Dell Vostro 2520 Laptop (Core i5 3rd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Linux)

Dell Vostro 2520 Laptop (Core i5 3rd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Linux) Price

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Best Price: Rs.36,999

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Key Features

  • Linux
  • Performance

  • Design

  • Storage

  • Battery

  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth
  • Web Camera
  • 15.6 Inches Screen
  • 3 USB Ports
  • HDMI Port
  • 3-in-1 Card Reader

Buy For

  • Ample storage
  • Impressive performance
  • Anti-glare display
  • Value for money

A laptop for your personal use

Display and Design

The Dell Vostro 2520 possess 15.6-inch screen and comes with vibrant HD LED Anti-glare display, with screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels.The device weighs around 2.3 Kg. The device comes with decent Grey look and has a standard keyboard, with a touchpad which acts a pointing device.

Processor and OS

The machine is powered by Intel Core i5-3230M 3rd Gen processor, clocked at speed of 2.6 GHz, accompanies a Mobile HM75 Express chipset. The RAM capacity is 4GB, and you can expand it up to 8GB. This model runs the Linux OS which has large variety of software programs, utilities and Games. Further, you can expand it to any OS of your choice.

Camera, Storage and Multimedia

The Dell Vostro 2520 laptop possess a HD webcam with 1-megapixel resolution and in-built digital microphone. Plenty of data can be stored in our in-built 500GB hard disk drive. For real gaming experience, the device comes with Intel HD 4000 graphics processor. The laptop has built-in stereo speakers with HD audio solution, making the videos as real vision.

Battery and Connectivity

The energy for the device is provided by a 6 cell LI-ion battery, with power supply of 65W AC adaptor W and provides 3 hours of maximum run time. 3 x USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, a VGA port and a 3-in-1 multi-card reader slot are available for connectivity. Bluetooth and WLAN are also available for faster data transfer.


The Dell Vostro 2520 Laptop is one of the best affordable laptops with a great performance. The laptop runs on a secured linux OS, which is less attacked by malware and the device provides a plenty of storage space for your files and apps. Overall, the device is best suitable for personal day to day usage.

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Dell Vostro 2520 Laptop (Core i5 3rd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Linux) Specifications

General Information

Brand Dell
Model 2520

Style Attributes

Dimensions(WxHxD) 376 x 260 x 34.5  mm
Colors Grey
Weight 2.36 Kg
Display Features HD LED Anti-Glare Display
Display Touchscreen No
Display Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixels
Display Size 15.6 Inches
Display Type LED


Processor Intel Core i5-3230M
Processor Make Intel
Processor Model Core i5 3rd Gen
Processor Variant 3230M
Chipset Intel HM75 Express
Clock-speed 2.6 Ghz
Graphic Processor Intel HD 4000
Graphic Processor Make Intel
Graphic Processor Variant HD 4000


Expandable Memory 8 GB
Memory Slots 2 DIMM
RAM type DDR3
Capacity 4 GB
RAM speed 1600 Mhz

Primary Storage

HDD Capacity 500 GB
HDD Speed(RPM) 5400 RPM

Display Details

OS Linux
Type 64


Battery type Li-Ion
Battery Life 3 Hrs
Power Supply 65 W
Battery Cell 6 Cell


Ethernet Ports(Numbers) 1
Ethernet type 10/100/1000 BASE-T
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Version 4.0
USB 2.0 slots 3
Digital Media Reader
Web-cam resolution 1 MP
Secondary cam(Rear-facing) No
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
VGA Port
Other Networking Options Multi Card Slot : 3-in-1 Card Reader
Audio Solution HD Audio Solution
Speakers Stereo speakers
In-built Microphone
Microphone type Digital Microphone


Optical Drive DVD RW Drive
Drive Type DVD Writer
Optical Drive Read speed 8x
Optical Drive Write speed 8x
Pointing device Touchpad
Keyboard Standard Keyboard


Warranty 1 Year
Sales Package Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide and Manuals

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91 User Reviews for Dell Vostro 2520 Laptop (Core i5 3rd Gen/4 GB/500 GB/Linux)

Overall User Rating (4.3 Out of 5 based on 202 ratings)


