New Dell Inspiron R Series Laptops Feature Latest Intel Core Processors

In a recent post that garnered some attention, I had said there were some new Insprion systems based on Intel’s latest Core processors. Welcome Dell’s new Inspiron R series laptops. That means these new machines will offer great performance across all kinds of tasks.

These new laptops will come in three sizes: 14, 15 or 17 inches. All three will support i3, i5 and i7 processors with the updated Cougar Point chipset and will also offer support for high-end features like USB 3.0, Intel Wireless Display, HDMI 1.4, SRS sound and more. What this means ia that these new laptops will be great across a variety of tasks, so if you listen to music, or edit tons of photos or video, all three of these machines have power to spare. And battery life is solid as well with the stadard 6-cell battery. With the optional 9-cell extended battery, the Inspiron 15R gets up to 13 hours.

Inspiron 14R

Performance and features are only part of the story. For these machines, Dell’s offering a bit of a twist. With a simple pop and a click , you can change the look of your laptop. This new Inspiron R line featues a choice of 25 interchangeable lids whether you’re just looking for a splash of color or you’re going for a flashy design. To see more of what I’m talking about go to  Heres a YouTube video that illustrates the switch functionality:

Here’s a summary of the main features you can expect from the Inspiron R series:

  • 2nd generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processor options and up to 8GB of memory
  • Weight starting at 4.94 lbs for the Inspiron 14R
  • 6-cell battery included with 9-cell battery options
  • SRS Premium Audio and high-definition video performance
  • Intel Wireless Display technology for wireless projection of full 1080p video and 5.1 surround sound to your home theater for a breath-taking movie-viewing experience
  • Support for Blu-ray 3D movie playback when equipped with the optional Blu-ray drive and connected to your 3D TV (HDMI 1.4 required)
  • Integrated Dell Stage software, providing one-click access to photos, music, videos, social-networking sites, e-books and more
  • HD capable webcam
  • Chiclet-style keyboard
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium with option for Professional
  • Optional SWITCH by Design Studio lids featuring the new India Collection and designs from OPI,, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, (PRODUCT)RED and various artists  

SWITCH by Dell Design Studio

The new Inspiron R models are available today in the U.S. on and will be available through Dell’s U.S. retail partners in the coming months.

  • Inspiron 14R (SWITCH by Design Studio model with black lid): Starts at $579.99
  • Inspiron 15R (SWITCH by Design Studio model with black lid): Starts at $529.99
  • Inspiron 17R (SWITCH by Design Studio model with black lid): Starts at $579.99
  • SWITCH by Design Studio lids: Start at $39.99

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