New Inspiron 1525: Smaller, Thinner and Lighter than the 1520


Today, customers in the United States can order our new Inspiron 1525 notebook. More regions will be able to soon.

Starting at 5.9 pounds, the 1525 is about 25% smaller and thinner than the Inspiron 1520 and about a half pound lighter. Pricing starts at $499, and it can be ordered in any of the eight colors of its predecessor. Beyond that, we're introducing four new optional design patterns: Blossom, Chill, Commotion and Street. Click on the picture below to see Commotion in Jet Black in a bit more detail:


Initially, we will offer a 15.4" WXGA (1280 x800) display and an integrated Intel X3100 media graphics accelerator. The display can be ordered  with either the matte finish or high-gloss TrueLife one.

Customers can also purchase color-matched peripherals the pink notebook sleeve, mouse and external hard drive pictured with the Flamingo Pink 1525 below:

Like its predecessor, it features all kinds of connectivity options, including mobile broadband, 802.11a/g/n, and Bluetooth. It also features capacitive touch multimedia controls, integrated 1394, plus  options like the integrated 2 megapixel webcam and the Dell Travel Remote. Through Dell MediaDirect with Instant Office you have quick access to information like digital music, photos and meeting and contact information without having to boot up the operating system.

The Inspiron 1525 is also our first system to feature built-in Wireless USB. This new technology accesses an external hub that acts as centralized area for any USB-connected devices or accessories like MP3 players, digital cameras, etc. See above Wikipedia link for more information.

Something else that's new is our PC-to-PC Transfer service. With it, customers can easily and securely upload personal settings and files like E-mail contacts and accounts, Internet favorites & desktop wallpaper, geographic settings, mouse/touchpad settings and Start menu settings to their Dell DataSafe Online Backup storage location. This data migration service  also covers other file types you've uploaded as well—like digital music and photos. Dell will load all of those settings and files on your new Inspiron 1525 before we ship it to you. End result, when you receive the notebook, it will be customized the way you're used to.

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