Desktops and Notebooks: Dell Vostro 460 Delivers No-Frills Features for a Work-a-Day World
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 priceit starts at $529the Dell Vostro 460 seems like a fine option.