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DELL Vostro 3560

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of DELL Vostro 3560. 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 are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas views about the design and screen are different. Some have doubts about the battery and keyboard.

performance, usability, image quality, price, size

keyboard, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the DELL Vostro 3560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Dell Vostro 3560 review

 

Summary: The Vostro 3560's 1080p screen is well worth the extra outlay, and rest of the specification is solid, although we'd like more storage options. The physical design is unremarkable, the keyboard a little too flexible and battery life...

Four USB 3.0 ports, Ivy Bridge Core i5 processor, High-resolution 1080p screen

Unremarkable design, Too much flex in keyboard, Disappointing battery life

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Dell Vostro 3560 notebook

 

The Vostro 3560 is a good all-rounder that's great for home office use

Good performance ; Full HD resolution ; Four USB 3.0 ports

No dual-band Wi-Fi ; Screen angles limited

Nov, 2012

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

Dell Vostro 3560 notebook

 

The Vostro 3560 is a good all-rounder that's great for home office use

Good performance ; Full HD resolution ; Four USB 3.0 ports

No dual-band Wi-Fi ; Screen angles limited

The Dell Vostro 3560 is a 15.6in notebook that can capably replace a desktop computer for office and multimedia tasks. It's aimed at business users, but there's no reason why it shouldn't also be considered if you want something sturdy and speedy for...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Dell Vostro 3560 V520637IN8

 

The Dell Vostro 3560 V520637IN8 is a sleek business laptop. It has Windows 7 (64 bit) OS and powerful Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) Upto 3.2 GHz processor. The Laptop comes with a Built in HD webcam and microphone for video calling. Vostro 3560...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: jiya308 (mouthshut.com)

Dell Vostro 3560

 

I just got my new laptop Dell Vostro 3560 The issues is that bottom center portion is getting heated. suspected some issue with HDD. So installed crystal Disk info and saw hdd temperature getting up to 47 C without any activity on laptop. Called up...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: hassan_arafat (mouthshut.com)

Dell Vostro 3560

 

I purchased this Dell Vostro laptop in Feb 2014. In start of October its speakers & finger reader stopped working. And, since then my ordeal began. It has been opened by Dell executives several times but they have been unable to fix the issue. I have...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Shazarulla Khan (amazon.in)

Five Stars

 

Working great

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:-- / HD / Stereo / Wave MaxxVoice / Waves MaxxAudio / Waves MaxxAudio 4 / Waves MaxxAudio3
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4

Battery

Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.3 / 2
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance:No / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TN
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.22
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 7670M / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768 / 2560 x 1600
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Dutch / English / German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
3G standards:EVDO,HSPA
4G:N / No / Yes
4G LTE: No
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
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 / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000 / 0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000 / 0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 20 - 80 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -24 - 45 / -40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / -24 - 45 / -40 - 65

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:10
Disc types supported:CD, DVD / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:8
DVD-RW write speed:6 / 8
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:8
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±R / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:-- / HD / Stereo / Wave MaxxVoice / Waves MaxxAudio / Waves MaxxAudio 4 / Waves MaxxAudio3
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows 7 Professional 64-bit\nWindows 8 64-bit\nWindows 8 Pro 64-bit / Windows 8\nWindows 8 Pro
Display:LED
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
Maximum hard drive capacity:1000
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Quantity:1
Thunderbolt technology:N
Type:PC
Weight:5.67
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.22
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:I3-2348M / I3-2370M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3537U / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2348M / I3-2370M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3537U / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 1224 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35
Tjunction:105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53442 / 64901 / 65700 / 65708 / 71458 / 71465 / 72054 / 72056 / 74542
Processor code:SR0DP / SR0MR / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0WX / SR0XG
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Dell DataSafe Online\nDell DataSafe Local\nOffice Starter / DigitalPersona / DigitalPersona\nDell DataSafe Online\nDell DataSafe Local / McAfee Security / McAfee Security Center / McAfee SecurityCenter / Trend Micro Titanium
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Pre-installed software:McAfee Security
Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 2013 / Office

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / MMC, MMC+, SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:mSATA / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:mSATA / SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1032 / 128 / 320 / 500 / 532 / 750 / 782

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.2 / 11 / 9.13
Depth (imperial):10.2
Height:0.756
Height (front):1 / 1.13 / 1.37 / 3.5
Height (front) (imperial):1.14
Height (rear):1 / 1.28 / 1.37 / 1.4
Height (rear) (imperial):1.28
Weight:5.47 / 5.67 / 7
Width:13.1 / 14.8 / 15
Width (imperial):14.8