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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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RE: Uninteresting
By elgueroloco on 7/31/2008 4:22:12 PM , Rating: 1
I totally agree. Nothing on this laptop is new or exciting. All the components are at least a year old. And the price? 1159? Are you kidding me? You could get that system from HP right now for 900. Dell is way overpriced.

In fact, for 200 more, I just got a Gateway with a t7500 core 2 duo (I believe it's 2.1GHz, 800 MHz FSB), 4 GB ddr2, vista ultimate, 8800M GTS w/512MB GDDR3, DVD Burner, Wi-fi, webcam, etc. All that for 1389 including shipping. (It was on Now, granted, it's a Gateway, so who knows if it will be any good, but that's a way way better value than this stupid Dell.

RE: Uninteresting
By elgueroloco on 7/31/2008 4:36:57 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, I see. 1159 was the Canadian price. You can get it for 899 in the US. This makes perfect sense.

Special, expensive imaging technology is required in the Canadian webcam in order to accurately image their beady little eyes and flapping heads all full of lies.

RE: Uninteresting
By Icelight on 8/1/2008 2:06:03 PM , Rating: 2
Dell: Following the exchange rate of the 1990's since 2008.

RE: Uninteresting
By gerf on 7/31/2008 6:02:42 PM , Rating: 2
I've had my laptop for almost 10 months now, a Vostro 1500 originally offered with: 1.6GHz CPU (upgradable to 2GHz for $300), 2GB DDR2, 8400m 256MB DDR2, 80GB hdd, 15", DVD+/-RW, 54WHr battery, for $800 USD. I got an 85WHr battery and 3 year warranty, and it cost me just a fuzz over $1000, after taxes and shipping, via Dell Business.

So really, I have no idea what the big deal is either.

RE: Uninteresting
By Ne0 on 8/1/2008 1:26:59 PM , Rating: 2
I've had my Vostro 1500 for 5-6 months now as well (it's built pretty solid) - the Vostro 1000 felt cheap but this one feels solid. Specs: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7250 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache), Windows Vista, 15.4" Wide Screen LCD Display w/TrueLife™, 2GB DDR2 Ram, 160GB Free Fall Sensor Hard Drive 7200RPM, DVD-Burner, Geforce 8600M GT 256MB, Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Wi-Fi Mini Card, Integrated 2.0 Megapixel Webcam, 85 WHr 9 cell battery. I got it for a little bit over $900 after taxes with free shipping. There was a $300 off coupon (from fatwallet, slickdeals, dealnews - one of those sites). Crappy camera phone pics:

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