Dell Vostro 1220: A Business Laptop with Celeron Processor


Dell have finally gotten official concerning their new budget business ultraportable, the Dell Vostro 1220. Billed as giving you ‘the freedom to do more while spending less’ the Dell Vostro 1220 comes in 12″ format and, as is always the case with Dell’s offerings, a veritable wealth of end user configurations which, maxed out, will see a 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU paired with 8GB Dual Channel SDRAM under the hood along with Blue-ray combo optical drive and, surprisingly, even an option for a WiMax module.


Available with a choice of operating systems which takes in both Windows Vista (32/64-bit), Ubuntu Linux and FreeDOS, further highlights include HDD capacities up to 500GB or the option to upgrade to a 128GB capacity SSD (Linux based systems are limited to a 16GB SSD) whilst, in terms of additional futures, you can also factor in an optional fingerprint reader or, if you’re really looking for enhanced data security, a 250GB encrypted HHD (inclusive of Wave software).

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity are also up for grabs though it’s a little disappointing to see WLAN merely being optional as opposed to offered as standard (as is the case with the vast majority of ultraportables out there right now).

From a base level perspective, naturally a 1.3 megapixel integrated webcam is in evidence (which, paired with the devices inbuilt speaker and microphone make VoIP communications a breeze) as well as a 3-in-1 card reader, ExpressCard slot, VGA-out and 3 USB 2.0 ports whilst the 12″ display offers up 1280 x 800 resolution. Incidentally the display can also be upgraded to a premium LED screen with anti-glare coating if deemed necessary.

Dell has come up with an attractive business laptop package which offers an excellent combination of feature and price. Dell Vostro 1220 is the latest laptop in the company’s Vostro line up featuring 12.1-inch wide screen. Fell between Vostro A90 netbook and Vostro 1310 laptop, the laptop is powered by 2.2 GHz Intel Celeron processor, and thus, ensuring better performance than A90 system. Alongside the processor, another attraction of Dell Vostro 1220 is its 9 hour battery support. Weighed at 3.36 pounds, the laptop also provides portability at a certain level.

Dell Vostro 1220 also comes with 320 GB hard drive alongside an optional solid-state drive as well as 4GB of RAM. Runs on Windows Vista Home Basic, the laptop is also available with Vista Ultimate and offers Webcam, Wi-Fi or a mobile broadband options for internet connectivity and a microphone.

The processor and the battery life are the main attractions of Dell Vostro 1220 and these features find the justification of its $799 price tag. Though many ultra-portable PCs are considered as a second computer for the users, many recession-hit users may find it quite attractive to consider Dell Vostro 1220 as their prime machine.

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