Dell intros Vostro V130 with new Intel cooling technology

By on November 30, 2010, 8:00 AM
Dell has announced a new addition to its Vostro line of business laptops. The Vostro V130 keeps the same thin and light chassis of its V13 predecessor, adds a few ports, and is one of the first laptops to incorporate Intel's Hyperbaric cooling technology. This means than instead of using internal fans to push hot air out of the laptopís chassis, air is drawn in through one side of the laptop and expelled out the other, allowing the fans to run at lower speeds and thus quieter.

In terms of specs, the Vostro V130 has a 13.3-inch High Definition WLED display, full-sized keyboard, and weighs 3.5 pounds (0.45 kilograms). Itís powered by Intel Celeron or Core ULV processors and has a six-cell battery that offers around four hours of battery life. The system packs up to 4GB of RAM, up to a 640GB hard drive or 128GB SSD, and comes with plenty of connectivity options such as HDMI-out, 802.11n wireless, 5-in-1 media card reader, and a webcam. Thereís no optical drive in order to maintain a slim profile but road warriors get WiMAX and a SIM card slot as options.

It also has a USB 2.0/eSATAcombo port but unfortunately the newer and faster USB 3.0 interface is still missing on the Vostro V130. Nevertheless, this small business machine starts a very competitive $429 and is available today.

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Mischief007 said:

This is one of the few small, lightweight laptops that I like. My sister and I ordered one and she loves this thing. Super light, great price, great speed (especially with Windows 7 Pro). The only gripe I have with it is that you have to take the back cover off to get to the battery and hard drive. But other than that, great laptop at a great price.

treeski treeski said:

It also comes with the Nvidia Geforce GT 330M and Intel Core i5-460M Processor.

Maxed out will put you at about $840.

Awesome looking laptop imo!

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

For that price it still is very very cheap for a i5 with a dedicated graphic card at an ultraportable device. Well at least me am comparing it to notebooks you can get here in Chile and it sure is cheap.

Guest said:

I can't find any such V130 with the specs ( GT 330M and\or Intel Core i5-460M) mentioned anywhere on the entire US DELL site. Is this bogus or can someone point me to it.

Arris Arris said:

It's on the uk site. Click "Laptops & Netbooks" from the top menu. Vostro, V130.


Not on the US site but the V13 looks very similar. Maybe its a non US model number?

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