Dell Vostro

Dell Vostro is a line of computers from Dell aimed at the small business market. Prior to Vostro, Dell's home and small business computers were sold under the same lines: Dimension for home and small business desktops, and Inspiron for home and small business portables. With the introduction of Vostro, the Dimension line was retired, and the Inspiron line changed to include all computers for the home market — regardless of form factor. One marked difference between the Inspiron line and the Vostro line is that the Vostro line is more affordable but comes with shorter technical support hours. With the Vostro line, the customer has the option to purchase a technical support contract to get 24/7 technical support from Dell and the customer has the option not to get extended-hours technical support from Dell and pay less money for their equipment. Dell customers who require their laptop to have an ExpressCard expansion slot will find this feature on Vostro models but not Inspirons (as of January 2011).

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Current Laptops

The current lineup of Vostro laptops includes five laptops, including two budget models, the A90 and A860, and the mid-level Vostro 3000 series. Higher-end models are the 1220, 1320, 1520, and 1720. The configurations for the Vostro 1220, 1320, 1520, and 1720 are nearly identical. The Dell Vostro 1320, 1520 and 1720 were released online on April 2, 2009, while the Vostro 1220 was released online on July 1, 2009. The Vostro V13 was released online on December 8, 2009 and the Vostro A90 was released online on April 15, 2009. The Vostro 3000 series was released on March 9, 2010, and is Dell's newest line of small business laptops.

Vostro 1220

Dell Vostro running Windows 7 Ultimate

The Vostro 1220 is Dell's 12.1" business laptop based on the Intel Montevina platform.

  • CPU: Intel Celeron 900, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, P8600, P8700, or T9550
  • Display: 12.1" WXGA w/TrueLife
  • Memory: 2 GB Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz, 2, 3, 4, or 8 GB of Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz
  • Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW drive, Blu-ray Disc Combo drive
  • Video Card: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
  • Security Hardware:Wave Encryption software
  • Hard Drive: 160 GB SATA @ 5400 RPM, 250, 320, or 500 GB @ 7200 RPM w/Freefall Sensor, 250GB Encrypted Hard Drive @ 7200RPM w/Free Fall Sensor & Wave software , 128 GB Solid State Drive
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1397 or 1510 mini card, Intel WiFi Link 5100, WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150, or 5300 mini card
  • Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth 2.0
  • Webcam: Integrated 1.3 MP webcam w/digital mic, optional free video chat software
  • Battery: 4-cell or 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery
  • Starting Price: $749

Vostro 1320

The Vostro 1320 is Dell's 13.3" business laptop based on the Montevina platform.

  • CPU: Intel Celeron 900, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, P7550, P8600, P8700, or T9550
  • Display: 13.3" WXGA Anti-Glare, UltraSharp WXGA w/TrueLife
  • Memory: 2 GB Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz, 2, 3, 4, or 8 GB of Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz
  • Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW drive, Blu-ray Disc Combo drive
  • Video Card: Integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software, Wave Encryption software
  • Hard Drive: 120 GB SATA @ 5400 RPM, 250 or 320 GB @ 7200 RPM w/Freefall Sensor, 250GB Encrypted Hard Drive @ 7200RPM w/Free Fall Sensor & Wave software , 128 GB Solid State Drive
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1397 or 1510 mini card, Intel WiFi Link 5100 or 5300 mini card,atherones
  • Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0
  • Webcam: Integrated 1.3 MP webcam w/digital mic, optional free video chat software
  • Battery: 4-cell, 6-cell, or 9-cell Lithium-Ion battery
  • Starting Price: $550

Vostro 1520

The Vostro 1520 is Dell's 15.4" business laptop based on the Montevina platform.

  • CPU: Intel Celeron 900, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, P7550, P8600, P8700, or T9550
  • Display: 15.4" WXGA Anti-Glare LED, WXGA+ Anti-Glare, WXGA+ w/TrueLife
  • Memory: 2 GB Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz, 2, 3, 4, or 8 GB of Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz
  • Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW drive, Blu-ray Disc Combo drive
  • Video Card: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
  • Security Hardware: Optional Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software, Wave Encryption software
  • Hard Drive: 160 GB SATA @ 5400 RPM, 250 or 320 GB @ 7200 RPM w/Freefall Sensor, 250GB Encrypted Hard Drive @ 7200RPM w/Free Fall Sensor & Wave software , 128 GB Solid State Drive
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1397 or 1510 mini card, Intel WiFi Link 5100 or 5300 mini card
  • Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0
  • Webcam: Integrated 1.3 MP webcam w/digital mic, optional free video chat software
  • Battery: 4-cell, 6-cell, or 9-cell Lithium Ion battery

Vostro 1720

The Vostro 1720 is Dell's 17" business laptop based on the Montevina platform.

