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Dell shows off cheap ultraportable

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Dec 2009 16:45 User comments (5)

Dell shows off cheap ultraportable Dell has unveiled their latest ultraportable notebook today, the Vostro V13, which should cost one-third the price of the competing Macbook Air and one quarter the price of the Adamo XPS.
Thinner than the Air at .65-inches thick, has a 13.3-inch display and will weigh only 3.5 pounds. Base configuration includes a webcam, ExpressCard slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a Celeron processor for $449 USD. However, you will only get Ubuntu Linux as an operating system with the base configuration, as well as 2GB DDR3 RAM and a 5400RPM 250GB HDD.

For $600 the configuration adds Windows 7 Home Premium, a Core 2 Duo ULV processor and larger, faster HDD.

The included six-cell battery gives an estimated 5 hour battery life.

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5 user comments

19.12.2009 5:39

let me get this straight..the lap costs 450 but the add-on costs more than 1.5 times the worth of the laptop itself? sounds like dell to me

29.12.2009 7:37

I'm not sure with the way its worded but i think that it is saying for $600 total the system would have those upgrades. So its 37% more expensive.

39.12.2009 13:13

Originally posted by xnmalletx:
I'm not sure with the way its worded but i think that it is saying for $600 total the system would have those upgrades. So its 37% more expensive.

I think that's what they are saying, for $600 you get the entire package, not that for $600 you get just the upgrades...

49.12.2009 15:04

I am guessing that this Dell nonsense is made because of the growing netbook market and Dell wants a piece of the action. I don't like the specs to be honest i find it too be just old parts put together and putting Linux on just makes sure it works with the old hardware.
No thanks in my book.

512.12.2009 0:25

Originally posted by borhan9:
I am guessing that this Dell nonsense is made because of the growing netbook market and Dell wants a piece of the action. I don't like the specs to be honest i find it too be just old parts put together and putting Linux on just makes sure it works with the old hardware.
No thanks in my book.
Then don't buy the Celeron/Linux configuration; buy the Core 2/Windows one. If not then buy an overrated MacAir.

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