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Dell Vostro 3500

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I hope the members here could provide me suggestions about this laptop. I am planning to get this Dell Vostro 3500 to install original MacOSX inside using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url].


Here are the specs:



Intel® Core™ i5 430M (2.26GHz base, up to 2.53GHz, 2C/4T, 3MB L3)


3GB (1X2G+1X1G) DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMM


15.6” High Definition (1366 x 768) Wide LED Anti-Glare Display

Hard Drive

320GB Hard Drive, 7200 RPM

Optical Drive

8X DVD+/-RW Drive-Aberdeen Silver

Graphic Card

Vostro 3500 Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator HD


Any members here using this laptop with MacOSX in it? Any problems with it like wireless or wired network not working?

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  • 2 months later...



Good Choice ! I'm thinking about buying myself.




- wifi (could be switched with AIrport one for $15)

- power managment (No battery Status)

- brightness control (always at full brightness)




- Bluetooth

- Graphics QE/CI (important)

- Trackpad

- Keyboard

- Mouse PS2

- HDMI (No Sound)


- Webcam

- USBs

- Shutdown

- Sleep (hacks - kinda like hibernate)

- FireWire

- Card Reader

- Dual Moniter

- Drivers


Temps are pretty low as well

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Anyone test one out with OSX yet? Thinking about this myself... dont care too much about power management and brightness since the screen is Anti-glare anyways... but for Wifi, any card recommendations? And can anyone confirm that all is actually well and working?

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