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Dell Vostro V13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Dell Vostro V13. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and performance. The price and design also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the energy efficiency, and some have doubts about the connectivity and battery.

portability, design, price, performance, usability

battery, connectivity

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Dell Vostro V13 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the price.

portability, performance, usability, design, screen

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


Jun, 2018

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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 ex...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

Dell Vostro V13 Review


Much like the Adamo XPS 13 and the Latitude Z600, Dell has created another attractive notebook that is not only more expensive than its peers, but it comes up short in terms of endurance. At $991, only well-heeled business users won't balk at this...

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

Short battery life, Expensive, Loud keyboard

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Tobias Winkler (

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...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Simon J. Leitner (

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....

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Dell Vostro V13


The Dell Vostro V13 is a compact, stylish notebook that could be an intriguing netbook alternative if only the battery life were better.

Svelte design, Solid, Light, Decent Windows Aero performance, Cheap

Non-replaceable battery, RAM or HDD, Relatively poor battery life

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Dell Vostro V13 slimline laptop


Dell's Vostro V13 is a slim, light and very elegant business notebook

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...

Jan, 2010

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Dell Vostro 13 review


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

May, 2010

Expert review by : PC Plus (

Dell Vostro V13 review


The Vostro V13 pushes plain Jane laptops to one side

Good screen ; Price ; Design

Battery life ; Processing power

Although this machine is not going to set the benchmarking world alight, it is a well built laptop with a good screen at an affordable price

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Jayesh Shinde (

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...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Dell Vostro V13 review


An Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 CPU powers the Dell Vostro V13, and its 1.3GHz clock speed and two CPU cores help move things along swiftly. You can multitask, watch high resolution videos or create media-rich presentations without getting bogged down....

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...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:High Definition Audio
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2


Number of battery cells:6


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Aluminium / Black, Silver


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Matt
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65


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


Keyboard language:German
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC)
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Basic/7 Home Premium 32-Bit/7 Professional 32-Bit
Compliance industry standards:802.11 a/g/ Draft-n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/g/n / Intel Pro Wireless Wi-Fi 5100 / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Wireless communication manufacturer:Intel


AC adapter power:65


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:743 / SU7300
Processor cache:1 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Solo
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:743 / SU7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron M ULV 700 series
Processor socket:BGA956
Processor threads:1 / 2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Intel 64:N / 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:37135 / 42791
Processor code:SLGEV / SLGS6
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No


Bundled software:Adobe Reader 9
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Dutch Trend 16.6


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):0.65
Height (rear):0.776