If weâ€™re to talk about sheer sexiness in a computer, the Apple iMac is in a world all its own. Its clean, sleek lines, and all-in-one design speak a brand of class and elegance that few PCs can match. But all of that comes at a price. A steep one at that. [firstpara]
So when we saw the Dell Vostro 320 All-in-one PC, we instantly felt a geekâ€™s hard-on. This is Dellâ€™s take on computer design minimalism, the kind we described above, minus the price.
The Vostroâ€™s 35,000-peso price tag is undoubtedly attractive, and so are its cool, stylish looks. Dell does cut a few luxuries that youâ€™ll find in a Mac (such as the aluminum and glass accents), but fortunately not enough to make it drab and unappealing.
What might not appeal to some PC users is its barely average component set. It has an Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. For applications such as word processing, spreadsheet editing, or browsing the web, the Vostro should fit you just fine.
Just donâ€™t expect to be able to play Crysis, or edit media-heavy works with it, because youâ€™ll sorely be frustrated. Which is sad though, because its 17-inch 1440 X 900 LCD screen looks like it would have been great for those kinds of things.
The only thing we really canâ€™t get over is that it only ships with Windows Vista Home Edition Basic. Weâ€™d gladly pay a little more if it came with Windows 7 instead. But all in all, itâ€™s a worthy package if all you need is a pretty little PC that could accommodate your basic PC activities.
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WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES