Business Class Dell laptop

Posted on 2011-10-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
what is Dell Business Class systems of Dell? (inspiron/vastro etc) Is it more durable and long lasting than home based laptops of Dell?

the purpose will be for home office and some air travel needs
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    Really the only difference in business class is the operating system. Most "home" computers come with a home version of windows where you cannot join a domain. A "business class" computer will come with a professional version of windows allowing you to join it to a domain. Otherwise, there is no real difference except for perhaps a lower end graphics card.
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    If you're looking for the most reliable brand of laptop I'd go with Toshiba or Asus.  The last consumer's report I saw had Asus #1 and Toshiba a very close 2nd.  All others were well behind.  This was based on the number of repairs needed over the same time span.
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    Dell business machines often don't have a dedicated graphics card at all. So you lose some of your system RAM for video memory.

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    look here :

    Scope and brands
     Dell's tagline 'Yours is Here', as seen at their Mall of Asia branch in Pasay City, Philippines
    The corporation markets specific brand names to different market segments.
    Its Business/Corporate class represent brands where the company advertising emphasizes long life-cycles, reliability, and serviceability. Such brands include:
     OptiPlex (office desktop computer systems)
     Vostro (office/small business desktop and notebook systems)
     n Series (desktop and notebook computers shipped with Linux or FreeDOS installed)
     Latitude (business-focused notebooks)
     Precision (workstation systems and high-performance notebooks),[39]
     PowerEdge (business servers)
     PowerVault (direct-attach and network-attached storage)
     PowerConnect (network switches)
     Dell/Compellent (storage area networks)
     EqualLogic (enterprise class iSCSI SANs)
    Dell's Home Office/Consumer class emphasizes value, performance, and expandability. These brands include:
     Inspiron (budget desktop and notebook computers)
     Studio (mainstream desktop and laptop computers)
     XPS (high-end desktop and notebook computers)
     Studio XPS (high-end design-focus of XPS systems and extreme multimedia capability)
     Alienware (high-performance gaming systems)
     Adamo (high-end luxury laptop)
     Dell EMR(electronic medical records
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    There is a difference in that the business Latitude line is designed for higher usage, ie 24 hours a day, where the consumer line is designed for less usage per day. There are differences in cooling, and other items in terms of reliability. It seems that the Vostro line for small business is pretty good too, though I don't know if it is at the same level as the Latitude line.

    The pricing on the Vostro line looks pretty good, and I would certainly buy a Vostro over an Inspiron for my own use.  
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