Vostro All-In-One: Helping Entrepreneurs Reclaim Their Desks, One Desktop at a Time

Last month, you heard about the Vostro 1220, an ultra-portable laptop helping entrepreneurs work wherever and however their businesses require to keep going and growing. Now, with today’s introduction of the Vostro All-In-One we’re helping small businesses worldwide break through the clutter and reclaim their desks with a stylish, compact and affordable desktop computer.

Update from Lionel: If you want to see more images of the Vostro All-in-One, go to this set on our Flickr page.

While I could go on and on about the speeds and feeds of this machine (which does feature full processing power), the real magic of the All-In-One comes in its clutter-free design. In fact, our own survey demonstrates that cluttered spaces go well beyond simple eye sores — they hamper productivity. But don’t take our word for it… to prove the power of design in improving business productivity we gave two customers a sneak-peek at the Vostro All-In-One.


_Q1V9677 BusinesSuites, a U.S. provider of virtual office services and executive suites, is known for its plug and play approach to commercial office space. With 16 locations nationwide, the company helps convert the burden of traditional long-term leases into a subscription-based model ideal for many small businesses. In a business where the receptionist serves many CEOs, we thought the All-In-One would be perfect for keeping the receptionist area professional, neat and clean. So, what did they have to say when they put to the Vostro All-In-One to the test?

“In our business, first impressions are everything. We are very particular, and must have a professional reception area to show clients we have everything under control to meet all their clerical needs. If the front desk is cluttered, it can appear as if we are disorganized or overwhelmed which sends the wrong message,” Heather Walton, a BusinesSuites center manager told us. “The Vostro All-In-One helps us meet these very high standards. We already have a printer and the phone system under the desk, so cutting down on cords and keeping the desktop off the floor makes a big difference for us. And with just one cord to plug in, we can easily move the system around.

“Set up was easy and quick, and the performance is much better than the older desktop the receptionist normally uses,” Heather added.

Provencal Home:

_Q1V9848 Provencal Home is a family-owned and operated furniture store based in Austin, Texas, since 1994. With 9,000 square feet of showroom space, they offer design and delivery services to clients nationwide based on a philosophy of finding the most unique products for customers’ homes and offices made by artisans who know and love the craft of furniture making.

“I have weekly sales meetings all around the store based on the material we are covering. With the easy set up of the Vostro All-In-One, I can move the system around and set it up on a coffee table, bar table or work table in just minutes. Plus the screen size and resolution allow all my employees to easily see the material and actively engage in the conversation,” said David Davis, general manager of Provencal Home, a family owned furniture and accessories store.

“I’m also able to use the All-In-One for product demonstrations, so customers can see how things like our mattresses are manufactured. The phenomenal resolution also allows customers to see the finish details, fabrics or true color of a table or sofa they are about to special order – this is key for us. Quality, good- looking technology is key for anything we use on the floor, and the All-In-One definitely fits our criteria.”

Reclaim Your Desk Contest

In conjunction with the release of the Vostro All-In-One, Dell is challenging entrepreneurs out there to demonstrate why you need to “Reclaim Your Desk.” At www.dell.com/reclaimyourdesk you can find instructions for uploading photos of your desk disasters for a chance to win a Dell All-In-One. Entries are being accepted at www.Flickr.com using the tag /reclaimyourdesk now through July 31, 2009 August 14, 2009.

*Update 7-17-09: To ensure your photo can be
spotted, you must have at least five photos uploaded in your Flickr account.
Also, make sure your safety setting, account and photo are visible in public
searches by double-checking your privacy settings. A column to the right of
your photo, titled ‘Additional Information’ indicates the settings currently in
place for your photo. Still having issues seeing your photo in public search?
Click here for more tips.

And, in case you missed the specs, you can see the full press release here. Starting at $629, the Vostro All In One is available today in China and Japan, July 27 in South Asia, Australia and New Zealand and India Aug. 3. Customers in North America and Europe, Middle East and Africa will be able to order the product starting Aug. 11 and Aug. 23 respectively..

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.