dell's Vostro 3000 series, and it's the first Dell business notebook to include Intel's Core i5 CPUs. It's a fast desktop replacement notebook that's perfect for office work, yet it's also capable of undertaking...

Mar, 2010

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

Dell Vostro 3700 notebook review

 

The Vostro 3700 is the 17.3in model in Dell's Vostro 3000 series, and it's the first Dell business notebook to include Intel's Core i5 CPUs. It's a fast desktop replacement notebook that's perfect for office work, yet it's also capable of undertaking...

Strong performance overall ; 7200rpm hard drive ; Easily upgradeable, eSATA, HDMI, competitive weight and battery life for its size

No backlit keyboard ; Only 3GB RAM usable under 32-bit Windows 7 ; Arrow keys too small ; Touchpad software customisation ; Fingerprint reader fickle in testing

Oct, 2010

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

Dell Vostro 3700 review

 

A hulking 17.3in laptop that will appeal to businesses on a budget.

In the final reckoning, the Vostro 3700 manages to blend quality, performance and comprehensive support into a package that will appeal to small businesses everywhere.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Avoid. There a some large variances in build quality.

 

My buddy and I have the same machine. Mine constantly overheats while his works fine, causing emergency shutdowns and random lock up. Even when idling, the temperature sits at 80 C, and no one at Dell can give me a straight answer what is the likely...

Large screen, good resolution

Heat problems. My fingers are hot just from typing.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

What would I do without my computer?

 

This product is excellent when it works properly. I have had a lot of problems with this product since purchase.

Fast and efficient when it worked properly.

Several problems with this computer.

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Bronze / Red / Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA / Intel GMA HD / Intel HD Graphics / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
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 / No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
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 - 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

Performance

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
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1 / 2
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:4 / 5
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM57 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / i5-560M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.20
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
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 / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / i5-560M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
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 i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
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:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / 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:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / 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):N / 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
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:43122 / 43529 / 43537 / 47341 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49024 / 49653 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBQG / 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 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:HDD
Password protection type:HDD

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7
Height:1.35
Height (front):1.06
Height (rear):1.35
Weight:5.95
Width:16.1