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Dell Vostro 1540 Ci3/2 GB/500 GB/Linux

(Grayish Black)
  • Intel Core i3
  • 2 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500 GB HDD
  • Linux
1 Year Domestic Complete Cover, Onsite Warranty Dell India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
Rs. 27,169
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3 months 13% Rs. 9254 Rs. 27760
6 months 13% Rs. 4702 Rs. 28209
9 months 13% Rs. 3185 Rs. 28662
12 months 13% Rs. 2427 Rs. 29120
18 months 15% Rs. 1695 Rs. 30509
24 months 15% Rs. 1318 Rs. 31617
3 months 12% Rs. 9239 Rs. 27715
6 months 12% Rs. 4688 Rs. 28128
9 months 15% Rs. 3211 Rs. 28896
12 months 15% Rs. 2453 Rs. 29427
18 months 15% Rs. 1695 Rs. 30509
24 months 15% Rs. 1318 Rs. 31617
3 months 14% Rs. 9269 Rs. 27806
6 months 14% Rs. 4715 Rs. 28290
9 months 14% Rs. 3198 Rs. 28779
12 months 14% Rs. 2440 Rs. 29274
3 months 12% Rs. 9239 Rs. 27715
6 months 12% Rs. 4688 Rs. 28128
9 months 13% Rs. 3185 Rs. 28662
12 months 13% Rs. 2427 Rs. 29120
18 months 15% Rs. 1695 Rs. 30509
24 months 15% Rs. 1318 Rs. 31617
3 months 15% Rs. 9284 Rs. 27852
6 months 15% Rs. 4729 Rs. 28370
9 months 15% Rs. 3211 Rs. 28896
12 months 15% Rs. 2453 Rs. 29427

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Dell Vostro 1540 Ci3/2 GB/500 GB/Linux (Grayish Black) Price: Rs.27169

Dell comes up with yet another wonderful piece of work in the latest edition of the successful Vostro 1540 range of business notebooks. This variant is designed to meet your professional demands with utmost efficiency. Although, the laptop is aimed at business users, it still manages to squeeze in sufficient multimedia features to satisfy gamers and entertainment enthusiasts. The notebook is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor and works on Linux, an ideal operating system that suits software developers.

Style and Portability

The laptop is skilfully crafted with brilliant aesthetics and ergonomics to give it a professional look and feel. Despite being clad predominantly in plastic, the laptop boasts of incredible strength and durability with its sturdy chassis. The edges are beautifully curved to give it a pleasant cosmetic appearance. The exteriors sport a neat finish that comes with an anti-smudge cover to keep those oily fingerprints away. You can easily carry the laptop anywhere you go as it weighs only 2.36 Kg, which is less when you look at other mid-weight notebooks. The laptop comes with sleek dimensions of 376.0 x 260.0 x 34.5 mm.

The large 15.6 inch screen of the Vostro series laptop dishes out sharp and clear images at a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Enjoy optimal viewing angles while watching movies on the HD WLED Anti-Glare display which treats you with its stunning visual clarity. The luxurious interiors are precisely positioned to provide you with extreme comfort while working. You can type with great speed and accuracy using the standard keyboard which consists of a set of large, well-spaced keys. The touchpad comes with a smooth and responsive surface to help you navigate through web pages effortlessly.

Performance

This laptop is an excellent performer as it boasts of an impressive processor configuration to enable you to perform daily tasks with good processing speeds. Packed with an Intel Core i3 380M processor that is built on an Intel Mobile HM57 Express chipset, the laptop proves to be a good multi-tasker. On top of this, the processor also boasts of a 3 MB cache and a clock speed of 2.53 GHz to boost the performance levels of the device.

The 2 GB DDR3 memory of the Vostro 1540 Ci3 laptop is expandable up to 8 GB by means of the two memory slots available here. Your storage requirements are handled by a SATA 500 GB HDD that comes with an RPM of 5400. The hard disk provides adequate space to help you store all your valuable data. Gamers and entertainment enthusiasts will be extremely delighted with the display capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics processor that comes along with the notebook. You can indulge in high-end gaming without compromising the visual clarity.

