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Dell Vostro V13 review

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Ubuntu

Details:
OS: Ubuntu 10.04
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.3GHz
Memory: 4GB RAM
Storage: 320GB HDD
Dimensions: 230 x 330 x 16.5mm
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: £492
Buy Direct: Dell Europe

Pros: A smart, lightweight, business laptop
Cons: No removable battery and short battery life

This business-minded notebook comes in basic black, has a unique hinge that makes the 13.3-inch WLED screen look like it is a digital picture frame, and is made from a durable metal that feels like it can withstand some abuse. For any company thinking of deploying a laptop en masse to employees, the V13 is a solid and dependable system and is available with Ubuntu 9.04 pre-installed and ready to go.

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