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Dell Vostro 1220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Dell Vostro 1220. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The performance and battery are also mentioned favorably, but the screen and durability get negative views.

portability, battery, performance, usability, design

durability, screen

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

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

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Dell Vostro 1220 laptop

 

An ultraportable 12in Dell laptop aimed at business users

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

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell Vostro 1220 laptop

 

An ultraportable 12in Dell laptop aimed at business users

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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (techadvisor.co.uk)

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.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Damien Virulhapan (cnet.com.au)

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.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Zara Baxter (pcauthority.com.au)

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

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Damien Virulhapan (zdnet.com.au)

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.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

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.

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: LucaPalooka (dell.com)

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!

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: dell man (dell.com)

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...

Aug, 2009
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Product Specifications

Battery

Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:12.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Surface:Gloss

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal memory:3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:802.11a/g/ Draft-n
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi 5100

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:T6670
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:T6670
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:42109
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Works 9.0 + Recovery CD\nAdobe Reader 9
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Securities 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:250

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.02
Height (front):0.925
Height (rear):1.48
Weight:3.35
Width:11.6