Pros

  • Fairly thin for its size, metal case
  • Good-looking notebook with solid AV features

Cons

  • A tad pricey with the solid-state drive
  • Subpar performance and battery life

At A Glance

Handsome and thin, the V130 is well suited for multimedia presentations, but poor battery life and mediocre performance drag down its overall score.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i3
Processor speed 1333.0 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 128.0 GB
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces eSATA
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 4.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.0 inches
Depth 9.1 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 3.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.2 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
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
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 77.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:37   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 460.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 444.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 372.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 639.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 601.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 817.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 373.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 227.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 286.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 18.76   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 14.59   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 14.76   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 11.18   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 10.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 9.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 13.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 8.5   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.9   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.7   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 546.0