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
Dell's Vostro V13 is a slim, light and very elegant business notebook
Good Gear Guide.au
30 October 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: 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.
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.
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. Aber hat das Dell nicht vielleicht doch einen Haken?
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