So I am contemplating between these two models but can't really decide. I like the real estate of the Vostro 1520 but the weight may be a problem. The 1320 is an option cause of it's battery life and weight. But at this point I am at a standstill...
So mainly, what are your opinions about these two macines..
I'm anxious to see how the new models compared to their predecessors. I've always liked the Vostro models and recommend them quite often in lieu of budget "retail" models.
They have decent build quality, look nice and they often go on-sale for dirt cheap!
The new models look promising. I hope that they are at least as good as the 1310/1510/2510/1710 that they're replacing. I'd also love to see the 1320 with a 13.3" LED-backlit display like the one on the Lenovo ThinkPad SL300!
im not sure if i want a graphic card in it, as it would just eat battery life and i would get nothing much out of it, since i have no plans in gaming with it.
i will be, however massively watching movies, and streaming movies (99.9% of the web, not dvd player) would that need a dedicated graphic card?
i would also like to know which are the best in terms of :
price, screen quality, build quality, weight, which ones have the same keyboard,current known issues, and are they any rumors or known news of any updates of any of these models in the next 6 months worth waiting for?
ive also bought a m1330 a few months back, but since i had some issues with school, i had to return it and delay my purchase to this year.
the laptop was getting extremely hot, like not even possible to put on my lap kind-of hot. is that issue fixed?
I'm looking for opinions on which of these notebooks to purchase. I like both because they are 13" form factor and both are nicely spec'd but the Vostro is cheaper when spec'd out. I can get both in red which is another plus.
I can't find much info on the Vostro 1320 here on the forums and I do know that there are some heat issues with the XPS 13 that seem to be alleviated through updates.
The Vostro 1320 looks almost ideal for what I need (a pc easy to move around but can still serve as desktop replacement for most tasks). The matte screen is a big plus, as is the integrated optical drive. The price is also quite reasonable.
I however question his long term durability. I'd like to keep this laptop for around 4 years. Is the 5400 more susceptible to last that long ? It's a bit bigger but I'm ok with that, as long as there is a real quality difference. It's still smaller than my current 15"
I want something around 12 to 13", fast, that can handle the latest windows without lag or anything.
I don't plan to play games on this laptop, maybe some movies. I will usually be using it for Word, internet, and regular things.
I saw this Vostro 1320 and this are the specs that Dell is offering, which seems pretty good for the price:
My System Details Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, with Media, 32-bit, English Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T6670 w/ VT (2.1GHz, 2MB L2, 800MHz FSB)
4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz, 2 DIMM 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with Free Fall Sensor 13.3 inch WXGA Anti-Glare Display 8X DVD+/-RW with double-layer DVD+/-R write capability, Roxio and Cyberlink PowerDVD™ DX 8.1
Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD Dell Wireless™ 1397 802.11b/g Mini Card Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Vista Integrated 1.3MP Webcam and Digital Mic with webcam
Im did a research on reviews of this lappy on notebookforums but can't find any. Please if someone have this laptop, would you please recommend it or give your opinion of it .....
I got a good deal on Vostro 1320 base model and just got confirmation from Dell Canada. Now can any one share your opionion whether it is worthwhile to add the integrated 1.3M webcam for $40 and upgrade HD from 160G 5400rpm HD to 250G 7200rpm HD with free fall sensor for $50 (all before tax)?
I might call them to see if they can manually upgrade for me.
I know I can upgrade the HD afterward, and I usually can find a good deal on 320G 7200rpm Hitachi HD for $70 or so if I can wait.
But my question is how difficult and how much hassle is to upgrade HD myself, and does that invalid the warranty, also what does the free fall sensor mean? Worth to have it?
I have a Vostro 1320 that crashed during a bios update, Power/battery light still come on and the screens backlight comes on but it remains black, and shows absolutley nothing on the screen, not even that little white underscore, completely black.
Ive been looking around and from what ive found this dell has a phoenix BIOS and I have found people in forums who have successfully recovered from bad bios flashes such as mine but on different model dells. They used a program called "phoenix bios crisis recovery" however I can not find this program for download for my model laptop.
-a download link for this phoenix bios program for my vostro 1320 for making a bootable usb of new bios.Â -The keyboard commands for my vostro 1320 to force a blind flash
Â (even if you cant find the phoenix bios recovery program knowing this command could work, Â should be something like windows key + b or function + b, It might work because although im fairly sure i need the phoenix bios recovery disc i might be able to reflash without it, I have already extracted the .wph and .rom files from the new bios im flashing and i might be able to get one of those to work for a reflash)...
I thinking about getting Vostro 1520 Notebook but i need the resolution to be around 19xx X 12xx but i spoke with dell tech support and they have told me that vostro doesn't get more then 14xx X 9xx ..
i spoke to someone online who has Vostro 1520 he said he get's 19xx X 12xx resolution with WXGA+ Truelife & 4500MDH intel video ..........
This might sound like a really stupid question, but could someone break down the differences and perhaps list the benefits and disadvantages (if any) between the two?
I know they're built on the same chassis. I know the Vostro comes in all black with a silver keyboard and the option of Windows XP whereas the Inspiron has 7 fantastic colours and three versions of Vista. But the reviews say different things, like how the Vostro gets hot but the Inspiron doesn't. Do either come with different versions of the 8600M? GS vs GT, DDR2 vs GDDR3?
I have a Dell Vostro 1520 supplied to me direct from Dell.Â I have always used the laptop on the mains adaptor until recently when I needed to run it off the battery and found it not to work.Â On the front of the laptop the battery charge light flashes from orange to blue continuously.Â The laptop still runs ok from the mains adaptor so I am guessing either the battery or the adaptor are faulty in some way, although the adaptor looks fine and fits snugly into the mains port on the laptop I have heard mainly people complaining on forums that they have had problems with their adaptors with no sign of damage to it.Â Obviously I don't want to replace the adaptor if it's a battery problem and vise versa.Â I have done the laptop self test on the battery which just comes up with a general battery fault because it has no charge.Â What the orange to blue flashing light indicates.