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Procured my new DELL Notebook – the Vostro 1200 (mini notebook)

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DELL Notebook order delivery completed

I finally received my DELL Vostro in 7-days flat since ordering it last Friday. I am a true DELL fan and as you would find on earlier posts have read up every book and article on DELL’s strategy of Direct sales to consumers/businesses and the Direct model. I admire Michael DELL’s guts to take on the established players such as IBM, Lenovo, HP etc. who used to go through distribution channels. All my systems on the last 3 years have been DELL branded – my DELL Inspiron 6000 that I bought from Texas in 2005, my DELL Vostro desktop that I bought in 2007 or my latest acquisition – my DELL Vostro 1200 mini notebook!

Here are the specifications of my notebook and the DELL timelines as per their website:

The configuration shown below is based on the previous day’s data, any changes made today will be shown the next day.

Item Description Quantity
001 Dell VOSTRO 1200 Laptop 1
1 Internal 8X DVD + /-RW Combination Drive with dual layer write capabilities 1
2 Roxio Creator v9.0 Software 1
3 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery 1
4 Limited time promotional offer only. No further discounts apply. 1
5 Discount is only valid if the corresponding upgraded item is selected above. 1
6 McAfee(R) Security Center(TM) – 15 Months OEM 1
7 Mod Specs Info (India) 1
8 Shipping Mod with Powercord 1
9 Dell(TM) Support Center 1
10 Power Cord (250V) IND 1
11 Internal 56K Modem 1
12 RJ-11 Modem cable (AP) 1
13 Dell(TM) Keyboard with Touchpad (English) 1
14 Integrated Fast Ethernet 10/100/1000 1
15 Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 1
16 Intel(R) 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini-Card 1
17 Laptop Batteries Carry 1 Year Warranty Only From Invoice Date 1
18 1Yr CompleteCover 1
19 For more details, see /completecover 1
20 CompleteCover/ CompleteCover Guard Technical Guide included 1
21 Basic System Installation 1
22 1 Yr Next Business Day Onsite Service 1
23 # Limited Warranty: Initial Year (NBD) 1
24 # Limited Warranty: Initial Year (POW) 1
25 Dell’s Terms and Conditions apply 1
26 Regional Support Within Asia Pacific Countries For Laptops 1
27 1 Year Telephone Technical Support (9am To 6pm, Monday – Friday) 1
28 Vostro -NB Handling & Insurance Charges 1
29 Vostro(TM) Delivery Charges (India) 1
30 65W AC Adapter 1
31 Integrated Stereo Sound 1
32 Dell(TM) Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module 1
33 Dell Leather Case 1
34 Shipment Box for Case  1
35 12.1 inch WXGA (1280 x 800 screen resolution) with TrueLife 1
36 160GB SATA Hard Drive 1
37 Dell(TM) Bluetooth Travel Mouse 1
38 2GB (2 X 1024MB) 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 1
39 Dell Network Assistance – 12 Months Subscription 1
40 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T5270 1
41 Integrated 2.0 mega pixel web cam 1
42 Palmrest with finger print reader 1
43 Genuine Windows Vista(TM) Home Premium – with AERO experience 1
44 System Driver DVD Kit 1
45 Added performance for entertainment and movie making. Features the new 3D Aero 1
46 graphics interface. Includes Windows Media Centre functionality, 1
47 Movie Maker, advanced photo features and DVD authoring. 2GB+ RAM recommended. 1
48 Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Software Driver 1
49 Dell(TM) PC-Restore Software 1
50 PC Restore will occupy some HDD capacity. 1
51 The capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment. 1

The first pictures of this cute 12″ powerful mini notebook are given below:


Written by Naveen Athresh

May 15, 2008 at 9:47 pm

6 Responses

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  1. I’ve ordered my Dell Vostro 1200 from India. Apparently, this model is not being delivered anywhere in the US as of now. Got it for like 1000 USD which seems like a pretty neat price for a UMPC or Business laptop. Tell me, which leather case have you got? As far as I remember the deal, they said no cases and bags in the package.


    May 18, 2008 at 2:13 am

  2. hi
    I am planning to buy this notebook too
    can you please leave a reply to my following questions…


    June 6, 2008 at 11:21 am

  3. 1. How heavy is this notebook after including all the accessories(carrybag included.
    2. How do you rate the performance of this notebook.
    3. Are there any issues you would like to point regarding the laptop.
    Thanking you in anticipation…


    June 6, 2008 at 11:25 am

  4. Anu,

    1. Its about 2.5 kgs inc. the carry bag etc. and its quite light.
    2. Performance is exceptional – no complaints so far.
    3. The finishing is a little crude but then you have to expect that since the Latitude series is double this cost for the same performance.

    Hope this helps.



    June 6, 2008 at 12:01 pm

  5. I have dell vostro 1200, I couldn’t set up the windows aero. Any help


    January 4, 2009 at 8:57 am

  6. If you ever need a AC adapter or a battery, try here… I hope you will not, soon….

    Nikodim Ljutic

    July 22, 2010 at 2:31 am

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