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Dell Studio 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 843 reviews of Dell Studio 15. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and screen. The usability and design also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the touchpad and energy efficiency. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability and battery.

performance, design, usability, screen, price

sound, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Studio 15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Dell Studio 15 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the screen and portability. The design and keyboard also get good comments. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and price, and there are mixed comments on the battery and reliability.

performance, keyboard, design, portability, screen

price, energy

55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Dell Studio 15 review: Dell Studio 15


Dell Studio 15

Borrows some of the best design features of the more expensive XPS line; built-in media remote control.

Bulkier than the 15-inch XPS model; just under the wire for new Centrino 2 chips.

Dell's first release from its new Studio line, the Studio 15, sits between the Inspiron and XPS lines and offers a good mix of features for the price, but we'd be tempted to save up a few extra dollars for a thinner, lighter XPS.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Dell Studio s15z-2249CPN bundle .. review: Dell Studio s15z-2249CPN bundle ..


Editors' note: This review is part of our , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Slim design; easy-to-use Intel Wireless Display built-in; speedy Core i5 processor.

Memory maxes out at 4GB; glitchy touch pad; unimpressive battery life given its larger pack.

The Dell Studio s15z-2249CPN is a worthy mainstream laptop that aims to satisfy a lot of what consumers crave.

Mar, 2010

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Dell Studio 15


You won't be disappointed with the typing experience on the Studio 15, as the keyboard, mouse buttons, and touchpad are engineered to perfection. Like the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, the 15's widescreen is backed by LEDs and has a 1,440-by-900...

Outstanding performance scores. XPS design at Inspiron prices. Highly configurable options. Excellent typing experience. Variety of design options. HDMI-out

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Retaining many of the XPS's qualities while selling it for Inspiron prices is what makes this Studio laptop a winner.

Expert review by : Tobias Winkler (

Review Dell Studio 1557 Notebook


Processor Giant. Slowly, Intel's brand new processor generation C

Very good connectivity with HDMI, FW and eSATA; Very good configuration options; Good workmanship; Available with UMTS and BluRay; Very high processor performance; Including system media; Good battery life at low load; Good input devices; High...

Adapter can get very hot !; Loud operating noise and high case temperatures in conceived target group use; Unbeneficial port distribution; Reflective display with poor contrast; Low battery life at category typical use; Sensitive display lid

Currently, you can't get a quad-core CPU notebook anywhere at that price. Alternatives would be, for example, Acer's Aspire 5940G, Asus' G51, G60, X62 and HP's Pavilion dv6 that all have an i7-720QM.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

Dell Studio 15 Review


The one design element I have mixed feelings about is the bottom access panel. Rather than having the typical RAM cover, hard drive cover, and main panel on the bottom of the notebook, the Studio 15 (like the Studio 17) uses a single, massive panel...

Beautiful design ; Solid selection of available configurations ; Reasonable battery life ; Nice keyboard, touchpad and media buttons ; Great component layout makes for easy upgrades/repair ; Good value for the price

No lugs/screw posts for VGA cable and no docking station connector ; All-in-one access cover on the bottom of the notebook is either great or frustrating ; HDMI with integrated Intel graphics ... bad move ; No option for better graphics than ATI Radeon...

At the end of the day the Studio 15 is a solid offering in the 15-inch consumer notebook category. The build quality, range of customizable options, expandability, style, and price make this an excellent choice if you're in the market for a 15-inch...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew (

Dell Studio 15 First Thoughts Review


The Dell Studio 15 is a fittingly named 15.4" screen multimedia notebook targeted at those who want a nicely designed system that can dual as a very capable computer for work needs and as an entertainment system during those times you want to unwind...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review: Dell Studio 15 Notebook


A new addition to the family. Until now, Dell has offered two not

Personalised housing design possible; Robust and compact chassis; Extensive range of peripheral connectivity; Blu-Ray available; Gigabit LAN, UMTS optional; Comfortable input devices; Bright LED display with very good illumination; Extensive equipment...

Positioning of connections; Only displays with reflective surface available; Moderate multimedia performance; Moderate sound output

The Dell Studio is an appealing device for the price conscious multimedia newcomer who places value on an attractively designed case and a good display. Expectations should not be set too high in terms of 3D graphics performance however as the current...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Dell Studio 1535


The Dell Studio 1535 is a good mid-range laptop that fills the gap between premium and mainstream, and offers good quality for the price.

Good style, High level of connectivity, HDMI, eSATA

Screen could do with a bit of reinforcement, Dell's network tool is highly annoying, Unable to use the 4GB RAM due to 32-bit OS

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Emily ( )

Dell Studio 1569 Laptop Review


Dell Studio 1569 Laptop as a member of Studio continues its style in appearance. Simple and aesthetic design Studio 1569 gives the feeling of life experience. Meanwhile, Studio 1569 Laptop sports Core i5 450M processor together with ATi Mobility Radeon...

In order to reduce high power consumption of battery life, Dell Studio 1569 is equipped with standard 11.1V/66Wh lithium battery.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Luigi Lugmayr (

Dell Studio 15 Core i5 Dual 2.4GHz 16" LED Laptop for $690 + free shipping


Dell Home offers its 5.54-lb. Dell Studio 15 Intel Core i5 2.4GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook in Black Chainlink for $779. Apply coupon codes "HKV$VFLSQZ$PLG" and "?8CN$RJ?W5TQ0C" to drop it to $689.99 and bag free shipping. That's the lowest total price...

Aug, 2010