Dell dishes out another powerful variant of its impressive Vostro range of business class gadgets in the all new Vostro 1540 Ci3/4 GB notebook. Like all its predecessors, this laptop too comes with a classy design and a rich set of features to meet the demands of business professionals. However, this smart notebook also brings enough multimedia features to keep entertainment enthusiasts interested. This notebook is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor and works on a Linux platform.
Style and Portability
This laptop is bestowed with a simple and elegant look to suit the likes of business professionals. Although the overall build is predominantly plastic, the laptop boasts of incredible strength and durability with its sturdy main chassis. The edges of the notebook are beautifully curved to give it a pleasant look and feel. The exteriors sport a fine, textured finish that adds to the aesthetic appeal of the device. Despite its relatively large size, the laptop is reasonably portable as it weighs only 2.36 Kg, which is a little less when compared to other mid-weight notebook. The device measures only 376.0 x 260.0 x 34.5 mm in dimensions.
A sturdy bezel protects the 15.6 inch screen of the Vostro 1540 laptop from any external pressure. The HD WLED Anti-Glare display provides you with crisp and visually appealing images at a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Savour a great experience in front of the screen as it offers optimal angles for your viewing pleasure. The interiors are crafted with the sole purpose of giving you extreme comfort while working. You can type with great speed and accuracy using the standard keyboard which comes with large, neatly spaced keys. The touchpad is spacious and offers nice responsive feedback on its smooth surface.
Vostro has primarily designed this model for performance and speed, which is clearly evident in its brilliant processor configuration. Loaded with an efficient Intel Core i3 370M processor which is built on an Intel Mobile HM 57 Express chipset, the laptop proves to be highly dependable while performing complex tasks. The processor also boasts of a 3 MB cache and an impressive clock speed of 2.4 GHz to help ensure that you get consistent processing speeds while multitasking.
The 4 GB DDR3 memory of this Vostro series notebook from Dell is expandable up to 8 GB by means of the two memory slots available. A SATA 500 GB HDD which comes with an RPM of 5400 takes care of all your storage requirements as it provide plenty of space to help you preserve all your favourite movies, music and other important data. The laptop is equipped with an Intel HD Graphics processor which offers fabulous gaming capabilities. You can enjoy high-end games and movies without compromising the visual quality.
Multimedia and Connectivity
The notebook comes packed with sufficient multimedia features for a business gadget. Experience great sound while listening to music as the laptop comes with powerful Dell audio speakers. You can always stay in touch with friends through high quality video chatting using the integrated 1.3 megapixel web camera and Internal mic featured here.
You can connect to other devices easily as the laptop is equipped with various ports and slots. An HDMI port is featured here to enable you to connect your computer to HD television sets and gaming consoles. Other options include three USB 2.0 ports, a Mic in, a VGA port and a 3-in-1 card reader. The DVD RW optical drive can be used for playback, disc copying and more. Internet connectivity is surprisingly smooth and swift, courtesy of the Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN and Standard Dell Wireless LAN. You can share data with other compatible devices at high-speeds using the Bluetooth 3.0 feature of this notebook.
Battery and Other Features
This laptop is ideal for those who travel often as it comes with a 6 cell battery that boasts of a total backup of up to 3 hours when fully charged. Dell strikes all the right notes with this Vostro 1540 notebook which has a perfect blend of style, features and performance all packed in one affordable unit.
Review by Narasimha Kulkarni
4 Jan, 2012
DELL Vostro 1540/4GB/500GB
11 Jan, 2012
The best deal Flipkart ever offered me.
1 Apr, 2012
Awesome.. Go for it
16 Feb, 2012
You cannot install even XP on this laptop
piruvilli from mullaperiyar
14 Jan, 2012
Wifi connectivity problem with Ubuntu 10.10 and other Ubuntu variants
19 Jan, 2012
23 Jul, 2012
Great product at VFM tag!
3 Apr, 2012
Fantastic laptop for Students!!
18 Mar, 2012
Dell Vostro 1540 Ci3 - best deal
13 Mar, 2012