Multimedia and Connectivity

The laptop comes with enough multimedia features to provide you with fun and entertainment when you require a break from work. Savour a memorable listening experience using the powerful Dell audio speakers this laptop comes equipped with. You can stay connected with your buddies and dear ones through high quality video chatting offered by the integrated 1.3 megapixel web camera.

You can also connect to other external devices by means of various ports and slots. These options include three USB 2.0 ports, a Mic in, a VGA port and a 3-in-1 card reader. An HDMI port is also featured here to enable you to connect your computer to gaming consoles and large screen monitors. Apart from this, the laptop also includes a DVD RW optical drive to help you read and write discs. Connecting to the Internet is smooth and instant, courtesy of the Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN and Standard Dell Wireless LAN of this notebook. The Bluetooth 3.0 feature facilitates high-speed data transfer to other compatible devices.

Battery and Other Features

The laptop comes with a powerful 6 cell battery that is capable of a total backup of up to 3 hours when fully charged. All in all, this Vostro notebook is an ideal buy for those who are looking for a smart business laptop that comes with a brilliant design and a nice mix of features to meet your business demands at an affordable price.

 

Specifications of Dell Vostro 1540 Ci3/2 GB/500 GB/Linux (Grayish Black)

In the Box
Sales Package Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide and Manuals
General
Brand Dell
Model Name Vostro
Series 1540
Lifestyle Browse/Entertainment
Color Grayish Black
Model ID 1540 2 GB/ 500 GB
Processor
Processor Core i3 (1st Gen)
Variant 380M
Chipset Mobile HM57 Express
Brand Intel
Clock Speed 2.53 GHz
Cache 3 MB
Memory
Expandable Memory Upto 8 GB
Memory Slots 2 (Unused Slot - 1)
System Memory 2 GB DDR3
Storage
Hardware Interface SATA
RPM 5400
HDD Capacity 500 GB
Optical Disk Drive
Optical Drive DVD RW Drive
Platform
Operating System Linux
Display
Screen Size 15.6 inch
Resolution 1366 x 768 Pixel
Screen Type HD WLED Anti-Glare
Graphics
Graphic Processor Intel HD Graphics
Input
Web Camera 1.3 Megapixel
Pointer Device TouchPad
Keyboard Standard Keyboard
Audio
Speakers Dell Audio Speakers
Communication
Ethernet 10/100/1000 LAN
Wireless LAN Standard Dell Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth v3.0
Power
Battery Backup Upto 3 hours
Power Supply 65 W AC Adapter
Battery Cell 6 cell
Ports/Slots
USB Port 3 x USB 2.0
Mic In Yes
RJ45 LAN Yes
HDMI Port Yes
VGA Port Yes
Multi Card Slot 3-in-1 Card Reader
Machine Dimensions
Weight 2.36 kg
Dimension 376.0 x 260.0 x 34.5 mm
Color Grayish Black
Warranty
Warranty Summary 1 Year Domestic Complete Cover, Onsite Warranty
Not Covered in Warranty Brand does not take the responsibility of any damage caused on the laptop due to third party software installed by the customer which enhances the performance of specific parts such as Audio, Battery, RAM, etc.

Reviews of Dell Vostro 1540 Ci3/2 GB/500 GB/Linux

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Mithun Nambiar
09 Jun 2012
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Excellent budget laptop

This laptop is a recommended buy for those looking for a entry level budget laptop from Dell.

The laptop came with Ubuntu OS. Not being a big fan, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate right away. Finding the drivers on dell.com/support/drivers/in/en/inbsd1/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection was effortless (another reason to stick around with Dell) and didn't take more than an hour.

