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If there's anything in the world that's true, it's that there is a near-constant flow of new notebooks flowing out these days. It's clear that the world is becoming more and more mobile, as the ratio of laptop to desktop releases has to be around 5:1 at this point. Every week now, it feels as if one laptop maker or another has a new machine to consider, and both AMD and Intel are investing heavily in the advancement of mobile CPUs. This week, Dell's the lucky winner. They're introducing the Inspiron R series, which features Intel's new and improved Sandy Bridge series of processors. These new rigs are designed for style-focused consumers, with loads of color options and an interchangeable lid... Read more...
The Dell Inspiron Duo is an impressive sight. It's not often that we're this enamored by a device's physical design, but the Dell Inspiron Duo simply does it for us. The machine is a feat of engineering, and it really redefines the convertible laptop segment. This 10.1" machine is part netbook, part tablet, but unlike many rivals, it doesn't compromise much in terms or portability and form factor to be both. When you open up the package, it looks like a Mini 10 or any other 10" netbook. But once the lid is open, a simple press on the LCD allows it to swivel around and lock into place, in reverse. Close the lid back down atop the keyboard, and you're now looking at a tablet... Dell Inspiron Duo... Read more...
The Dell Inspiron Duo is an impressive sight. It's not often that we're this enamored by a device's physical design, but the Dell Inspiron Duo simply does it for us. The machine is a feat of engineering, and it really redefines the convertible laptop segment. This 10.1" machine is part netbook, part tablet, but unlike many rivals, it doesn't compromise much in terms or portability and form factor to be both. When you open up the package, it looks like a Mini 10 or any other 10" netbook. But once the lid is open, a simple press on the LCD allows it to swivel around and lock into place, in reverse. Close the lid back down atop the keyboard, and you're now looking at a tablet.... Read more...
There are some companies that stick to what's commonly accepted. No real risk-taking. And then there are some companies who think outside of the box on concept products, but they never actually take the leap of faith to produce them. But Dell has shown to be a risk-taker, first with the wildly thin Adamo XPS laptop, then with the 5" Dell Streak, and now with the Inspiron duo. The duo is called a convertible tablet, but it's actually unlike any convertible tablet to come before it. It's kind of difficult to believe that Dell managed to not only pull this off, but to do so in a way that's acceptable for mass production. The duo's standout feature is the flip-around-swivel LCD. When locked in place,... Read more...
If you've been in the market for a new 15" laptop, Dell has a new one with loads of style. The Inspiron 15R Alloy Edition is mostly the same 15R as before, but with one primary difference: the exterior. The 15.6" notebook has a widescreen panel that's backed by a new aluminum finish and Alloy Waves design. Dell has been known to offer all sorts of exterior designs on their machines before, so we're glad to see that design studio isn't slowing down. Inside, there's even a laser-etched palm rest to match, with a brushed metal feel to go along with it. Outside of the design angle, there's plenty to enjoy internally. Dell offers this new machine with a Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, up to 750GB of... Read more...
It's the size of a netbook, but it packs a mightier punch than we're used to seeing. It's Dell's newest ultraportable, the Inspiron M101z. Dell calls this new machine an "ultrathin laptop with long battery life," and if you've been looking for netbook portability with more power than usual, this looks to fit the bill. It weighs less than 4lbs. and is far more stylish than most low-end netbooks, and it's definitely more powerful. Dell is aiming this new machine at a variety of segments: students, moms, travelers, you name it. Nearly anyone could benefit from having a powerful AMD Athlon II Neo CPU, integrated ATI Radeon GPU and a battery capable of lasting for 5-6 hours, right? The machine has... Read more...
Dell's Studio line has always been about both form and function, and now an even greater emphasis is being placed on the aesthetic design. In a joint collaboration with Threadless, Dell is sprucing up its Studio laptop line with "11 inspired designs," each one created and submitted by members of the Threadless community. "The Threadless community creates unique, critically-acclaimed original designs. By teaming with Threadless and offering exclusive designs through Design Studio, we enable students and families an exciting way to differentiate their Dell Mini or Studio laptop PCs," said Rachna Bhasin, general manager, strategic partnerships and personalization. “We are also excited to enable... Read more...
