The Vostro 1310 tested comes with a 13.3″ WXGA LCD w/ TrueLife. For those that are unfamiliar with the term, TrueLife refers to Dell’s glossy finish on its LCDs, which is well-suited for multimedia such as viewing images, watching videos and gaming. Dell also offers the option without TrueLife, referred to as “anti-glare,” and this is recommended to those who often use their notebooks outdoors in the light.
The 1280×800 resolution could certainly be better (1440×900 resolution would appeal to many more users), but the display itself looks gorgeous with vivid colors and high brightness settings. Images and videos look great with sharp contrast and the text size at 1280×800 is perfect for a 13.3″ screen. In addition, different viewing angles do not fade or distort the colors (unless you fully extend the display and view it flat, which is not practical). Though the display may not be on par with the LED backlit displays of Dell’s XPS notebooks like the XPS M1330 (in terms of brightness levels and weight), it is still a very solid display in its own regard and is better than most of the other smaller displays on the market.
Also, an integrated 1.3MP webcam and microphone are optional. This particular configuration did not come with them.Previous Next