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Dell Notebooks Delivers New Level of Value for Consumers, Small Businesses

Just in time for the holidays, Dell announced the Inspiron™ 1501, a new notebook computer for consumers and small businesses with enhanced features that elevate value for everyday entertainment and productivity.

The company also announced the Latitude™ 131L, an equally sleek new notebook for small business customers interested in productivity and performance. The new notebooks are the first from Dell to offer innovative mobile processor technologies from AMD. Beginning November 7th Latitude 131L will be available to customers at www.dell.com.

The Inspiron 1501 packs features and performance previously reserved for higher-end Dell notebooks including a 15.4-inch widescreen display and the power of optional dual-core processing. The silver and white Inspiron 1501 carries the Windows Vista™ Capable1 designation.

The Latitude 131L notebook is designed to help small businesses increase productivity, access to data and enhance employee collaboration while on the move. The new Latitude notebook is highly customizable and at first includes a 15.4-inch wide-aspect display, with either AMD Turion™ 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology or a Mobile Sempron™ processor and up to three-year Next Business Day Onsite Service2 and support.

“Dell’s vision for mobile computing and breadth of offering is leading the industry,” said Alex Gruzen, senior vice president of Dell’s Product Group. “As much as we deliver product innovation with our award winning XPS systems, we’re also committed to helping consumers and small-business customers get more out of their technology investment to meet their everyday entertainment and productivity needs.”

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Best of What’s New

In addition to positive customer response, Dell this week is receiving two innovation awards from a popular national magazine and a nationally known third party consumer organization. Those awards, given to the Dell XPS™ M2010, confirm that Dell delivers innovative products are easily incorporated into our lives.

The Dell XPS™ M2010 is designed to be a desktop PC replacement for entertainment and multimedia enthusiasts. It is easily transportable, like a notebook, yet functions like a full-featured computer.

Product Details – New Offerings

The Inspiron 1501 comes with the following new customer benefits–many of which are normally featured in more expensive systems:

  • AMD Turion™ 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology as an option; prices start at $649 (USD)
  • Mobile AMD Sempron™ processor is standard; Prices start at $549 (USD)
  • Integrated wireless networking
  • Standard with 512MB shared3 memory and 60GB hard drive4; customers can upgrade to 2GB3 memory and 120GB hard drive4
  • Minimum 512 MB of shared memory3 and a 60GB4 hard drive
  • New integrated graphics with up to 256 MB of HyperMemory5 performance enabling excellent entertainment and casual gaming experiences
  • Standard 3-in-1 media card reader easily transfers digital files from cameras and MP3 players
  • A 15.4-inch widescreen display with optional TrueLife™ technology
  • Wide aspect screens which can provide up to 30 percent more viewable area over standard aspect XGA display6
  • Corel Snapfire™ Plus SE helps customers manage all of their digital photos and video clips. It helps them create, edit, organize and share photos and projects such as calendars, greeting cards and scrapbooks to enjoy with family and friends.

Latitude 131L features also deliver excellent gains in productivity compared to previous models with technology advances including:

  • AMD Turion™ 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology as an option; prices start at $899;
  • Mobile AMD Sempron™ processor is standard; prices start at $629;
  • Integrated graphics options
  • Wide-aspect Displays
  • Windows Vista™ Capable1
  • Manage your settings easily with Dell QuickSet software
  • Optional CompleteCare7 Accidental Damage Service

  1. Based on currently available information from Microsoft. Requirements subject to change. Windows Vista has not been tested on all user configurations, and may not be compatible with some hardware devices and other software. Dell systems must be configured with a minimum of 512MB system memory (RAM) for “Windows Vista Capable” designation. Systems which meet only minimum requirements for the “Windows Vista Capable” designation will not provide the full benefits of “Premium Ready,” including the Aero interface. Some Dell systems may not meet the requirements for “Premium Ready,” no matter the configuration. Aero and other premium benefits not available with Windows Vista Home Basic. Please visit www.windowsvista.com/getready for more information.
  2. Service may be provided by third-party. Technician will be dispatched if necessary following phone-based troubleshooting. Subject to parts availability, geographical restrictions and terms of service contract. Service timing dependent upon time of day call placed to Dell. U.S. only.
  3. Between 32 MB and 256 MB of shared system memory may be allocated to support integrated graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.
  4. For hard drives, GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less. On Dimension, XPS, and Inspiron systems, for Norton Ghost 10, Norton 7 Restore and Dell DataSafe users, up to 25% of the stated hard drive capacity may be utilized by your system as dedicated backup space. With Dell Factory Image Restore installed, Windows Vista users will have 10GB of their hard drive capacity set aside for a recovery image.)
  5. ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory is an integrated graphics solution that uses up to 256MB of system memory, depending on system memory size and other factors. System memory available to the OS will be reduced by the amount of dedicated and shared system memory utilized by this graphics solution.
  6. Content comparison based on WXGA pixel count of 1,024,000 (1280 horizontal x 800 vertical) and XGA pixel count of 786,432 (1024 horizontal x 768 vertical)
  7. CompleteCare service excludes theft, loss, and damage due to fire, flood or other acts of nature, or intentional damage. CompleteCare not available in all states. Customer may be required to return unit to Dell. For complete details, visit www.dell.com/servicecontracts/. Service is subject to the terms and conditions of the service contract available on www.dell.com/service_contracts.

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