By David Ponce
The Dell Vostro 3550 15.6-inch laptop is positioned towards small businesses with above-average portability (it weighs just 5.5 pounds) and comprehensive connectivity, but it doesn’t forget that even business types might enjoy some multimedia performance now and then. So not only can you configure the machine with as high as a Core i7 processor, you can also pair it with a discrete AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics card for an enjoyable (if not mind-blowing) gaming and video playback performance. On the connectivity side, you get
on the left, an 8in1 cardreader, an eSATA/USB 2.0 combo, a HDMI out and another USB 2.0 port are found. On the right, there is a slot for ExpressCards (34 mm only), an audio out and audio in and a fast USB 3.0 port.
Even the rear accommodates a few connection options. In addition to the battery, you can find the power socket, a VGA out, a second USB 3.0 port, an RJ45 gigabit LAN and Kensington lock.
On today’s deal you can save $100 on a Core i3 configuration (i3-2310M 2.1GHz “Sandy Bridge” w/2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Fingerprint Reader & Webcam) for $449 plus $8 for shipping. The Core i7 config will set you back $1,049 after $200 in savings.