Desktops and Notebooks: Dell Vostro 460 Delivers No-Frills Features for a Work-a-Day World

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-03-31 Print this article Print
Dell Vostro 460s Simple Design

Dell Vostro 460s Simple Design

The Dell Vostro 460 comes with a simple design that won't appeal much to consumers. But since it's designed with enterprise customers in mind, its basic look and feel shouldn't turn many enterprise users away.
When it comes to buying computers, vendors such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard and even Apple are building devices to appeal to different customers. Some PCs are built with consumers in mind and feature more entertainment-focused features. Other PCs are built for enterprise customers that want to maximize an employee's ability to get work done. When it comes to the recently released Dell Vostro 460, it's the enterprise customer that means most. The computer tested comes with Windows 7 Professional (including Windows XP Mode) and a 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 2600 "Sandy Bridge" processor. It lacks a discrete graphics card, but it comes with Intel's HD Graphics 2000 integrated option. It also has 4GB of RAM on-board, as well a 16x DVD drive. All in all, the Dell Vostro 460 is a solid PC option for companies. It delivers outstanding performance on business-focused tasks, and it seems like a perfect fit in an office environment. The included 21.5-inch widescreen monitor that ships with the computer is nice, but it might take up a little more room on desks than some employees might like. Even so, if firms are looking for a worthwhile computer at a fair price—it starts at $529—the Dell Vostro 460 seems like a fine option.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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