Dell Vostro 1320
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Vostro 1320
Source: PC Authority
There's no doubt that the Dell Vostro 13 is a very desirable object, but at $1299 it's more expensive than it should be and for a small business person, it's like a tradie who doesn't want to get their hands dirty: it may not get the job done.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 67% features: 67%
Source: Stuff TV
The recently reviewed Dell Adamo XPS is an exquisite piece of engineering, but if you're after a 13in thin and light machine, might we humbly suggest you look at this excellent laptop that could prove to be its nemesis? It's called the Vostro 13, and it's by, er, Dell.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
It's got a burgundy-coloured lid and a black base, but don't let its looks fool you - the Dell Vostro 1320 isn't a notebook for hipsters to parade at coffee shops (that's what Eee PCs are for). It's a 13.3in laptop that's designed for small business users who want something that avoids the tedious black-on-black that adorns most meeting rooms and cubicles. The Dell Vostro 1320 is a good choice for any business user who wants a laptop that offers the best of both worlds: portability and fast performance. We just wish it had better battery life and more modern ports.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Student Buying Guide
The Vostro 1320 is a great buy for the price. Although it’s not exactly snazzy looking and far from the sleek look of an Apple MacBook Pro, it does offer good performance at a price tag of around $700 - $800 with a decent configuration. The Vostro 1320 is a great size for students or business people that need to be portable, the weight is under 5 lbs so it is easy to place in your backpack and carry around. The battery life of about 3 hours under normal to heavy usage is acceptable, you can always upgrade to a larger 9-cell battery or carry a spare battery in your backpack if you need more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2009
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
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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 %
77.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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