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Old 03-04-2009
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Dell launches Vostro 1320, 1520 and 1720 laptops

Dell introduces its newest Vostro laptops, designed expressly to meet small business needs and custom-built to maximize productivity amidst shrinking travel budgets with free, pre-installed videoconferencing and webcam software with purchase of integrated webcam and microphone.

In the current economy, small businesses are relying on productivity and collaboration solutions more heavily than ever as a cost-effective alternative to business travel. According to a recent study by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, 71 percent of businesses plan to spend less on travel in 2009. IDC predicts that by the close of this year, close to 35 percent of SMBs will be using some form of videoconferencing.

“Through our direct relationships, we understand what small businesses care about most - staying productive everywhere, staying secure, and staying up and running without fail,” said Sam Burd, global vice president, Dell Small and Medium Business. “Customer-driven innovation is the core of our DNA. Today, SMBs need effortless videoconferencing solutions and world-class data security in an affordable package and that is what the latest Vostro laptops provide.”

The News:
  • Redesigned Vostro laptops include the 13.3-inch Vostro 1320, the 15.4-inch Vostro 1520, and the 17-inch Vostro 1720. Products are available today in North America and select South American countries, followed by Europe, Middle East and Africa on April 7, and select Asian countries in May.,
  • Unlike other major OEMs of small business laptops, Dell Vostro laptops now include pre-installed Dell Video Chat videoconferencing software with the purchase of optional integrated webcam and microphone – giving customers a complete videoconferencing solution
  • Built specifically for small businesses concerned about data safety, the updated Vostro laptops now offer more security options than comparable, competitive small business laptops from Acer, HP and Lenovo New security options include:
    • Mobility solid state drives now available for worry-free data protection
    • Fingerprint readers with easy to use software to secure data with multi-factor authentication
    • Encrypted Hard Drive with Wave Systems software that can easily encrypt data without impacting system performance
  • Vostro also continues to deliver the product and service experience that fits the unique needs of small and medium businesses:
    • Pre-loaded with only customer-selected software; no trialware
    • Quality ensured with Premium Panel Guarantee[6] promising zero bright dots on select systems during the limited warranty[7]
    • Dell’s 30-day worry-free Vostro return policy[8]
    • Dell CompleteCare and Dell ProSupport services give customers the ability to customize and tailor services to fit their technical expertise and business needs.
  • Affordable mobility solutions for small businesses with prices starting at $569 (Vostro 1520), $629 (Vostro 1320), and $649 (Vostro 1720)
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Re: Dell launches Vostro 1320, 1520 and 1720 laptops

The next generation of Vostro laptops can make the mobile experience come together for your small business at an amazing value - offering new solutions for increasing productivity, enhancing collaboration, and protecting your data like never before!

Updated with some of the latest technologies, the new Vostro laptops deliver increased performance and a spectacular visual experience. And they're now energy efficient, helping you to save money and protect the environment.
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Re: Dell launches Vostro 1320, 1520 and 1720 laptops

Designed specifically to meet the unique needs and requirements of small businesses, Vostro laptops give you the freedom to buy exactly what you need in a small business laptop. With a 13.3” display and a starting weight of only 4.1 lbs/1.86 kg4, the Vostro 1320 is compact and lightweight. But don’t let its size fool you, it’s packed with some of the latest technologies and connectivity options and comes with exceptional support, all at a great price so you can achieve more while spending less. With Vostro laptops, get the big business technologies without the big business price.


The wide spectrum of available services allow for an offering that scales to meet your customized needs including:
  • Dell On-Site Service helps to get your new Dell desktop, notebook and workstation up and running quickly.
  • Extended Battery Servicegives you the flexibility to extend the terms of your laptop battery coverage for the remainder of your laptops Limited Hardware Warranty, up to three years, and provides a battery replacement during the extended term should your primary battery fail.
  • CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service offers the support you need when accidents happen to your Vostro laptop.

ENERGY STAR qualified products help you save money and protect the environment through energy efficiency.


Security with Advanced Data Protection Options
Your data is sacred to your business. Vostro laptops help you treat it that way with advanced easy to use multi-level security features designed for small business.
  • Shield your secrets from prying eyes by using a fingerprint reader for multi- factor authentication or adding an encrypted hard driveplus Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protected network connection for added security.
  • Protect your data with durable hardware options such as solid state drives, 7200 RPM Free Fall Sensor hard drives, magnesium alloy reinforced base and spill resistant keyboard.
  • Help protect your client information, design plans and financial records by subscribing to services such as Dell ProSupport Hard Drive Data Recovery, Certified Data Destruction, Laptop Tracking and Recovery, Remote Data Delete and DataSafe Online backup.


