Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
I don’t often look over the fence at the Dell offerings with any sort of lust, but you have to admit the dudes at Dell are cranking out some interesting tech. The Adamo line is pretty interesting. This is especially true for the Dell Adamo XPS. Unbelievably thin. But that cool thinness comes with a $1998 price tag. That’s too rich for my blood.
Enter the Dell Vostro v13 pictured at right. This little baby has some pretty impressive specs for the price. Here’s part of the marketing from the dell website:
Looks like a cool little laptop to me. But what is this baby going to set you back? The base machine with Ubuntu Linux is $449. Of course that’s with the 1.3GHz Celeron M processor. If you want to trick it out with a Core 2 Duo processor (ULV SU7300), slightly bigger hard drive, Intel wireless, the base model is $649. I’d much rather have this than a 10” screen netbook.
So who’s rushing out to buy one? Good luck trying to get Santa to deliver it.
Looks very similar to the Acer Timeline 1810T that should be winging its way to me at the moment:
Decent enough "umph", portable and excellent battery power - it's what a laptop should be all about in my book :-)
Battery is not removable...= Macbook nightmare.
Agreed Brian. Strike one.