No Mini, Yet: Dell Annouces Low-Cost Vostro Notebooks

Dell might not be ready to share details on its long-rumored netbook, but the company is absolutely headed down a low-cost route. Unveiled today were two new Vostro laptops and desktops “designed specifically to meet the needs of small businesses, governments and educational institutions operating on limited budgets in the world’s emerging economies.” These two new notebooks, which will start at $475, are the type of lower cost laptop that would been great to give to our OLPC teachers in Mali. The Dell Vostro 15.6-inch A860 and 14.1-inch A840 both are pre-configured. They will each be available with a choice of Ubuntu Linux or Windows Vista and will be powered by 1GB of RAM and either Intel Celeron (single or dual core) or Pentium dual core processors. The Vostro A860 will sport a 160 GB hard drive and the Vostro A840 a 120GB drive. Connectivity is no concern with a built-in integrated network, modem and wireless connectivity and optional Bluetooth capabilities. The Dell Vostro desktops will be available with Intel’s Atom processor. Dell seems to have the adults of the developing world covered with the new Vostros, but what about the kids? When will the stork drop off the mini-Dell?

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  1. Yogesh Says:

    The Vostro A860 is mainly meant for business tasks. It is Dell’s first 15.6-inch notebook and uses a 16:9 aspect ratio display. The key features of Vostro A860 includes an HD widescreen LCD with anti-glare coating, integrated network modem and wireless connectivity with optional Bluetooth capability.

    The Vostro A840, on the other hand, is smaller in size as compared to Vostro A860. The 14.1 inch A840 has WXGA display. It also incorporates HD widescreen LCD with anti-glare coating and offers reliability with mobile business computing.

    Get a detail review on these laptops at Dell Vostro A840 and A860 laptops. It has specifications, features and advantages of both the laptops.

  2. Thomas Geoghegan Says:

    Am interested in purchasing new VOSTRO A860 as advertised recently[f-value code pcies-no586001]
    n.b white on black not easy read=black on yellow would be far better.
    My contact phone no at moment is 0749562654 -10am /1pm=2pm/6pm

  3. A.L Says:

    Will vista run effectively on 1gb ram ?

    Why doesn’t dell allows buyers to upgrade the ram / hdd and pay more for it???

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