How's this for news on a lazy Sunday? Dell has just introduced an entirely new Inspiron notebook family, not to mention shed light on a whole new batch of Intel processors (details to come on those). The new line is called the Inspiron R family, designed to keep you and yours organized, entertained and ready for anything. These should be great for handling basic computing tasks as well as multi-media and light duty gaming, and the built-in surround sound and webcam should make 'em great for video chatting. The Inspiron R line can be a real bargain, but those who want to spend serious cash can get some pretty nice upgrades for their money. These are tailor made for the average user, with a 14"... Read more...
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... Read more...
This year's CTIA show in Las Vegas is all about what's next: 4G. What's interesting is that most carriers don't even have 3G figured out; AT&T's 3G network still isn't robust enough to handle bursts of traffic in major cities, and yet the mobile world seems set on moving on to WiMAX, LTE, neither, or both. Clearwire is the major provider of WiMAX in the U.S. today, and there's no surprise to see the company making a number of major announcements at America's largest wireless show. Throughout 2010, Clearwire plans on expanding their footprint in a big way. New markets that will see 4G service include Los Angeles, Miami, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City, and those... Read more...
With more battery life and "stutter-free" HD video playback, Dell seems to be making a bid to make its Inspiron Mini 10 the go-top device for Internet TV watchers.The redesigned and amped-up netbook, with Intel's next-gen Atom technology will become available in January. With a 10.1-inch display, the Mini 10 can be personalized through Dell's Design Studio or just through the broad range of colors available, Dell said. The palm rest is textured and "smudge-resistant," and the keys are sculpted to make typing more comfortable. The battery will last up to 9.5 hours of continuous operation, too.The highlights: Processor: New Intel Atom N450 at 1.66 GHzDisplay: 10.1-inch with standard (1024x600)... Read more...
Dell's pulling out all of the stops as it rolls into the holiday season of 2009, first with the Adamo XPS and now with the most powerful mini PC we've ever seen. The Inspiron Zino HD is small in stature but remarkably powerful, with options for up to 8GB of RAM, 1TB of hard drive space, a Blu-ray drive, TV tuner and HDMI out. The measurements are right at 7.75" x 7.75" x 3.5", and while it starts at just $229, things can get pricey if you start piling on the extras. It's available to order today, with the full details below. DELL INSPIRON ZINO HD PUTS DESKTOP COMPUTING BACK ON THE DESK ·         Brings Compact Size, Versatility and Power to Home... Read more...
Anyone that considers themselves a sports fan will recognize that the MLB playoffs are in full swing, and we're guessing that the timing here is more than coincidental. Shortly after Dell rolled out a fleet of notebooks with 26 different design options, the company has now issued a slate of laptops with 30 Major League Baseball team logo options. Yup--you can snag an MLB notebook just in time to watch your favorite team get eliminated from World Series contention. Or win it, if you're lucky.Either way, the MLB logo notebooks include every single team in the major, and of course they're being offered through Dell's Design Studio. There's no mention of what these special edition machines will cost,... Read more...
Make no mistake, Dell's new Inspiron 'Z' family isn't the same as the Studio 'Z' family launched back in May. The model names may be similar, but quite a bit is different on the machines themselves. Launched today alongside the company's new Studio XPS 8000 and 9000 desktops, these notebooks are powered by Intel's Ultra-Low Voltage (ULV) processors and include internal optical drives.The Inspiron 14z and 15z both feature thinner, lighter bodies, not to mention what Dell calls "power-sipping" batteries. In fact, these are the thinnest Inspiron notebooks Dell has ever issued, with both models checking in at around 1" thin. The 14" and 15" (respectively) machines can be ordered and customized today,... Read more...
Anyone paying even the slightest attention to the evolution of Dell designs would know that the company has come a long way since the beige box days in the late 90s, but even for the newer, fresher, hipper Dell, this one's pretty radical. Just as the company decided to dump its Inspiron Mini 12 in favor of keeping just the Mini 10 around, it has decided to tag-team with what's likely the most popular network for kids on television today: Nickelodeon. In a cute, almost slimy joint announcement today, the two are trying to prove that "fun and education can mix" with the Dell Inspiron Mini Nickelodeon Edition, a Mini 10v-based netbook that's obviously designed for kids aged 6 to 106. The giveaway... Read more...