  • CPU: Intel Celeron 900, Intel Core 2 Duo T6600, P7550, P8600, P8700, or T9550
  • Display: 17" WXGA+ Anti-Glare LED, UltraSharp WUXGA w/TrueLife
  • Memory: 2 GB Single Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz, 2, 3, 4, or 8 GB of Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM @ 800 MHz
  • Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/-RW drive, Blu-ray Disc Combo drive
  • Video Card: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software, Wave Encryption software
  • Hard Drive: 160 GB SATA @ 5400 RPM, 250 or 320 GB @ 7200 RPM w/Freefall Sensor, 250GB Encrypted Hard Drive @ 7200RPM w/ Free Fall Sensor & Wave software , 128 GB Solid State Drive
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1397 or 1510 mini card, Intel WiFi Link 5100 or 5300 mini card
  • Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0
  • Battery: 6-cell or 8-cell Lithium Ion battery
  • Starting Price: $599

Vostro A90 and A90n

The Vostro A90 is Dell's 8.9" business netbook. The A90n offers Ubuntu Linux while the A90 offers Windows XP.

  • CPU: Intel Atom N270
  • Display: 8.9" WSVGA
  • Memory: 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM @ 533 MHz
  • Optical Drive: None
  • Video Card: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Hard Drive: 16 GB Solid State Drive
  • Wireless: Wireless 802.11g card
  • Webcam: Integrated 0.3 MP webcam
  • Battery: 4-cell (35 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery
  • Starting Price: $219 (Vostro A90n), $309 (Vostro A90)

Vostro V13

The Vostro V13 is Dell's 13.3" business ultraportable with targeted at consumers looking for a budget business ultraportable. The Vostro V13 has a chassis design similar to the Dell Adamo, but it is very cheap at $449, though it ships with Ubuntu, and clocks in at a 1.4 GHZ Intel solo processor. The processor in the V13 cannot be customized, but the memory can. The base configuration ships with Ubuntu Linux version 9.04, but higher-end configurations ship with Windows 7.

  • CPU: Intel Celeron M 743, Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 or Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
  • Display: 13.3" LED-backlit widescreen w/1366x768 resolution
  • Memory: 2 GB or 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM @ 1066 MHz
  • Optical Drive: optional external 8X DVD+/-RW drive
  • Video Card: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500MHD
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA @ 5400 RPM, 250 GB SATA @ 7,200 RPM w/Data Encryption or 320 GB or 500 GB SATA @ 7,200 RPM
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1397 802.11b/g or Intel PRO/Wireless 5100 802.11b/g/n
  • Webcam: integrated 1.3 MP webcam
  • Battery: 6-cell (30 Whr) Lithium-Ion battery
  • Starting Price: $449

Vostro 3300

The Vostro 3300 is a laptop with a 13.3 inch widescreen display aimed at small business. Dell offers an Intel Core i3 or i5 processor with up to 6 GB DDR3 RAM. The chassis is made of aluminum. The operating system installed is Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit with a XP downgrade as an option. Discrete graphics is an option, and pricing starts at $599.

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-350M, Intel Core i5-430M, Intel Core i5-450M or Intel core i5-520M
  • Display: 13.3" High Definition LED Display (1366 × 768) with Anti-Glare
  • Memory: 2 GB, 3 GB , 4 GB , or 6 GB DDR3 @ 1066 MHz (up to 8 GB supported)
  • Optical Drive: Dual-Layer 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Video Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD or Nvidia Geforce 310M, 512MB Graphics
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software (optional)
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA @7200 RPM (encrypted drive optional), 320 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM, 500 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1520 b/g/n
  • Webcam: Integrated 2.0 MP Webcam
  • Battery: 4-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Starting Price: $599

Vostro 3400

The Vostro 3400 is a laptop with a 14 inch display aimed at small business. It offers updated Core i processors and larger batteries. Pricing starts at $549. Operating system options are the ones offered with the Vostro 3300.

