Dell Vostro V130

Specifications

Dell Vostro V130Notebook: Dell Vostro V130 (Vostro Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 470UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.638kg
Price: 927 euro
Average Score: 71.88% - average
Average of 25 scores (from 39 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 68%, features: 71%, display: 67% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Dell Vostro V130

86% Dell Vostro V130 short test | Notebookcheck
Travel in Style Business clients who are looking for a stylish mobile accessory will find they have something a little special when they receive their 13.3” Vostro. The performance of the Core i5 is held in check by a new cooling system.
86% Review Dell Vostro V130 470UM Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Takin' Care of Business in Style Professionals don't want a dingy-looking, plastic-covered bulky laptop ruining their otherwise sophisticated impression at a meeting. So, can the thin Vostro V130 give you an air of style while facilitating your workflow?
Review: Dell Vostro V130
Source: ITNews Australia English
Worse, the sealed, Apple-esque chassis means you can’t upgrade the battery. That’s a blow to its business credibility, and it’s a shame because we like the Vostro V130. It’s a joy to use, very customisable, and its looks are up there with the best of them.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2011
60% Dell Vostro V130 review
Source: Techradar English
We love the Dell Vostro V130's compact chassis, and with a strong battery life this would have been one of the best ultraportables of recent times. Sadly, its three hour mobility is a poor result, while performance is also limited.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Vostro V130 review
Source: CNet English
Can't chat now, we're booked up with power brunches and vertical integration until end of play. You see, the Dell Vostro V130 has made us come over all business-like -- it's a slim, light, 13.3-inch laptop aimed at office types. The 13.3-inch Dell Vostro V130 is a decent business laptop that offers a pleasant design, good build quality and workmanlike performance. Its battery life is average, though.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Dell Vostro V130 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Dell has delivered a good looking, reasonably powerful laptop at a competitive price and kept it slim and light, but still robust. While it's certainly aimed at small office and home office workers, it also makes an attractive buy for anyone who's looking for a laptop for school or college. The combination of Core i5 and a fast hard drive means there's plenty of performance, though we'd mark it down a little for not having an optical drive - and we were very disappointed with its battery life. The Vostro V130 is a work horse PC, not a multimedia powerhouse, and its media performance does suffer as a result. But if you prefer to snack at YouTube, rather than watching HD movies in surround sound, it'll do the job. That's the Vostro V130 in a nutshell: good enough. Luckily for Dell, most of the time "good enough" is all you need
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Vostro V130 Review
Source: Techtree.com English
With prices starting at Rs. 37,290, it's similar to the older model. However, the V130 that we received would cost a bit more, we predict closer to 40K as Dell is yet to give us the final price. For this price, you can get better performing multi-media notebooks but that's not the purpose of the Vostro. The V130 is designed to be a sleek and durable business companion and it does exactly that. The build and finish of the V130 is what sets it apart from the crowd. The revised internals gives it a bit more grunt allowing you to watch HD movies with ease. The extra USB port and HDMI is a welcome addition and the anti-glare screen means it's very usable outside as well. It does not come without its flaws though, with all the changes made to the V130, the battery life has worsened which is quite an important factor. We also feel the pricing is a bit high for what you're getting.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dell - Vostro V130 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Dell Vostro V130 looks fantastic, its metal chassis and clean lines are very appealing. But the sealed-in battery and its poor performance are significant drawbacks. There's no built in optical drive, and if you want higher specifications you may find you end up paying over the odds.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/22/2011
60% Dell Vostro V130
Source: Digital Versus English
Dell is giving us the Vostro 130, a 13.3 inch with a matte panel, promising everything you could want from an ultra-portable laptop: decent performance, portability and battery life. The V130 offers a good performance/size ratio for non-gamers, an impeccable finish and a matte panel. Low battery life (2h45) costs it its fourth star.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Dell Vostro V130 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Dell's Vostro deserves praise for its style and build quality, and is one of a few laptops we've seen that's a pleasure to use. However, the sealed battery is a big letdown for business travellers, and a professional laptop should not come with Windows 7 Home Premium.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Small Business Notebook Review: Dell Vostro V130
Source: Small Business Computing English
As you would expect from Dell, the Vostro V130 comes in a range of default configurations -- eight, in fact --that you can customize to suit your business needs. The base model starts at $429 and comes with a 1.06-GHz Celeron U3400 CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive and the Ubuntu Linux operating system. That price puts it in netbook territory, but you get the bigger screen and full-size keyboard a netbook lacks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/06/2011
REVIEW: Dell Vostro V130
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
The Vostro V130 is bit of a mixed bag. It looks good, sports a reasonable range of features and doesn’t break the bank―unless you spec it up, when it then loses its value appeal. Its lightweight and robust design is ideal for frequent travellers, but the lack of built-in security extras such as fingerprint readers and TPM chips won’t wash with corporates.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/23/2010
82% Dell Vostro V130
Source: PC World English
The slim and sexy 13-inch Dell Vostro V130 is a trendy business laptop with striking features. It has an all-aluminum exterior and offers sufficient performance for a lightweight business laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 82%
80% Dell Vostro V130
Source: PC Authority English
Of more benefit to business workers is the Vostro's 3G adapter, accessed via the SIM slot on the front edge - something Apple still doesn't offer. Also, for the first 15 months Trend Micro will host and maintain security remotely for SMBs without the resources to do so themselves. Add to this the 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3, a 2-megapixel webcam above the screen, and the option of Windows 7 Professional, and the Vostro V130 holds its own as a business laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 66% features: 83%
67% Dell Vostro V130
Source: PC Pro English
Sleek, surprisingly powerful and with a good range of options - but battery life is poor
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
67% Dell Vostro V130 review
Source: It Pro English
There's a lot to like about the Dell Vostro V130 from its generous specification to its comfortable keyboard and touchpad. Unfortunately, its battery life is far too short for a thin and light ultra-portable laptop. Although the similarly priced 13in MacBook Air doesn't have built-in 3G and only has half as much RAM and a smaller SSD, its far superior battery life makes it the better ultra-portable laptop for now.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 67%
60% Dell Vostro V130
Source: CNet English
Here's the not-so-secret secret about Dell's new small-business laptop, the Vostro V130: it's not really just for small-business users. Although the Vostro series slots in alongside Dell's Latitude as non-consumer-oriented laptops, the thin, sturdy, compact 13.3-inch Vostro V130 feels more like a more affordable offspring of the original Dell Adamo.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% mobility: 30%
70% Dell Vostro V130
Source: Techreview Source English
The Dell Vostro V130 is a solidly-built, portable laptop that has an Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 13.3-inch HD display. Dell also includes a 128GB solid-state hard drive for added battery life, however, it doesn't translate into a longer real-world numbers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Vostro V130 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Even with some drawbacks (the screen, warmth and battery life), the Dell Vostro V130 is still a 13.3in business laptop to be reckoned with. Its slim profile, light weight and reasonably good performance make it a great tool to use while on the road. However, we wish the Dell Vostro V130 would allow easier access its internal components, and that it didn't get so warm, and that the screen was better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Dell Vostro V130
Source: PC Mag English
Although the Core i5 processor and HDMI are notable additions, the Dell Vostro V130 is tough to recommend as an ultraportable with only 3 hours of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Dell Introduces Its Ultraportable V130 Business Notebook
Source: Ubergizmo English
Dell has updated its Vostro V13 line with the V130, the first notebook to feature Intel's new Hyperbaric cooling. Instead of using internal fans to drive out hot air from the internals of the notebook, the new design uses an internal fan to draw air into the notebook that is channeled to the CPU and other key components, keeping them cool, after which the hot air is expelled from the notebook. At the thinnest point, the V130 measures only 0.65 inches and its constructed from a combination of aluminum for the chassis, zinc hinges and a magnesium alloy palm rest. Other technical specifications include a choice of Intel's CULV Core i3 clocked at 1.33GHz or a Core i5 that is also clocked at 1.33GHz.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2010
80% Dell Vostro V130 notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Even with some drawbacks (the screen, warmth and battery life), the Vostro V130 is still a 13.3in business laptop to be reckoned with. Its slim profile, light weight and reasonably good performance make it a great tool to use while on the road. However, we wish it was easier to access its internal components, that it didn't get so warm and that the screen was better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% Dell Vostro V130
Source: Laptop Mag English
With any ultraportable, there's a delicate balance between power and portability. A notebook needs to perform certain tasks well, but if it uses up its battery too quickly, its usefulness for business travelers is mitigated. While we like that the $928 Dell Vostro V130 has a very slim profile and decent muscle, its sub-3-hour endurance is too short to ignore. For nearly the same price, you can get a Toshiba Portege R705 with a Core i5-460M processor and a 500GB hard drive, which should last nearly 6 hours on a charge. If you're willing to live with a smaller display, you can also pick up the Core i7-powered Acer TimelineX 1830t ($899) or the 11-inch MacBook Air ($999), both of which last much longer on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
90% Quick Review: Dell Vostro V130 13.3-inch Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English
The Vostro V130 has a clear target audience. That means that Dell has made it with the intension to satisfy the said audience and we can`t see why the V130 wouldn`t.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
67% Dell Vostro V130
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Dell Vostro V130 is unique among small-business laptops. It's exceptionally thin—just three-quarters of an inch thick—and very light, at just 3.4 pounds. The Vostro 130’s sharp, super-thin design is an attention-grabber. But for small-business buyers looking for a laptop for a long trip or the long haul, this unit's battery is a deal killer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 67%

