Dell Vostro 3550 notebook

Australian first review: The 15.6in Dell Vostro 3550 Sandy Bridge laptop has excellent speed and battery life

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  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    3.00 / 5 (of 9 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 1,299.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Sebastian

0.0

1

Pros
N/A
Cons
Graphics Card, CD Rom Drive
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The worst notebook i have ever owned DO NOT BUY THIS GARBAGE! It crashes every seond day (no exaguration) and scratches any cds you leave inside when you move the computer at all. TERRIBLE!

Aaron

0.5

2

Pros
non
Cons
non
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Hi Dennis,
you need to lift the access panel you may lift it from/near t0 both the speakers slowly.let me know if that help you.

Aaron

1.0

3

Pros
.
Cons
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Hi Dennis,
Lift the acces panel by inserting plastic scriber near the speak both side the should do it.. if not let me know

Aaron

2.5

4

Pros
Performance
Cons
Built
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good string PC, built quality is poor i have to say, metal casing falls apart after a while.

Gurminder

4.0

5

Pros
nice looks
Cons
graphic card
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Hi
I am going to buy a new laptop, so should I go dell inspiron 15r or the Vostro 3550 , I am a student and need for my university.

Boris

4.5

6

Pros
ice
Cons
fire
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Elias how does screen on Vostro 3550 compare to screen on XPS 15 L502X? The one that is more simple version of XPS 15 but that has bad quality screen.

NilsB

4.5

7

Pros
Backlit Keyboard, Hd3000 7.1Surround, anti-glare screen, fingerprint login (and it works!)
Cons
Flexing keyboard
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My setup
CPU 2410M
2x4GB Corsair pc3-10700
Intel Hd3000 graphics
Seagate 250GB 7200RPM disk
Backlit Keyboard
DVD
Win7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
All drivers updated from Win Update and Dell Support

Win Index :
Processor : 6.9
Memory : 7.4
Graphics : 6.3
Gaming Graphics : 6.3
Harddisk : 5.9

3dMark06 4778 3DMarks

Very fast, very quiet, haven't tried USB3 or E-SATA

Use it for DVD/CD ripping and copying to mediaserver, Coding in various languages, browsing, occational virtual serves (runs easily a win7, and a couple of ubuntu instances). Runs 3 to 4 hours on small battery. Supports 7.1 over HDMI to receiver. VLC uses 4-7%cpu when showing h.264 ripped DVD with 5.1 in mkv container. That could be better, but hey, we're talking Intel and drivers. My mediaserver,revo3600/Atom330/Nvidia ION, uses less. Using GPU acceleration in VLC apparently doesn't work properly (Intel, where are you?)

Dennis

4.5

8

Pros
vostro 3550
Cons
backside
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Hi,

I'd bought a Vostro 3550 which equips with i5-2410M. Love it so far.

My 6-cell battery only gives 3 hr runtime. Less when playing movies. Since I have an SSD, I was thinking about replacing the stock one hoping the SSD would give better battery runtime. However, after unscrewing the 3 screws of that compartment, the cover doesn't seem to budge.

Is there anything else I need to unscrew JUST TO OPEN THE COVER like in your picture?

Thanks. Great review.

Zen

4.0

9

Pros
Me
Cons
You
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Hey, I just purchased this machine. Do you think it has substantial differences between the Vostro 3500? Becuase I thought of getting the 3500, and then got the 3550 instead. thank you! :)

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