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.
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. In addition there are other notable attributes such as the excellent ergonomics (heat and noise levels).
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.
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 brag to coworkers.
Cons: Battery life low for subnotebook, HDD always humming audibly, Battery Life! Battery Life! Battery Life!!!
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.