Dell Vostro Review: Are they right for you?

Posted on February 14, 2008

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So, first of all you might be asking. “What is a Dell Vostro?” Well, the Dell Vostro is a Dell computer designed for small or medium businesses. Also, if you are in need of a computer for checking email and doing basic web surfing then this article is for you as well.

Ok, let’s start this article with some talk about the Vostro Desktops. There are 3 different types of Vostro Desktops. The first (and cheapest) one is the Vostro 200 Mini Tower (http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/vostrodt_200mt?c=ca&cs=cabsdt1&l=en&s=bsd) for a price of $349. The second one is the Vostro 200 Slim Tower (http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/vostrodt_200st?c=ca&cs=cabsdt1&l=en&s=bsd) for a price of $349. The last one is the Vostro 400 Mini Tower (http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/vostrodt_400mt?c=ca&cs=cabsdt1&l=en&s=bsd) for a price of $649.

Now, let’s talk about the specs of the Vostro Desktops. Here are the 200 Mini Tower’s specs:

Intel® Celeron® D Processor 440 (2.00GHz, 800FSB),English
Genuine Windows® XP Home,English
No Monitor
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz – 2DIMMs
Then from there you can customize the specs to suit your needs.
Here are the 400 Mini Tower’s specs:
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6550 (2.33GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1333FSB) English
Genuine Windows® XP Home
No Monitor
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz – 2DIMMs
And, just like the other one you can customize your specs from there to suit your needs.
Okay, now that we have covered the desktops we can move on to the laptops. First, there is the Vostro Laptop 1000 (http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/vostronb_1000?c=ca&cs=cabsdt1&l=en&s=bsd) for $549.
Last but not least for the laptops is the Vostro Laptop 1700 (http://www1.ca.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/vostronb_1700?c=ca&cs=cabsdt1&l=en&s=bsd) for $749.
Now let`s move on to the specs.
Here are the specs for the 1000:
AMD TurionTM 64×2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-56 (1.80GHz 512K), English
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition, SP2, English
15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Display
2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHZ, 2 Dimm
And, of course, you can customize it from there.
Now for the 1400:
Intel® Celeron M® M550 (2.0GHz, 1M L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition, SP2
14.1 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Display with TrueLife™
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 Dimm
And can me customized to suit your needs.
Now for the 1500:
Intel® Celeron M® M540 (1.86GHz, 1M L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB), English
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition, SP2, English
15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Display
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 Dimm
And last but not least, the 1700:
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5270 (1.4GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB), English
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition, SP2
17.0 inch Wide Screen XGA+ LCD Display
2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 Dimm
Thanks for reading!
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