Talk about a short life. Dell's Inspiron Mini 12 launched in late October of last year, and it seems the company's largest netbook is already being canned before it can even celebrate its first birthday. It's almost tragic, isn't it? With fewer and fewer netbooks launching these days with 11.6" and 12" displays, it really hurts to see yet another big guy take the fall. After all, these 12" machines usually have keyboards that are much larger and far more comfortable to use than those on the 10" machines, but we suspect the sales volume just didn't warrant an extension. Indeed, the Mini 12 launched at around $600, which is dangerously close to the price put on 13.3" and 14" thin-and-light notebooks... Read more...
Officially, Dell has stocked AMD systems for several years, but the visibility and prominence of its AMD offerings has tended to ebb and rise. There have been times when the smaller CPU manufacturer has been all but banished from the company's online store, and then there are times like now, when AMD-powered rigs are popping up in multiple areas. Dell doesn't exactly acknowledge the trend, but Dell's director of consumer desktops, John Terwilliger, told Statesman: "Today's digital lifestyle revolves around video, music, photos and the capability to share those personal experiences. AMD technology helps us deliver a great multimedia experience at a great price."   The OEM's vehicle of... Read more...
Here lately, Dell's been doing its best to freshen up its lineup and appeal to that incredibly lucrative younger bunch. To that end, the company is today extending its "Design Studio" artwork to its Inspiron 15, which currently sits as the company's most popular consumer notebook. Furthermore, the outfit is announcing "FastTrack," a program that ships select popular pre-configured systems for consumers and small and medium businesses (SMB) out from factories the next business day. For those unaware, Design Studio is an interactive gallery of original contemporary artwork commissioned exclusively for Dell.com that lets people turn their laptops into works of art. With Design Studio online shoppers... Read more...
Dell has pushed out quite a few new machines of late, and it's not showing any signs whatsoever of slowing down. This week, the company has expanded its iconic Inspiron line by adding in a new netbook, a few new slim and mini-tower desktops and six new colors for the Inspiron 15 lineup.Starting with the smallest of the bunch, we've got the Mini 10v. Naturally, it's not all that different than the existing Mini 10, but it's actually a lower-cost version that makes getting a netbook an even more affordable venture. The machine is launching in seven colors and starting at just $299, which gets you a 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, a 10.1" widescreen display (1024 x 576 resolution), 120GB 5400RPM hard... Read more...
PCs are increasingly becoming an item that people want to personalize to suit their performance and lifestyle needs and preferences. As a result, we’re seeing more and more computers with custom colors and unique styling. Dell’s new Inspiron slim and mini-towers offer plenty of design and personalization options for customers. The new Inspiron desktops let people express themselves through a choice of eight color options, slim or mini-tower sizes, and custom configurations. Color options include Piano Black, Pure White, True Blue, Formula Red, Tangerine Orange, Spring Green, Plum Purple, and Promise Pink ($5 per system sale will be donated to Susan G. Komen foundation). With this announcement,... Read more...
SLIM, STYLISH AND WELL-CONNECTED: INTRODUCING THE DELL INSPIRON MINI 12 New Addition to the Dell Inspiron Mini Line Expands Personalization Options Available First in Japan Through Bic Camera, Kojima and Sofmap Stores Includes Windows Vista Home Basic, Webcam and BluetoothROUND ROCK, Texas, Oct. 26, 2008 – Dell today introduced the Inspiron™ Mini 12, a small, easy-to-carry Internet companion that you can fine tune to fit your specific needs and deeds. Like its counterpart the Inspiron Mini 9, the Mini 12 is ideal for teens, tweens, travelers and “Tweeters” to surf the Web*, chat with friends, blog, stream content, upload photos or enjoy online videos, music and games.The Inspiron Mini 12... Read more...
The tech industry just can't seem to keep any secrets anymore. Conspiracy theorists will tell you that is exactly how companies like it, as it builds up plenty of viral buzz before a hotly-anticipated product is ever officially unveiled. The latest product to prove the rumor mill right is Dell's entry into the netbook market, the Inspiron Mini 9. (Of course, it did show up a day earlier than was predicted. )The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is a 1.07x1.25x6.77-inch (HxWxD) netbook with a starting weight of 2.28 pounds, and a glossy 8.9-inch LED display with a native resolution of 1024x600. Pricing starts at $399 ($439 minus $40 "instant savings") for the basic configuration, which includes:Processor:... Read more...
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