MANILA -- In a continuously wired economy, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) also have to be abreast with the latest notebook technology that combines greater value from IT and cost effectivity.

Tan Hiang, senior brand manager for South Asia of Dell, said its new line of products, the Vostro 3000 series are specifically designed for small businesses that require robust mobile computing solutions.

“We want to make sure that the needs of the customer will be met. We put features that fit the needs of the small and medium businesses. The customers want sleek, light, powerful laptops at a low price,” he told reporters.

Among the features of the Vostro include integrated webcam and microphone, where users can make Internet calls, conduct video conferences, and remotely exchange files to help increase productivity.

Aside from that, the laptops, which cost around $800 each (roughly P36,000) have wireless capability, Windows 7, memory of up to six gigabytes, eight-hour battery life, customizable support solutions and online backup that protects and helps recover business-critical data.

Data from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) show that around 95 percent of the country’s registered businesses belong to the small and medium enterprises. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)