The Dell Vostro 3559 Core i5 is a mid-range notebook from Dell which features a 6th Gen Core i5 processor along with 4GB DDR4 RAM. It sports a 15.6” display and runs Windows 10 Pro right out of the box. It comes with a full-sized keyboard and a dedicated number pad for added convenience. It also comes with a CD/DVD writer optical drive, which is becoming a rare inclusion in notebooks nowadays.
It strives to offer the best value for money with a combination of strong mid-range specifications like the 1TB hard-drive, an almost latest generation processor, and DDR4 RAM, which is one of the fastest ones available. Dell has managed to achieve a fine balance between price and performance. The Dell Vostro 3559 Core i5 is available at a price of Rs. 50,921/- in online stores. We will take an in-depth look at this notebook in this review.
The Dell Vostro 3559 Core i5 is a mid-range notebook aimed mainly at enterprise users, as is evident by the Windows 10 Pro version. The laptop is finished entirely in matte black finish with the Dell logo etched on the lid. Two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, the fan outlet grills, an RJ-45 LAN port and the power socket are located on the left edge. An SD Card Reader, the 3.5mm Headphone Jack, a USB 2.0 port, an optical drive and a Kensington Lock Slot are to be found on the right edge. The back edge is bare of any ports or slots.
On the inside, the palm-rest and the area around the keyboard are also finished in black. The Chiclet-style keyboard has a generous amount of travel. The keys are soft and well-spaced. This makes for comfortable and fatigue-free long typing sessions. The almost square trackpad has a good amount of friction and is fairly accurate. The left-click and the right-click are demarcated by a small vertical line. The design review of the Dell Vostro 3559 brings out its stellar build quality and useful features like the Kensington Lock Slot for security.
The Dell Vostro 3559 Core i5 sports a 15.6” HD LED Backlit Anti-glare display which has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels which is a 16:9 aspect ratio. This ratio is perfect for watching movies as well as productivity. The extra-wide display is very useful especially for working on excel sheets. The colour saturation is good and the viewing angles are great. The contrast is very good, with only slight colour shift happening at the extremes of the viewing angles.
The HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels is just about sufficient for a 15.6” display without being overly soft. Ideally, the resolution of a 15.6” display should be full HD for crystal-clear clarity. It is also an anti-glare display which makes for long periods of fatigue-free viewing and clear outdoor visibility.
The Dell Vostro 3559 Core i5 is powered by a 6th Gen Intel Core i5 6200U processor clocked at 2.3GHz with turbo boost up to 2.8GHz. The graphics are taken care of by integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU. This is supported by 4GB DDR4 RAM operating at 1600MHz. It packs in a massive 1TB hard drive which operates at 5400 RPM. All these specifications work together to deliver a smooth lag-free performance in day-to-day productivity tasks.
Casual, non-intensive games are quite playable on this machine, but resource-hogging games won’t run smoothly. The integrated HD webcam sits over the display which is an ideal position for video calls. This is an important feature for a notebook aimed at enterprise users who have most of their meeting via video conferencing. The Dell Vostro 3559 features IEEE 802.11 ac Wi-Fi for some of the fastest wireless connectivity speeds, Bluetooth V4.0 and 10/100/1000Mbps wired ethernet port for fastest speeds in wired connectivity. Overall, this notebook is made to play multiple roles in day-to-day usage.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Dell Vostro 3559 Notebook
· AC Adapter
· User Guide and Manuals
ü 1TB hard disk drive.
ü 4GB DDR4 RAM.
ü Optical drive included.
ü Anti-glare display.
ü Window 10 Pro edition.
ü Good battery backup.
û Display resolution could have been better.
The Dell Vostro 3559 Core i5 Notebook is an upper-level mid-range notebook which performs extremely well in day-to-day productivity tasks. This review finds this to be an all-rounder device which can play different roles as and when the situation calls for it. It is an extremely well-built device which is backed by Dell’s expertise and excellent service. Overall, the Dell Vostro 3559 Core i5 is a highly recommended notebook for someone who is looking for a solid mid-range all-round notebook which gives excellent value for the buyer’s money.
· Performance: 4 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.