Conclusion: Dell made the right choices when creating this new model, and has turned something that was already good, into something that is even better. Compared to its predecessor, the Vostro V13 , this unit also features a rigid, high quality housing , a matt display and mobility thanks to the HSDPA -Modul.
Excerpt: The year 2010 saw a rise in popularity of the new class of so-called netbook/laptop hybrids. These laptops fit an interesting niche; they are too large and powerful to be compared to a netbook, and yet too compact and underpowered to be compared to a fully-fledged laptop.
Pros: Build Quality & Form Factor, near perfect, Noise & Heat, Video Performance, Price
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.
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. And without giving away all that much, we will say that for the most part, this was
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.
Summary: Takin' Care of Business in Style Professionals don't want a dingy-looking, plastic-covered bulky laptop ruining their otherwise sophisticated impression at a meeting. So, can the thin Vostro V130 give you an air of style while facilitating your workflow?
Pros: Sturdy, stylish case, Decent performance, Speedy hard drive, Little exhaust, Very good touchpad, Good keyboard, Perfect port placement, High-resolution webcam (1.9MP), Loud, decent speaker, Matte display, Recovery & Software CDs/DVDs, Compact, quiet, smooth and stylish. The V130 makes it easy to ...
Cons: Battery life low for subnotebook, HDD always humming audibly, Battery Life! Battery Life! Battery Life!!!
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.