Dell is introducing the Intel Ivy Bridge processor to its entry-level notebooks targeted at business users. Specifically, the laptops Vostro 3360, 3460 and 3560 will get this treatment. This feature is expected to make these devices more marketable, given that Ivy Bridge has become the new standard in notebooks these days.
The three notebooks will give users options among second-generation Intel processors (Core i3) or third generation (Core i5 or i7). They will moreover be equipped with a maximum of 8 GB of RAM.
Dell is also throwing in several features to make the devices appeal more to business consumers. Among these are security software, file encryption, folder encryption, and fingerprint readers. These will ensure users that their data on the notebooks remain secure, a concern that is crucial for business. The usual Bluetooth, HD quality webcam, and built-in microphone are furthermore present. In addition to, Dell is giving an optional 4G LTE connectivity option for the Vostro 3360 and 3460 notebooks. The three notebooks carry different specifications, aiming to meet the different needs of consumers.
The Vostro 3360, which is priced at $649, is equipped with a 320 GB hard disk drive with 7,200RPM. However, users can also opt for a 750 GB hard disk drive or a 32 GB solid state disk. This device has a thickness of 0.76 inches and a weight of 3.67 lbs. This laptop comes with a display measuring 13 inches diagonally.
Next, the Vostro 3460 comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics processor, and a hard disk drive of 750GB working at 7,200RPM alongside a 32 GB solid state disk. Dell also adds a backlit keyboard to this device as well as an optical drive. Its display, in comparison, is slightly larger, measuring 14 inches diagonally.
The third notebook is the Vostro 3560 which comes with AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics. Like the Vostro 3460, this device comes with an optical drive and a backlit keyboard. Priced at $599, the device is equipped with a screen that spans 15 inches and sports a resolution of 1920 x 1080.
The notebooks come in three colors: Aberdeen Silver, Brisbane Bronze, and Lucerne Red.