The new laptops Dell is announcing today have already been, discussed extensively online, and even , but today's official launch event is still worth a mention.
Unveiled on a fashion-show-like runway at Macy's in Herald Square, the new laptops are basically upgraded versions of Dell's existing workhorse 1505 and 1705 models, now with Intel's new Centrino Duo platform, 802.11n support, and a fairly radical (for Dell) new design. Also new to the party is a 14-inch laptop (our new preferred size for mainstream users) known as the Inspiron 1420, and the hot-to-trot XPS m1330, an upscale, superthin 13-inch model. All are available to order starting today.
We'll have photos and video of the New York launch event later today, but for now, let's take a peek at the actual systems.
Dell Inspiron 1520/1521
Replacing the popular
Dell Inspiron 1720/1721
A sequel to the
Dell Inspiron 1420
Honestly, 15-inch laptops seem so bulky and dated now, it's not surprising that people are flocking to 14-inch models instead for mainstream, middle-of-the-road use. The new Inspiron
Dell XPS m1330
The flagship of Dell's new laptop line, the 13-inch XPS m1330 is the first Dell laptop we've seen where design clearly came first. It's among the thinnest and lightest 13-inch systems we've ever seen, but offers pretty much the same powerful CPU, graphics, and networking options as the larger 14- and 15-inch models, plus an LED backlit display. The XPS m1330 starts at $1,299. Check out our