Geek deals Save 50 on the Dell Vostro 3560 Ivy Bridge laptop

first_imgThis year was a bit of an exception to the usual PC launch cycle we see. Normally, Intel launches their new processors and chipsets at CES in January. The PC manufacturers announce some, if not all, of their new models at the same time and they start shipping within a couple months.Due to Intel’s delay of Ivy Bridge this year, manufacturers across the board were late in actually shipping their new PCs. This caused their existing models to get even more stale on the virtual store shelf. Now that all the major manufacturers have released their new models, they are being extra aggressive with pricing and offering discounts on brand new products, which we have never seen before.Dell was the last of the top PC companies to release refreshed products with Ivy Bridge processors and the Vostro 3560 is looking to be our bargain favorite for the year. It doesn’t do anything revolutionary with design, but is still a decent looker.What we really like is the solid feature set in a robust SMB-focused package. It comes well equipped with four, count them FOUR, USB 3.0 ports, VGA and HDMI video outputs, and an 8-in-1 media card reader. One of the USB ports has Dell’s “PowerShare” feature, which allows you to charge your mobile device with or without the system being powered up.A rare feature on the 3560 these days is an ExpressCard 34mm slot. This is a sign of Dell’s business focus here, as the ExpressCard slot allows extensive expansion options, like external graphics.Dell is offering the 3560 out of the gate for $549 after $50 coupon with a 2nd generation Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, and 320GB hard drive. Stepping up to a 3rd gen Core i5 model will run $699 and from there the sky’s the limit. Some of the sweeter options on the Vostro 3560 include a 32GB mSATA drive, Radeon HD 7670M graphics, and a 1080p screen.Visit LogicBuy for the Dell Vostro 3560 laptop deallast_img read more