Summary: At a price of Rs. 64,000, the V130 is very expensive if you look at the kind of performance it offers. In terms of features, looks and design the notebook satisfies us without any doubts. If you’re looking for portability and a light weight notebook that you want to carry around frequently, the V130 looks quite decent. However, the ASUS U36J which performs better and is priced cheaper than the V130 is another option that you can consider.
Summary: The Dell Vostro V130 appeals to a niche audience looking for portability and style at the cost of pure performance. While it does well in the design, build quality and portability areas, its poor battery life is unforgivable, making it hard for us to recommend the Vostro V130 for a business laptop.
Summary: In the end, we would say that the Vostro V130 was a nice notebook to work with. In fact it is one that we would have loved to keep around the office, but alas, it is being shipped back as soon as this review is wrapped up. As for suggesting that someone should buy one. Well, that is easy enough to answer — we already have. Granted I am not sure that person has actually followed through as of yet, but the Vostro V130 is on their short list of possibles.
Excerpt: We have spent some quality time with the Dell Vostro V130 notebook over the past few weeks, and while we are still putting our thoughts into words, we did want to share some images of the notebook itself.
Summary: Overall, the Vostro V130 seems designed for travellers who don't expect to use their laptop on the road so much as at their destination. It should handle mainstream business tasks, particularly presentations, fine but if performance or battery life matter a lot to you, you might want to look beyond this pretty face, or case.
Conclusion: Physically, the Dell feels comfortingly solid. The cover opens quickly and simply -- no latch. Unlike one or two other machines I've tried, the V130 "kept on ticking" when I picked the system up and even shook it slightly -- kudos to the disk protection. Boot-up took just under one minute.
Excerpt: Aimed at the business user, the Vostro series from Dell is today getting a little bit of a face lift and the new V130 is the one we're checking out. Packing some sweet goodies, the V130 looks like it's going to indeed hit the spot for the user on the go. Around the back we've got a HDMI, e-SATA and network port on the left with two USB and the power adapter on the right.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Stylish brushed aluminum design, Less than an inch thick, Loud speakers, HDMI port and added USB port, Runs cool
Cons: Battery life too short, Expensive, Long boot time