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. They are small enough to be stowed anywhere without burden, but also just large enough to enjoy an acceptable screen size without requiring one to squint at the text.
Pros: Build Quality & Form Factor, near perfect, Noise & Heat, Video Performance, Price
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!!!
Summary: This new version of the Dell Vostro V130 laptop updates its identically named predecessor with a new processor and spec. At only 1.6kg, this is a classic thin-and-light notebook, yet cuts few corners on build quality or materials.
Dell Vostro V130 review: A 13.3in laptop that's slim, light, inexpensive and well performing
Good Gear Guide.au
14 March 2011
Summary: Despite a couple of quibbles with its screen and design, the slim and light Dell Vostro V130 is still a top ultraportable notebook that's great for business users. The ultra-low-voltage Core i5 CPU provides much faster performance at a better price than the previous Vostro V13 model. The new unit has a digital video output, which is also an improvement over the previous model.
Pros: Only 1.6kg, thin, well-built, HDMI, eSATA, fast hard drive
Cons: Screen is poor, battery is integrated and didn't last as long as we'd hoped, gets noticeably warm, touchpad software was problematic, integrated 3G modem was present in our test unit but is not currently an option for Australian shoppers
Dell Vostro V130, portátil para profesionales exigentes
18 August 2011
Excerpt: Dell está trabajando duro en mejorar su gama de portátiles y este Vostro es un claro ejemplo. Lo más sorprendente es que sus carcasas externas sean metálicas, lo que transmite calidad y robustez
Pros: Calidad de materiales externos y robustez de construcción, Diseño funcional y moderno, Teclado de tacto agradable
Cons: Autonomía limitada para contar con una CPU de bajo consumo, Batería interna no intercambiable