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Default Inspiron v Vostro - 08-23-2009, 09:06 AM

Hi. New here and happy to find this forum.

Have two Dell PCs with a mini 10v in the post. But for now a question concerning laptops.

I am helping some friends buy their kids their first computer. My friends know nothing and I only know so much. Wondering what the difference is between Inspirons and Vostros?

I have a brochure advertising Vostro laptops though they don't seem to exist on the Dell website. Maybe they have been discontinued?

Working out which model has what hardware and features is easy so my thought is that one has a better build quality.

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Default 08-23-2009, 12:11 PM

Generally, Vostros are just bland-colored Inspirons sold through the business side of Dell's site. It's possible Dell Australia does things differently, though.


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Default 08-23-2009, 08:37 PM

Generally, Vostros are more designed for businesses and long usage times (not battery; number of years of use). They usually only come in black, and are much blander than their Inspiron notebooks.

Vostros have a different service arrangement IIRC, since support calls about them don't go to India.
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Default 08-24-2009, 09:59 PM

Thanks for that. Will go with an Inspiron that's on special at the moment. My friends kids are all under 7 and all girls so we might get a pink one!


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