Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dell Counterpunches Asus with the $399 Vostro 1000

The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

Of course you know, this means war! -- Bugs Bunny

It looks like Dell is not taking the Asus Eee PC's sudden popularity sitting down.  As of today, Dell has given its Vostro 1000 model a $310 "instant savings" bringing it the price down from the original SRP of $709 to $399 --  the same pricepoint of the Asus Eee PC 701!

So what will one get for $399 (around Php 18,000)?  An AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core processor (clocked at 1.7GHz), Windows XP Home pre-loaded, 15.4" Anti-Glare XGA LCD screen, 1GB Shared dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM, 120 GB Hard drive, 8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer capable optical drive and an ATI Radeon Xpress 1150.

The only thing that gives the Eee PC a leg up over this competition is its ultraportability (15.4" Vostro vs. 7" Eee PC), other than that, the Vostro 1000 is a more powerful beast.

No too shabby huh?

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