Pros

  • Inexpensive for an ultraportable
  • Nice input ergonomics, two USB 3.0 ports

Cons

  • On the large side of the ultraportable class

At A Glance

You'll have a hard time finding a more affordable business ultraportable, though it's size and weight stretch the definition.

Manufacturer’s Description

Enjoy the enhanced power and business features of the sleek, ultrathin and light Vostro V131 laptop. Get the connectivity, security and collaboration tools to stay highly productive almost anywhere.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number BQCTT5
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2300.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 9.5 hours
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 12.9 inches
Depth 9.4 inches
Height 1.3 inches
Weight 4.1 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.7 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 118.0
Battery
Battery Life 7:13   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 231.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 343.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 184.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 340.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 324.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 379.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 199.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 296.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 9.1   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.6   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.4   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 50.92   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 43.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 40.61   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 33.56   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 16.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 12.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 33.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 28.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 19.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 17.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 38.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 31.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 285.0