updated 10:45 pm EST, Mon December 7, 2009
Dell Vostro V13 thinner than Air, 33% price
Dell tonight provided an early look at a potentially major addition to its Vostro work PCs. The V13 is meant as a budget alternative to an Adamo and measures just as thin at 0.65 inches, but actually weighs less at 3.5 pounds. Room is still available for one each of eSATA, Ethernet, USB and a card reader, though video output is VGA-only instead of the more luxurious system's DisplayPort.
The Texas PC builder has yet to reveal actual specs for the new Vostro, though Electronista's speculation is that it's likely to be driven by an Intel CULV (Consumer Ultra Low Voltage) Celeron, Pentium or Core 2 and serve as a business counterpart to the thicker, home-oriented Inspiron 11z; it would be one of the thinnest systems in the category. Dell has already confirmed that the system will start from $449 and cost a third the price of both the Adamo 13 and the Macbook Air that inspired the older Windows computer.