Capping off Dell's spate of laptop updates, today the company also announced an updated Vostro 13 laptop for small business. The relatively inexpensive Vostro 13 5391-series feature a solid build quality along with numerous enhancements that will be appreciated by business users, road warriors, and even consumers. The new machines pack Intel’s 10th Gen Core processors and a discrete GPU into a thin and light package.

The Dell Vostro 13 5391 comes in an aluminum and plastic chassis that is 14.9 mm thick, with total system weights starting from 1.18 kilograms, which is comparable to modern high-end notebooks such as Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1. According to Dell, the chassis is tested using 50 kinds of reliability, shock, and vibration programs to ensure its robust build quality. Furthermore, Dell will offer optional accidental damage and ProSupport services with this laptop. By default, the Vostro 13 5391 is equipped with a spill-resistant keyboard, whereas premium SKUs will come with a backlit spill resistant keyboard.

The Vostro 13 5391 is based on Intel’s 10th Generation Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs (Comet Lake), and are joined by NVIDIA’s GeForce MX 250 GPU with 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 4 or 8 GB of system DRAM, as well as an M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD with up to 1 TB capacity. The platform is enhanced with a hardware TPM 2.0 module, which will be appreciated by those concerned with security.

When it comes to display, the mobile PC is equipped with a non-touch 13.3-inch Full-HD monitor with Dell’s TrueLife LED backlighting and wide viewing angles.

Meanwhile for connectivity, the Vostro 13 5391 includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port with DisplayPort, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, one HDMI 1.4 port, a microSD card reader, a 3.5-mm connector for headsets, and a power plug. On the multimedia side of things the notebook has a Windows Hello-capable IR-enabled webcam, stereo speakers co-designed with Waves MaxxAudio, a microphone array, a Windows Hello-supporting fingerprint reader, and other things.

The manufacturer does not make claims regarding battery life of the Vostro 13 5391, but it says that various SKUs will come with a 46 Wh or a 52 Wh battery.

Dell will start sales of the Vostro 13 5391 this week with prices starting at $849.

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  • taisingera - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - link

    The Vostro line looks exactly like the Inspiron line.
    R.I.P. upgradeable ram slots. I hate this soldered down ram. And only 2 usb ports? Laptops keep getting worse in terms of features.
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  • klv12gcn - Thursday, August 22, 2019 - link

    I agree.
    I mean, this laptop is for small business and road warriors, as per articles, but only 1 type c and 1 type a? Doesn't road warriors need as much connection as possible?
    Or Dell have a different definition of road warriors (as armchair potatoes warriors) that I'm not currently aware of?
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  • azrael- - Thursday, August 22, 2019 - link

    I do love how Intel's "10th Gen" is either the umpteenth rehash of a four year old design (to put it politely) or the rare-as-hen's-teeth current Ice Lake design. Caveat Emptor! Reply
  • taisingera - Thursday, August 22, 2019 - link

    Intel really messed up the 8th gen with a bunch of code names, Coffee Lake, Amber Lake, and I think Kaby Lake-R. Looks like they are messing with the 10th gen as well with Ice Lake and Comet Lake. They probably will put another lake in their down the line. Through the 7th gen, it was neat, one codename to one Nth Gen, and now it is a mixed up mess. Reply
  • revivedblazejr - Thursday, August 22, 2019 - link

    LPDDR3? are you sure? Reply
  • WPX00 - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    I have the Whiskey Lake version (5390) of this laptop. Terrific laptop for the price, comparable to the XPS 13 in all of the most important ways. I'm sad I wasn't able to configure mine with the fingerprint scanner or 52Wh battery, but otherwise I'm happy with the product. Reply

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