Dell’s Vostro 3700 is a trade notebook that is intended for small business that is aiming for a big inexpensive desktop alternate. It features ample of performance into its muscular chassis for daily office and online connections tasks, as well as operating more challenging applications such as video editing and gaming.
It comes in many color choices whichever you prefer. Its footprint measures 16.2×10.7 inches and is 1.3 inches thick with the lid closed. It weighs 6 pounds if you opt for a 6-cell battery up to 6.5 pounds if you have the 9-cell battery.
It is LED backlit with a high HD resolution of 1,600×900. The speakers are a bit disappointing since it produces thin, harsh sounds, which is quite unpleasant to the hearing.
A 2 mp Webcam lets you do video chatting and it delivers good images. Dell’s Webcam Central Utility, which is pre-packaged with the unit, allows you to capture still photos and videos.
One common feature is the full sized keyboard with a numeric pad at the right of the board. It is very comfortable and easy to type on. There is a series of touch-sensitive multimedia keys atop the Function key row. The touch pad measures 4×2 inches and is easy to use.
The huge screen provides space for a full sized keyboard, dedicated number pad, and a touch pad. You can see the multimedia control buttons on top of the Function column.
The Vostro3700 is also packaged with a FingerPrint reader, 4 USB ports, a USB/eSATA combo, a WLAN port, and VGA/HDMI ports. There is also an ExpressCard/34 slot reader, a Memory Stick card reader and an 8X DVD±RW drive.
The ExpressCard/34 slot is close to the optical drive on the right border, and a memory card reader and headphone and microphone jacks at the frontage.
The unit comes with a 500GB HD, which is adequate enough for the majority of the consumers. Furthermore, the drive has a dynamic hard drive security to keep your data against bumps and drops. With that, it could be nice to carry around during your business and pleasure trips.
Two USB ports, an HDMI connector, USB/eSATA combo port, and a VGA jack are located on its left edge.
The unit is operated by a 32 bit Windows 7 Professional and an Intel’s 2.4GHz Core i5-520M processor. The Nvidia GeForce GT330M graphic chip is also ideal for gaming and video editing. It is loaded with 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3RAM. This is quite a package for a very affordable price.
On the right border are two more USB ports and the LAN port.
The battery life can run up to 2 hours and 40 minutes for a 9-cell battery pack. The company provides a full service and technical support thru ProSupport plus a one year limited warranty.