Dell Vostro V131 Laptop Review

Vostro V131 is Dell’s latest ultraportable notebook designed for performance and to meet specific needs for small business customers.  The Vostro V131 builds on the many strengths of the discontinued Vostro V130 laptop by enhancing certain features like the battery life.

Vostro 131 Laptop

The Dell Vostro V131 is a little bit thicker than other ultrabooks.  Even with the stock 4-cell battery, V131 is 0.83” thick. Ultrabooks are 0.8” thick or less to be precise. Additionally, compared to other ultrabooks, V131 doesn’t have an SSD.

Below is a  list of specs and features of the Vostro V131:

  • 13.3 inch High Definition LED Display (1366 x 768) with anti-glare
  • Width: 12.96″/329.3mm, Height: (front/back) 0.63-0.83inches/16.05-21.0mm, Depth: 9.36″/237.65mm, Starting weight: 4.03lbs/1.83kg (with 6-cell battery and HDD)
  • Support for second-generation Intel Core i3 and i5 processors
  • User-replaceable 4-cell and extended 6-cell battery options
  • Chiclet keyboard with optional backlighting
  • Color options: Aberdeen Silver and Lucerne Red
  • HD webcam with dual array microphones
  • Bluetooth 3.0 + HS support
  • Two USB 3.0 ports
  • One USB 2.0 port that supports Powershare (a feature that lets you charge a device like a smartphone or MP3 player via the USB port even if the laptop is powered down)
  • HDMI out
  • Fingerprint reader with DigitalPersona
  • 8-in-1 card reader to make importing photos and videos a snap
  • Three Quick Launch buttons make it easy to access Windows Mobility Center, Dell Support Center or another app that you want at your fingertips
  • Several 802.11n and mobile broadband connectivity options including 4G LTE and WiMAX
  • 7200rpm hard drives up to 750GB
Pricing starts at $499.


Sources:    Anandtech, Dell

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Written by: Björn A.