The Vostro 3360 and the 3560 are two interesting laptops that are available in a number of configurations, as usually is the case with Dell. The version of the Vostro 3560 we tested falls a little short. The Full HD screen needs a more powerful graphics processor than the AMD Radeon HD 7670M our model came with. Still, its price of around £670 is not unreasonable considering you get 1-year-warranty, a Full HD display and an extra 2 GB RAM.
We are more excited about the Vostro 3360. It's solid, over-sized Ultrabook that does weigh a little extra. On the positive side, you also get a large number of USB 3.0 ports and true VGA and HDMI ports, not to mention the gigabit network connector. Upgrading the memory is also done easily.
The version we tested fallls inbetween the model that's available for around £620 with 4 GB RAM and a 320 GB hard drive, and the more expensive model with 6 GB RAM and a 500 GB hard drive available for around £700. A big difference with our version is that those come with an integrated 3G adapter, which only requires a SIM card for going online anywhere. Only the most expensive version with Core i7 and a 128 GB SSD comes without 3G, instead you get an mSATA SSD.
We like the Vostro 3360, if you combine it with a third-generation Intel Core processor such as the Intel Core i5-3317U or the Intel Core i7-3517U. Again, we advise against buying the Sandy Bridge Core i3 version since the price difference is so minimal. The Vostro 3360 with Ivy Bridge receives the Hardware.Info Bronze Award.
Dell Vostro 3360 with Ivy Bridge