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New Dell Vostro V131

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by wii, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. wii

    wii IPS Rules

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    Hoopsontoast Notebook Consultant

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    Posted on the V130 thread-

    Review-
    Dell Vostro V131 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

    UK Dell-
    New Vostro V131 Laptop Details | Dell UK

    Backlit Keyboard, Removable 6-Cell battery (65Wh), HD300 Graphics, Fingerprint Reader and Chicket Keyboard all seem to be the big updates, its slightly thicker as well.

    I think there is an optional 4-Cell (44Whr) battery that sits flush.

    Its now 1.8Kg with the 6-Cell battery, and 21mm overall thickness.
     
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    kdskamal Notebook Guru

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    The Intel Pentium 847 processor has Intel HD 2000 graphics, not HD 3000.

    Dell V131 - Mobility Update

    Anybody knows anything about this GPU?
     
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    Thanks, let's hope it can do 1080p and if it does that, we will have more battery life with 847 Celeron as it packs half shaders and consumes less power than core i series CPUs:cool:
     
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    coldmack Notebook Virtuoso

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    I have done 1080p on my Vaio, which has the older 4500HD, and ulv C2D cpu; so, I don't see why the V131 with the Celeron cpu and HD 2000 gpu couldn't. I do like that for the price you get two usb 3.0 ports, and the battery life. However, it seem like the screen quality may not be up to what I am use to, or else I would be taking a serious look at this model .
     
  7. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Notebook Evangelist

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    Could someone point me towards the backlit option as all I see is the separate backlit keyboard that you plug into the thing???

    Internal keyboard yet it states, "Increase your options with a separate keyboard"




    Only kidding... they've made a mistake :)
     
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    anargyr Notebook Enthusiast

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    Can the i5 2410M turbo boost? I think the competitor of V131 is HP's 5330m which has i5 2420M.

    Also in PCMag they give the Vostro a very low PCMarkVantage. IT should be a mistake.
     
  9. linuxwanabe

    linuxwanabe Notebook Evangelist

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    The V130 did have a very impressive cooling system and an Ubuntu linux option - making it an interesting Macbook Air alternative, if you could look past the 2+ hour battery life.

    The V131 doesn't appear to have any obvious selling points, other than the fact that it's thin. Otherwise, it appears to be a contemporary Windows notebook PC. But heck, what's the difference between this and an "ultrabook?"

    Overall, not a compelling value, and not a serious competitor for the Macbook Air. Nothing "ultra" about this notebook.

    In hindsight, the V130 at least had that interesting cooling system. Sorry to see that feature go.
     
  10. wii

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    The V131 has the same cooling system as the V130.
     
  11. edible

    edible Newbie

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    Funnily enough, I was just looking at the V130 yesterday and was curious why they'd removed the Ubuntu option. And today they reveal the V131 with surprise, no cheaper Ubuntu option. Along with the smaller capacity battery (and if it sits flush like a previous poster suggested, then I'd actually prefer this aesthetically), they perhaps could've made a $400 model which I would've snapped up with no hesitation. I'm still using a V13, which I love, but HDMI/backlit/chiclet/USB3 is a compelling upgrade.

    As for the lack of the V130's cooling system, I don't think this will be an issue at least with the Celeron, which is one of the new sandy bridge CULVs. A bit surprised that they're using the old 35w processors for the higher models - perhaps Apple's Air has cornered up the market on those for now.

    edit: @wii, I don't think it does, since I can't find any mention of "hyperbaric cooling" or whatever that mumbo jumbo was called. Looking at the pictures, there are only vents along the left side, which suggests to me that it's only for exhaust not intake. Sadly, this will probably mean that if there is a lot of heat generation, it'll be centered near the left typing hand just like a lot of laptops, instead of far in the back and unnoticeable.
     
  12. excalibur1814

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    Ordered the Celeron. more soon
     
  13. linuxwanabe

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    It doesn't appear to be. The V130 had exhaust vents in the back, somewhat, but not exactly like a Macbook. The V131 looks like a conventional notebook PC, with a side exhaust, so there are probably bottom vents. Yeah, I know they had to do it because of the bigger, removeable battery, but all the same, it took away the one major selling point.
     
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    It is actually using the same cooling system.

    It says in feature page:
    "Help your system stay cool and quiet with Hyperbaric Cooling, and Intel Advanced Cooling Technology"

    I am wondering if the 6-cell battery it comes with sits flush with laptop...
     
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    No, unfortunately. Seems to jut out more than similar laptop batteries, at least relative to the thinness of the v131.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hm... It is weird because laptops usually come with default battery that sits flush with laptop, and optional high capacity battery that sticks out.

    It seems the other way around with this laptop, and I can't find a way to configure it with 4-cell battery that sits flush. I rather have a flush battery since I am pretty much going to carry power adapters anyways.
     
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    Does anyone know what size hard drive is in this ? 2.5 inch? Think it will fit a regular SSD drive inside it? Thanks!
     
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    Given the V130/V13/Latitude 13 were 2.5", it would be safe to assume with a similar chassis design it would utilize 2.5" again..
     
  19. excalibur1814

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    I'm getting to like the tilted type of design as it's better for typing (I hope) like the standard keyboard.

    Personally I'd prefer the choice of three battery options
    Standard
    As above
    Mega Super Awesome fifty weeks extended battery
     
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    Yes, it can Turbo boost. It runs at 2.6GHz under turbo boost mode.
     
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