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Dell Vostro V131

Specifications

Dell Vostro V131Notebook: Dell Vostro V131
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, , 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.85kg
Price: 780 euro
Average Score: 78.33% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 35 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 78%, features: 73%, display: 64% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the Dell Vostro V131

84% Preview: Dell Vostro V131 Notebook in Review | Notebookcheck
Evolution. In launching the Vostro V130, Dell started a slim and mobile entry-level business series, which should also convince in terms of design. Powerful Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs succeed the first tries with ULV processors. The case has been amended too.
84% Review Dell Vostro V131 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Evolution. Dell launched a slim and portable line in its entry-level business range with the Vostro V130. It's also supposed to convince in terms of design. Powerful Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs follow the first attempts with ULV processors. A few modifications have also been made on the case. Our comprehensive review now follows the preview.
70% Dell Vostro V131 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
There are a lot of 13.3-inch laptops around, all with the same mix of Intel chips. Dell's given the Vostro V131 a distinctive look that makes it stand out from the usual crowd of matte and glossy black machines - but that's really it's only distinctive feature, and it is let down by the lack of an optical drive. Even so, there's a lot to like here, with plenty of battery life, a good screen and an ergonomic design (and a distinct lack of bloatware). While the model we looked at is more expensive than some of the competition, there are cheaper options that can save you a considerable amount. One thing is for sure – the V131 is a considerable improvement over its predecessor, the V130.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Dell Vostro V131 Notebook Review
Source: Hardware Canucks English
Every once in a while we come across one that stands out from the competition due to unique features, innovative technology or genre changing performance. The Vostro V131 can’t boast any of these points but it still succeeds in being everything most of us could possibly want in a notebook. Dell’s goal here wasn’t to create a product that would blaze its way through benchmarks, nor play games at high framerates.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2012
83% Dell Vostro 131 review
Source: It Pro English
Although not without some issues, the Dell Vostro 131 is a solid business ultraportable and its shortcomings are largely mitigated by its low price and long battery life. The lack of a desktop dock or port replicator option will limit its use to some and we have a few reservations about build quality, but these don’t detract too much from its excellent value.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%
60% Dell Vostro V131 Notebook Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Vostro V131 is priced at Rs. 43,990 (MOP). It follows the trend of the other expensively priced Vostros, but does fall a little short in terms of build. With the specs, it compares straight to the Lenovo G570, we reviewed earlier. However, with the price, it’s definitely not better than the Vostro V3350, we reviewed earlier. The earlier model packs in more RAM, a better processor and a DVD writer for the same price, and we’d surely recommend that one over this.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Road warriors rejoice! Dell Vostro V131 review
Source: APC Mag English
Despite the lack of some high-end business features, the pricing and build quality still make it a really compelling product. It’s got the specs needed to actually get work done and connectivity that some larger notebooks struggle to match. This is definitely one of the better ultraportables currently available.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Vostro V131 Review: A Good, Cheap Business Laptop
Source: Notebookreview.com English
We believe the Dell Vostro V131 makes for a great small-to-medium business notebook. Aside from its low contrast display, the V131 provides amazing battery life (nine hours), has good overall performance thanks to its internal hardware, and it has some useful features such as a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader. Dell also gives you 15 months of free Trend Micro security, even if you go with the $499 model. The notebook also has two fast USB 3.0 ports, a comfortable keyboard and touchpad, and the preferred 'office friendly' matte display for easier viewing in a bright office. Things to be aware of: it doesn't have a docking station port, and the lid of the display bends inward easily. This could make it a target for troubles while traveling or while being used for more than desk productivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70%
80% Dell Vostro V131 13.3in Core i5 notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
If you tinker with the configuration options you can get a Dell Vostro V131 for an attractive price – the top-end somewhat slightly less so, but only because the silver finish and light weight invites unflattering comparison with Apple's MacBook Air. Without the current spate of Dell discounts, the top-end Vostro costs £960 – which then puts a 13in Air within reach and the 11in model for less, although they run a slower Core i5 chip. Yet at the mid-range, the Dell Vostro V131 certainly holds its own as a portable day-to-day work machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Vostro V131 (Late 2011) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $889 Dell Vostro V131 is one of the better small business notebooks you can buy. The machine retains the incredibly attractive aluminum chassis of its predecessor and improves upon it with a comfy backlit keyboard; a longer-lasting, user-replaceable battery; and a fingerprint reader for security. While the Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-6431 offers better graphics performance and endurance--but no fingerprint reader--for the same price, the Vostro V131 is a solid SMB system with style and substance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Dell Vostro V131 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Dell Vostro V131 shows a notable improvement over its predecessor the V130, especially in terms of battery life, processor performance and exceptionally friendly keyboard - but the lack of an optical drive might make some think twice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% Dell Vostro V131 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Though allegedly designed for small business, the Vostro is a clear winner for anyone who is in the market for a small, powerful laptop with excellent battery endurance. Although the price tag of $889 (as configured) is not a bargain, this laptop never feels like it needs to have a lower price. It’s competitive with (but not necessarily superior to) anything of similar size.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Dell Vostro V131
Source: Electricpig English
