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Dell Vostro 1320

Specifications

Dell Vostro 1320Notebook: Dell Vostro 1320
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6670
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 77.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 74%, features: 67%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Vostro 1320

83% Light and compact, Dell's Vostro 13 excels in the laptop portability stakes - but price keeps it down
Source: PC Authority English
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%
80% Dell Vostro 13 review
Source: Stuff TV English
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%
70% Dell Vostro 1320 review
Source: PC Advisor English
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%
Dell Vostro 1320 Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
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%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.


T6670: Entry level Core 2 Duo based on the Penryn core. Similar to the C2D T6600 but with VT-x Virtualization and higher temperature specification.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

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.


1.9 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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 %

Dell reviews


77.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Duo T6500
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Duo T6500

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 2.7 kg
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Samsung R520 FA04UK
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Toshiba Satellite L505-S5969
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Asus K50
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Y550
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4300, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Zoostorm Versa 81-2200
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 2.5 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-NS30E/W
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.4", 2.7 kg
Asus K50IJ-RX05
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1FO
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T3400, 15.4", 2.5 kg
Acer eMachines E725
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T3400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5921
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T3400, 15.4", 2.5 kg
Lenovo G530
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T3400, 15.4", 2.8 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)