Dell Vostro V13:Thin as the Adamo, Fraction of the Cost

If you’ve been lusting after the Dell Adamo; but can’t give up a few month’s rent for a super thin computer then perhaps you should look at the new Dell Vostro V13 a thin and light notebook from Dell’s Small Business line.

Gizmodo had some hands on time with the super thin V13 and despite its compromises, which err on the side of design instead of power, found it to be the notebook that Bruce Wayne would carry — that is assuming the Adamo is Batman’s laptop and Bruce sprung for the $600 version of the Vostro V13 that has Windows 7 and a ULV Core 2 Duo processor.


Even with its non removable 4 hour 42 minute battery and so-so starting specs the Dell Vostro V13 looks pretty and, for the price, will likely attract budget buyers who want a cheap portable notebook.

The Dell Vostro V13 is available in the Dell Small Business store. It starts at $450 with a Celeron processor and Ubuntu and can be upgraded to a ULV Core 2 Duo processor for better performance and Windows 7 for $650.


Detailed Dell Vostro V13 specs


Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo SU7300 (1.3GHz, 3MB L2 cache) (Ultra Low Voltage)
Intel® CoreTM 2 Solo SU3500 (1.4GHz, 3MB L2 cache) (Ultra Low Voltage)
Intel® Celeron 743 (1.2GHz, 1MB L2 cache) (Ultra Low Voltage)

Operating System

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32-Bit
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 32-Bit with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows® XP Professional
Genuine Windows Vista® Business 32-Bit
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic 32-Bit
Ubuntu® Linux®


DDR3 SDRAM (1066 MHz) one slot supporting 4GB DIMM.


Mobile Intel® GS45 Express Chipset ICH9M-Enhanced


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD


13.3-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD (1366 x 768) Anti-glare

Primary Storage

7200 rpm SATA up to 500GB1
7200 rpm SATA with Full Disk Encryption 250GB1
Free Fall Sensor on the motherboard Standard

Optical Drives

Optional External 8X DVD+/-RW or Blu-ray Disc


Stereo headphone jack
Microphone jack and integrated microphone array
Integrated 1.3 Mega pixel webcam and Dell Webcam Central software


6-cell Lithium Ion sealed


Optional Dell 5540 HSPA Mobile Broadband Module (requires mobile network operator service) (coming soon)
Up to 802.11n wireless module
BluetoothTM 2.1
Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC)

Ports, Slots & Chassis

Network connector (RJ45)
USB 2.0 (1)
USB 2.0/eSATA combo (1)
Microphone jack
Headphone/speaker out
5-in-1 card reader
34 mm ExpressCard
Dimensions & Weight:
Width: 13″ / 330mm
Height: (front/back) 0.65-0.78inches/16.5-19.7mm
Depth: 9.06″ / 230mm
Starting weight: 3.5lbs/1.59kg (with 6-cell battery)

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