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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 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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