New Ivy Bridge Vostro 3000 Series Laptops: Performance, Styling and Security in One Package

New Dell Vostro Ivy Bridge laptops - Aberdeen Silver, Lucerne Red and Brisbane BronzeDo you remember the power suit? Or, perhaps you may have just heard mention of how it was once regarded as standard “boardroom armor”. The power suit gave a business person an air of power and upward mobility, a certain sense of security and above all a mark of style. Well, the new Vostro 3000 series laptops provide business users with many of the same qualities (albeit in an updated electronic fashion with no large shoulder pads).

The power of the Vostro 3360, 3460, 3560 comes in the offering of Intel’s third generation Ivy Bridge processors with DDR3 memory. And when configured with a 32GB mSATA SSD card, the laptops will feature near-instant boot-up and hibernate response times with Intel Rapid Start Technology. Like your morning coffee, this technology enables the Vostro to go from fully asleep to fully productive in a flash.

This power and performance extends into a wealth of connection/mobility features. Bring the boardroom to you with an HD webcam, digital array microphones to reduce background noise, preinstalled Skype 11 and Waves MaxxVoice Pro software for a crystal clear collaboration solution. And with 3G mobile broadband or 4G LTE options, you can close that deal from any location.

Dell Vostro 3560 laptop - Brisbane Bronze

Dell Vostro 3560 laptop (Brisbane Bronze) – Click image to see a larger version

See more images by visiting the Vostro 3000 Series album on Dell’s Google+ page. 

All this performance and mobility can be exercised with peace of mind that your work is secure. The Vostro line delivers dependable, worry-free business security and services allowing customers to concentrate on business without focusing on their IT. Standard fingerprint reader, file and folder encryption via DigitalPersona File Protection software, and Trend Micro security software ensure that critical data is securely protected, while Dell DataSafe Online Backup safeguards that valuable data via online back-up to a protected, remote storage site. Additionally, award-winning and comprehensive Dell ProSupport delivers 24/7 access to experts well-versed in the needs of a growing business.

I’d be remiss (with respect to the power suit analogy) if I didn’t mention the style and aesthetics of the 3000 series. Let’s start with the fact that it comes in three different form factors, a 13”, 14” and 15”; all of them thin and powerful with the 3360 setting the pace with a svelte sub-20mm waist line. Options move beyond boring pinstripes and bland grays with three colors to choose from – Aberdeen Silver, Brisbane Bronze, or Lucerne Red. On the exterior you have a smudge-free, brushed aluminum finish, and inside you have soft-touch palm rests and three customizable dashboard buttons to launch system tools and 24×7 support.

All-in-all the Vostro 3000 series brings a real value to business users by combining performance and design balanced by lock-tight security.

Pricing and Availability:

The Vostro 3560 laptop is available now on and from registered Dell channel partners starting at $599. The Vostro 3360 (starting at $649), and Vostro 3460 (starting at $599), will be available from June 21st on

Here’s a quick video overview of what to expect with these new Vostro laptops:

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