Dell Packs A Punch With Value-Driven Vostro Business Notebooks

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Mmm, don't you love the sweet scent of corporate upgrade season? It'sthe most wonderful time of the year! For those offices that can'tjustify the bulk purchase of Dell's Precision M4500, there's the newVostro 3000. This machine slides into Dell's "affordable" businesslineup, one that has become progressively more attractive over theyears in terms of design and sheer value.

Aimed directly at small business users (but fully capable of handlingyour minor road warrior spells), the new Vostro 3000 series can beoutfitted with an optional Core i7 Quad-Core CPU (on the Vostro 3700),while the Vostro 3300 is one of the industry’s thinnest commercial 13”laptop with an integrated optical drive. The 14" Vostro 3400 ups thescreen size a bit, and it can also last for up to 8 solid hours withthe optional 9-cell battery.

All of the Vostro 3000 laptops have embedded webcam and microphone forcollaboration through videoconferencing, while the Vostro 3500 and 3700offer the option of high definition WLED screens and the 3700 offersthe option of up to 1GB of NVIDIA GeForce discrete graphics. There'seven a built-in HDMI port for showing the occasional movie on theoffice HDTV. The Vostro 3000 series laptops sport durable hinges andare encased in aluminum for extra protection while away from theoffice, and of course you'll find 802.11g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WWAN(mobile broadband), Windows 7, up to 6GB of DDR3 RAM and an auto-backupservice. All of the models should be available to order starting today, with pricing to begin at around $699.

These new Vostro notebooks are also backed by adedicated and specially trained small-business sales and support teamof experts, which is a key pain point for small businesses thattypically have little or no IT support. Inclusion in Dell’s FastTrackprogram enables select configurations of the Vostro 3000 series to shipwithin 48 hours of ordering , further removing worry from buying a newlaptop.

Durability is another feature more customers aredemanding from their laptops. The Vostro 3000 series laptops sportdurable hinges and are encased in aluminum for extra protection whileaway from the office. Shipped with a 30-day return policy , the Vostro3000 notebooks also feature a suite of customizable service and supportsolutions to keep business data protected and business moving at anaffordable price.

Vostro 3000 Series: At a Glance
  • Stay in Touch:With the integrated webcam and microphone , users can make Internetcalls, conduct video conferences and remotely exchange files to helpincrease productivity.
  • Always Be Connected: Users can go wireless with a full range of connectivity options: 802.11g/n wireless LAN, Bluetooth, and WWAN mobile broadband.
  • Memory to Spare: Run Windows® 7 effortlessly while performing everyday tasks quickly with support for up to 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM memory.
  • Protect Your Work: Keep your critical data under lock and key with optional finger print reader and full-data-encrypted hard drives. 
  • “Set & Forget” Online Data Protection: Easy, secure and automated Dell DataSafe online backup protects and helps recover business-critical data.
  • Coverage Now and Later: Users can extend their basic Limited Hardware Warranty from 1-3 years to stay covered into the future.
  • Remote On-Call Support:Small businesses can get help when they need it with DellConnect, whichallows tech-support agents to troubleshoot and help resolve systemissues remotely.
  • ProSupport to Simplify IT: Businesses can choose their own level of 24x7 IT support with optional Dell ProSupport™ services.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Mar 10 2010 5:50 PM

Wonder why the float the MX11 to one of these, the hardware seems to be functional enough. With the capabilities it would seem like they could get it to work well with a little larger screen.

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