Dell Vostro V131 Review
NOTE: This is a first draft / outline. The review will be updated with more info and photos…
- Startup time and hard drive
- Slow startup with conventional hard drive and a bit of bloatware (trend micro, Dell utilities)
- Hard drive space from factory: 262GB free of 283GB
- Cooling and fan noise
- It has one dinky little cooling fan. Small fan = has to spin fast. So when the fan kicks in you really notice it.
- Thankfully, the fan is not on all the time. The laptop also stays cool on your lap which is a nice change from a lot of Dell laptops like the M4400 (and other makes/models, like the Apple MacBook Air).
- Trackpad: good overall. Responsive and not prone to errors. Two finger scrolling supported but not nearly as good as on recent MacBooks.
- Screen: surprisingly good.
- +Matte is awesome.
- +Plenty of brightness.
- +Viewing angles are better than average.
- -Darks are not super dark.
- -Not the most vibrant display ever
- +Keyboard backlight is EXCELLENT
- +Keys are easy to type on and I did not find myself mistyping
- -Some keys are LOUD (like the backspace key and the UP arrow key) [may have received a slightly bad keyboard???]
Overall rating: 4/5 stars [starreview tpl=16]