New Inspiron Notebooks: Your Choice of Color, Wireless Connectivity, Integrated Cameras & More


Know many of you have already seen some of the details, but earlier this morning we officially introduced a whole bunch of Inspiron notebooks at a launch event this morning at Macy's Herald Square in New York. For those who are interested, you can view a recorded version of the webcast from this link a bit later today. We're also hosting launch events today Spain, Japan, China, Singapore, Australia and India.

There's five Inspiron notebooks in all: three Intel-based ones, and two AMD-based ones. All of these notebooks can be ordered in one of eight different colors—Ruby Red, Midnight Blue, Spring Green and Jet Black to name a few.  All models feature widescreen displays, a host of integrated Wi-Fi and mobile broadband options, and optional 2.0 megapixel integrated webcams with microphones.

Lots of customers have asked us for this functionality. The Laptop Webcam and Microphone idea from user terrymain is another example of a popular IdeaStorm idea submitted on the first day we launched the site. Regarding displays, these notebooks can be ordered with a variety of widescreen resolutions and finishes, including the high-gloss TrueLife or the non-glare finish.

As far as connectivity options, all support integrated 802.11g by default, and all can be ordered with integrated 802.11 Wireless-N, which offers faster throughput and greater range than previous Wi-Fi options. Beyond that, Dell also supports a variety of mobile broadband options across the entire lineup—including Sprint, Verizon Wireless (EV-DO Rev A), or AT&T (HSDPA).

In this vlog, Matt Jorgensen walks you through some of the features the new Inspiron notebook family supports.

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Santa Rosa in All Intel-Based Inspiron Notebooks:

Direct2Dell readers like Bobby Kay, Andrew and anand and others have asked when Santa Rosa would make its way into Inspirons. All three of our Inspiron models we're launching today feature Intel's Santa Rosa chipset. Each of the Intel-based notebooks can be ordered with Blu-ray optical drives. Also, all three of these models support either integrated or discrete graphics card options.

The following AMD-based notebooks feature Turion 64 X2 dual core processors. They support the same colors and connectivity options as the other notebooks. Additionally, the 1721 supports RAID 0 and 1 functionality as well.

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