Dell Studio 15 review: Dell Studio 15

The Studio 15 ran for 2 hours and 46 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, using the included six-cell battery. That's reasonable for a midsize laptops, and our battery drain test is especially grueling, so you can expect longer life from casual Web surfing and office use--we got more than 3 hours out of it in anecdotal use.

Dell includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system, which includes extra features such as 3GB of online backup storage space though Dell's DataSafe program. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, and an extensive online knowledge base and driver downloads.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Dell Studio 15
1,040 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Dell Studio 15
202 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Dell Studio 15
167 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Dell Studio 15
166 

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System configurations:
Dell Studio 15
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1; 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8100; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD3400; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Dell Inspiron 1420
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750; 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Inspiron 1525
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5750; 3072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Dell XPS M1530
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7500; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT; 160GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

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    Dell Studio 15 Laptop Computer (Intel Unknown/NA T2390, 250GB HDD, 2GB RAM)

    Part Number: DNDWUW1 Released: 27 Jun 2008
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    • Regional specs shown for US. AU specs are unavailable.

    • Release date 27 Jun 2008
    • Installed Size 2 GB