You know, Dell's Vostro
lineup is really turning into one to watch.
While it's admittedly aimed at the business users in the crowd, a lot
of the systems are perfectly suitable for everyday consumers. Take the
company's newest offerings, for instance. The Vostro 1014, 1015 and
1088 are all attractive notebooks with a decent array of specifications
and an even more reasonable price tag. Oh, and did we mention that the
look the part as well?
While none of the three appear to be ready for selling on Dell
website, here's what we know about the trio. They offer up 14.1" and
15.6" displays, the latest Core 2 Duo processors, improved battery life
(though no specific figure is given--big surprise
!), a built-in 5-in-1
card reader, optional webcam (2.0MP) and your choice of three color
options: black, deep cherry red and blue. There's also an integrated
modem for times when Wi-Fi feels so far away.
Dell tells us that these are already being offered in select parts of
Europe starting at just over $300, and they'll be available in
Asia/Japan shortly. North Americans will have to wait for "several more
months" before being able to dive in--patience, patience!