Best Buy has the Dell Studio S15Z-2249CPN Intel Core i5 powered notebook available just in time for the back to school season for $949.99. This Dell notebook is a Best Buy Exclusive and is one of the company’s three Blue Label notebooks that include a 2-year manufacturers warranty.
The Dell Studio S15Z-2249CPN features a 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 processor, a 15.6-inch WLED display, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, Intel Wireless Display technology, and a backlit keyboard. All of these features make this powerful notebook a great option for college students.
This is a premium thin and light notebook because it contains one of the latest Intel processors, is only 1-inch thick, and weighs just 5.5-pounds. Combining the Core i5 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and its high-capacity 500GB hard drive, the Dell Studio S15Z-2249CPN can handle most tasks that students may need it for. Web surfing, photo editing, and Microsoft Office applications should run just fine. Modern gaming on this notebook may be possible with the settings turned down. However, due to the integrated graphics the notebook may not be able to keep up with the high frame rates and may appear choppy or pixellated.
If you want Intel Wireless Display technology, but also was discrete graphics for modern gaming, many notebooks are available with both integrated and discrete graphics chips. Using NVIDIA Optimus technology, the notebooks automatically switch between the two graphics chips, using the discrete graphics chip for things like games, and the integrated graphics for basic computing. Toshiba recently came out with a few Satellite models that include this capability.
Some common complaints regarding the Dell Studio S15Z-2249CPN include the touchpad performance, partitioned hard drive, and a noisy disk drive. On the plus side, the notebook does have a backlit keyboard for late night studying, up to about 6 hours of battery life, and Intel Wireless Display technology that with the included adapter can stream HD content to your TV.
Dell Studio S15Z-2249CPN From Best Buy Detailed Specs:
|Operating system||Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit|
|Processor / Graphics||2.53GHz Intel Core i5 processor
Intel® HD graphics
|Memory||4 GB DDR3 RAM|
|Hard drive||500 GB HDD 5400 rpm|
|Display / Resolution||15.6″ WLED high-definition widescreen display with 1366×768 resolution|
|Removable Storage||Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive|
|Wireless Support||Wireless-B+G+N, Intel Wireless Display|
|Input Devices||Full-size keyboard, touchpad|
|Power||9-cell battery with up to 6 hours and 3 minutes of battery life|
|Memory card reader||7-in-1 media reader|
|Ports||Headphone/speaker/line-out jack, Microphone-in jack, DC-in jack for AC adapter, Ethernet, 3 USB 2.0, 1 ExpressCard/34 slot,|
|Audio||SRS Premium Sound Support|
|Dimension||15 in x 1 in x 9.9 in|
|Warranty||2-Yr Parts and Labor|