Dell :: Inspiron 15 Or Vostro 3500?

Apr 13, 2010

I am looking for a little expert advice on a Dell 15" and wonder what are the main differences between the Inspiron, Studio & Vostro models? I will be using it to display photos and websites and will not use it for gaming. The display and overall looks are probably the most important. . BB has a Inspiron 15 with a i3 processor for $649.

I am also looking at the Lenovo 15" models because I think I have narrowed my choices down to these 2 manufactures.

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Dell :: Vostro 3500 Won't Boot

Sep 5, 2014

My vostro 3500 that ive had for 3 years crashed a few times and now wont boot. When i turn the laptop on, the power sign comes on and then a few seconds after, the fan starts going non-stop. nothing comes up on the screen either.

Ive tried taking out the battery and putting it back in again, but that didnt work. 

The laptop had been getting a bit hot recently, so i opened it up and cleaned out the fan.

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Dell :: Screen Resolution On New Vostro 3400 And 3500?

Mar 10, 2010

There is no configurable screen and the tech specs don't say other than "HD" which most people use for 1366x768.

Has anyone been able to confirm the screen resolution on the new Vostro 2500 series or 3400?

Any idea on how long it takes them to make it a bit more configurable?

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Dell :: BUYING Backlit Keyboard For Vostro 3500

May 28, 2010

So does anyone know if Dell sells the backlit keyboard as a part for the Vostro 3500? Mine came with the normal one, but I could really use some light in my keyboard

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Dell :: Vostro 3500 Or 3700; Any Comment On Fan Noise?

Apr 18, 2010

I'm planning my next notebook purchase and wherefore interested in fan noise levels of those two models. Does it have a high-tone annoying pitch as stated on e.g. ThinkPad 410?

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Jan 23, 2013

I have a Vostro 3500 with Win 7 Premium and i try boot from external hd ( i install linux in this external hd- Seagate 320 Gb) and it can't run, i think the problem is secure boot.

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Dell Vostro 3500 :: Can Use A Standard USB Keyboard And Mouse With Such A Laptop

Jul 1, 2010

I have never used a laptop before (I prefer to work on a server machine) but am considering one at present.I'm looking at a Vostro 3500 but that could change.

1)  Can I use a standard USB keyboard and mouse with such a laptop?  (No need for special devices!)

2)  Are there any problems with PS-2 to USB adaptors connecting keyboard and mouse to a USB port?  (Yes I have a few keyboards and mice in storage!)

3)  Can I install a standard out of the box version of Windows 7 Ultimate (already licensed) on the Vostro 3500?

4)  I saw reference somewhere to touch screen control in Win 7 coming sometime.  What are the release plans for such capabilities in Dell laptops?

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Dell :: Inspiron 13, XPS M1330, Studio XPS 13, Vostro 1320 Or Vostro 1310

Apr 5, 2009

im not sure if i want a graphic card in it, as it would just eat battery life and i would get nothing much out of it, since i have no plans in gaming with it.

i will be, however massively watching movies, and streaming movies (99.9% of the web, not dvd player) would that need a dedicated graphic card?

i would also like to know which are the best in terms of :

price, screen quality, build quality, weight, which ones have the same keyboard,current known issues, and are they any rumors or known news of any updates of any of these models in the next 6 months worth waiting for?

ive also bought a m1330 a few months back, but since i had some issues with school, i had to return it and delay my purchase to this year.

the laptop was getting extremely hot, like not even possible to put on my lap kind-of hot. is that issue fixed?

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Jul 13, 2009

I notice that all reviews for this laptop are based on the SU9400 model. I'm wondering if these reviews are then accurate for the SU3500 and SU2700 models in terms of performance?

I know the SU9400 is dual-core, I'd just like to know the difference in performance between the two varieties.

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HP Pro 3500 Networking :: How To Install Ethernet Driver

Dec 2, 2014

I have an HP pro 3500 series Macrotower , and i have problem and i cant find how to install ethernet driver.

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HP Mini 110 3500 OS/Software :: Windows 8 - How To Go To BIOS Or Boot Settings

Nov 6, 2014

Since yesterday, i can not find how to go to bios setting or how to go to booting option.I have read all articles on this forum about pressing esc, f9, or f10 when notebook begin starting.But never work. All of this button never work.

Combination with fn button, but it also didn't work. Everytime i press fn+f9 or fn+f10 when notebook begin start doesn show bios or booting menu.

Does it becouse i use windows 8? My notebook is HP Mini 110-3500 with Windows 8 in it.