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-370M or Intel Core i5-450M
  • Display: 14" High Definition LED Display (1366 × 768) with Anti-Glare
  • Memory: 3 GB or 4 GB DDR3 @ 1066 MHz (up to 8 GB supported)
  • Optical Drive: Dual-Layer 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Video Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD or Nvidia Geforce 310M, 512MB Graphics
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA @7200 RPM or 320 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1520 b/g/n
  • Webcam: Integrated 2.0 MP Webcam
  • Battery: 6-Cell or 9-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Starting Price: $549

Vostro 3500

The Vostro 3500 is a laptop with a 15.6 inch display aimed at small business. Operating system options are the ones offered with the Vostro 3300.

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2330M(2.2GHz), Intel Core i5-2410M(2.3GHz Turbo boost upto 3GHz, Intel core i5-2430M(2.4GHz Turbo boost to 3GHz) or AMD(upto Quad Core - Vostro 3555)
  • Display: 15.6" High Definition LED Wide Screen Display (1366 × 768) with Anti-Glare
  • Memory: 2 GB, 3 GB , 4 GB or 6 GB @ 1333 MHz (up to 8 GB supported)
  • Optical Drive: Dual-Layer 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Video Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD 3000 or AMD Radeon HD 6630M (128-bit) 1GB Graphic
  • Available Colors: Aberdeen Silver, Lucerne Red or Brisbane Bronze
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA @7200 RPM, 320 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM, 500 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1520 b/g/n (Intel WiFi 1030 802.11 b/g/n/BT3.0 Networking Combo Card Vostro)
  • Webcam: Integrated 2.0 MP Webcam
  • Battery: 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Other Features: Gesture touchpad with Optional backlit keyboard, Intel WiFi 1030 b/g/n Combo Networking Card, Energy Star 5.0
  • Starting Price: $489

Vostro 3700

The Vostro 3700 is a laptop with a 17.3 inch display aimed at small business. Pricing starts at $629. An Intel Core i7 processor is an option on the Vostro 3700, the only Vostro 3000 series laptop to offer this processor. Operating system options are the ones offered with the Vostro 3300.

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-350M, Intel Core i5-450M, Intel core i5-520M, or intel Core i7-720QM processor
  • Display: 17.3" High Definition LED Display (1600 × 900) with Anti-Glare
  • Memory: 3 GB , 4 GB DDR3 @ 1066 MHz (up to 8 GB supported)
  • Optical Drive: Dual-Layer 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Video Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD or Nvidia Geforce 310M, 512MB Graphics, or Nvidia Geforce 330M GT, 1024MB Graphics
  • Security Hardware: Fingerprint reader w/DigitalPersona software
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA @7200 RPM, 320 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM, 500 GB SATA @ 7200 RPM
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1520 b/g/n
  • Webcam: Integrated 2.0 MP Webcam
  • Battery: 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Starting Price: $629

Older Laptops

Vostro 1000

specs here > [1]

It has a SATA HDD (Serial ATA Data Transfer: 1.5Gbps) ref> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/storage/P125729/specs.htm

Desktops

First Generation

  • Vostro 200 Slim Tower
  • Vostro 200 Mini Tower
  • Vostro 230 Mini Tower - Uses Intel Dual Core,Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors

First Generation (Phase 2 Release)

  • Vostro 400 Mini Tower - Antec EarthWatts EA380 (Same case as Vostro 200 Mini Tower)
  • Vostro 410 Tower - Uses the G33 chipset and features 3 external 5.25" drive bays.

Second Generation

  • Vostro 220S Slim Tower - Updated DVD/CD/Blu-ray slot case
  • Vostro 220 Mini Tower
  • Vostro 420 Tower - Uses the G45 chipset.

Third Generation

  • Vostro 430 Mini Tower - Uses Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

History

Notebooks

  • 10 July 2007: 1000, 1400, 1500, 1700 [1]
  • 18 December 2007: 1200
  • 1 May 2008: 1310, 1510[2]
  • 15 May 2008: 1710
  • 1 July 2009: 1220

Desktops

  • 10 July 2007: 200 [1]

References

  1. ^ a b Dell Introduces New Vostro Brand of Notebooks and Desktops Designed Exclusively to Meet Small Business Needs
  2. ^ Dell Vostro 1310, 1510, 1710

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