Computer maker Dell made a splash earlier this year with its super-slim Adamo notebook; now, the company is bringing some of the same savvy to business customers in the form of the Vostro V13 ultraportable, featuring a 13.3-inch display, a case as slim as 0.65 inches, Windows 7, up to 4 GB of RAM, and prices starting at just $449.
“Not long ago, business travelers like me had to choose mobility and affordability at the expense of performance. That’s no longer the case with the V13,” said Dell’s global VP for small and medium business Sam Burd, in a statement. “This 13-inch small business laptop is in a category all its own as entrepreneurs now have quality performance, battery life, and security combined with a thin and lightweight design sturdy enough for today’s business.”
the Vostro V13s feature ultra-low voltage Intel Celeron, Core 2 Solo, or Core 2 Duo processors, Intel DMA 4500MHD graphics, support for up to 4 GM of RAM, and up to 500 GB of hard drive storage. The systems also sport a 13.3-inch 1,366 by 768 anti-glare display, 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1 wireless networking, gigabit Ethernet, a USB port plus a combo USB/eSATA port, a 5-in-1 media card reader, a 34mm ExpressCard slot, plus microphone and speaker/headphone outputs and an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam. Users can also pick up an optional external DVD burner, an optional mobile broadband module—and the systems come with remote on-call support and optional warranty plans that extend coverage up to three years.
The Vostro V13s start at just $449, with other standard packages going for $599 and $649 for Celeron, Core 2 Solo, and Core 2 Duo processors, respectively. The V13s ship with Windows 7, although that $449 edition is packed with Ubuntu Linux and somehow left its webcam on the assembly room floor.