Dell introduced Dell Wireless 700, an option that adds location awareness to the Dell Mini 10 netbook. With the $69 upgrade, users will be able to get turn-by-turn directions and use location-based services.
Dell announced the availability of the Studio 14z notebook aimed at providing students with a highly desirable notebook. Following industry trends, the Studio 14z is the thinnest and lightest Studio notebook to date. It features Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processors, up to 5GB of RAM, 500GB HDD, a 720p or 900p 14"HD screen, and a 6-cell battery (with an 8-cell option). Acknowledging the next generation of students' penchant for media consumption, the 14z also comes with an NVIDIA GeForce 9400 integrated graphics processor that is claimed to outperform many entry-level discrete graphics cards and 4-watt SRS 2.0 integrated speakers with separate tweeters. A 1.3MP webcam is also integrated with dual array microphones. Prices start at $649 and is available for purchase now.
Dell introduced the Inspiron Mini 12 netbook today. The Mini 12, is very similar in appearance to it's little brother, the Dell Mini 9. The Mini 12 of has a larger keyboard, and of course a larger 12-inch display, compared to the Mini 9's 8.9-inch display.
I just received an email from a confused notebook shopper and Notebooks.com reader. He's in the market for a sub-$800 mainstream notebook and wrote:
"I was on Dell.com and noticed the Dell Inspiron 15 (1525). When I click on it I don't see that computer, I get taken to a Dell Inspiron 1525 page. Is there a new model and is the Inspiron 15 any better than the Inspiron 1525?"
Dell's expanding its line of consumer notebooks with the Inspiron 13, an affordable 13-inch notebook that will start at just $699. The Dell Inspiron 13 weighs just under five pounds and is a welcome addition to the Inspiron lineup.