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Dell Vostro V130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the screen and usability are generally positive. The performance and design also get good feedback. The touchpad and battery get less positive views.

portability, design, performance, usability, screen

battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Vostro V130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 188 reviews)

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Dell Vostro V130 - Too Expensive for What it Does

 

Dell added the V130 to its Vostro family of notebooks in December last year. The notebook is supposed to be light weight and is aimed at business goers who are looking to carry their documents and spreadsheets along. So is it really worth buying a...

At a price of Rs. 64,000, the V130 is very expensive if you look at the kind of performance it offers. In terms of features, looks and design the notebook satisfies us without any doubts. If you’re looking for portability and a light weight notebook...

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Review Dell Vostro V130 470UM Subnotebook

 

Takin' Care of Business in Style Professionals don't want a dingy

Sturdy, stylish case; Decent performance; Speedy hard drive; Little exhaust; Very good touchpad; Good keyboard; Perfect port placement; High-resolution webcam (1.9MP); Loud, decent speaker; Matte display; Recovery & Software CDs/DVDs

Battery life low for subnotebook; HDD always humming audibly

Toshiba Portégé R700-172 & Lenovo ThinkPad X201: longer battery life under heavy use, very expensive; Acer Travelmate 8172T-33U4G32N: good battery life at a similar price; ASUS UL30JT-RX002V: 7 hours of mobile work time but a reflective screen; ASUS...

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Dell Vostro V130 short test

 

Travel in Style Business clients who are looking for a stylish mo

The battery life has not improved when compared to the V13 (WLAN 3:10 hours). The system performance has increased however. Because of the limited battery capacity of 30Wh we are not expecting any significant improvements for WLAN and idle times when...

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Dell Vostro V130

 

The Dell Vostro V130 is the latest model in the company's Vostro lineup, joining such earlier entrants as the Vostra 3300 and the Vostra V13. With its snazzy anodized aluminum case, thin profile (a hair over 0.75 inch at its thickest) and widescreen...

Fairly thin for its size, metal case ; Good-looking notebook with solid AV features

A tad pricey with the solid-state drive ; Subpar performance and battery life

Handsome and thin, the V130 is well suited for multimedia presentations, but poor battery life and mediocre performance drag down its overall score.

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Dell Vostro V130

 

Dell's follow-up to its slim business ultraportable packs a faster Core i5 processor but doesn't last long enough on a charge.

With any ultraportable, there's a delicate balance between power and portability. A notebook needs to perform certain tasks well, but if it uses up its battery too quickly, its usefulness for business travelers is mitigated. While we like that the $928...

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Dell Vostro V130

 

The 13.3-inch remains intact from its predecessor and is limited to the same 1,366 by 768 resolution. Higher resolutions can be had if you're willing to pay the heavy premiums for the Sony Z1390X (1,600 by 900) and X301 (1,440 by 900). The screen is...

Exquisitely thin. Sturdy. Fantastic keyboard and mouse buttons. Fairly priced. Fast hard drive. Better-than-expected feature set

Small battery yielded paltry battery life. Battery is not removable

Although the Core i5 processor and HDMI are notable additions, the Dell Vostro V130 is tough to recommend as an ultraportable with only 3 hours of battery life.

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Gadgetell Hands On: Dell Vostro V130 notebook

 

We have spent some quality time with the Dell Vostro V130 notebook over the past few weeks, and while we are still putting our thoughts into words, we did want to share some images of the notebook itself. And without giving away all that much, we will...

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Quick Review: Dell Vostro V130 13.3-inch Notebook

 

The Dell Vostro V130 has just launched and we take the time to see what this more budget friendly laptop has to offer.

If you're looking for something for work, something that can be taken around easily, something that is going to be easy to travel with, the Vostro series looks the goods and the V130 is a great part of that series with its feature set. For most,...

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Dell Vostro V130

 

The Vostro 130's sharp, super-thin design is an attention-grabber. But for small-business buyers looking for a laptop for a long trip or the long haul, this unit's battery is a deal killer.

Incredibly thin and light; sharp design; comfortable keyboard

Battery is not user-replaceable; short battery life; mediocre performance

Every laptop has its compromises, be it a missing feature, a bulky design, lackluster performance—or a prohibitive price for not making you swallow any of those shortcomings. With the Vostro V130, Dell compromised performance and battery accessibility...

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Thin is about it

 

I bought one for a mobility test at work. Ended up Installing an SSD drive to make it more responsive...didn't really help the battery life issue. But I issued it to someone that it's a decent solution for...plug in all day, use Office, take home and...

Thin, looks good, keyboard is a good size, available built in 3G

Battery life is dismal. Nothing like having a laptop more portable than most but one you won't take with you because you'll get maybe 3 hours out of it. Its sluggish too

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:CORE I5
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-470UM
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