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Dell Announces Vostro 3000 Series With Nehalem

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 11 comments

Dell's Vostro line is getting some Core i3, i5, and i7 love.

Dell recently launched the Vostro V13 business laptop. It was sexy, sleek and gloriously cheap. But, with options for a 1.2GHz Celeron, 1.3GHz Core 2 Duo or 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo with integrated X4500MHD graphics, many felt the notebook packed that little bit of extra punch needed to make it a real hit.

Today the company is adding to the line with the Vostro 3000 series, which boasts Intel's Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. The Vostro 3300, 3400, 3500 and 3700 range from 13- to 17-inches and are available with discrete graphics options, with a 1GB NVIDIA graphics option for the 3700.

Dell is touting the 13-inch 3300 as one of the industry's thinnest commercial 13" laptop with an integrated optical drive and the 14-inch 3400 is said to offer a full eight hours of battery life from a 9 cell battery. Both the Vostro 3500 and 3700 offer the option of high definition WLED screens and the entire line is available in bronze, silver or red. Pricing for the 3300 starts at $669 and the 3700 starts at $679.

Available today in the U.S. and parts of Asia, hit up Dell's website for more details on ordering.

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    saaiello , March 9, 2010 2:32 PM
    I must admit its sleek and sexy lol. The I7 version gonna be pretty pricey i would imagine.
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    darkknight22 , March 9, 2010 3:00 PM
    Thats not bad at all considering the pricetag. We just started using the V13's here at the office and they get the job done well. Employees love the lightweight feel and I love that its durable.

    Sidenote: I don't see it on Dell's site... not up yet?
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    bustapr , March 9, 2010 3:06 PM
    Ugh, I really want a 13-14 inch laptop with long battery life and DECENT video output. But it looks like Dell is sticking with the crappy x4500(hd?). The price on that 3300 is outrageously high. I hope nvidia at least drops the prices on its ion series chipsets so that manufacturers start buying and selling laptops nice and cheap with good graphics. But that price is really high.
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    flyinfinni , March 9, 2010 3:23 PM
    I'm guessing you mean "Lacked that little bit of extra punch" rather than packed...
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    jhansonxi , March 9, 2010 3:35 PM
    I don't see any Linux options for the 3000 series yet but many of the others have them including the V13.
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    tipoo , March 9, 2010 3:43 PM
    Isn't it Arrandale, not Nehalem?
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    scotters , March 9, 2010 4:10 PM
    flyinfinniI'm guessing you mean "Lacked that little bit of extra punch" rather than packed...


    I was thinking the same thing
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    sliem , March 9, 2010 4:28 PM
    Nice, but still too pricy for me.
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    Euphoria_MK , March 9, 2010 5:17 PM
    Plastic... kaka...
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    Anonymous , March 9, 2010 8:03 PM
    15" Vostro with I3 for $649 this is the best deal I have seen yet. As long as Dell keeps putting out good price/quality laptops like this I will continue to buy them. I am glad it comes with the intel4500 because they always seem to give me less problems when using Linux than a Nvidia or other card.
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    falchard , March 9, 2010 9:01 PM
    Can it beat ASUS and MSI's current lineup when it doesn't even offer an ATI GPU? Something tells me no.