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  • Best Value for Money
    Faraz Qureshi
    Best Value for Money
    01 Feb 2014
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    Overall: Buying Price: Rs. 33,000 (with Cash on Delivery) Received: Dell Vostro 2520 Laptop, Dell Recommended Backpack & Philips HP8100 1000 W Hair Dryer (Blue) as a freebie. Delivery & Customer Support ????? Was Delivered within 4 days DESPITE that I ordered it on Sunday afternoon. So it's just within 3 working days. Items received ????? Along with the laptop, I also received a free backpack & Philips HP8100 1000 W Hair Dryer (Blue) which is selling for Rs.700 here on Flipkart. The freebies alone are worth more than Rs.1000 Contents ????? The laptop came with a charger but did NOT include a Driver CD, which almost all include with a laptop. Although I was aware of this BEFORE buying, so couldn't complain about that. BUT if you are not tech-savvy, then you might face some difficulties formatting & installing the Operating System. Looks ????? It is an eye-sore to look at! The image displayed is taken at an angle, that makes it look less ugly than it actually is! The lid's back is coated with a ribbed, rubber layer that protects the back from bumps & scratches & has horizontal lines & is more of a black (very dark shade of gray) than the advertized 'gray'. Looks thick & not very aesthetically pleasing. Although definitely NOT the most ugly thing, as I have seen far worse than this. There is NO number pad to the right & the keys are NOT back-lit. Configuration ????? For the price, this is THE BEST you can get. For the same configuration, others charge almost 20-50% more than this. ? CPU ????? The Core i5 (3rd Gen) 3230M is a very competent processor. Not only it is a third generation, but is also clocked at 3.2GHz Turbo frequency with 2 physical cores with hyperthreading, giving you a 4 cores parallel processing. Most people only consider Core i3, i5 or i7 but do NOT take into consideration the frequency (or speed) of the processor. At 3.2 GHz, it is a cream of the crop. It is capable of running any CPU intensive job at a very respectable celerity. ? Graphics ????? The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 offers DirectX 11, with 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it one of the faster variants. If you are a gamer, then this proficient GPU along with the more than adequate CPU, you should be able to run most of the games, even the newer ones by toning the graphic details. I was able to run Crysis 2 pretty smooth. ? RAM ????? It's 4GBs of RAM is more than most laptops 2GBs. You shouldn't be running out of memory even after disabling Virtual RAM (swapfile) Display ????? 15.6-inch LED backlit screen with a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. It's screen is covered with a matte surface which reduces glare & also reduces finger prints on the surface. The average brightness of 237.8 cd/m² is within a good range. The screen's brightness is easily enough for outdoor use. Its matte surface also makes things easier. Connectivity ????? The only thing it misses is a USB 3.0 port. It has everything else. 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, headphone in, microphone out, Card Reader, DVD Writer (many laptops don't come with a DVD writer, only DVD player), Gigabit-LAN, Bluetooth & WiFi. If you have a USB 3.0 external Hard Disk or Pen Drive, then you'd be sacrificing a lot of speed. It will still work, but at USB 2.0 speeds. Battery Life ????? Despite it says that it's battery lasts for upto 3 hours, I regularly get near to 6 hours of juice out of it. Although I only run MS Office & nothing else in background with brightness turned pretty down , but it is still far more than the other laptops I've dealt with. Even watching movies gives me more than the advertized 3 hours of battery! Other Thoughts: Since it comes with Ubuntu, most of your Windows softwares won't work on it. A few can work with wine under ubuntu. Plus the User Interface (UI) is different which can be very irritating if you haven't used anything except windows. Lack of Windows Apps along with a different UI might make things difficult for you. I formatted & installed Windows 8.1 on it. Since it doesn't come with a driver CD, you'd have to manually download the drivers from Dell's website. The website is user friendly, but it is still a chore to manually do it! I have also disabled a lot of unnecessary services from MSCONFIG & thus it uses less CPU, RAM & gives more battery life. This along with the dimming of screen brightness & disabling pagefile (virtual RAM) gives me more than enough, infact twice of the advertized battery life. Final Verdict ????? This is an absolute value for money, given the configuration, speed & battery life. Unless you want an aesthetically pleasing laptop or move a lot of data to & from external hard disk via USB 3.0 port, there is absolutely NO reason to NOT buy it.

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  • Very good Laptop.
    Anish Mohandas
    Very good Laptop.
    28 May 2016
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    Overall: Excellent laptop. A little on the heavy side. But feels very sturdy especially with the rugged plastic cladding on the top cover. This cladding also prevents the top cover from getting scratches which I highly appreciate about this laptop. Performance wise, I found it extremely fast and stable, battery backup is good, the keyboard feels very responsive though a bit noisy while typing, ample wrist space, multi-touch track pad is very good and responsive, Non reflective screen is good for the price. A few cons - No backlit keyboard. No power button light. The indicator LEDs are on the forward edge of the laptop which makes them very difficult to see. No USB 3.0. A bit on the heavy side. And mind you, its LINUX (Ubuntu) not Windows. So if you are a windows user, you are not gonna like the Ubuntu OS. You need to buy Windows separately and install. I had a copy of Windows 7 which I installed and it works great on this laptop. About flipkart, the packing was excellent and delivery was very quick. Highly recommend both Flipkart and Vostro 2520 laptop.

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