The battery back up is decent - 2.5 hours when running on full brightness and playing content on the DVD drive.
The 15.6" screen has excellent viewing angles and the colors look true. The viewing experience as a w...
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This laptop is a recommended buy for those looking for a entry level budget laptop from Dell.

The laptop came with Ubuntu OS. Not being a big fan, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate right away. Finding the drivers on dell.com/support/drivers/in/en/inbsd1/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection was effortless (another reason to stick around with Dell) and didn't take more than an hour.

The battery back up is decent - 2.5 hours when running on full brightness and playing content on the DVD drive.
The 15.6" screen has excellent viewing angles and the colors look true. The viewing experience as a w...
This laptop is a recommended buy for those looking for a entry level budget laptop from Dell.

The laptop came with Ubuntu OS. Not being a big fan, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate right away. Finding the drivers on dell.com/support/drivers/in/en/inbsd1/DriversHome/NeedProductSelection was effortless (another reason to stick around with Dell) and didn't take more than an hour.

The battery back up is decent - 2.5 hours when running on full brightness and playing content on the DVD drive.
The 15.6" screen has excellent viewing angles and the colors look true. The viewing experience as a whole is excellent.

The keyboard and track pad feel very responsive. Some might need the numeric keypad, considering the large screen, but I don't need one. Also, no numeric keypad translates to widely spaced keys, which works great for me.

Plenty of USB slots: 3 ports to connect a USB mouse / pen drive / data card all at once

The first generation i3 processor (380M, 2.54 Ghz) effortlessly meets my daily multitasking requirements. I have Word, Excel, VLC player, Firefox and Chrome open all the time and never faced any performance lag.

The speakers are good and are loud enough.

Here is the Windows Experience Index. The laptop scores fine in all areas, except Graphics where it takes a hit :

Processor : 6.7
Memory : 5.5
Graphics : 3.8
Gaming graphics : 5.1
Primary hard disk : 5.9

This laptop is not for those looking to play high end games. Counter Strike works like a charm, but I wouldn't push it into running Battlefield 3 and expect wonders.

The build quality/feel are alright, but for those who are rather particular about looks, one can get the Inspiron 14R for a few more thousand (but with a smaller screen, of course).
For 27k, one also gets a Dell backpack and 1 year complete cover and onsite service, making the Vostro 1540 the best buy among the lot.

4 of 5 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Tej Joshi
08 Apr 2012
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DELL VOSTRO

Always with Dell so tried VOSTRO. First thing the delivery was just the next day. Installed WIN 7 and then other SW and the system was working great.
Hard Drive size is good. Top cover is good to if one wants to avoid scratches on it from regular usage. Complete Cover warranty is an added advantage.
This is good machine which was bought for in-laws and now may get it for a cousin.

Thanks to flipkart will be with you always for anything i need.

2 of 3 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
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Raja
20 Sep 2012
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Not at all good product.

I purchased this product from Flipkart with complete warranty.But with in one week its right speaker stopped functioning and now both stopped.I called Dell customer care and they informed me that it is because of VLC media player which allows you to play more than 100% volume and they are not ready to replace speakers in warranty period.After checking in Dell community forum I found that this problem is not only faced by me there are some more customers who are facing it.I suggest you to don't go for this product.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Mahaveer Jain
15 Aug 2012
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You would be contempt

For laptop in range of 25k -29k, this is a good choice.
Bought this one on 11th August and it got delivered on 13th so this does say that the delivery speed is awesome and the way Flipkart wrapped it up was too good! Nice Handle with Care policy!!!
About the laptop

Pros
- The heat vent is at the side so helps by not hurting your lap.
- HD movies play really smooth and look???s cool too!
- Antiglare screen scores as watching movie during the day experience are pleasant. +The Widescreen gives a good experience while watching movie.
- Games like Counter Strike and NFS played smoothly but othe...
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For laptop in range of 25k -29k, this is a good choice.
Bought this one on 11th August and it got delivered on 13th so this does say that the delivery speed is awesome and the way Flipkart wrapped it up was too good! Nice Handle with Care policy!!!
About the laptop

