Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dell Vostro V131 Review

Evolution. In launching the Vostro V130, Dell began a series of cases and mobile thin entry-level, must also convince in terms of design. Powerful Intel processors with sand tests successfully bridge principles ULV processors. The case was also modified.

As the name suggests, the Vostro V131 is an updated Dell Vostro V130 (reviewed by us), so the case was a little changed and the interior completely renovated. At first glance, seem V131 to look exactly like its predecessor.

A closer look, you will find that the connectivity options (new: USB 3.0) and the bottom has been changed. In the dark, the keyboard lights up. But you must order this option at an additional cost. Processing of your V131 is still the same high level predecessors. We first review, the only point of criticism was too low tension hinges.

Specifications Dell Vostro V131 :
  • Processor : Intel Core i5 2410M 2.3 GHz
  • Mainboard : Intel HM67
  • Memory : 4096 MB, DDR3 1333MHz, max 8GB
  • Graphics adapter : Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Display : 13.3 inch , 1366x768 pixel, AUO312C, LED Backlit LCD, glossy: no
  • Harddisk : WD5000BPKT-75PK4T0, 500GB 7200rpm
  • Soundcard : HD Audio
  • Connections : 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Kopfhörer/Mikrofon Kombiport, Card Reader: 8in1 card reader (SD, SDXC, SDHC, MS, MS-Pro, MMC, MMC+, xD-Picture Card), 1 Fingerprint Reader,
  • Networking : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 (bgn), 3.0+HS Bluetooth, optional (Dell Wireless 5550 HSPA Mini Card)
  • Size : height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 330 x 238
  • Weight : 1.85 kg Power Supply: 0.35 kg
  • Battery : 65 Wh Lithium-Ion
  • Price : 780 Euro
  • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
  • Additional features : 12 Months Warranty.
Specifications of the display remains the same. Your V131 features a 13.3-inch matte screen. However, according to our measurements, the brightness is less than its predecessor. In particular, the ability to suffer from this.

Notebook supports up to 8 GB of RAM in two modules of DDR3 1333 MHz entry-level offering an Intel Celeron ULV 847 CPU speed 1.1 GHz clock speed. Performance gain can complies selecting the Intel Core i5 i3 or m-2310-2410M processor.

But not only choose the CPU can cause large power reserves. Dell now also offers users built-in Fast Solid State Drive (128GB) from the factory. In contrast, the traditional 7200-rpm hard drives, which offer alternatives, such as not only to reduce boot times, and start programs, but also to work quietly and are insensitive to shock.

Although the decision to offer only Vostros 7200 rpm hard drives are measured when considering the performance of the system noise is reduced. Clearly audible above the sound of the hard drive is always present, and to stifle the fan. From this perspective, the results so far speak for the SSD.

Battery life
According to Dell, the Vostro V130 a non-replaceable major point of criticism from customers. Now it's a thing of the past, and the laptop has a standard 6-cell battery with a capacity of 65 Wh (in comparison: Vostro V130 - 30 Wh). Detrimental to the battery protrudes from the bottom, so a laptop thinner and smaller a slight increase in total weight (V130: V131 1.6 kg vs. 1.8 kg), capacity was more than doubled.

4-cell battery should also be offered for the Vostro, but for now, not in Europe. We could surf the Internet via WLAN for about 8 hours with 6 cell battery. It would be a multiplication of the results of the V130 battery 30Wh. Further tests will follow.

Unlike V130, maintenance of cover that can be opened in a simple way to allow access to the RAM modules and hard drives.

At first glance, advertising, entry-level prices are attractive. Start form the € 419 Vostro V131 is available with Celeron ULV. The Core i3-2310M model with 4 GB of RAM, 320 GB hard drive, Bluetooth and Windows 7 Professional costs € 539. The same configuration but with i5-2410M processor starts from 639 euros - all prices exclude VAT.

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