Taking design resembling Dell Adamo, the new Vostro V13 business notebook is encased in high quality brushed aluminum with reinforced zinc hinges. This 13.3-inch Dell‘s notebook powered by Intel’s CULV processor, either Core 2 Duo SU7300, Core 2 Solo SU3500 or Celeron 743. It offers resolution up to 1366×768.

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And for your information, Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) chips are pretty much “atom killers”, they are using the latest and greatest 45nm core 2 technology but they are focusing on having as low power consumption as it possibly could. Intel takes the best of the best chips with the lowest volt id and makes the a CULV chip.

Even though the CULV processors have a 5 or 10 watt tdp they still get similar battery life to the atom machines. This is because they are much faster allowing them to complete the work faster and and allowing them to then go to the idle mode faster (which allows the cpu to switch to a state with a lower frequency and a lower voltage).

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The Vostro V13 weighing 1.59kg and 16.5mm thick. The screen has LED-backlit display, a 34mm ExpressCard slot, a 5-in-1 card reader, built-in 1.3 Megapixel webcam.

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You will get up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM,500GB storage capacity at 7200RPM and for graphics it uses onboard Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics.

In addition CULV processors due to the lower tdp require less cooling, furthermore they are soldered into the motherboard (instead of having pins) allowing smaller and thiner laptops. Here is a good comparison in size of the cpu (the macbook air is a culv cpu the one on the left is a non culv cpu)

Sum it up, you will get a faster processors than Intel Atom with lower power consumption, thus extend battery life. You could consider CULV processors as processors with the power of the first generation core 2 duo processors from 2 to 3 years ago, (the laptop cpus were called Merom an intel CULV would compete against T5200 to T5500 range).

And on the memory, Some 32-bit or lower OS does not support faster performance for RAM beyond 4GB. It is recommended using a higher OS that support 64-bit hardwares and softwares for optimum utilization of its 4GB RAM.

Dell Vostro V13 supports Bluetooth and WiFi 802.11n. A 6-cell Lithium Ion battery is built in to the machine. It will be released in the US later this week.

Price: USD449.-