With its brushed aluminium casing and sleek design, the Dell Vostro V13 represents a departure from the usual geared-for-SMBs notebook that the series is known for.
The V13 measures 0.65 inch at its thinnest point and weighs about 1.58 kg. It comes with a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display and has a 16:9 aspect ratio. Inside, the notebook has an Intel Celeron M743 1.3-GHz ULV processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 250GB hard drive. There are Bluetooth support, Gigabit Ethernet, ExpressCard slot, multicard reader, VGA-out, and audio jacks.
The keyboard does not look like a Mac (considering how common Mac-ish keyboards look these days)
Keypads that are evenly spaced and there are ample space for palms to rest
Brushed surface means no smudges!
No DVD writer
Only two USB ports (one doubles as an eSATA port for transferring data between external hard drive)
A staff writer with Fairfax Business Media, Jack Loo is a full-time web and magazine reading addict, from bbc.co.uk to webmonkey and monocle.
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