updated 11:40 am EDT, Wed August 12, 2009
Dell intros Vostro laptops
Dell recently announced the upcoming release of three more Vostro-series notebook PCs, with the 14.1-inch 1014 and 1088, as well as the 15.6-inch 1015. All are meant for small business users and will be priced as entry-level models. While specific features for each model are not known, Dell does reveal that all sport Intel Core 2 CPUs, optical drives and Wi-Fi connections, along with integrated modems and energy-efficient WLED LCD screens.
An integrated 2-megapixel camera will be an option on all three, with maximum storage space set at 320GB while RAM can be optioned up to 4GB. The 1088 will also get a dedicated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics card, while the remaining two models will have integrated graphics chipsets from Intel. Each will sport a built-in, 5-in-1 memory card reader and all are Energy Star 5.0 certified.
Dell has also lately showed a teaser photo of an upcoming 10-inch Vostro netbook and began shipping an all-on-one desktop in the series.
All will be available in black, blue or red. Dell has already began shipping the new notebooks in Japan, Europe and Asia Pacific regions, and plans to release them over the next few months in North and Latin America. Pricing has not been announced, although the European models start at the equivalent of $420.