Dell Art Series Inspiron 1525 Notebooks

Just yesterday, Dell unveiled some new Art Series Inspiron 1525 notebooks that feature artwork from Mike Ming Designs on theirs lids.  Although the machines hit the Dell website only yesterday, we had a chance to get our hands on a couple of the units and snap off a few pictures.

As you can see, the appliques applied to the lids were vibrant.  They also seemed like they'd stand up well to typical daily abuse.  Below are a couple of photos, along with the official press release...


Downtown Art Scene Arrives on Your Laptop with New Mike Ming Designs from Dell
Exclusive Dell Inspiron 1525 designs signal new personalization options attuned to youth culture and visual impact

Unorthodox, adventurous contemporary art meets on-the-go technology with the inaugural Special Art Edition Inspiron 1525 laptop, featuring two exclusive artworks by Mike Ming.

Choose from “Bunch O Surfers” or “Sea Sky,” two unique designs that reflect Mike Ming’s quest to create art that relates to broad audiences, yet speaks directly to everyone.

The laptops are available for order today, starting at $699, at

A new Dell manufacturing technique brings alive every color and brushstroke on the laptop’s cover, creating a fluid, graffiti-inspired tattoo effect that lets style pioneers add another level of individuality to everyday life.

The Inspiron 1525 is up to 25 percent smaller, thinner and almost a half a pound lighter than its predecessor. Consumers on the go will appreciate all of the optional wireless features that help them stay connected, whether it’s at the desk, in a room, around the house or just about anywhere in a wireless network.

Brooklyn-based artist Mike Ming (born Michael Miyahira) brings fascination with popular culture and life experiences to the canvas. “I wanted to create a sense of energy, playfulness, sophistication and psychedelic momentum when I started this,” said Ming. “This new technique from Dell brings my inspiration—water and the energy it produces—to life and gives computer aficionados their own display of style.”

“Our customers have asked that we continue to look at other areas of life, apart from technology, to help bring a sense of uniqueness to their computers,” said Ed Boyd, vice president of Consumer Experience Design at Dell. “Mike Ming and the other artists in the series represent the shift in the level of customer design input, a trend we’re excited to see continue.”