More on Our New Vostro Systems

Since we launched our new Vostro systems last week, I’ve been meeting with customers and analysts like Gartner and IDC to get their feedback and to talk about product design features. Overall, they agree with our assessment of customer need and are very positive about our channel expansion, affordable products and service flexibility (with more carry-in locations). This launch is an illustration of our continued focus on listening to customers. Plus, customers like the way the products look! In case you missed it, go to this page to see more details on the new products, including blog posts, Flickr images and more.

Steve Felice and I answered questions from the local Chinese press, as well from around the world via live webcast on launch day. It was a great privilege to get to announce our new products and show them off.

As Lionel mentioned in his post, these new systems are will available through authorized channel partners, as well as direct from Dell in more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.

The countries and expected availability dates are detailed below and more information is available here.

 

Vostro A840

Vostro A860

Vostro A180

Vostro A100

China

Late August

Early September

Late August

Late September

India

Late August

Early September

Mid November

Mid October

Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand

Late August

Early September

Late September

Late September

Russia

Late August

Early September

Mid October

Mid October

Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia,  South Africa, United Arab Emirates

Late August

Early September

Mid October

 

 

 

Mid October

 

 

 

Ukraine

Mid September

Late September

Early November

Early November

Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela

Late September

Late September

Mid October

Mid October

Brazil

Early October

Early October

Early November

Early November

These products represent our first family of emerging country-focused PCs. Stay tuned for more from our teams, we are just getting started.

Kirk Schell

About the Author: Kirk Schell

Kirk Schell is senior vice president of Dell’s Commercial Client Product Group. In this role he is responsible for overseeing strategy, planning, launch and sustaining programs, brand and messaging for Dell Latitude commercial client products and Dell’s Internet of Things edge computing portfolio. Mr. Schell has held multiple leadership roles in his 18 year career at Dell. Previously, he led the Marketing organization for Dell’s Business Client Product Group and was responsible for product strategy, product planning and management, messaging and overall business performance of the Latitude, OptiPlex and Dell Precision brands. Before that role, he served in Shanghai, China as director of the Vostro Product Group for Dell’s Small and Medium Business (SMB) division. In that capacity he was responsible for the Vostro desktop and notebook product line and Emerging Market products in Dell’s portfolio of SMB products worldwide. Before joining Dell, Mr. Schell served as an officer in the United States Navy in the US Navy Nuclear Power Program. He also served as the United States Navy Liaison to Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in Devon, England. Mr. Schell holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from The University of Michigan. He now lives in Austin, Texas after repatriating in June 2010 from Shanghai, China and the Dell China Design Center.