Dell Updates Inspiron with Intel Core Chips

Without a whole lot of fanfare, Dell has gone and updated its Inspiron notebook line with several new 'R' branded models, including the Inspiron 13R, 14R, 15R, 17R, and M501R. These are slightly upgraded models over their R-less counterparts, all of which sport a wider variety of hardware and OS options to choose from.

In addition to tapping into Intel's Core i3 and Core i5 technology, the R-series also boast a few aesthetic and design enhancements. There's a new hinged forward design, as well as a brushed metal finish with chrome accents and four different color options to choose from.

"The Inspiron R takes the rock solid Inspiron line and amps up the cool factor with a sexy and practical machine for gaming, entertainment, and social networking along with all the usual home, school and work functions. Aside from the great new look, the Inspiron R makes it easy to access media and puts your most commonly used apps right up top with the Dell Dock feature," said Walt Mayo, vice president Dell Consumer Asia,. "Photos, videos and personal files can also be securely stored and shared with DataSafeOnline for peace of mind right out of the box. This is a laptop that moms will love and youths will desire."

No word yet on when these will ship in the US market.