Monday, January 5th 2009

Dell Hits the Sweet Spot of Function and Affordability with New Inspiron 15 Laptop

Dell today announced the Inspiron 15 laptop, the latest addition to the Inspiron line of systems offering solid performance and smart style at a great value. The Inspiron 15 is now available in select configurations at Best Buy stores in the United States, and PC World and Curry’s in the United Kingdom, with online availability through Dell.com planned for later in January. Systems start at $600.


Designed to merge a clean and sleek design with great all-around performance and an affordable price, the Inspiron 15 features a 15.6-inch LCD screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio -- ideal for watching movies. The system can be personalized through options including up to 4GB of RAM, up to 320 GB of storage capacity, a built-in webcam, Blu-ray and facial recognition software.

The News:
  • The Inspiron 15 delivers solid performance and smart style, with a 15.6-inch LCD screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio -- ideal for watching movies -- up to 4GB of memory and up to 320 GB of storage.
  • Select configurations of Inspiron 15 available now at Best Buy stores in the U.S., and PC World and Curry’s in the U.K. Online availability through Dell.com planned for later in January.
  • Optional features include: Intel Core 2 Duo processors, integrated webcam, Blu-ray, Bluetooth and facial recognition software.
Source: Dell
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8 Comments on Dell Hits the Sweet Spot of Function and Affordability with New Inspiron 15 Laptop

#1
Jizzler
Color options? Or just blue?
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#2
Gzero
Jet Black [Included in Price]
Espresso Brown [add $30 or $1/month1]
Ruby Red [add $30 or $1/month1]
Midnight Blue [add $30 or $1/month1]
Spring Green [add $30 or $1/month1]
May delay your Inspiron 1525 ship date
Flamingo Pink [add $30 or $1/month1]
May delay your Inspiron 1525 ship date
Sunshine Yellow [add $30 or $1/month1]
Chill Pattern [add $30 or $1/month1]
Street Pattern [add $30 or $1/month1]


http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspnnb_1525?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn

They are rubbish in terms of spec. Why put out a new range with old hardware?
All options are stuck with Intel's IGP x3100 and the same old 1280x800 screen.
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#3
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
what cpu comes with the $600 model? i only see core2duo as an available option. also, dell has the worst designs of any manufacturer IMO.
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#4
Flint
by: Gzero
Jet Black [Included in Price]
Espresso Brown [add $30 or $1/month1]
Ruby Red [add $30 or $1/month1]
Midnight Blue [add $30 or $1/month1]
Spring Green [add $30 or $1/month1]
May delay your Inspiron 1525 ship date
Flamingo Pink [add $30 or $1/month1]
May delay your Inspiron 1525 ship date
Sunshine Yellow [add $30 or $1/month1]
Chill Pattern [add $30 or $1/month1]
Street Pattern [add $30 or $1/month1]


http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspnnb_1525?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn

They are rubbish in terms of spec. Why put out a new range with old hardware?
All options are stuck with Intel's IGP x3100 and the same old 1280x800 screen.
Those are the options of the Inspiron 1525 Model which is not the Inspiron 15 model. Inspiron 1525 (Intel) and 1526 (AMD) are sometimes branded as Inspiron 15, which adds to the confusion. I don't see the specs of the NEW Inspiron 15 listed on the US Dell site, but I would hope that these would be built on the Intel Montevina platform.
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#5
Gzero
@Flint, well from list, it did say Inspiron 15. Then after taking you to that page does it state it as 1525.
So they need to get either their naming conventions in order, or their website.
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#6
Flint
by: Gzero
@Flint, well from list, it did say Inspiron 15. Then after taking you to that page does it state it as 1525.
So they need to get either their naming conventions in order, or their website.
Gzero. No argument from me on that point. This is a fuzzy launch as it is.
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#8
Flint
Yeah, I don't much like that 1366 x 768 res. Maybe that is due to the 16:9 aspect ration though. The Intel 4500 is supposed to provide HD playback, but not anything close to the Nvidia, or ATI for gaming. This notebook is strictly for the budget minded consumer.
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