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.
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
Dell's Vostro V13 is a slim, light and very elegant business notebook
Good Gear Guide.au
9 August 2010
Summary: 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.
Pros: Very slim and light, sturdy, comfortable to use
Cons: Battery is sealed inside the chassis, not enough USB 2.0 ports, no digital video output
Summary: 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.
Summary: Metallgehäuse, verstärkte Zinkscharniere und 2 Zentimeter Bauhöhe – Dell hat mit dem Vostro V13 ein schickes, flaches und stabiles Notebook im Angebot, das mit rund 600 Euro erstaunlich günstig ist. Zum Vergleich: Ein MacBook der gleichen Größe kostet das Doppelte.
Pros: flach, gutes Design, mattes, nicht spiegelndes Display, kaum Crapware, geringer Stromverbrauch
Cons: nur durchschnittliche Akkulaufzeit, Akku fest verbaut, daher teurer Austausch, kein digitaler Display-Ausgang