Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Dell Updates Its Inspiron Laptop Family
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Dell today announced its expanded Inspiron laptop
portfolio, designed for students and families.
The company unveiled three series of Inspiron laptops -
the Inspiron z series, the Inspiron R series and the
Inspiron R Special Edition series.
All these new Inspiron laptops will offer options with
Intel's new 3rd Generation Core i processors (Ivy
Bridge), Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating
system, and will be eligible for the Microsoft Windows 8
The new Inspiron family features Waves MaxxAudio
technology optimized for Dell laptops to deliver
high-quality sound for watching movies and listening to
music without the need for external speakers. The
Inspiron 13z and 14z and the Inspiron R Special Edition
series also feature Skullcandy-branded speakers
integrated into the laptops.
Dell's first Inspiron Ultrabook, the Inspiron 14z blends
Intel Rapid Start Technology for fast boot and resume
and up to seven hours of battery life. Starting at 4.12
pounds (1.87 kg), and 0.83-inches (21 mm) at its
thickest point, it's light and easy to carry in a
backpack or tote.
The Inspiron 14z is available today in select countries
in Asia, June 19 in the U.S. and Canada, and in select
countries in Europe and Latin America later this summer,
starting at $699.99 USD.
Rounding out the Inspiron z series portfolio is the
Inspiron 13z, which offers up to seven and a half hours
of battery life, and starts at a mere 3.81 pounds (1.73
kg), and 0.82-inches (20.7 mm).
Both laptops offer mobile broadband as an option with
Dell NetReady mobile broadband service.
The Inspiron 13z is available today in select countries
in Asia, and June 19 in the U.S. and Canada, starting at
The Inspiron 15R and Inspiron 17R feature
high-definition displays, advanced audio with Waves
MaxxAudio 3 technology, full connectivity, and a variety
of processor, memory and hard drive options.
The new Inspiron Special Edition series provides
performance and premium features for entertainment. An
expansion of Dell's Inspiron portfolio, the Inspiron 15R
Special Edition and 17R Special Edition allow users to
enjoy advanced audio and graphics for multimedia
entertainment including studio-quality Waves MaxxAudio 4
audio suite and Skullcandy speakers, and standard
discrete graphics from AMD (Inspiron 15R Special
Edition) and NVIDIA (Inspiron 17R Special Edition).
The Inspiron 17R is available today starting at $599.99
The new Inspiron R Special Edition laptops feature a
durable anodized aluminum exterior in Stealth Black,
Full HD display (1920x1080) for video playback,
including Blu-ray disc options. The Inspiron 17R Special
Edition is also available with a super bright 400 nit
Full HD display or an optional Full HD 3D display. Other
features include backlit keyboards, and optional mSATA
SSD devices with Intel Rapid Start Technology for fast
boot and sleep resume times.
Inspiron 15R Special Edition is starting at $899.99 USD.
The Inspiron 17R Special Edition is also available today
starting at $1,099.99 USD ($1,299.99 with 3D).