Dell 1318 Review and Specs

We take a close look at the Dell Inspiron 1318. Dubbed the Dell 1318, buyers are actively seeking the Pacific Blue gem, being touted as "sexy on the outside", by the folks at

The 1318 is loaded with great features. Powered by Intel Core2 Duo Processors, this ultraportable laptop can handle heavy processing with ease.

Dell used a magnesium alloy design and barrel hinges for durability and stable display. The Blue candy coated shell, Pacific Blue, according to Dell, is balanced with a glossy finish on the inside.

The 1318 has a 13.3 inch high definition widescreen display, and is powered by the Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100. The glossy widescreen can handle resolutions up to 1280 x 800, for better viewing quality of movies,and videos.

The 1318 comes with an 8x Slot Loading CD/DVD Writer (DVD+/-RW).

The Wireless technology embedded in the Dell 1318, uses Multiple In, Multiple Out,(MIMO) via the Dell Wireless -N technology which "employs multiple integrated Hyperband antennae to handle simultaneous wireless data streams." The 1318 also supports Bluetooth connectivity, via the Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Internal mini card(2.0).

Dell 1318 Specs

Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Memory Up to 4GB Dual Channel 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Chipset Intel 965PM/GM Express Chipset
Graphics Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
LCD Display Glossy widescreen 13.3 inch display 1280 x 800
Audio + Speakers Intel High Definition Audio 2.0
Hard Drives Up to 320GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
Optical Drives 8x Slot Load CD/DVD Writer (DVD+/-RW)
Power 4-cell - 37WHr Li-Ion, 6-cell - 56WHr Li-Ion, 9-cell - 85WHr Li Ion
Camera Built in Webcam (2.0 MP)
Wireless Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini-Card
Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless-N Mini-Card
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
Bluetooth Dell Wireless Bluetooth Internal 2.0 Mini-Card
Ports Slots
(2) USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin ports
15-pin VGA video connector
Integrated network connector 10/100 LAN (RJ45)
AC adapter connector
Audio jacks (1-line out, 1 Mic-in)
4-pin IEEE 1394 port
54 mm ExpressCard slot

8-in-1 Media Card Reader

Internal Card Slots
3 Mini-Card


Dimensions + Weight
Width: 12.52" (318mm)
Height: 1" (25.4mm) front / 1.51" (38.37mm) back
Depth: 9.37" (238mm)
Weight: Starting weight of 4.9 lbs. (2.22 kg)8 (13.3" WXGA glossy display, 6 cell battery, DVD +/- RW, integrated graphics). Weights will vary depending on configurations and manufacturing variability.