updated 10:55 am EDT, Thu July 31, 2008
Dell Vostro 2510 Leaked
The second generation of Dell's Vostro small business notebooks has already been revealed and will likely appear very soon, according to a flyer discovered by a member of the Notebook Review forums. The Vostro 2510 appears to be a slimmer replacement for the 15.4-inch Vostro 1510 that also crosses into the home user field: customers will have the option of buying the notebook with different-colored rear lids and side panels rather than the all-black design of the existing models.
Little else is known about the system, though an $899 configuration is known to have a Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of memory, a 160GB hard drive, and a 256MB GeForce 8400M GS for video. Expansion should include at least an ExpressCard/54 slot, VGA video out, and multiple USB ports.
The flyer is listed for August 8th and suggests Dell will announce the new Vostro on or before that date, with shipping taking place later; the launch would come right as Intel is believed to be finishing the bulk of its Centrino 2 platform release and hints that the new computer will depend on the platform and a newer generation of processors.