Then i try to search 'how to go to bios setting in windows 8', i found many articles, most of them using UEFI bios setting. But on my HP Mini there is no UEFI setting?

How to go to bios setting or how to go to booting options? i want to reinstall this HP Mini using my usb flash drive.

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Dell :: (vostro Or Inspiron)

May 30, 2010

Im looking to buy a Dell laptop but i need to decide which its the right one for me to get

Vostro 3500 or Inspiron 1545 both with i3 processor.

im looking to use this laptop for high school and light games like this one for example.

System Requirements:

* Windows 95/98/ME/XP/2000/Vista/7
* DirectX version 5.0 or later, or OpenGL
* 43 MB free space on your hard disk
* A connection to the internet

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Dell :: Vostro 1310 Vs Inspiron 13

Feb 3, 2009

I am looking for a second small laptop. I was thinking netbook but now consider 13'. I noticed that the Vostro 1310 is $599 with very decent spec and Inspiron and XPS 13 are a few hundred more expensive.

I guess that's because the Vostro uses Morem CPU. If I go to Outlet, I can grab a Vostro 1310 for $4xx. If there is a coupon going on, the deal is even sweeter.

I know XPS 1310 has much better build quality but how about Vostro 1310 vs Inspiron 13, if I don't care about CPU difference?

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545 Vs.Vostro A860

Oct 13, 2009

Dell Inspiron 1545 and a Vostro A860?

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Dell :: Inspiron 1545/Vostro A860

Oct 13, 2009

on the difference in build quality between a Dell Inspiron 1545 and a Vostro A860?

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Dell :: Vostro 1500 Vs Inspiron 1520

Sep 6, 2007

This might sound like a really stupid question, but could someone break down the differences and perhaps list the benefits and disadvantages (if any) between the two?

I know they're built on the same chassis. I know the Vostro comes in all black with a silver keyboard and the option of Windows XP whereas the Inspiron has 7 fantastic colours and three versions of Vista. But the reviews say different things, like how the Vostro gets hot but the Inspiron doesn't. Do either come with different versions of the 8600M? GS vs GT, DDR2 vs GDDR3?

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Dell :: Inspiron 9300 And Vostro 1700

Oct 6, 2007

First, for any Vostro 1700 owners: anyone done a dual-250GB config either factory or upgrade?

Second, how far can I take my non-SATA 9300? I've been reading some of the parts-swap threads and getting some ideas, as shown in my sig. What's the top CPU I can drop in, and was there a 9300/XPSGen2-compatible (well, retrofittable, anyway) version of a GeForce Go 7800GTX? Also, anyone using Sound Blaster Audigy Software Edition on one of these big beasts?

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Dell :: Buying A Inspiron 13" Or A Vostro

Sep 28, 2008

I'm trying to configure a laptop which has 14" 1440x900 display. Would like to get as much discounts as possible. How much is the employee discount? Is it stackable with the coupon codes found on the internet?

Also why isn't the Vostro 14" or inspiron 14" available anymore?

How is the screen on the Inspiron 13" ? I'm keen to buy the 13" but I think it'll be kinda small.

What is Dell's return policy? Just incase I dont like the laptop.

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Dell :: Vostro 1700/ Inspiron 1720

Jun 8, 2008

-What is the maximum CPU available?
A: These laptops support Penryn which means that the Core 2 Duo T9300 and even the Core 2 Extreme will fit in this machine, although the latter is not available from Dell as an option when purchasing these laptops.

-What is the maximum amount of RAM supported?
A: 4GB, but Vista 32bit only recognizes 3.581GB. To take advantage of the full 4GB, you need to upgrade to a 64bit OS.

-What is the best video card available?
A: The 8600MGT is the best one available from Dell so far.

-Can I upgrade the video card?
A: As of right now the 8600MGT is the best video card available for these machines, although if you have the 8400MGS you can upgrade to the 8600MGT. If you have the Intel graphics unfortulately you cannot upgrade them.

-Do these laptops have a DVI port?
A: Unfortunately they do not have DVI ports.

-Can these laptops be ordered with Windows XP?
A: The Vostro 1700 can be ordered with XP but unfortunately the 1720 cannot. Dell will stop selling Genuine Windows XP on June 18th.

-What is the best hard drive available?
A: 320GB is the biggest you can go atleast if you order it from I'm sure that websites such as NewEgg have better deals on bigger drives.

-Is Blu-Ray available on these laptops?
A: No, at least not from Dell.

