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Dell Inspiron R and Vostro 3000 hands-on (photos)

A quick look at Dell's newest Inspiron R and Vostro 3000 laptops, both with second-generation Intel Core i-series CPUs.

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2011 Dell Inspiron R and Vostro 3000 hands-on (photos)

The new Vostro 3000 series laptops look a lot like the old ones, with a few tweaks: a raised chiclet-style backlit keyboard, and extra chrome lines around the touch pad.
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2011 Dell Inspiron R and Vostro 3000 hands-on (photos)

The many interchangeable lids on the new Inspiron R line run the gamut from muted to...well, the opposite.
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2011 Dell Inspiron R and Vostro 3000 hands-on (photos)

The back of the Inspiron R--lids attach and look seamless.
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2011 Dell Inspiron R and Vostro 3000 hands-on (photos)

The Inspiron R's interior has a slightly more formal look, including what looks like a revamped keyboard design.
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2011 Dell Inspiron R and Vostro 3000 hands-on (photos)

A close-up of the Inspiron R keyboard and touch pad.

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