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Photos: Dell launches Vostro range for small business

Dell has introduced its new Vostro range, aimed at small businesses that require minimal IT support. Here's the full line-up available in Australia at launch.

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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.

Related: Dell targets small businesses with new line-up.

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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.

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Dell's Vostro 1500 (above, right) includes the 1400's features and adds a 15.4-inch anti-glare wide-screen with the option of a 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT graphics card.

The Vostro 1700, not available in Australia, boasts a 17-inch WXGA+ wide-screen and Core 2 Duo Processor as standard.

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The Vostro 200, Dell's desktop addition to the range comes in a mini-tower (above) or slim-form factor. Both come with up to 4GB of RAM and 1TB of storage and an Intel Celeron or Pentium Dual Core processor, with the option of Core 2 Duo.

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Those with minimal desk space will appreciate the slim-form factor of the Vostro 200 Slim Tower (above).

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Dell also unveiled the 1320c colour laser printer as part of the Vostro line-up. While not actually branded as a Vostro device in Australia, Dell is targeting the same small business customers as Vostro with "fast, affordable, colour printing ... optimised for small business."

Starting at AU$399, it boasts up to 12ppm (pages per minute) in colour and 16ppm in mono. Unfortunately the 1320c doesn't include an Ethernet port as standard, but it is optional.

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While not available in Australia yet, the E198WFP 300 is available in Europe for £139, excluding tax and delivery. It's identical to the Dell SE198WFP, available here for AU$229, except that it comes in black and has a redesigned stand.

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