We have a soft spot for Dell's solid Vostro laptops. They're not lookers, but when you hold them in your hand you can feel their solid construction. They're an excellent choice for when you want a sturdy, durable laptop, but don't want to spend the money for a heavy-duty business laptop. We will review two new models in Dell's Vostro product line that are based on Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors, the Vostro 3360 and the 3560.
The Dell Vostro 3360 on top of the thicker 3560.
The two models are quite similar in terms of design. The 3560 is a model with a 15.6-inch screen and the 3360 comes with a 13.3-inch screen. The differences aren't limited to the screen size, however, as the 3360 is quite a bit sleeker than the 3560.
The 3560 is a standard laptop with a DVD burner. The 3360 is more modern and looks like what we expect an Ultrabok would look like, sleek without an optical drive. Officially the Vostro 3360 is 1.1 mm to thick to quality as Ultrabook, according to Dell.