Vostro 1220: no-compromise ultraportable laptop

You’ve heard a lot in the past few weeks about Dell’s new enterprise solutions for small and medium businesses. At the other end of the spectrum, we’re also helping redefine the way small businesses think about mobile computing.

Business is no longer restricted to the office environment, and entrepreneurs need the flexibility to work wherever and however business requires – especially in today’s tough economy. For most small businesses across the globe, laptops continue to be the most critical tools that keep day-to-day business going and growing. That’s why we offer the industry’s broadest lineup of small-business laptops to meet the diverse needs of our customers on the go.

You may have already seen this sneak-peek, but let me give you some inside perspective on today’s announcement (insert link) of the new Vostro 1220 ultraportable 12.1” laptop – the industry’s only 12” designed especially for small business that packs the punch of a full-size laptop into a small package. Our competitors can’t make that claim nor do their small business systems offer the security options of the Vostro line – mobility solid state drives, fingerprint readers and encrypted hard drives.

Vostro 1220 Notebooks

We first launched a 12.1” Vostro in Asia in late 2007 with incredible success, and now the 11-12” panel size is growing in popularity among commercial customers everywhere. From the launch of our first Vostro 12.1” system to today, we learned a lot from our customers in Asia and made critical improvements based on their feedback and technology advancements that will now benefit customers worldwide. The biggest improvements since the last generation include:

  • Improved performance with the latest generation Intel processors;
  • Up to 8GB of memory and faster HDD options;
  • More ways to secure your data – encrypted hard drives, solid state drives;
  • Video conferencing;
  • Faster connectivity with gigabit and wi-fi options, and
  • Up to 9 hours of battery life.

Finally, let me add that this is just the beginning of what Dell is innovating for our small business customers! We’ll have more exciting news to share soon, so stay tuned to Direct2Dell for the latest scoop.

For more images of the Vostro 1220, check out the set on our Flickr page.

Sam Burd

About the Author: Sam Burd

As President of the Client Solutions Group at Dell Technologies, Sam Burd leads global design, development, engineering, marketing, sales, services, innovation and strategy efforts for desktops, notebooks, workstations, thin clients, displays, software and peripherals. Prior to his current role, Sam was president of the Dell Client Product Group where he was responsible for designing and developing the Dell PC product portfolio. Since joining Dell in 1999, he has led consumer and commercial sales and marketing teams in Asia, Europe and the United States, as well as global product teams in both the client and infrastructure segments. Sam is passionate about delivering innovative technology experiences people want and some they’ve never dreamed possible. He has been instrumental in reenergizing Dell’s client business, resulting in 10 consecutive years of commercial PC share gains, industry-leading customer satisfaction ratings and thousands of product awards. Before joining Dell, Sam advised Fortune 500 clients at Bain & Company. Sam holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College. He enjoys hiking, skiing and spending time with his family outdoors.