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Designed for "everyday productivity", the entry-level Vostro 1000 is light on performance and cost. Starting at AU$749, customers can configure the Vostro 1000 with a single-core 1.8GHz AMD Sempron, a dual-core 1.7GHz Athlon or 1.8GHz Turion processor and up to 2GB of RAM and 120GB of hard drive space. A 15.4-inch 1280x800 resolution wide-screen, DVD/CD optical drive and 3-in-1 media card reader are standard.
Dell claims the Vostro series (Latin for "yours") comes with no trialware whatsoever, and is pre-installed with Windows Vista or XP.
The mid-range Vostro 1400 is priced from AU$1,049 and includes a 14.1-inch anti-glare wide-screen, 802.11 a/b/g wireless, a more robust magnesium-alloy chassis, media card reader and 128MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8400M GS graphics card.
The 1400 can be configured with up to 4GB of RAM and comes with an Intel Celeron M processor, or Core 2 Duo if more horsepower is required. Bluetooth is optional.