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August 19, 2010

Dell Vostro V13 reminds us of Adamo

Dell Philippines showcased their new line of business laptops earlier today. Of the lot, the Dell Vostro V13 took much of my attention.


This laptop surely reminded me of the “almost-unreachable” Dell Adamo. This time though, Dell brought down the starting price of the Vostro V13 to a more affordable range at the 35k level.

This ultralight laptop measures 13.3″ across but is just 16.5 to 19.7mm (0.65-inch) thin. You can choose from three different processors – Celeron 743 1.2GHz (ULV), Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 @ 1.4GHz (ULV) and an Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 @ 1.3GHz (ULV). Graphics used is the embedded Intel GMA 4500.

Other specs can also be customized — up to 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD with optional external DVD or Bluray drive. The 13.3″ LED display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Gigabit LAN. They also managed to pack in a 5-in-1 card reader, eSATA, USB 2.0, ExpressCard.

One drawback that I discovered is that the 6-cell battery is sealed in so you can’t just easily replace it (have to sent it in to be replaced). It’ also lightweight, as in netbook-light, at 3.5lbs.

That Php35,000+ starting price applies to the basic set-up and it can go higher once you add in the upgrades. Too bad this is not a consumer product but a business laptop so you won’t see these being sold in retail stores.

Of course, they also had several much newer models in the Dell Latitude line (E6410/E6510) and Dell Vostro (V3300/V3400/V3500) with some units running the latest Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.

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10 Responses to “Dell Vostro V13 reminds us of Adamo”

  1. pril
    Twitter: epwilmawi
    says:

    first! hehe.
    hmm. i knew bout this dell vostro v13 since last year. did they upgrade something on it?

    too bad it was not available here in our place that time. and even if i order from abroad, service center is too far from visayas.

  2. geekdope says:

    @abeolandres awww, not a consumer product? Too bad. :(

  3. Jiro Yan says:

    but grey market do.

  4. super ganda at ang desente tingnan.

  5. manny
    Twitter: villaemmanuel
    says:

    isnt that a little expensive for a slow cpu speed?

    2Ghz and above is the standard now (at least that’s what i see in Latitude line).

  6. Ryan Ang
    Twitter: kline_zeus
    says:

    someone in tpc used to sell this before. The specs is a little last generation but is more than capable. More or less it has the same specs as the Asus UL30A, but with a shorter battery life (because of the internal batt).

    definitely an adamo doppelganger. :)

  7. Mhela
    Twitter: supermhela
    says:

    Can anyone tell me where I can buy/get this laptop?

  8. mr. bogus says:

    core 2 duo..??? hmmm….

  9. Does that model got an i3 now?

  10. dy says:

    Hi, would you know by any chance, where to get a replacement battery for this model???

    Thanks!

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