Dell Vostro 1310

Dell Vostro 1310

Summary: Announced April 15, 2008, 13.3-inch, Intel Core 2 Duo up to and including T9500 (2.6GHz, 6MB L2 Cache)

NOTE: See this post for NVIDIA GPU-related issues and a BIOS update

Last Updated: July 25, 2008

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Product Name: Dell Vostro 1310 (1300)
Official Page: Dell.com (US – see models for other countries)
Manufacturer: Dell
Announced: April 15, 2008
Available: May 1, 2008 (May 20, 2008 NA)
Status: In production
Price: Starting at £329, 449 Euros, or $749 USD
Markets: Worldwide, Business, Professional

Models:
Dell – Ireland
Dell – UK

Features:
– Latest Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs
– With or without 1.3MP Camera
– Choice of graphics options (Intel X3100 or GeForce 8400M)
– “Customised Software Suite – Eliminate trialware and choose only the software your business needs.”
– Magnesium-alloy chassis
– Sealed keyboard
– Optional “Dell CoolSlice” tray that vents heat
– Slot loading optical drive

Updates over previous models:
– This is a new form-factor/display size for the Vostro line

Manufacturer’s Description:
Designed for better portability, the 1310 and 1510 are thinner and lighter than the previous generation of Vostro laptops. They also feature advanced security options including loss control software, fingerprint readers and additional security features.

Dell Vostro 1310

Specifications:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T5670 (1.8 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache), T5870 (2GHz, 2MB L2), T7250 (2.0GHz, 2MB L2), T8100 (2.1GHz, 3MB L2), T9300 (2.5GHz, 6MB L2), Intel Celeron M 540 (1.86GHz, 1MB L2)
Chipset: Intel GM965 Express chipset (Intel graphics) or Intel 965PM Express chipset (NVIDIA graphics)
Front-side Bus: 800MHz (533MHz for Celeron)
Memory: DDR2 Dual-Channel – 667MHz
Memory Capacity: 1GB – 3GB (2 slots, 3GB = 1 slot with 1GB, other with 2GB) – Some models may handle 4GB

Graphics/Display:
Display: 13.3″ with Anti-Glare coating or TrueLife
Resolution: WXGA (1280×800)
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 or NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Graphics Memory: Shared or NVIDIA (128MB)
Other: VGA Out

Storage:
Hard Drive Type: Mechanical Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Drive Capacity: 5400rpm: 160GB, 250GB, 320GB, or 7200rpm: 160GB
Optical: Internal 8x DVD Writer/CDRW combo drive, or DVD/CDRW combo drive
Other: “Free Fall Sensor” to protect 7200rpm drives

Connectivity:
Wireless: Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g, Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless-N, Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG 802.11a/b/g, Intel® 4965AGN Wireless-N 802.11a/g/n
Modem: Optional 56K USB Modem
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth: Optional Dell Wireless 360 Bluetooth
Mobile Broadband:

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset:
Internal Speakers/Microphone: 1x Mono Speaker
Audio I/O: Microphone/Line-In, Headphone/Line-Out
USB: 4x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394 4-pin
PC Card:
Flash/Memory Card Reader:
Keyboard/Mouse:
Other: Optional 1.3MP Web Camera

Security:
Biometric/Fingerprint: Optional fingerprint reader
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Optional TPM 1.2
Other:

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Vista Ultimate, Vista Home Basic, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home
Other Software:
Warranty: 1 year base warranty (additional options available)
Drivers: Support.Dell.com (US)

Battery: Lithium Ion
Options: 4-cell 38WHr, 6-cell 48WHr, or 9-cell 87WHr
Battery Life:

Dimensions:
Width: 12.48 inches / 317 mm
Depth: 9.57 inches / 243 mm
Height: 0.94 – 1.47 inches / 23.8 – 37.2 mm (depending on battery)
Weight: Starts at 4.45 pounds / 2.02 kg

Reviews and Articles:
NotebookReview.com – April 15, 2008 – Review
Dell – April 15, 2008 Press Release