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The edge behind the lid section provides stability.
Dell has added an HDMI port to go with the two USB 2.0 ports, combined USB/eSATA connector and VGA port seen in the V130's V13 predecessor.
The V13 had an ExpressCard/34 slot next to the SD-compatible media card reader. The ExpressCard slot is absent from the V130.
The Vostro V130's 13.3in. display is non-reflective.
The top-end V130 configuration features a 1.33GHz Core i5-470UM processor and 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.
The 1.67kg Vostro V130 has a straightforward keyboard layout.
The entry-level Vostro V130 configuration costs £399 (ex. VAT).
The Vostro V130's 30Wh battery is firmly integrated.
An HSPA module is an optional extra.