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Dell Vostro 1220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and battery are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas the screen and durability get mixed views. Some have doubts about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Vostro 1220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 42 reviews)

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Dell Vostro 1220

 

At first glance, the Vostro 1220 looks like an ultraportable notebook that was born from Dell's consumer range. But instead Dell has created its own little niche, targeting the more fashion-conscious business user on a budget.

Lightweight, Internal DVD burner

Build quality, 802.11n is optional, Poor quality WLED screen

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An ultraportable 12in Dell laptop aimed at business users

 

If you want a small laptop but yearn for more performance than a netbook can provide, the Dell Vostro 1220 is an excellent option. It's a fully featured 12.1in laptop with good speed and battery life. Its build quality isn't great, but the price is right.

Well priced, built-in optical drive, comfortable to use, good battery life

Build quality of the screen and chassis is a little weak, 'drag lock' enabled by default

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Dell Vostro 1220 laptop

 

For roughly double the price of a 10in netbook you can get yourself a slightly bigger (12.1in) laptop that runs faster, is much easier to use and has ...

Well priced, built-in optical drive, comfortable to use, good battery life

Build quality of the screen and chassis is a little weak, 'drag lock' enabled by default

If you want a small laptop but yearn for more performance than a netbook can provide, the Dell Vostro 1220 is an excellent option. It's a fully featured 12.1in laptop with good speed and battery life. Its build quality isn't great, but the price is right.

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Dell Vostro 1220 review

 

The Dell Vostro 1220 is an ultraportable 12in Dell laptop aimed at business users.

If you want a small laptop but yearn for more performance than a netbook can provide, the Dell Vostro 1220 is an excellent option. It's a fully featured 12.1in laptop with good speed and battery life. Its build quality isn't great, but the price is right.

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Dell Vostro 1220

 

At first glance, the Vostro 1220 looks like an ultraportable notebook that was born from Dell's consumer range. But instead Dell has created its own little niche, targeting the more fashion-conscious business user on a budget.

Lightweight ; Internal DVD burner

Build quality ; 802.11n is optional ; Poor quality WLED screen

Vostro 1220 had a lot of potential, but has been letdown by its below average build quality — something that should be a high priority, especially for an ultraportable notebook.

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Dell's Vostro 1220 business notebook is excellent value for under $1000

 

The Vostro may look like a netbook to the inexperienced eye, but its more powerful processor gives it more flexibility and speed

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Dell Vostro 1220

 

At first glance, the Vostro 1220 looks like an ultraportable notebook that was born from Dell's consumer range. But instead Dell has created its own little niche, targeting the more fashion-conscious business user on a budget.

Lightweight, Internal DVD burner

Build quality, 802.11n is optional, Poor quality WLED screen

At first glance, the Vostro 1220 looks like an ultraportable notebook that was born from Dell's consumer range. But instead Dell has created its own little niche, targeting the more fashion-conscious business user on a budget.

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Dell Vostro 1220 laptop

 

If you want a small laptop but yearn for more performance than a netbook can provide, the Dell Vostro 1220 is an excellent option. It's a fully featured 12.1in laptop with good speed and battery life. Its build quality isn't great, but the price is right.

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Love my Vostro

 

I bought this Vostro for my weekly visits to Starbucks. Can you believe they have free interweb? That and the fact the half double decaf latte's are aamzing....those vanilla shots get me everytime. Anyhoo...My Vostro is rad!

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NOT exactly 1.5kg!

 

This is a great laptop but its not exactly 1.5kg or less as Dell says on its website. I had a chance to play with this laptop for a few days, dont get me wrong i think this is a great laptop but i think Dell could have design it a little better by...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
TV Output: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless LAN: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 4500MHD

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:45GM
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:T6670
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