MSI-ECS becomes Dell’s PartnerDirect program, is now complete


L-R CHRISTOPHER “Chris” Papa Country Manager, Small and Medium Business Dell Global BV, Philippine Representative Office, Catherine Lian Regional Director for Consumer and Commercial Channel, South Asia & Korea (DELL), Jimmy Go President & CEO, MSI-ECS Phils., Inc., RICKY BENIPAYO LOPEZ Country Manager (LCA/PUB) Dell Global B.V. (Philippine Representative Office)

Prolific gadget distributor MSI-ECS is on the radar again, and after partnering with Belkin has joined Dell’s PartnerDirect program as a Certified Dell Partner to serve the needs of the constantly growing IT community. On display during the event was two of Dell’s newest Vostro notebooks and two desktop PCs aimed at SMBs. The Vostro line is aimed at SMBs that have almost the same requirement of enterprise class companies with the quarter of their budget. And while they’re being marketed as low cost alternatives to more expensive products, the products on display were sleek and sexy, especially the Vostro V13.

This stylish and sleek notebook is armed with Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor that, while a bit slower than newer Core i models, is efficient and reduces the overall weight of the device. The Vostro V13 ships with Linux as its OS. It’ll retail for Php 36,900.

The bigger and beefier Vostro 3400 might be to your liking if the V13’s specs don’t impress you. This powerhouse has an Intel Core i5 processor powering it, and has a large, 14-inch screen for better productivity. It’ll retail for Php 51,900.

The Vostro V230 is aimed at businesses who want a solid and reliable desktop with a reasonable price tag. Equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 processor, 2GB of memory and 250GB HD, the V230 is great for branch offices and general use. It’s priced at Php 37,900.

The better specs of the Vostro V430 make it the go-to tower for businesses who require better number crunching capabilities, as it ships with a either a Core i3, i5 or i7 depending on the configuration and and a discrete video card. It’s priced at Php 54,900.

Also on hand during the launch was one of Dell’s pocket projectors. Details were sparse about the little thing, but we expect it to hit our shores sometime next year and have a retail price of about $500 more or less.

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