Dell is hoping to find some new customers in growing global markets. The company recently unveiled four low-cost computer models made specifically to meet the needs of small and medium-size enterprises, governments, and educational institutions in 20 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The new products fall under the Vostro line two laptops and two desktops which center on affordability and ease of maintenance, according to the company. The new Vostro notebooks will start at $480, while the desktops start at $440. Dell is already selling some of its computers abroad, but this latest move shows how their focus has shifted to designing products exclusively for emerging markets which are growing at about 10 times the U.S. rate.