Dell has expanded its Vostro line
with the Vostro 430 mini tower desktop, which boasts a "future proof" design. Aimed at small and medium businesses, the Vostro 430 ships with video conferencing software pre-installed and features Intel's Core i5 or Core i7 processor, discrete graphics from Nvidia or ATI, up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM and 1TB of storage.
Dell seems to have placed an emphasis on expandability and connectivity with support for dual displays, four total PCI/PCIe slots, an optional Blu-ray disc drive, ten USB ports, legacy ports, and a 19-in-1 media card reader. All of this starts at a reasonable $699 too
, which kicks things off with a modestly equipped Core i5 750 system -- and a semi-high-end spec can be configured for under a grand.
The Vostro 430 ships with Windows Vista at the moment, but it's eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 7 -- except for Vista Home Basic.