According to the ad
that surfaced, the Dell Vostro 2510 will be available starting at $899.
Details from the ad show for your money you get an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, Vista
Business, 2GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB HDD, 256MB NVIDIA 8400M GS graphics and a webcam
In the ad pictured on Engadget, a URL is given, and at the time of
writing the URL gives a page not found error. Engadget reports that the
page was available before. The Canadian Dell site does have specs available for
the notebook with prices starting at $1,159 CAD.
The Vostro 2510 base notebook uses an Intel Core 2 Duo T5670 CPU running at
1.8GHz. Optional CPUs for the notebook include the Core 2 Duo T5870 and Core 2
Duo T9500. The operating system can be upgraded from Vista Business to Vista
Ultimate. Two options are available for the display including the standard
15.4-inch wide screen WXGA+ and the optional 15.4-inch UltraSharp WUXGA.
The Vostro 2510 can be optioned with up to 4GB of RAM and a 250GB HDD or a
32GB SSD. The SSD option adds $230 CND to the price. A Blu-ray drive is
optional as is Dell 802.11n wireless networking. Battery choices include a
6-cell Li-Ion or a 9-cell Li-Ion. The 2510 weighs 5.72 pounds with the 6-cell
battery and measures 14.6-inches wide x 1 to 1.5-inch high x 10.16-inches deep.
Earlier this week, Dell announced a lower cost notebook called the Inspiron
13 that retails for under $700.
quote: If it's still built like the 3 Vostro 1400's I bought for the IT staff, then forget it. Feels more like a Fisher-Price toy than a laptop. Very cheaply made.