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Dell Vostro V131

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Dell Vostro V131. 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 keyboard and battery. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the size, and some have doubts about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Vostro V131 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Vostro V131

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Vostro V131 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Dell Vostro V131 Premium Ultra Slim Laptop - Powerful INTEL Core i3 CPU - HD camera - Ultralight/Ultraportable (1.85 kg) - HDMI - Super Speed USB 3.0 Dell Vostro V131 Premium Ultra Slim Laptop - Powerful INTEL Core i3 CPU - HD camera - Ultralight/Ultraportable (1.85 kg) - HDMI - Super Speed USB 3.0

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Vostro V131 Notebook

 

Evolution. Dell launched a slim and portable line in its entry-level business range with the Vostro V130. It's also supposed to convince in terms of design. Powerful Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs follow the first attempts with ULV processors. A few...

Solid, attractive case; Illuminated keyboard; Very good application performance; Good battery life; Extensive communication equipment

Display hinge's low force; Background noise always present; Moderate brightness

A really trouble-free outdoor suitable display with at least 250 cd/m2. The optionally available SSD in our test device

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Preview: Dell Vostro V131 Notebook in Review

 

Evolution. In launching the Vostro V130, Dell started a slim and

These were our first results and impressions. An in-depth test of the new Dell Vostro V131 will follow within the next few days.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Amber Riippa (NotebookReview.com)

Dell Vostro V131 Review: A Good, Cheap Business Laptop

 

The 13.3-inch Dell Vostro V131 is a solid small-to-medium business notebook with exceptional battery life, a backlit keyboard, and plenty of power to handle any office work. Check out our full review to find out if this is the right upgrade for your...

Good performance ; Superb battery life (9 hours) ; Two USB 3.0 ports ; 15 months of Trend Micro security included ; Comfortable backlit keyboard

Lid bends easily ; Display has a low contrast ratio ; Poorly designed bottom panel

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Dell Vostro V131 (Late 2011) Review

 

The $889 Dell Vostro V131 is one of the better small business notebooks you can buy. The machine retains the incredibly attractive aluminum chassis of its predecessor and improves upon it with a comfy backlit keyboard; a longer-lasting,...

Sleek red aluminum chassis, Fingerprint reader, Good battery life, Strong performance, Comfortable backlit keyboard

Mediocre graphics performance, Speakers could be better

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Dell Vostro V131 review: Dell Vostro V131

 

Most companies strive to create distinctions between their small-business and consumer laptop lines, sometimes to the point of creating whole new designs that aren't available otherwise. Most of these business laptops aren't of much interest to the...

Offering excellent battery life and processing power in a compact, sturdy design, the Dell Vostro V131 improves on last year's version while keeping a clean look.

Other 13-inch laptops are even thinner and lighter; the matte screen and mono speaker are weak for a laptop this size.

The 2011 Dell Vostro V131 succeeds at being an affordable and powerful update to the 13-inch small-business laptop, adding much-needed battery life and processing boosts. At its lower-priced configurations, it's worth a look for budget shoppers.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Dell Vostro V131

 

The Dell Vostro V131 small-business laptop has most of the features, power, and battery life of its enterprise-oriented counterparts, yet it won't cost you nearly as much.

Powerful standard-voltage Core i5 CPU. Excellent battery life. Excellent keyboard. Two USB 3.0 ports. Fast spinning hard drive.

Subpar gaming scores from integrated graphics. No backlit keyboard.

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Aug, 2011

BUSINESS READY!

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

Dell Vostro V131

 

Is Dell reading our reviews and taking our critiques to heart? We hope so. As tech journalists, when we write something about a product that spurs improvements and effects positive change for consumers, it's a jolt of career caffeine.

Battery is big and removable ; Competitive Core i5 performance ; Thin and light for a 13.3-inch laptop ; Comfortable backlit keyboard ; Mostly aluminum chassis

Subpar Webcam ; Display hinges are too loose

The 13.3-inch Dell Vostro V131 delivers enough features and horsepower to act as your primary—yet still very portable—business PC.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best budget business laptop

 

Business users looking to take a light, ergonomic laptop with a long battery life on the road should consider the 13.3-inch Dell Vostro v131, experts say. Although the base configuration sports an Intel Celeron CPU and starts out at $500, most...

Thin and light, second-generation Intel Core processor, good battery life, excellent performance, lots of business and connectivity extras

Poor speakers, not good for gaming, no optical drive, average display

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: gary (newlaunches.com)

Dell Vostro V131 fits most budgets

 

Dell has extended the line of budget machines that they're releasing every now and then, with the Vostro V131. The features offer options to spoil you starting with an Intel Core i3/Core i5 processor, up to 6GB DDR3 RAM, DVD burner option, storage up...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Dell Vostro V131

 

The Dell Vostro V131 is a 13-inch notebook that is affordable and offers an update to Dell's small-business laptop line. The V131 starts with a basic configuration that will be attractive for budget shoppers, but for a little extra money, you get good...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Voice Pro / SRS PS
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:30 / 65
Battery capacity (Watt hours):30 / 65
Battery life (max):9.5
Battery performance:3000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:Energy Star 5.0 / P08S, P08S001
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Red / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

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
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA NVS 3100M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:166 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300 / 500
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English / German
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS Premium / SRS Premium Voice Pro / SRS PS
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:4.01 / 4.03
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A 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
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM57 Express / Intel HM67 Express
Motherboard manufacturer:Intel
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / i5-470UM
Processor boost frequency:1.86 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.33 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / i5-470UM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / 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 Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 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: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:50026 / 52224 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452
Processor code:SLBXP / SR04J / SR04W / SR04Z / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y

Software

Bundled software:Dell Webcam Central\nSRS Premium Voice Pro / Microsoft Office Starter 2010 / SRS Premium Voice Pro\nDell Webcam Central / SRS Premium Voice Pro\nDell Webcam Central\nMicrosoft Office Home and Business 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux Ubuntu / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDIO, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.06 / 9.37
Depth (imperial):9.36
Height (front):0.63 / 0.65
Height (front) (imperial):0.63
Height (rear):0.776 / 0.827
Height (rear) (imperial):0.83
Weight:3.51 / 3.62 / 4.01 / 4.03
Width:13
Width (imperial):13