Dell speaks with the current Vostro line of business customers, residential customers would also inspire the Office series. For it equips one of the tester Vostro 3560 with a matt Full HD display, a powerful Ivy Bridge dual-core Intel Core i5-3210m and a dedicated AMD Radeon HD 7670M and packs everything into a solid aluminum chassis.
Specifications Dell Vostro 3560
Display: 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), matt
Processor: Intel Core i5-3210m (2.5 - 3.1 GHz)
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7670M (1 GB), Intel HD Graphics 4000
Memory: 4 GB DDR3 RAM (2x 2GB, 1600 MHz)
Storage: 500 GB HDD (7200 rev / min)
Ports: 4x USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, 1x headphone jack, 1x microphone jack, card reader (SD / MMC / MS / xD), ExpressCard 34 mm
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.0 bluetooth headset, Gigabit Ethernet
Dimensions / Weight: 375 x 32.5 x 259 mm, 2700 g
Other features: fingerprint reader, HD webcam (720p), Kensington lock
The Full HD display of the Dell Vostro 3560 features a high luminance average of 272 cd / m². A high contrast ratio of 446:1 reinforces the positive impression. Bright colors and deep blacks an appealing image. Thanks to the matt surface, the Vostro 3560 can be used even in very bright environments. The fluctuating 11 percent luminance distribution is not in everyday use to continue.
The Full HD display is the high resolution very good for working with multiple windows open simultaneously and the images look brilliant. Sensitive eyes will be bothered by the small font. Windows meets all these standard tools, by the zoom level can be changed. Vostro 3560 already the readability level was preset 125%. For some programs, but it is here to ugly display errors.
The Dell Vostro 3560 is completely occupied with connections. Of the four USB 3.0 ports, one is provided with power share. Thus it is turned off notebook can portable devices such as smartphones, MP3 players and tablets are supplied with power. An ExpressCard-34 slot allows slots such as additional USB 3.0 ports or TV card upgrade. For viewing pictures to external monitors an HDMI and a VGA port are available. A DVD burner and a card reader for SD, MMC, MS and xD memory cards complete the extensive range of interfaces.
The Dell Vostro 3560 is the Dell online store is currently available in five configurations with prices starting at 449 euros. Optionally, a Sandy Bridge Intel Core i3 or Intel CPUs Ivy Bridge generation are available. As a graphic solution can optionally be selected AMD Radeon HD 7670M. The operating system is the 64 bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional. Still stands next to a DVD, a Blu-ray drive available. The cheaper versions are on a HD-ready display.
The 100 x 55 mm sized touchpad has very good sliding properties and also understands multi-touch gestures like two-finger scroll and pinch-to-zoom. Inputs are implemented quickly and accurately. Taps instead of clicks smoothly fold. A two-finger tap instead of a right-click is not recognized. The rubberized, separately executed Mouse buttons have a large stroke and a noticeable pressure point. With a gentle touch, they work like the keyboard softly.
Dell Vostro 3560 installed in an Intel Core i5-3210m. The dual core processor has a clock speed from 2.5 to 3.1 GHz and consumes a maximum of 35 watts. The built-in CPU, graphics chip Intel HD Graphics 4000 is responsible for the image display in office use. GPU for gaming or applications stronger AMD Radeon HD 7670M is switched graphics card with its own video memory.