Dell is still around, just in case you were wondering what happened to that computer manufacturer. The company might be behind HP in terms of market position, but it is far from being down and out. In fact, the company recently introduced the Vostro 3000 series which is part of a line of durable and feature-packed notebooks which boast more than 12 hours of battery life – of course, we don’t know what kind of benchmarks they run to achieve that figure, and whether all the bells and whistles were turned on, but assuming if a dozen hours was the maximum with everything turned off, perhaps having a 5 hours battery life with average use isn’t too shabby and ranks average in the industry. Depending on your budget and needs, the 3000 series will see displays that range from 13-, 14-, 15- and 17-inches, making them desktop replacements for the larger models. With Intel’s latest 2nd generation Core I Series processors inside each machine, they will be accompanied by SRS Premium Voice Pro software, a full HD webcam in larger models, and a digital array mic to further reduce ambient noise whenever you’re making a PC call to someone else. Arriving Stateside this Tuesday, it isn’t too expensive at a $499 to $599 price range.

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