Do More - Anywhere, Anytime
Make it happen. In a bistro, waiting for a plane or in your customer’s board room, Vostro laptops simply make it easy and fast to achieve more no matter where you are.
  • Long battery life, fast wireless connections and Dell's Extended Battery Service help to keep you going without interruption.
  • You can reduce expenses, increase productivity and broaden your reach when you communicate face-to-face with customers, partners or colleagues through the optional easy to use Dell Video Chat video communications solution with an integrated webcam and digital microphone.
  • Get a world-class video experience with the Dell Vostro 1320, equipped with optional NVIDIA GeForce 9300M graphics card and Intel Core2 Duo processor.
  • Focus more on your business and less on IT by using the optional Dell PC Installation & Data Migration Services to install and configure your PC, server, and network equipment or software and migrates data from one system to another all while at your location.
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Re: Dell launches Vostro 1320, 1520 and 1720 laptops

Specification of Dell Vostro 1320 Laptop

Processors
Up to Intel Core2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)


Operating System
  • Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Genuine Windows Vista Business
  • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows XP Professional
  • Genuine Windows Vista Business with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows XP Professional
  • FreeDOS operating systems


Memory
  • Up to 8GB Dual Channel 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM


Chipset
  • Intel 45 Express chipset


Graphics
  • Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500MHD
  • 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS Graphic Card


Display
  • 13.3" Widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) Anti-Glare Display
  • 13.3" WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with TrueLife


Primary Storage
  • Mobility Solid State Drive 128GB
  • 7200 RPM hard drive with Free Fall Sensor up to 250GB
  • 7200 RPM Encrypted hard drive with Free Fall Sensor up to 250GB
  • 5400 RPM hard drive up to 160GB



Optical Drives
  • Fixed, tray load 8X DVD+/-RW, Blu-Ray Disc (BD/DVD/CD read write)


Multimedia
  • 2 speakers
  • Optional 1.3 Mega pixel camera with single digital microphone including Dell Webcam Central & Dell Video Chat software


Security
  • Optional Features
  • Biometric fingerprint reader with DigitalPersona software
  • Encrypted Hard Drive with Wave software
  • Trusted Platform Module 1.2 with Infineon TPM management Security Software


Power
  • 4-cell 38 WHr Lithium Ion battery
  • 6-cell 58 WHr Lithium Ion battery
  • 9-cell 87 WHr Lithium Ion battery



Connectivity
  • Wireless Cards:
  • 802.11a/g/n
  • Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 (optional)


Ports, Slots & Chassis
  • Externally Accesible
  • (4) USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin ports
  • 15-pin VGA video connector
  • Network connector (RJ45)
  • Modem optional external via USB port
  • AC adapter connector
  • Headphone jack
  • 4-pin IEEE 1394 port
  • 8-in-1 media memory card reader
  • 54 mm ExpressCard slot
  • Dimensions & Weight:
  • Width: 12.48" / 316.9mm
  • Height: 0.9" / 23.8mm (f), 1.46" / 37.2mm (b)
  • Depth: 9.57" / 243.2mm
  • Preliminary weight 4.1lbs/1.86 kg with WLAN, Hard Drive and 4-cell battery
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Re: Dell launches Vostro 1320, 1520 and 1720 laptops

Specification of Dell Vostro 1520 Laptop



Processors
  • Up to Intel Core2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66 GHz, 6 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB)


Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate
Genuine Windows Vista Business
Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows XP Professional
Genuine Windows Vista Business with Downgrade Rights Service to Windows XP Professional


Memory
  • Up to 8GB Dual Channel 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM


Chipset
Intel 45 Express chipset


Graphics
  • Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500MHD
  • 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS Graphic Card


Display
  • 15.4" Widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) Anti-Glare LED Display
  • 15.4" Premium WXGA+ (1440 x 900) Anti-Glare Display
  • 15.4" Premium WXGA+ (1440 x 900) Display with TrueLife


Primary Storage
  • Mobility Solid State Drive 128GB
  • 7200 RPM hard drive with Free Fall Sensor up to 250GB
  • 7200 RPM Encrypted hard drive with Free Fall Sensor up to 250GB
  • 5400 RPM hard drive up to 160GB



Optical Drives
  • Fixed, tray load 8X DVD+/-RW, Blu-Ray Disc (BD/DVD/CD read write)


Multimedia
  • 2 speakers
  • 1.3 Mega pixel camera with single digital microphone (optional) including Dell Webcam Central& Dell Video Chat software


Security
  • Optional Features
  • Biometric fingerprint reader with DigitalPersona software
  • Encrypted Hard Drive with Wave software
  • Trusted Platform Module 1.2 with Infineon TPM management Security Software



Power
  • 4-cell 38 WHr Lithium Ion battery
  • 6-cell 58 WHr Lithium Ion battery
  • 9-cell 87 WHr Lithium Ion battery



Connectivity
  • Wireless Cards:
  • 802.11a/g/n
  • Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 (optional)
  • Dell Wireless 5530 (Tri-band HSDPA 7.2/HSUPA 2.0) Mobile Broadband Mini-Card


Ports, Slots & Chassis
  • (4) USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin ports
  • 15-pin VGA video connector
  • Network connector (RJ45)
  • Modem optional external via USB port
  • AC adapter connector
  • Headphone jack
  • 4-pin IEEE 1394 port
  • 8-in-1 media memory card reader
  • 54 mm ExpressCard slot
  • Dimensions & Weight:
  • Width: 14.05" / 357mm
  • Height: 1.0" / 26.2mm (f), 1.5"/38mm (b)
  • Depth: 10.15" / 258mm
  • Preliminary weight less than 5.38lbs/2.4 kg with Optical Drive, WLAN, Hard Drive and 4-cell battery
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