Dell Brings Adamo Design to Budget V13 Vostro Laptop
By Agam Shah
Dell on Tuesday introduced the budget Vostro V13 laptop, which bears a resemblance to the company’s super-thin Adamo luxury laptop, but is close to three times cheaper.
The V13 laptop, which is priced starting at US$449, measures 0.65 inches (16.5 mm) at its thinnest point, as does the Adamo model that is currently available. The new laptop weighs about 3.5 pounds (1.6 kilograms), half a pound less than the Adamo. The Adamo is priced starting at $1,499, and has a 13.4-inch screen, while the V13 has a 13.3-inch screen.
The Adamo uses a faster Core 2 Duo processor and includes some advanced features and a designer finish. However, the V13 can be upgraded to use a Core 2 Duo processor that is only slightly slower in a configuration priced at $649.
The V13 laptop is targeted at small and medium businesses and comes with advanced support options. The $449 configuration comes with the Ubuntu Linux OS and an Intel Celeron processor, while the $649 configuration includes the Windows 7 OS.
The laptop supports up to 320GB of hard drive storage and 4GB of memory. It comes with integrated Intel graphics, an integrated webcam and a number of connectivity options including Wi-Fi, 3G mobile broadband and Bluetooth. It does not include an optical drive, which can be bought separately and attached externally.
A six-cell lithium-ion battery gives the laptop a five-hour run time on a single charge. The laptop can be ordered on the company’s Web site, and it is available globally.
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