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Dell Vostro 1220 Laptop


Compact, Stylish with Mainstream Performance, State-of-the-Art Security and Backed by Small Business-Dedicated Service and Support

Dell today announced the latest addition to its expanding line of Vostro laptops, the 12.1-inch Vostro 1220. This stylish, ultraportable laptop was designed exclusively for business travelers who are unwilling to compromise performance, battery life and security for a thin and lightweight design.

Available in Obsidian Black or Deep Cherry Red, the Vostro 1220 starts at a mere 3.36 lbs, is equipped with the latest Intel Core™ 2 Duo processors and features up to 9 hours of battery life1 on a 6-cell battery, making it an ideal travelling companion for on-the-go, global entrepreneurs.

According to IDC, worldwide commercial shipments of 12-inch widescreen laptops are expected to grow almost 35 percent from 2008 to 20092. “This trend supports what Dell has been hearing from our customers,” said Sam Burd, global vice president, Dell Small and Medium Business. “Today’s globe-trotting entrepreneurs need a laptop that is powerful and long-lasting. That used to mean carrying around an ungainly device, the Vostro 1220 combines performance, built-in security and long battery life with useful features like videoconferencing to be the ideal weapon of choice for any road warrior.”

Vostro 1220: Productivity, Security and Connectivity

  • Only Dell offers pre-installed videoconferencing software, Dell Video Chat, which along with the purchase of optional integrated webcam and microphone gives customers a complete videoconferencing solution.3
  • More security options than similar Acer, HP and Lenovo small-business systems4 including mobility solid state drives for three times the reliability of traditional hard drives5, fingerprint readers with easy-to-use software, and multi-factor authentication and encrypted hard drives with Wave Systems software that can easily encrypt data without impacting system performance.
  • 802.11 draft-n wireless LAN or optional Mobile Broadband external solution for optimal connectivity anywhere your business takes you.

Backed by dedicated and specially trained small-business sales and support experts, Dell Vostro laptops come with a 30-day worry-free return policy6, are available with Dell CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service7 and Dell ProSupport8 services that give customers the ability to customize and tailor services to fit their technical expertise and business needs.

Starting at $799, the Vostro 1220 is available worldwide today.

  1. Battery life based on Dell labs testing. Varies by configuration, operating conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity decreases with time and use.
  2. Source: IDC, Worldwide and U.S. Portable PC 2008-2012 Forecast by Screen Size (Doc # 214410), Oct 2008.
  3. As of March 27, 2009, based on Dell Analysis.
  4. Based on competitive analysis conducted May 2009 comparing Dell Vostro 1220, HP Compaq 2230s, HP Elitebook 2530, Lenovo G230, Thinkpad X200, Acer TravelMate 6293, Acer Aspire 2930.
  5. Based on Meantime Between Failure (MTBF) of 2M for ultra performance SSD vs. 550K for standard Dell 2.5″ HDD, per Dell HDD spec.
  6. Available in U.S. only.
  7. CompleteCare service excludes theft, loss, and damage due to fire, flood or other acts of nature, or intentional damage. Customer may be required to return unit to Dell. For complete details, visit
  8. Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit

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