Mainstream models with XPS pizzazz
Last modified on Friday, 27 June 2008 07:20
Dell rolled out a new line of laptops today called the “Studio” series. These laptops fuse some of the popular features of the XPS line with the affordability of Dell’s popular Inspiron line.
The new Studio series hopes to make a series splash in the back-to-school sweepstakes by targeting the features that were wanted by this audience of potential buyers. To start with, the Studio series takes many its features from the popular Inspiron 1525 and the XPS M1530, which have been two of the more popular models for Dell as of late.
The biggest difference that buyers will notice about these widescreen 15-inch and 17-inch models is the fact that they are available in a variety of colors. To say that the colors being offered run the gamut would be an understatement. The 15-inch version will be offered in seven different colors, with in-mold designs that will add a bit more pizzazz for an even more customized look.
The Studio series for the most part will be powered by ATI discrete graphics in most models using the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 for the mid-range and high-end 15-inch models and using the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 for all of the 17-inch models.
With options like slot load Blu-ray drives, high-gloss widescreen back lit displays, built-in mobile broadband EVDO, and optional Sound Blaster Audigy sound, Dell is cranking up the options to deliver an interesting mix of features for buyers.