Dell Vostro V13

Specifications

Dell Vostro V13Notebook: Dell Vostro V13
Processor: Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.59kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 74.43% - average
Average of 21 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 63%, features: 69%, display: 85% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the Dell Vostro V13

87% Review Dell Vostro V13 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Attractive but weak. The V13 is one of Dell's Vostro range of small-business notebooks, though you wouldn't know it to look at it. Its extremely slim exterior, with design elements borrowed from the Dell Adamo Thirteen, brings a touch of style to the dull business arena. The newcomer hopes to offer increased productivity and security, and is equipped with the latest technology. Find out how successful it is in our comprehensive review.
86% Laptop Review: Dell Vostro V130
Source: Hardware Central English
But the Vostro's Achilles' heel, as mentioned, is its battery life. The six-cell battery pack is rated at a skimpy 30 watt-hours; it did deliver the two hours that the Windows Taskbar indicator promised, and it's possible that tweaking the settings (or focusing on office rather than multimedia apps) might stretch another 15 to 30 minutes from it, but there's no way you'll get a half day or more of untethered work.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 100% performance: 80%
80% Dell Vostro V13 review
Source: Techradar English
Can you remember when the Dell Adamo was announced? It was a gorgeous aluminium wafer of a laptop with an astronomical thousand-pound price tag that never looked justified. At the same time, Dell's range of boring Vostro laptops was plodding along, providing a cheap, business-like alternative to the company's higher-end Latitude machines.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
REVIEW: Dell Vostro V13
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
Dell’s latest ultraportable laptop—otherwise known as the poor man’s Adamo—is a great looking machine, constructed with durable and premium materials at a decent price. Its specifications aren’t cutting edge, but it’s so much faster compared to most netbooks which use Intel’s low-cost Atom processor. The biggest criticism of the Vostro V13 is that its svelte design results in poor battery life and the inability to swap out the cell or system memory.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
80% Dell - Vostro V13 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Dell's Vostro range is aimed at business users, and the notebooks are usually a bit on the chunky side, as is often the case for business notebooks. Depending on how you choose to configure it this notebook could come in at a very affordable price. With no optical drive it will be immediately out of the running for some people, but for others it could prove a solid choice with sharper than usual looks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Dell Vostro V13
Source: Reg Hardware English
You know where you stand with business-oriented laptops. They're chunky, dull-looking machines with all the pizazz of a rainy afternoon in Chester. Dell's Vostro range has been a case in point: a collection of low-power, low-charisma laptops likely to appeal only to the most frugal of IT department bean counters. A fine piece of design married to a surprisingly low price. The features list is short, and the single-core performance stinks, but you can't argue with the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
83% Dell Vostro V13 review
Source: It Pro English
With this particular model's performance restrictions in mind, it's hard to give the V13 an unhesitating recommendation. If you want to use it for much more than simple web browsing and editing you could find yourself up against frequent performance bottlenecks. While there's little to complain about in terms of portability, the lack of high-end business features mean some companies will have reservations about rolling these out to dozens of users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
60% Dell Vostro V13
Source: Laptop Mag English
Dell’s sturdy and stylish small business notebook trades battery life for its thin profile. Much like the Adamo XPS 13 and the Latitude Z600, Dell has created another attractive notebook that is not only more expensive than its peers, but it comes up short in terms of endurance. At $991, only well-heeled business users won’t balk at this model’s price, especially when you’re getting only 4 hours of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Vostro V13
Source: Techtree.com English
The Dell Vostro V13 we got for test sells for Rs. 36,000. It's a little more than the Acer Timeline 3810T, but it's thankfully not overly expensive like the original Dell Adamo. We think that the Vostro V13 is a pretty good laptop for business professionals. It is suitable to do office productivity work, surf the net and other light work. Although we see the activity of burning CDs and DVDs decreasing day-by-day, thanks to the advent of flash drives and high-speed internet, many people still use an optical drive regularly. If you are one of them, then cross this off your list, or learn to live with an external optical drive. The Acer Timeline 3810T in comparison now sells for Rs. 32,000. It's got 3 USB ports (instead of 2 on the Vostro), an HDMI port and a better battery life. Thus, the Acer gives more value for your money. But if you are smitten by the Vostro V13, then we'd advise you to go for the one with a Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor, which will ensure smoother operation. 
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Vostro V13 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Dell Vostro V13 is a slimline, 13.3in business notebook with plenty of style and a very sturdy body. It feels great to use and it has a decent amount of power under the hood. You can purchase the Dell Vostro V13 for £422, and this includes a one-year, next business day warranty. We think it's a great model to consider if you're after a slim, light and reasonably powerful laptop with a roomy screen and keyboard. However, we hate the fact that the battery is sealed and that there are only two USB 2.0 ports.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Vostro V13 slimline laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Dell's Vostro V13 is a slimline, 13.3in business notebook with plenty of style and a very sturdy body. It feels great to use and it has a decent amount of power under the hood. Dell's Vostro V13 is a strong, comfortable and stylish ultraportable for business users. We like its screen, keyboard and touchpad, but we think the sealed battery design is a drawback. Nevertheless, for $1299 and with a one-year, next business day warranty, it's a sweet proposition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% Dell Vostro V13
Source: Connect - 5/10 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% features: 69% mobility: 88% ergonomy: 94%
66% Koffer ade!
Source: mobile Zeit - 2/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 90%
79% Test: Dell Vostro V13 - Preisgünstige Edelflunder sucht Bestimmung
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 60% features: 75% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
60% TEST: Leichte ULV-Notebooks für wenig Geld
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Flaches Leichtgewicht
Source: c't - 6/10 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: performance: 50% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
62% Dell Vostro V13 (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 62% price: 44% performance: 36% features: 65% display: 95% mobility: 55% ergonomy: 80%
74% Dell Vostro V13
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 90%
66% Große Leistung - kleiner Preis
Source: PC Go - 3/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 70%
89% Test Dell Vostro V13 Notebook
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 89% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 91%
80% Recensione Dell Vostro V130
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Vostro V13
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
DELL Vostro V13 - opravdu elegantní cestovatel
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2010
Rating: mobility: 80% emissions: 40%
66% Đánh giá chi tiết laptop Dell Vostro V13
Source: Voz.vn VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 80% mobility: 76%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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.


SU3500: Power efficient single core processor for small subnotebooks that is based on the Penryn core and includes all features (like Virtualization, C6 state, ...). The performance should be comparable with a 1.7 GHz Athlon II Neo K125.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.59 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

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74.43%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)