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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. Reviews about the keyboard and battery are overall positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the screen. Comments are divided on the size.

portability, performance, design, battery, keyboard


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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Vostro V131 from 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

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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

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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


Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (

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: (

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 (

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: (

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


Front camera resolution (numeric):1


HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:50026 / 52224 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)