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Dell Vostro V13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Dell Vostro V13. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The performance and design also get good views. Reviews are divided on the energy efficiency. Many are less positive about the connectivity and battery.

portability, design, performance, price, 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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

portability, performance, usability, design, screen

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


Nov, 2015

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: Joanna Stern (

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?

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

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: 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: 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: 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

Expert review by: (

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

May, 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

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

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
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
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional


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