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Dell Inspiron E1505 and 6400 Dual Core Notebooks Unveiled

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Inspiron Models Offer Choice Between Small-Office Productivity, Mobile Entertainment

Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) today announced two notebook computers offering performance and multimedia features to help keep mainstream users productive by day and entertained at night.

The Inspiron™ E1505 and Inspiron 6400 extend Dell’s commitment to provide technologies previously available only on high-end systems, in a slim package weighing about six pounds.(1)

Shipped with Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, the Inspiron E1505 is designed for entertainment-minded consumers who want to enjoy TV(2), music, movies and photos from room-to-room or on-the-go.

The Inspiron 6400 offers home-office and small-business customers the performance needed to help run demanding office applications for untethered productivity.

Both notebooks support Intel Core™ Duo processors, resulting in uncompromised performance even when users concurrently play videos and rip music files or edit spreadsheets while running virus-scans. A 15.4-inch widescreen display with optional Dell™ TrueLife™ technology delivers high contrast and vivid detail for viewing movies or photos.

Without having to start Windows, Dell’s innovative MediaDirect™ technology saves time via one-button access to digital media stored on the computer or attached devices. In addition, an integrated 5-in-1 media card reader enables fast transfer of media files, and an ExpressCard slot can support next-generation high-speed peripherals.

Additional features of the Inspiron E1505 and 6400 include:

  • Choice of 15.4-inch WXGA, WXGA with TrueLife or WSXGA+ with TrueLife displays
  • Intel Core Duo and Core Solo processor options (667 MHz, 2 MB cache)
  • Up to 2 GB shared(3) 533 MHz DDR2 memory
  • Intel Integrated GMA 950 graphics
  • Serial ATA hard drive up to 100 GB(4) 7,200 RPM
  • Fixed 16X CD-RW/DVD drive or 8X DVD+/-RW(5) dual-layer drive(6)
  • Internal Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 (802.11a/b/g, 54Mbps) and Dell Wireless or internal Dell 350 Bluetooth options
  • Ports and slots include four USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, VGA, S-video and ExpressCard
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home, Media Center Edition 2005, or XP Professional
  • Six-cell 53 WHr Li-Ion battery with nine-cell 85WHr Li-Ion upgrade option
  • Starting weight at 6.18 pounds (2.8kg)(1)

The Inspiron E1505 and 6400 systems are available immediately in the Americas. The $929 starting configuration includes an Intel Core Solo T1300 processor, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, 512 MB DDR2 memory, 40 GB(2) hard drive, six-cell battery, and one-year limited warranty.(7) A similar configuration with a Core Duo T2300 processor starts at $979. All Dell notebooks are RoadReady™, designating that they meet Dell’s rigorous standards for durability and reliability.

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Pricing, specifications, availability and terms of offers may change without notice. Taxes, fees and shipping and handling charges are extra, and vary. Dell cannot be responsible for pricing or other errors, and reserves the right to cancel orders arising from such errors.

(1) Starting at weight is 6.18 pounds with 15.4-inch WXGA+ screen, six-cell battery, integrated graphics, and combo DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive. Weights vary depending on configurations and manufacturing variability.

(2) TV Tuner for MCE PC required for watching live TV. Record, Pause & Play via PC requires an Internet connection for full functionality and may not be compatible with all cable systems and local broadcast signals. Remote TV connection to MCE PC requires extender and 802.11(a) wireless router.

(3) Between 128 and 224 MB of system memory may be allocated to support 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.

(5) Discs burned with this drive may not be compatible with some existing drives and players; using DVD+R media provides maximum compatibility.

(6) Special media required, and third party software may also be required

(7) For a copy of our guarantees or limited warranties, please write Dell USA L.P., Attn: Warranties, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682. For more information, visit http://www.dell.com/us/en/gen/misc/policy_010_policy.htm (See 2 above.)

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Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

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