Pros
- The heat vent is at the side so helps by not hurting your lap.
- HD movies play really smooth and look???s cool too!
- Antiglare screen scores as watching movie during the day experience are pleasant. +The Widescreen gives a good experience while watching movie.
- Games like Counter Strike and NFS played smoothly but othe...
For laptop in range of 25k -29k, this is a good choice.
Bought this one on 11th August and it got delivered on 13th so this does say that the delivery speed is awesome and the way Flipkart wrapped it up was too good! Nice Handle with Care policy!!!
About the laptop

Pros
- The heat vent is at the side so helps by not hurting your lap.
- HD movies play really smooth and look???s cool too!
- Antiglare screen scores as watching movie during the day experience are pleasant. +The Widescreen gives a good experience while watching movie.
- Games like Counter Strike and NFS played smoothly but other games with good Graphics?? Don't even imagine!!
- Comes with Ubuntu 10.10 even though they say DOS
- Web Cam is too cool! 1.3MP makes the images better looking even in low light but for using Skype make sure you have a good Broadband.
- Easy to upgrade RAM to 4 GB with additional slot

Cons
- DVD-R, no dual layer support
- No USB3.0 Port
- Looks are moderate not worth flaunting
- No separate buttons for Wi-Fi

But still I believe that the cons are minor considering the pros!!!
Suggest this for Office goers who at the end of the day want to use a laptop for movie, surfing or playing moderate games like counter strike with friends on Wi-Fi.

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Chandrasekharan P
11 Jul 2012
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A Complete Value for Money

Value for money. A very good configuration for this price. Did a lot of research on which laptop to buy. 3 Choices finally decided on this laptop. Everything about this laptop is good. Good Battery backup. RAM is Ok for the kind of work i do. Lots of space. It comes with Ubantu Installed. Overall a 4.5 out of 5. i would recommend this laptop for a medium user.

Flipkart deliverd this laptop in 2 days and i hats off to their service. Well packed and the bag is apt for this laptop

1 of 1 users found this review helpful.

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Dell Vostro 1540 Ci3/2 GB/500 GB/Linux

Its really amazing experience wid Dell Vostro 1540 Ci3/2 GB/500 GB/Linux its large capacity of hard disk i.e500GB gives more space option to hard disk partition as well as about dell's onsite service is facility,, i really dont have words...............................
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DEVEN VAIJAPURKAR
19 Sep 2013
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Excellent Budget laptop !!! Worth Buying !!

I brought this good gadget one year back and till now its running absolutely fine. The RAM , the display all are rocking!! i am planning to upgrade 2 GB RAM on it. Features are good. Speakers are bit delicate. Keyboard is strong and most important battery is very stable and powerful.

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Bhairav Desai
07 Oct 2012
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Budget

1. Screen is brilliant and the colors are amazing.
2. Touch Pad comes with gesture support upto 4 fingers.
3. Windows Media Player can be controlled by movement of Hands. Just wave your hand on the right, to change the song and bring your hand down to pause the song!!
4. Keyboard is spacy and eas...
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Raja
20 Sep 2012
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Not at all good product.

I purchased this product from Flipkart with complete warranty.But with in one week its right speaker stopped functioning and now both stopped.I called Dell customer care and they informed me that it is because of VLC media player which allows you to play more than 100% volume and they are not rea... (View complete review)

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Ravikiran Butti
19 Sep 2012
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Awesome laptop!!! Highly recommended for grads who dont want to load there parents pockets much.

Pros:
-Cost
-Anti Glare Screen
-core i3 processor
-15.6 inch screen with super sound system

Cons:
-Low quality keyboard
-no inbuilt mike.
-hard to find wi-fi and graphics driver for win7

I was looking for a good feature laptop below 30000rs range. I had checked for samsung or dell and i finally...
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