|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1336 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||2.4 GHz Intel Core i5|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||500 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Mobility Radeon HD|
|Card Description||Mobility Radeon HD 5470|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1024 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
Dell Studio 15 Laptop
- Notebook 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400
- 15.6 High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife and Camera Size: 320GB
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The Studio line is Dell's midrange laptops. The Inspiron being there low end range for consumers that just need a standard laptop. The Dell Studio laptop is completely plastic and it's a bit on the heavy side in my opinion. Maybe because i am so use to my light weight Dell 10 min netbook that i have been spoiled. This is a good lap top. However, i think the flaw in Dell is that their products can get very pricey very quickly. Especially when you are adding in high end features like 6GB RAM rather than 3GB RAM or 2.99GHZ instead of 2.33GHZ etc. You can get the same thing at HP for probably around a hundred dollars less and their quality feels a bit more refined, polished, and sturdy. That being said if you check Dell's website they do have deals going on all the time especially on holidays. But for some reason the price never seems as low as it should be. If you check periodically you will find yourself a deal. I go to that website religiously and build the exact same laptop that I have and it always comes up to more money.Read more ›
Here are just a few of the things my Studio 1558 (running Windows 7) has done in the past year or so that I've had it (and still does), just to prove my point:
- The hard drive that came with the Studio crashed and had to be replaced.
- The Studio constantly crashes from heat. (For a while, I had to restore my system every time this happened.)
- The fan is running nonstop.
- A technologically gifted friend of mine put a disk in and had to pry my computer open because the disk wouldn't eject AT ALL.
- Dell Support was supposed to
I've bought laptops from Dell before. In fact, my previous laptop was a Dell Studio 1721, and I loved it. But because of my experience with the Studio, I'm beginning to doubt that.
I have this Dell Studio 15" with factory upgraded ram and other goodies totaling about $1000 investment. Since the new box arrived at my door a year ago, it has continually crashed and locked-up. Dell support has tried everything under the sun, short of giving me a new computer. This includes sending techs to my house and replacing internal parts like the graphics card, motherboard, etc. Alas, nothing changes. The fan always runs at full throttle within moments of start-up. If I try to watch a video or even if a web-page has anything using flash, immediately graphics card failure occurs resulting an over-sized cursor and a total system lock-up. My only option is to do a hard system shutdown. Disabling flash or other scripts only delays the inevitable.
I have owned several Dells in the past and WAS a huge fan of Dell; however, this experience has left me very frustrated and disappointed. One tech advised me to purchase a Toshiba as they are not having this issue because their laptops are still a little bulkier providing better airflow.
My issue is with Dell tech support. I have to contend with foreign accents, some are clear but many are not and occasionally I get some accents that are so terrible, I have to hang up and redial. When I describe my problem, I can hear them flipping through the solution sheets to read down a script. If you ask a question off script, they are really lost in a fog. When the good old American technician was at the helm, they would whip you through the solution so fast and it was spot on. The guys and gals knew their stuff. The adage is true; you get what you pay for. Dell pay for cheap overseas tech support and their tech support is worst than 3rd graders.
Back to the topic, the studio 15 is a fine piece of equipment which was complimented by my daughter's college tech support at UNC Charlotte. Just remember, when you buy a computer you are also buying the tech support and Dell's tech support has become awful. It has cause me to reconsider buying another Dell lap top because when I call for assistance, it is what I expect. Not to battle through language barriers, knowledge deficiency, default ignorance, and customers to blame rather than the technician providing me with a solution(s).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the worst computer I have ever owned...expected it to be the best, very expensive and a Dell. Constant start up problems, disc stuck in optical drive... Read morePublished on March 30, 2013 by glocke
VERRRRRRRRRRRRRRY SLOW - STUPID CONFIGURATION - CHEAPEST CRAP PARTS - NO PORTS - FIELD SUPPORT ARE MORONS AND IT TOOK 6 DAYS TO EXPLAIN TO INDIA WHAT THEY COULDNT FIGURE OUT... Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by CASINO BEACH
About a month the charger stopped working. Horrible hardware. Bad plastics. Problems with the video card. Very low quality. Isnt worth the money.Published on February 8, 2013 by Gabriel
I have had this computer for about 2 full years and I HATE it. The first couple of months, it was great. Did all the things a college student needed it to do. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by blaj
I have had my Dell Studio for 2 years now. ZERO problems. People just have to realize that not every single product a company puts out is gonna be amazing, a product is going to... Read morePublished on November 17, 2012 by Dillon
I have owned a DELL Lap Top Studio 15 Computer for 3 and 1/2 years and it is the best of 3 lap tops that I have owned. I use mine for one hour during the day and one hour at night. Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by Dr. Chris Gelenter
This was by far the worst computer that I have ever owned. Just four months after I bought it, it began running very loudly and overheating. Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by Christine
This machine is now 2 years old. While still under warranty, the hinges cracked. Many people have encountered this issue. Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by Gregg S. Nichols
My LCD stopped working two months after the warranty period. A repair person told me that Dell LCD screens are notorious for breaking. Read morePublished on March 19, 2012 by reyken
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