Foreign Reviews

83% Test: Dell Vostro V130
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 87% features: 85% display: 78% mobility: 68% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 78%
Schnell unterwegs
Source: c't - 2/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: performance: 60% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
Dell Vostro V130
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2011
Rating: performance: 80% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
86% Test Dell Vostro V130 470UM Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 65% display: 74% mobility: 83% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 91%
Dell Vostro V130: flaches Alu-Notebook mit Core-i-CPU im Vorabtest
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2010
Dell Vostro V130
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
positive: price, workmanship; negative: battery runtime, display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2011
Dell Vostro V130 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
equipment, weight, workmanship good, battery runtime bad, performance not for demanding tasks
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2011
Dell Vostro V130 - flaches 13-Zoll-Notebook mit Core i5
Source: Tecchannel - 3/11 German
performance and display good, no optical drive
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2011
Dell Vostro V130 470UM: Luxus-Office für Daheim
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
matte display, quiet fan, low temperature, good connection interfaces, bad battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2011
Dell Vostro V130 im Kurz-Test
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
matte display, robust chassis, low heat, silent fan
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2010
83% Dell Vostro V130, portátil para profesionales exigentes
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 84%
RECENSIONE DELL VOSTRO V130
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
size, weight and fan positive, battery runtime negative
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/10/2011
60% Dell Vostro V130
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Dell Vostro V310
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
ultraslim
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2010
90% Dell Vostro V130
Source: Laptopworld.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Dell Vostro V130
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: alu case, performance, display, price; negative: battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2011

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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.


470UM:

The Core i5-430UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops. Using Turbo Boost it can be clocked with up to 1.83 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. AES, VT-d and Trusted Execution are deactivated for the 430UM. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package.

» 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.


1.638 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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71.88%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-13 (Update: 2012-07-18)