Instead of getting discouraged by the poor reception for the Vostro V130, Dell has launched the revised and corrected Vostro 131. The Vostro V131 holds to its promise. It's more powerful, better equipped and with a better battery life than its processor the V130. Nevertheless, you can find models that are just as powerful and well-equipped but with longer battery life and at a lower price, such as the Asus U36SD.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Vostro V131 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell's Vostro V131 may be a business class 13-inch laptop but it is one that many consumers should consider as well. With its $800 price tag, it offers some surprising performance and a very stylish design. Battery life is also one of the best for how it is equipped. One major issue with the laptop is the screen that has below average color, brightness and viewing angles.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Vostro V131 – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
The stripped down budget version – no backlit keyboard or 3G connectivity, a feeble 1.1GHz Celeron 847 CPU with 2GB RAM and a 320GB hard drive comes in at $550, but even so more bang for your buck can be had elsewhere. For a fully-featured business notebook, the Sony VAIO S would be a better option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2011
80% Dell Vostro V131 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Vostro V131 is going to draw a lot of attention solely because of its low price. But it's no good grabbing someone's attention if you can't impress them. The V131 should have no problem doing that.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Vostro V131 business notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Dell's Vostro V131 is sedately handsome and a good performer, but has little else to distinguish it from the corporate-targeted ultraportable crowd. The Vostro V131 is going to draw a lot of attention solely because of its low price. But it's no good grabbing someone's attention if you can't impress them. The V131 should have no problem doing that.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Vostro V131
Source: PC World English
The Vostro V131 is going to draw a lot of attention solely because of its low price. But it's no good grabbing someone's attention if you can't impress them. The V131 should have no problem doing that.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
REVIEW: Dell Vostro V131
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
The Vostro V131 is ideal for everyday office operations like document editing, presentations and e-mail, and also provides impressive collaboration options thanks to a full HD camera, digital array mics and support for Intel’s WiDi. USB 3.0 support will also come in useful for digital content producers as it supports transfer rates 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, and the backlight chiclet keyboard and quick launch keys are noteworthy usability enhancements.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2011
70% Dell Vostro V131
Source: Techreview Source English
Performance with the Dell Vostro V131 was quite good with the Core i5 model and definitely on-par with other similar laptops. We believe that this laptop is a strong contender for users looking for portability and features without breaking the bank. There were no noticeable issues with multitasking, HD video watching and even photo/video editing. Since this computer does have integrated Intel graphics, you can completely count out any 3D gaming completely, but this isn't the type of computer that gamers should even be looking at any ways. Battery life was most impressive with the included 6-cell battery. We were able to get about 6 to 6:30 hours of life, which is a big improvement over previous Vostro models and even a little bit more than other similar laptops. This is an improvement over the previous Dell Vostro V130 model, which we also reviewed and commented on the short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Vostro V131
Source: CNet English
Most companies strive to create distinctions between their small-business and consumer laptop lines, sometimes to the point of creating whole new designs that aren't available otherwise. The 2011 Dell Vostro V131 succeeds at being an affordable and powerful update to the 13-inch small-business laptop, adding much-needed battery life and processing boosts.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
67% Dell Vostro V131 review
Source: PC Pro English
Ultimately, the Vostro V131’s configurability is its greatest asset: if you’re after a light, portable, low-cost laptop, a frugally equipped model would make a tempting option for small companies with tight IT budgets. However, a fully loaded Vostro with all the trimmings doesn’t make financial sense. For a higher-spec business portable, there’s no doubt the Sony VAIO S Series makes a better choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
80% Dell Vostro V131
Source: PC Mag English
The differences between a small business and enterprise laptop used to be more clear-cut, but now the lines are blurring. The Dell Vostro V131 has been updated to include a standard-voltage Core i5 processor and big 65WH battery. It has most of the features found in its enterprise siblings and doesn't cost nearly as much. The only small business laptop that has the V131 beat is its sibling, the Dell 3350, whose battery is longer lasting and overall price is more budget-friendly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Vostro V131: A Budget Business Laptop
Source: AnandTech English
We mentioned ultrabooks at the start and raised the question of how a thin and light business laptop would compare with such offerings. In looking at the MacBook Air and the ASUS UX21E, the breakdown is pretty simple. The Vostro offers more computational power and better battery life in a slightly larger package, and it comes with a better warranty.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2011

Foreign Reviews

Dell Vostro V131 (1W21LP1)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2011
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%
86% Dell Vostro V131
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 75% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
84% Test Dell Vostro V131 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 77% display: 72% mobility: 89% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 77%
Dell Vostro V131 im Test: Subnotebook mit UMTS-Modul
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Sufficient performance, high price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2011
Subnotebook Vostro V131 im Einzeltest: Dells Vorzeige-Flachmann für serious Business
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
workmanship and mobility very good, loud fan, satisfying price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2011
89% Dell Vostro V131
Source: Bitcity.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 89% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 92%
80% Dell Vostro V131
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Vostro V131
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
battery runtime good, display bad
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2011
80% Dell Vostro V131
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Vostro V131, a cingár vállalati gép
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: design, workmanship, display, HDMI, two USB 3.0, battery runtime; negative: only Core i5
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2012
成就时尚本色 戴尔Vostro V131商务本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/20/2012
83% Dell Vostro V131
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Dell Vostro V131
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

» 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.


1.85 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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 %

Dell reviews


78.33%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)