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Dell Vostro V130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Dell Vostro V130. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and durability. The performance and design also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the touchpad and screen, and many are less positive about the battery.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Vostro V130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Vostro V130 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability.

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

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Vostro V130 470UM Subnotebook

 

Takin' Care of Business in Style Professionals don't want a dingy-looking, plastic-covered bulky laptop ruining their otherwise sophisticated impression at a meeting. So, can the thin Vostro V130 give you an air of style while facilitating your workflow?

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, Compact, quiet,...

Battery life low for subnotebook, HDD always humming audibly, Battery Life!  Battery Life!  Battery Life

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

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.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Dell Vostro V130

 

The Dell Vostro V130 ultraportable has an exquisitely thin profile, but lacks a big enough battery and enough battery life for serious road warriors.

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.

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Nov, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Dell Vostro V130 Review

 

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...

Stylish brushed aluminum design, Less than an inch thick, Loud speakers, HDMI port and added USB port, Runs cool

Battery life too short, Expensive, Long boot time

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Dell Vostro V130 Review

 

The Dell Vostro V130 appeals to a niche audience looking for portability and style at the cost of pure performance. While it does well in the design, build quality and portability areas, its poor battery life is unforgivable, making it hard for us to...

Affordable, Solid build quality, Lightweight body, Matte display

Low battery-life, No optical drive

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Robert Nelson (gadgetell.com)

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...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: HardwareCentral (hardwarecentral.com)

Laptop Review: Dell Vostro V130

 

Physically, the Dell feels comfortingly solid. The cover opens quickly and simply -- no latch. Unlike one or two other machines I've tried, the V130 "kept on ticking" when I picked the system up and even shook it slightly -- kudos to the disk...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Dell Vostro V130 Review and Ratings

 

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

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Shane Baxtor (tweaktown.com)

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,...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:30
Battery capacity (Watt hours):30
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):2

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.00846 x 0.00846

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel HD Graphics / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:166
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):500
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1333 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420787.4
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / No

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LED / TFT
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Diagonal (metric):13.3
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

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:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM57 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-380UM / i5-470UM
Processor boost frequency:1.33 / 1.86
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.33
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i5-470UM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
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 Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:50026
Processor code:SLBSL / SLBXP
Processor package size:34
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.06
Depth (imperial):9.05
Height (front):0.65
Height (front) (imperial):0.65
Height (rear):0.776
Height (rear) (imperial):0.78
Weight:3.51
Width:13
Width (imperial):13