Battery Problems with the Dell Vostro Laptop range
21 May 2010
Excerpt: A friend just spent £800 on a Dell Vostro 3700 for use with professional Firewire audio hardware and programs. The capabilities of these computer systems handling real-time data streams properly is extremely poor. When connecting the Focusrite Saffire Firewire audio hardware the computer did not seem to be able to stream sound from the device. I was advised to run the DPC atency checker programme on the Dell Vostro to see what the performance was like.
Pros: Nicely Built - 1 x Firewire connection (rubbish 4 pin connection and badly placed)
Cons: Battery monitoring software causing huge latency spikes in these machines .