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Appeared on: Thursday, October 26, 2000
New Dell laptop doubles up on disc drives

"...No, it won't play your old vinyl records. But you'll be able to shove just about any other type of disc into Dell Computer's latest high-end laptop, which sports both DVD and rewritable CD-ROM drives. The Inspiron 8000 is Dell's first consumer notebook offering DVD and CD-RW drives installed at the same time. While many notebook makers offer DVD and CD-RW, most require the swapping of drives and do not allow them to be used at the same time.

The Inspiron 8000 is available immediately for direct order from Dell. The entry-level model, selling for $1,899, comes with a 600-MHz Pentium III processor, 14.1-inch Super XGA+ display, 64MB of memory, 8MB of video memory, 5GB hard drive, 24X CD-ROM drive, integrated 56K modem, network card, IEEE 1394 port and Windows Me.

The $3,776 system packs an 850-MHz Pentium III processor, 15-inch Super XGA+ display, 128MB of memory, 32MB of video memory, 32GB hard drive, 8X DVD drive, the same integrated components, Office 2000 Small Business Edition and Windows 2000. Like the Inspiron 4000, the new model sports accents in five colors: royal purple, golden yellow, Tahoe blue, storm gray and midnight gray.."



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