Dell has just announced release of a new Vostro series, the 3000, which will add some punch to Dell’s business laptop offerings. The 3000 series, which will range in size from 13-inches to 17-inches, will sport a range of Intel's newer Core processors.
The new Vostros are the 3300, with a 13.3-inch display, the 3400, with a 14-inch display, the 3500, with a 15.6-inch display, and the 3700, with a 17.3-inch display. All four Vostros have the Mobile Intel HM57 Express chipset, and are paired with i3 and i5 dual core processors, except for the 3700, which has the option of an i7 quad core processor. Graphics support is provided by an NVIDIA GeForce 310 with 512MB of memory, with the 3700 having an NVIDIA GeForce GT330M with 1GB. All LED screens are high definition and anti-glare. The 3500 will also have a touchscreen option (available in April). All use DDR3 memory, with support for up to 8GB (but only 6GB “offered”).
The basic goodies appear on each machine: USB 2.0 ports (no USB 3.0 sightings), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, gigabit Ethernet, and flash card readers. There’s some variability, such as HDMI connectors only on the 3500 and 3700.
Starting prices are $669 for the 3300, $649 for the 3400 and 3500, and $679 for the 3700. All are available now at Dell’s web site.