Pros

  • Discrete (if limited) graphics
  • Compact, truly thin and light

Cons

  • Audio from speakers is poor
  • Long battery life only with bulky 8-cell battery

At A Glance

Dell offers a highly functional small-business laptop in an attractive, lightweight package.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2400.0 MHz
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage SDHC Card
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Slots SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 12.8 inches
Depth 9.0 inches
Height 2.0 inches
Weight 4.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Included Software CyberLink PowerDVD DX; Roxio Creator DE
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
Input devices Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 112.0
Battery
Battery Life 5:31   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 249.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 336.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 194.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 370.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 323.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 434.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 217.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 305.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 191.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 67.84   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 51.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 58.98   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 43.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 14.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 12.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 34.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 28.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 23.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 19.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 50.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 36.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 307.0