Dell Vostro V130 - Sleek and lightweight travel companion
20 June 2011
Excerpt: Dell Vostro V130 is thin and light notebook targeted at the business user. It is the successor to the Vostro V13 which received a low response from its target segment due to lack of features and core processing power.
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.
Conclusion: Dell has delivered a good looking, reasonably powerful laptop at a competitive price and kept it slim and light, but still robust. While it's certainly aimed at small office and home office workers, it also makes an attractive buy for anyone who's looking for a laptop for school or college.
Pros: Good looks, plenty of memory and a fast hard disk make this a zippy little workhorse of a PC
Cons: Poor life from a sealed battery makes this more of a desktop laptop than a mobile computer, while the single speaker and integrated graphics limit its multimedia capabilities
Excerpt: Dell’s Vostro laptops have always been strikingly thin and at less than 2cm thick, the new V130 is no exception. The aluminium design is striking and wouldn’t look out of place in the home or office.
Summary: There's a lot to like about the Dell Vostro V130 from its generous specification to its comfortable keyboard and touchpad. Unfortunately, its battery life is far too short for a thin and light ultra-portable laptop.