Dell launches 2012 Vostro series notebooks
Dell Philippines launched several line of products today from their OptiPlex desktop for enterprise to their laptops, both for the commercial and for consumer market.
The Vostro, an entry-level series of laptops, caught my attention since I used to be a Vostro user for about two years before I switched to Macbook Pro. My Vostro 3400 back then was my work horse which did not give me any troubles.
For 2012, Dell will bring three sizes of the Vostro. You can make your own choice from their 13-inch, 14-inch and the 15-inch which will be available in aberdeen silver, brisbane bronze and lucerne red. All of these Vostros are loaded with the 3rd generation Intel Core processors that allows you to experience faster computing speed and a longer battery life experience.
Each of the three models has a standard Core i3 processor but there will be options for Core i5 and i7 too. It comes with Intel HD Graphics 4000 but you can choose to configure it with discrete AMD or NVIDIA graphics. The 13-inch and 14-inch will have a high-def LED Anti-glare display with 1366 x 768 resolution, while the 15-inch Vostro 3560 will have an optional full HD 1290 x 1080 display.
These Vostro notebooks come with 4GB DDR3 memory by default but can be configured to up to 8GB with 2 DIMM slots. 320GB HDD is the default storage which comes with Free Fall sensors for all Vostro but there’s the optional upgrade to 500GB, or a 32GB mSATA SDD for the Vostro 3360. The other models will have a max of 750GB HDD option.
A hi-def webcam with integrated dual digital array microphone and Waves MaxxVoice pro and standard finger print reader will be a default config too. A Gigabit LAN port, an 802.11a/b/g/n and a Bluetooth, VGA, HDMI, headphone and speaker out ports, an 8-in-1 card reader will be available on the Vostro 3460 and 3560. Vostro 3360 will have 2 x USB 3.0 with USB PowerShare, while Vostro 3460 and 3560 will have 3 x USB 3.0 and a USB 3.0 PowerShare.
The Dell Vostro series is targeted towards the SMB market and will be available this July.