Dell Vostro 3550 Laptop (Core i5 2nd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/Linux)

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  • Anti Glare display
  • Intel Core i5 processor
  • Quality webcam
  • Affordable
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  • Low RAM
  • Linux OS
Verdict

If you are looking for a laptop that allows you to carry out the basic business needs and doesn't burn a hole in your pocket, the Dell Vostro 3550 is worth considering. The presence of Intel Core i5 processor is a real surprise in this price range. It flaunts a 1.3MP webcam and 2 advanced USB ports as well. However, to make up for the price, Dell has skipped a good RAM, a user friendly OS and a portable outfit.

Built for business
Display and Design

The Dell Vostro 3550 flaunts a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit which offers a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and has an Anti Glare coating that allows you to stare at the screen and work for long hours without troubling your eyes. It is embodied in a sturdy 34.5mm thick outfit which has a weight of 2.4kg thereby posing problems in terms of mobility.

Processor and OS

The Dell Vostro 3550 boasts of a mighty 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor from the 2nd generation and based on HM67 Express chipset. Such a profound processor comes as a surprise in this price range. It is supported by a 2GB DDR3 RAM which is a slight disappointment but can be expanded up to 8GB via the 2 user accessible DIMM slots. It manages rich graphics with the inbuilt Intel HD 3000 GPU and runs on 64 bit Linux OS.

Camera and Storage

The Dell Vostro 3550 carries a 1.3MP webcam paired with digital microphone so that you can have fun while enjoying video calls with your friends and colleagues. For storage purposes, it has the conventional 500GB SATA HDD. The DVD RW Drive allows you to transfer data via disks.

Battery and Connectivity

The Dell Vostro 3550 features a 6 cell Li-ion battery which promises to render uninterrupted service for a maximum period of 3 hours. On the connectivity front, it supports features like Bluetooth v3.0, Ethernet port, WLAN, 1 USB 2.0 port, 2 USB 3.0 slots, HDMI out, digital media reader and VGA port.
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7 User Reviews
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  • 3 USB Ports
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A Cost effective laptop
09 Jun 2012 By SARAVANAN PERIANNAN On flipkart.com

i have booked this laptop on 7th june 2012 @ 7.00am and i got it delivered by 8th june 2012 @ 4.00pm. So, i would give an applause to FLIPKART for their professionalism and marketing statistics.\n\nAbout this laptop,\n> Design is sleek and good\n> Backlit keyboard is awesome and comes handy @ night times. also note that it can be turned off during day time / as per our wish.\n> Finger print entry for more security\n> Speed of the system is good\n> LINUX is good, but i have to go with the world (WINDOWS 7)\n> Backpack provide is DELL original bag & its quality is awesome.\n\nOverall its a good laptop. looking for laptop with good processor combined with graphics card, then go for it. No regrets....!!!

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24 May 2012 By Sujay Gupta On flipkart.com

I was out shopping for a laptop which offered the best bang for the buck at 40K. Finally, it was a choice between the Asus K53SM-SX010D and the Dell Vostro 3550. Ultimately, I chose the Dell for the following reasons:\n\n- Backlit keyboard, which is something I wanted for a long time\n- Dell's proven after sales service (I already own a 3 year old Inspiron, no complaints in this regard)\n- Matte Screen. \n\nSo far, it has been a purchase with no regrets. Everything performs as intended. Here's a brief summary of the Pros and Cons.\n\nPro's:\n+ Professional and smart business oriented look. Nothing outstanding, but, it's an elegant looker, especially with its silver exterior. \n+ Comfortable keyboard, which is a joy to use. No separate number keypad though, inspite of the fact this laptop is a 15.6 incher. Also, backlit with 2 intensity levels. The backlight is pretty even, and makes it a joy to use the laptop in the dark. \n+ Matte Display, as already stated. Makes working in brightly lit places a breeze. Continuing on this point, the entire laptop is made up of matte surfaces, which ensures that the surfaces remain free of fingerprints. \n+ Discrete AMD Radeon HD6630M Graphics, which can be switched automatically, as well as manually. Make sure you update the BIOS to A10, and download the latest driver. You will be able to completely configure which graphics chipset operates when. This is a major plus point for me, and I prefer it over automatic switching. \n+ Touchpad is huge and comfortable to work with. \n+ The included Fingerprint Scanner works well.\n+ Performance is great. Although not the best benchmark index around, WEI gives 5.9, with the CPU scoring 7.0, Memory and HDD 5.9, and both graphics and gaming graphics 6.7. It may be positioned as a business laptop, but it can definitely pass for a multimedia laptop as well. \n+ Comes with Ubuntu Linux out of the box which is far more usable than Free DOS solutions. Although, if you need Windows and do not own it already, it will add on to the cost. \n\nCon's:\n- Interior look is a bit too bland, especially the area below the keyboard, which is a mass of plain black plastic. It is subjective though. \n- The laptop tends to heat up when you use the discrete graphics, even for basic tasks. However, using the onboard Intel HD Graphics reduces this issue.\n- Sound quality is not great. This is not unique to this laptop though. \n\n\nBottomline - This is a laptop with not a lot of show, but with a lot of go. If you are not against Dell as a brand, this laptop should definitely be on your shortlist at a budget of 40K.

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Dell Vostro 3550 Laptop (Core i5 2nd Gen/2 GB/500 GB/Linux) Specifications

General Information
Brand Dell
Model 3550
Dimensions(WxHxD) 376 x 260 x 34.5  mm
Weight 2.4 Kg
Colors Silver
Operating System Linux
Operating System Type 64-bit
Display Details
Display Size 15.6 Inches (39.62 cm)
Display Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixels
Display Type LED
Display Features HD WLED Anti-Glare Display
Display Touchscreen no  No
Performance
Processor Intel Core i5-2450M (2nd Gen)
Clock-speed 2.5 Ghz
Chipset Intel HM67 Express
Graphic Processor Intel HD 3000
Memory
Capacity 2 GB
RAM type DDR3
Memory Slots 2 DIMM
Expandable Memory 8 GB
Storage
HDD Capacity 500 GB
HDD Speed(RPM) 5400 RPM
HDD type SATA
Battery
Battery Cell 6 Cell
Battery type Li-Ion
Power Supply 65 W
Battery Life 3 Hrs
Networking
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth yes
Bluetooth Version 3.0
Ports
USB 3.0 slots 2
USB 2.0 slots 1
SD Card Reader yes
Headphone Jack yes
Microphone Jack yes
VGA Port yes
Multimedia
Web-cam yes
Web-cam Resolution 1.3
Secondary cam(Rear-facing) no  No
Audio Solution HD Audio Solution
Speakers Stereo speakers
In-built Microphone yes
Microphone Type Digital Microphone
Peripherals
Optical Drive DVD RW Drive
Drive Type DVD Writer
Pointing Device Touchpad
Keyboard Standard Keyboard
Others
Warranty 1 Year
Sales Package Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide and Manuals
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