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First Take: Dell Vostro V131

Dell has responded to criticism of its stylish but disappointing Vostro V130 ultraportable business notebook by improving the battery in this Sandy Bridge update. However, it's still pricey for what you get.

September 4, 2011

Apple MacBook Air to receive Intel Sandy Bridge upgrade in June

Having vanquished its Dell Adamo competitor, Apple's MacBook Air ultraportable laptop will get a performance boost in June, according to our sister site CNET.After using Intel's Core 2 Duo processors since its launch, the svelte notebook will be updated to the latest Sandy Bridge CPUs, which should allow the MacBook Air to run faster and eek out even more battery life.

February 10, 2011 by

Dell unveils a good-looking Vostro V130 ultraportable

When I did a round-up of Dell's new consumer products, the Vostro V130 laptop was missing because it was a business laptop and I was under a non-disclosure agreement, which lifted today. I'm not sure why secrecy was a factor since the V130 is basically an upgraded version of the V13 launched a year ago.

November 30, 2010 by

Dell Latitude 13

Dell's Latitude 13 is an affordable ultraportable notebook that has sacrificed a lot to slim down. Suitable for immodest people with modest computing needs, it lacks power and expandability but is a good fit for many enterprise tasks.

July 5, 2010 by

Dell Vostro V13

Dell's Vostro V13 has visual appeal, although it's not easy to upgrade the RAM or swap in a second battery. It's also somewhat short on ports and connectors, and some business users will rule it out for lacking an integrated optical drive.

April 19, 2010 by

Are we falling out of love with the Dell Adamo?

Next Friday marks the four-month anniversary of the proper debut of Dell's Adamo luxury ultraportable laptop, and it occurred to me recently that Dell hasn't done much since then to promote or reposition the ultra-premium notebook.What happened?

July 7, 2009 by

Reviews: Dell Adamo is all beauty, not enough brains

After a prolonged, elaborate marketing campaign, the Dell Adamo 13 ultraportable is finally widely available and several sites have recently posted full reviews.Reviewers agreed that the Adamo succeeded in the design department with a sturdy, aluminum case that, at 0.

April 14, 2009 by

Behind Dell's designs for its Adamo laptop

After months of teases, Dell has finally launched its Adamo high-end ultraportable. The basic design--an ultra-thin 13-inch laptop in the mold of the MacBook Air, Lenovo ThinkPad X301 and HP Voodoo Envy 133-- has been well-known since the company's press conference at CES in January.

March 17, 2009 by

Dell Latitude E4200

Dell's smallest Latitude is a 1kg, 12.1in. ultraportable that benefits from a fast solid-state hard drive and integrated mobile broadband. However, it lacks an optical drive and, inexplicably, a webcam.

January 22, 2009 by

Dell readies ultra-portable?

The Gizmodo site writes that one of their number bumped into Michael Dell who was carrying a brand new ultra-portable.“He was nice enough to show me this laptop that he was carrying that he said no one's seen before.

May 30, 2008 by

Dell Latitude D420

Dell's smallest business notebook, the Latitude D420 manages to combine decent specifications with a convenient form factor, even if it's not all that configurable.

September 26, 2006 by

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