-How do these laptops do when it comes to gaming?
A: I can play Crysis on near-max settings in DX9 mode. DX10 mode is playable but the settings have to be pretty low. Games like Gears of War and Bioshock can play perfectly on DX10 Mode and X-Plane 9 can play fantastic with everything topped out.

-What is the best screen available for these laptops?
A: WUXGA with TrueLife

-What is the best warranty available for these laptops?
A: 3 Year ProSupport for End Users and 3 year NBD On-site service

-Would I recommend purchasing one of these laptops?
A: Definitely because I think you get a lot of computer for the money.

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Dell :: Budget: Inspiron 1525 Vs. Vostro 1520 ...

Aug 29, 2009

I'm in dire need of a cheap notebook for collage. Nothing to fancy. I'll only be using it to browse the web, watch some movies, do my homework and play World of Warcraft.

I'm considering a Dell Inspiron 15 or a Dell Vostro 1520, but can't decide. Which would you guys pick if you had to chose between the following....................................................

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Dell :: Is There Any Build Difference Between Vostro, Inspiron And Studio

Mar 16, 2010

Assuming a vostro, inspiron and studio have the same processor + gfx card, what is the difference between all three? any upgradable components like RAM, HDD, DVDRW, mini-pci, etc doesnt count.

Is there a build difference - I am really liking the new Inspiron 1464 and its brushed metal look, but I want to figure out whether the build is better on a vostro/studio?

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Dell :: Vostro 1500 Dekstop Icons Disappeared Stops At Vostro

Feb 27, 2009

I bought a Vostro 1500. It has been fine and I got XP instead of Vista. 2GB of RAM.

It boots up fine with quick Dell screen, black XP start up screen with thermometer line at bottom, then light blue XP screen then Vostro.

Before the destop icons show up next after Vostro and I am all set. Now it stops at Vostro.

I can get to programs using task manager file open and browse. Not very convenient.

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Dell :: Vostro V13 Vs Vostro 3300

Mar 9, 2010

I know the Vostro 3300 just came out.

For those who own the V13. Do you miss having HDMI? How's the build quality on the V13? And with the Vostro 3300 out now, the Vostro 3300 would be a better buy, no?

Any differences that I should take note of?

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Dell :: [New] Vostro V13

Dec 8, 2009



Looks very nice. Spotted it on the Hong Kong, Mayalsia, China site as well as the reported Singapore site. (See updates below.)

I am looking for other available countries right now. Will keep this post updated.

Just spotted the starting price on the Dell China website: (see US price @ Update 3 below)

250GB hdd

Core2Solo SU3500
320GB hdd

Actual translation should mean "ships on the 14th" assuming that means December.


- Ah, available in the UK and Australia also.
- Don't see the C2D option on the UK page, looks like it's still being updated. (LINK)
- Top spec option on AUS page @ a pricey $13xxAUD. Laptops are abit more expensive over there. :-/ (LINK)

Update2: Via Endgaget



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Oct 2, 2008

What is ODM for Vostro 500?

Any T7xxx I can install and will work?

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Dell :: Vostro 1400Draft N And 3G

May 8, 2010

I have a vostro 1400 and am wanting to add a Draft N wireless card to it.
Are there any compatible cards for the vostro?

Also, Is there any way to add 3G functionality to the vostro 1400.

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Mar 1, 2009

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Apr 27, 2010

I'm looking to upgrade my cheap consumer-grade laptop with something more robust. My uses are mostly software development as well as photography (Photoshop, etc.). I'm not interested in using this new machine for gaming (that would be a very secondary use).

I'm looking for a 17" laptop, so am considering both the Vostro 3700 and Precision M6500. I understand the system differences between these two machines, as well as the cost differences. Ideally, I'd like whatever I buy to last 3+ years without falling too far behind in technology, but on the other hand the Precision is very expensive (budgets suck).

Thus, would the new Vostro 3700, maxed out on configuration, be a worthwhile investment or, since I'm going to spend the money, should I go the extra mile and get the Precision? What would I miss (other than the graphics card mostly) if I go Vostro?

I've been agonizing over this for a good month or so and realize making a decision like this in a vacuum isn't going to happen, so let me know your thoughts.

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Dell :: Vostro 1510

Jan 28, 2009

I just received my first laptop, a Vostro 1510 from Dell. The specs are in my sig.

I have a few newbie questions:

1) What is the best way to store a battery, and at what percentage should I store it? Or can I leave it in while using the AC Adapter.

2) I can take out the battery, and run the laptop via the AC adapter right?

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