Super-thin notebooks are all the rage, but they invariably come at a big price premium. Dell (s dell) proved that with the release of the swanky Adamo XPS, a notebook just 0.65-inches thick for $1,799. It was looking like super-thin notebooks would never be priced for the masses, until the Vostro V13 appeared from Dell. The specs of the V13 are very respectable, especially considering the price tag of $450:
- 13.3-inch screen
- An ultra-low voltage Core 2 processor
- 4GB of DDR3 RAM pre-loaded
- Bluetooth and 802.11g/n
- An integrated webcam and microphone
All of this is crammed into a case just 0.65-inches thick and weighing in at a svelte 3.5 pounds. It looks like the Vostro V13 can make a serious run at the more anemic netbooks, without taking much more from the wallet.