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Dell Vostro V13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 178 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and screen. The value for money and design are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the connectivity. There are some less positive opinions about the battery.

portability, design, value for money, screen, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Vostro V13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Dell Vostro V13 Notebook


Attractive but weak. The V13 is one of Dell's Vostro range of sma

Very quiet; Very cool; Very slim; Excellent workmanship; High-quality case material; Well equipped; Good price-to-performance ratio; Matt display; Extensive warranty and support options; Good all-round portability

System performance is only satisfactory; Limited potential for upgrades; Built-in battery; Expensive to replace battery; Battery life is only average

Mainly other 13-inch CULV notebooks; stiff competition at a similar price is offered by the Acer Travelmate 8371, the Asus UL30A and the Dell Inspiron 13z. In terms of appearance, the Vostro V13 is pretty unique at present and perhaps only comparable...

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Hands-On: Dell Vostro V13 Notebook


Aluminum for Everyone. After the hyped-up netbook a slow trend to ULV-laptops is recognizable. These can be characterized by slim case, low weight, and special CPUs which allow the battery life to keep up with netbooks. Dell now launches the V13 which...

In particular users who want to use the laptop on-the-move and, so, cannot pay much attention to ambient light, will profit from this feature. Reflections and mirror effects are refracted and diffracted by the matte surface and, so, less disruptive....

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Dell Vostro V13 review


What if we told you there was a way to have the svelteness and power of Dell's $1,500 Adamo for less than half the price? You'd be interested, right? That's exactly why we've been trying to get a Dell Vostro V13 in-hand since its launch a few months...

Sturdy aluminum build ; Only .65-inches thick ; Matte screen

Gets pricey when configured with faster CPU ; Only three hours of battery life ; No removable battery


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Dell Vostro V13 Review - A Review of the Dell Vostro V13


Stylish brushed aluminum design, Less than an inch thin, Loud speakers

Short battery life, Expensive, Loud keyboard

For a system as thin as it is, the V13 stayed fairly cool during our testing. After playing a Hulu video at full screen for 15 minutes, the touchpad registered 90 degrees Fahrenheit, the space between the G and H keys was 92 degrees, and the middle of...

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Amazon review summary for Dell Vostro V13


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Dell Vostro V13 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


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Dell Vostro V13 slimline laptop


Dell's Vostro V13 is a slimline, 13.3in business notebook with plenty of style and a very sturdy body. It feels great to use and it has a decent amoun...

Very slim and light, sturdy, comfortable to use

Battery is sealed inside the chassis, not enough USB 2.0 ports, no digital video output

Dell's Vostro V13 is a strong, comfortable and stylish ultraportable for business users. We like its screen, keyboard and touchpad, but we think the sealed battery design is a drawback. Nevertheless, for $1299 and with a one-year, next business day...

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Dell Vostro V13 review


The Vostro V13 pushes plain Jane laptops to one side

Good screen ; Price ; Design

Battery life ; Processing ower

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Stuff magazine


The 13in Vostro looks like a Dell Adamo but costs a third of the price. But can it overcome its dull business leanings?

An astounding laptop for the price, but the poor battery life lets it down

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Dell Vostro V13 review


The Dell Vostro V13 is a slimline, 13.3in business notebook with plenty of style and a very sturdy body. It feels great to use and it has a decent amount of power under the hood. Best of all, it only weighs around 1.5kg. It's an almost perfect...

You can purchase the Dell Vostro V13 for £422, and this includes a one-year, next business day warranty. We think it's a great model to consider if you're after a slim, light and reasonably powerful laptop with a roomy screen and keyboard. However, we...

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Dell Vostro V13


Dell's Vostro V13 is a strong, comfortable and stylish ultraportable laptop. And it sells for a very attractive price tag.

Slim, lightweight ; Great build quality ; Matte screen ; Very good keyboard, touchpad ; Battery life

Two USB ports ; No DVD Writer

Sure it has only two USB ports and no DVD writer, but the Dell Vostro V13 is a great option if you want a slim, light, extremely well built, sufficiently powerful laptop with a nice matte screen and a very good keyboard. We highly recommend it for...


Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
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: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Linux


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


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:45GS / Unknown
Processor:Celeron M / Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:743 / SU7300