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The Dell Vostro 1400 is a value-priced laptop part of the Vostro lineup.

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Great value laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo performance

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Lightweight - 5.4 lbs

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Nice, bright LCD screen

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Huge savings on

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No webcam

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Vista only - no XP downgrade or Linux option

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Dell MediaDirect won't play Netflix rentals

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The Dell Vostro 1400 is a value-priced laptop part of the Vostro lineup. With its Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, and featuring a 14.1" LCD display, while retailing for around $550, it provides a great deal of value for not that expensive of a price. It comes included with your choice of Windows Vista, and the typical upgrade options found with Dell laptops.

  • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T5270 (1.4GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
  • operating system: Your choice of Windows Vista (entry-level is Vista Basic)
  • display: 14.1 inch Wide Screen XGA LCD Display with TrueLife
  • memory: 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz, 2 DIMM
  • storage: 160GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • optical: 8X CD/DVD Burner w/ double-layer DVD+R write capability
  • graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • WiFi: Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Wi-Fi Mini Card
  • battery: 6-cell 56WHr Li-Ion Battery
  • audio: Integrated High Definition Audio
  • No Camera
  • weight: 5.4 lbs
  • dimensions: 13.13" (33.3cm) x 9.61" (24.4cm) x 1.53" (3.9cm)

Nov. 30, 2007: There are currently large savings on the Vostro 1400 (and other models in the Vostro line). For example there is a pre-configured Vostro 1400 package that starts at $549 after the application of $410 instant savings.

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02/07/2008 04:57

I just purchased the Vostro 1400 a couple of days ago. I use it mostly for wifi access but also for dvd playing. All in all, a great machine for the money. But beware: You cannot play Netflix rentals using the media hardware/software Dell calls MediaDirect. Big drawback as far as I'm concerned. No sympathy from Dell. No fix as yet on the web. When something so simple is unavailable on a new machine, something is wrong. Hence, beware. Update (Feb 7,2007): finally found out how to fix the problem of not being able to play Netflix dvds.  It involved some fairly simple reconfig.

11/30/2007 11:53

I'm impressed by the Vostro lineup in general. There are some huge savings to be had on this lineup. They've got decent performance (Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM), are pretty small (inch and a half thick, five and a half pounds), and at a great price ($550).

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