Dell Vostro 1310
SpecificationsNotebook: Dell Vostro 1310
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 780 euro
Average of 11 scores (from 14 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Vostro 1310
Mobile Business. Dell's Vostro series offers robust business qualities for a fair price and thus becomes interesting for customers who value a stable and durable product. The Dell Vostro 1310 impresses mainly with it's good mobility, which it achieves with a compact case, long battery life, and an outdoor capable display.
Looking at the Vostro 1310 as an all round laptop, you're bound to find a few things to complain about, but as a business machine, it's fairs rather well. Anyway, let's start with the shortcomings. The most annoying flaw is its tiny touchpad. Measuring just 62x38mm, it can be quite unpleasant to use, and the toucpad buttons are far from perfect, too. The mono speaker is too weak, there's no video out, and some plastic bits feel a bit flimsy and cheap, but the touchpad dwarfs all of these issues. Although we think the design is suitable for this product class, we think Dell should have done a bit more to make it look slimmer, some curved edges would have gone a long way to making the Vostro look a bit better. Although it has some shortcomings, and it's not a stylish, thin machine, it's a very sensible choice and truly offers unbeatable value for money. It's a nice piece of kit, it costs about 20 percent less than its competitors, and it deserves our Top Value award.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2009
Rating: price: 80%
Source: Comp Reviews
Dell's Vostro 1310 is designed as a compact, low cost business system. In this area it does well with its highly configurable and no frills design. The system is quite large and heavy for a 13.3-inch system and lacks many of the media features that many consumers would like in a laptop.
3 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
As an affordable small business laptop, the Dell Vostro 1310 excels. It's powerful, usable and extremely portable. At less than half the price of many of its closest rivals, it proved to be a great all-round workhorse of a laptop.
4 von 5, Preis gut, Ergonomie sehr gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung schlecht, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 40% display: 50% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Last year Dell launched its small business orientated Vostro brand, but at the time its laptop line consisted entirely of repurposed Inspiron machines. This may have sufficed in the short term but if large businesses could benefit from purpose designed laptops in the Latitude range, why not small businesses as well? This was clearly the view taken by Dell and earlier this year it launched a new range of bespoke laptops for its Vostro line. Superb battery life and good performance at an affordable price make the Vostro 1310 a superb option for the small business in need of portable work horse.
(von 10): 8, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 6, Mobilität sehr gut, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 60% mobility: 90%
The Vostro 1310 is a decent all-rounder for everyday office tasks and Web surfing, and we reckon it's probably a good buy in its lower specification guise. With the high-end spec that our review machine came with, however, it merely looks like a budget laptop that's trying too hard to make it into the major league.
6.5 von 10, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Dell Vostro 1310 has all the ingredients of a first-class small-business notebook. Its balance of price, portability, and performance, not to mention all the support and configuration options, make it a no-brainer investment.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 50%
Catering to companies with one to 25 employees, Dell's Vostro line of laptops occupies the space between the company's consumer Inspiron and corporate Latitude lines. Like the Inspirons, the Vostro laptops offer a decent selection of components at a sub-$1,000 starting price. Small-business owners who would otherwise buy a consumer laptop should consider the full-featured, 13.3-inch Dell Vostro 1310.
7.7 von 10, Preis gut, Display gut, Mobilität gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
Overall, the Dell Vostro 1310 is an impressive budget notebook with clean looks and solid performance. Whether you need a simple business notebook or a budget portable laptop with modest gaming capabilities, the Vostro 1310 makes an excellent choice. That said, the chassis isn't as nice as we hoped ... the edges are sharp and could be smoother or more rounded, the case feels more flimsy than the earlier Vostros, the touchpad button placement is bad, and the mono speaker does not provide a good audio experience. Still, none of these issues are "deal breakers." The other huge advantage to the Vostro line is the support, lack of bloatware, and excellent return policy. Dell will let you purchase a Vostro, use it for 30 days, and if you don't like it you can send it back for a full refund without any restocking or shipping fees. That's just amazing. In short, the Vostro 1310 is an excellent addition to the Vostro family and gives business professionals and consumers on a budget a low-cost alternative to the Dell XPS M1330.
Mobilität gut, Display gut, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft, Preis mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2008
Rating: price: 50% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 50%
Source: PC Mag
The addition of the Dell Vostro 1310 ($1,258 direct) to the Vostro line is almost like bringing a supermodel into a team of geeks. Don't get me wrong—the other Vostros are far from underachievers, but they lack the style and the travel-friendliness that today's small-business users tend to look for. Low prices, multiple configuration options, and a "no-trialware" option should make the Dell Vostro 1310 laptop a start-up favorite.
4 von 5, Preis gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
Source: PC Pro
It's no secret that we weren't that impressed by the Vostro range's debut back in 2007. While dedicated support packages and enhanced next-business-day warranties were certainly attractive extras in their own right, the hardware itself wasn't really designed for the needs of small businesses. It was, in fact, just the familiar Inspiron chassis finished in a more dour and businesslike black. For its new Vostro range, however, Dell has taken the criticisms on board and started entirely from scratch. It's a good thing too, as in addition to the usual 15.4in and 17in models - the 1510 and 1710 - Dell has added a 13.3in laptop to the range, the Vostro 1310. The 13.3in addition to Dell's recently redesigned Vostro range is an unmitigated success.
5 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: c't - 14/08
Single Review, , Long, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: performance: 70% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Source: AON.at DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2008
Rating: price: 80% display: 80% emissions: 80%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 86% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 91%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
T8100: Former mid-range Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core that features FSB800 and VT-x virtualization functions.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
78.82%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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