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Dell introduces new Vostros for emerging markets

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Dell today introduced two new Vostro notebooks and two Vostro desktops for emerging markets. The new Vostros are aimed for small businesses, governments, and educational institutions.

The Vostro A680 features a 15.6-inch widescreen display, with processor choices including the Intel Celeron and Core 2 Duo. Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are offered as operating system choices.

The Vostro A640 features a 14.4-inch widescreen display with a WXGA (1280×800) resolution and anti-glare coating.

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Dell Precision M2400, M4400 now available

Dell’s two latest Precision Mobile Workstations, the M2400 and M4400, are now available. Both notebooks are based on the latest Intel Centrino 2 mobile platform.

The M4400 has a 15.4-inch display with LED backlighting and WUXGA resolution options. Graphics horsepower is provided by the Nvidia Quadro FX 770M with 512MB of dedicated memory. It currently starts at $1,469.

The M2400 has a 14.1-inch display with LED options. The graphics card is the Nvidia Quadro FX 370M with 256MB of dedicated memory. It currently starts at $1,349.

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Sager NP7680 User Review

The Sager NP7680 has been reviewed in the forums by member Corbs. It is based on the Intel Centrino 2 platform and has a 15.4-inch display. This value notebook is well worth a look for the ~$1,000 price range.

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Space Station Laptops get Virus

A virus has infected several of the notebook computers used on the space station; NASA is calling them a ‘nuisance.’

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