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Dell Vostro 2510 Ad  (Source: Engadget)
Vostro 2510 is aimed at the business user

Every year when back-to-school time rolls around, hoards of laptops are released and prices drop to try to lure shoppers to purchase. A new business-focused notebook from Dell called the Vostro 2510 has surfaced in an ad inside a Dell Business Flyer for August 2008 reports Engadget.

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 built-in.

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.



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NVidia
By Sulphademus on 7/31/2008 3:30:58 PM , Rating: 2
Is not the NVIDIA 8400M one of the chips which is beginning to fail on people?

Could we have some assurances that this is a revised chip/fab process or the option for a different (NVidia or ATI) GPU?




RE: NVidia
By phaxmohdem on 7/31/2008 4:11:04 PM , Rating: 3
My thoughts exactly. While I'm a Thinkpad whore, I was actually digging the laptop until I read "8400M" Then the warning bells started to ring.


RE: NVidia
By jabber on 8/3/2008 7:07:10 AM , Rating: 2
Yep, wont be buying one of these with a Nvidia chip in it.

Wont touch anything with a 8*** series chip in it.

Dell can only be doing this to clear out the warehouse of poor graphics chips or cos they are masochists.

I just avoided buying a 1530, thank my lucky stars!


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