Dell introduced three new Vostro notebook series for businesses today: the 13.3" Vostro 1320, 15.4" Vostro 1520 and 17" Vostro 1720.
Dell introduces its newest Vostro™ laptops, designed expressly to meet small business needs and custom-built to maximize productivity amidst shrinking travel budgets with free, pre-installed videoconferencing and webcam software with purchase of integrated webcam and microphone.
In the current economy, small businesses are relying on productivity and collaboration solutions more heavily than ever as a cost-effective alternative to business travel. According to a recent study by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, 71 percent of businesses plan to spend less on travel in 2009. IDC predicts that by the close of this year, close to 35 percent of SMBs will be using some form of videoconferencing.
“Through our direct relationships, we understand what small businesses care about most - staying productive everywhere, staying secure, and staying up and running without fail,” said Sam Burd, global vice president, Dell Small and Medium Business. “Customer-driven innovation is the core of our DNA. Today, SMBs need effortless videoconferencing solutions and world-class data security in an affordable package and that is what the latest Vostro laptops provide.”
They will be available in North America and Europe on April 7, with prices starting at $569 (Vostro 1520), $629 (Vostro 1320), and $649 (Vostro 1720).