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 laptop’s 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). It’s 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. There’s 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.