Excerpt: Even though Dell’s surprising anorexic marvel, the Adamo XPS may have garnered much of the company’s recent media attention, we were pleasantly surprised to learn today about the Vostro V13. Built off of the production lessons learned from the aforementioned razor thin Adamo XPS, the Vostro V13 is still a svelte machine at .65 inches thick, and weighs under 3.5 pounds.
Summary: 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. Small businesses looking to spend their money wisely would be better off with the ThinkPad Edge 13 or ProBook 5310m.
Pros: Stylish brushed aluminum design, Less than an inch thin, Loud speakers,
Cons: Short battery life, Expensive, Loud keyboard,
Conclusion: The Vostro V13 succeeds first and foremost with its extremely attractive appearance . Its minimalist design combined with high-quality materials will appeal to ordinary consumers as well as business clients, and makes a welcome change from the plastic look which usually dominates. Even the base model provides a good all-round set-up , which hardly seems to need any additional options. There is a good selection of ports and they are efficiently laid out.
Pros: Very quiet, Very cool, Very slim, Excellent workmanship, High-quality case material, Well equipped, Good price-to-performance ratio, Matt display, Extensive warranty and support options, Good all-round portability, That the notebook is slim, light, quiet, high-quality, and very smart.
Cons: System performance is only satisfactory, Limited potential for upgrades, Built-in battery, Expensive to replace battery, Battery life is only average
Summary: You can purchase the Dell Vostro V13 for Â£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.
Excerpt: 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. Best of all, it only weighs around 1.5kg. It's an almost perfect combination of size, speed and mobility.
Summary: What is the Vostro V13 and who is it for? Does it do it well? Where does the Vostro V13 disappoint? Would we recommend the Vostro V13? 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. Graphics performance isn’t too hot, either.
Excerpt: Business laptops aren't supposed to look good or offer cutting-edge design, so what does Dell think it's doing by unleashing a gorgeous, slim, Adamo-style machine for £400? We review the Dell Vostro V13 to find out.