Dell in a press release recently, confirmed that that their upcoming Vostro V131 laptop will boast an optional 4G compatible LTE card.
Dell Vostro V131: Ultrathin 4G LTE Laptop
Vostro 131 being the latest addition to the Ultrathin laptop range from Dell comes as the best for both small and medium-sized business. Dimension-wise it sports a 13.3 inch screen, but amazingly the screen-depth is only 0.6 inches. It also weighs around 3.6 pounds.
However the most significent feature is the optional support for a 4G LTE card for mobile broadband connection compatibility. There does seem to be a catch though, there’s not a single card on the list of purchase-options for the Vostro 131, which shows only WiMax and 3G. When asked about this, Dell confirmed that they are going to add WiMax and 3G to the list of cards availabe and denied to comment on when it would be done.
Vostro 131: Hardware and Specs
The hardware of the Vostro 131 offers great variation — from Intel i5 processors to even low-end Celeron 847 ones; both being developed on Sandy Bridge architecture. Also, Dell is offering USB 3.0 ports pre-built in-to the laptop, alongside up-to 256GB SSD or 750GD hard drives. Apart from this, there’s a HDMI port enabling to connect to HDTV sets for better viewing experience.
It’s a good buy from battery point of view; its battery life is 9.5 hours which is a much welcome upgrade from its predecessor Vostro 130 which had only 4.5 hours battery life running on six cells. A Dell internal lab test reported a six cell, i5 powered Vostro running for around 10 hours while a low-end four cell, Celeron run one ran for 6.5 hours. Unlike the V130, the batteries are also replaceable.
The laptops are set to hit the stores on 1st September and are ready to take on rival Hewlett Packard, who has already been selling LTE compatible laptops.