Dell Vostro V131 Specs, Performance and Benchmarks

October 28, 2011 by Amber Riippa Reads (79,513)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 9
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 6
    • Usability
    • 8
    • Design
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Features
    • 9
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 7.71
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Our Dell Vostro V131 review unit has the following specifications:

  • 13.3-inch anti-glare 720p display (1366×768 resolution)
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • Intel Core i5-2410M dual-core processor (2.3GHz, up to 2.9GHz Turbo Boost, 3MB cache, 35W TDP)
  • Intel HM67 chipset
  • Intel HD graphics
  • 6GB DDR3-1333 dual-channel RAM
  • 500GB 7200rpm hard drive (Toshiba MK5061GSYN)
  • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 wireless card
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Integrated HD webcam
  • No optical drive
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Fingerprint reader
  • 6-cell Li-ion 65 WHr, 11.1V battery (65W a/c adapter)
  • Weight: 4.03 lbs
  • Dimensions: 12.96 x 0.63 (F)-0.83 (B) x 9.36 inches
  • 1-year limited warranty and 1-year on-site service
  • Starting price: $499
  • Price as configured: $859
Performance and Benchmarks
These specs are about average and on-point for most business notebooks that are being produced today in this class. The combination of a second-generation Intel dual-core CPU at around 2.0GHz and integrated Intel HD graphics are being seen everywhere at this price range (as is the slower 5400rpm hard drive). So, no surprises should be seen here in theory.
Our Dell Vostro review unit multi-tasks smoothly, running several webpages (including video), office productivity, Photoshop and several other programs at once. The Core i5-2410M dual-core processor is fast enough to handle a sufficient amount at once and the although 4GB of memory would have been plenty, 6GB surely doesn’t hurt. The notebook can also play 720p and 1080p HD video content without any disruptions or problems, so it should be fine if you need to watch a webcast at work or some other video content. According to its CrystalDiskMark hard drive performance test, the notebook was able to reach about 86 MB/s read speed; which is not great, but also not terrible.

wPrime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):

PCMark Vantage measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):

PCMark 7 is a newer benchmark which measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):

3Dmark06 measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):

CrystalDiskMark storage drive performance test:


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