Dell Announces 2011 Business Laptop Lineup

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Dell has announced its 2011 business PC lineup, including new laptops, tablets and mobile workstations.

The refreshed Dell Latitude line includes the Latitude E5420 and E5520 notebooks for budget-minded customers, the business-rugged Latitude E6520, E6420, E6320, E6220, and E6420 ATG laptops, all with MIL-STD tested Tri-Metal cases and durable displays, and the Latitude XT3 convertible tablet.

The systems have new chassis designs and are based on 2nd Generation Intel Core processors.

Dell says that details on the upcoming Precision M6600 and M4600 mobile workstations will be available in the coming months and that the company also plans to launch a 10-inch Windows 7 business tablet later this year.

The Dell Latitude E5000 series will start at $859. Availability info and pricing for other systems will be released in the coming weeks.

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Dell Studio XPS 15, 17 Laptops Leaked

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Dell is going to release the new Studio XPS laptop line, including the Studio XPS 15 and 17, according to a post on LesDelliens forum.

Sources from Dell France say the Studio XPS 15 and 17 will include the lastest Intel Core processors, up to Core i7, and Nvidia’s dedicated graphics. The XPS 15 will ship with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 750GB hard drive, whereas the 17 will have up to 16GB RAM and dual HDDs for maximum 1.2TB of storage space. There’s no info on screen sizes, but we assume the 15 and 17 will have display diagonals of around 15″ and 17″, respectively.

The notebooks also include JBL speakers, HDMI 1.4, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Dell’s Studio XPS 15 and 17 laptops will be available in late October or early November in France. There’s no word on pricing and availability in other countries.

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Dell XPS 15 Overview

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Dell today officially launched the new XPS entertainment laptop lineup, including the 15.6-inch Dell XPS 15.

As same as the XPS 14 and 17, the XPS 15 provides a choice of Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors and Nvidia’s Optimus switchable graphics technology, which saves battery life. It comes with the dual core i5-460M or i5-560M, or with quad core i7-740QM or i7-840QM. Besides the Intel HD integrated graphics, the XPS 15 has the NVIDIA GeForce GT435M or GT420M dedicated video card. The notebook is offered with 6 or 8GB of RAM, up to 640GB 7,200rpm hard drive or up to 256GB solid state drive, and a DVD burner or Blu-ray combo.

Dell’s new 15.6″ XPS has a LED bakclight display with a full HD 1080p resolution or lower 720p.

There are also a built-in JBL 2.1 speaker system with a total 20W output and Waves MaxxAudio technolgy, optionally integrated TV tuner, a 2.0MP web camera, and various networking options including 802.11n, WiMAX, HSPA and EVDO-HSPA mobile broadband, Bluetooth, and Gigabit LAN. The laptop has optional GPS, two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0/eSATA combo port, a 9-in-1 media card reader, mini DisplayPort and HDMI 1.4 video outputs, and NVIDIA 3DTV Play technology which alows you to “connect your laptop to your 3D-enabled TV and effortlessly project your favorite Blu-ray 3D movies and 3D photo slideshows.”

Regarding design, the notebook has rounded edges, a silver aluminum lid, and black aluminum palmrest.

According to the product specifications the XPS 15 provides a battery life of up to 5 hours and 14 minutes with its standard 6-cell battery or up to 9 hours and 9 minutes with the extended 9-cell unit.

The Dell XPS 15 runs Windows 7 OS and starts at $849.99 at the Dell.com online store.

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Dell Alienware M15x Now with GeForce GTX 460M GPU

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The Dell Alienware M15x 15.6″ gaming laptop is now available in select European and Asian countries with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M video card.

Besides the GTX 460M with 1.5GB of video memory, the Intel Core i3/i5/i7-powered M15x is available with the old GeForce GTX 260M, GT 240M, ATI Radeon HD 5730, and HD 5850.

According to Dell UK, the 460M option is £205 ($330) more expensive than the basic GT 240M.

The Alienware M15x in the US is still shipping with old GPUs only.

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Dell Inspiron iM501R 15.6″ Mainstream Laptop Available Now

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The Dell Inspiron iM501R (M501R) 15.6-inch mainstream AMD-based laptop is now available, including a model with a quad-core CPU.

There are two configurations offered by Amazon – the Dell Inspiron iM501R-1459MRB and iM501R-2272MRB. The iM501R-1459MRB features the AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320 2.1GHz processor and integrated graphics, while the iM501R-2272MRB includes the AMD Phenom II Quad-Core P920 1.6GHz CPU and ATI Radeon HD550v 1GB dedicated video card. Both Inspiron R series laptops have 4GB of DDR3 memory, 500GB of hard disk space, a DVD burner, and a 1366×768 display resolution.

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Dell’s iM501R also includes a 1.3MP web camera, Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth in iM501R-2272MRB, three USB ports, an eSATA/USB combo port, a 7-in-1 media card reader, and HDMI and VGA outputs.

The notebooks start at 5.76 pounds with the standard 6-cell battery and run Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

The Dell Inspiron iM501R-1459MRB and iM501R-2272MRB are priced at $579.99 and $763.22, respectively.

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Dell Streak Tablet ‘Available for Purchase in Late July’ in US

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The Dell Streak 5-inch Android OS-based tablet device will be “available for purchase in late July” in the US, according to the product page on the computer maker’s website.

Besides the 800×480-pixel multi-touch LCD covered with damage-resistant Gorilla glass, the half-pound Dell Streak includes GSM/EDGE, UMTS, and HSDPA / HSUPA connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, the 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon (QSD) 8250 processor, a microSD memory card slot for storing users’ data, 512 MB ROM + 512 MB SDRAM + 2 GB non-user accessible MicroSD for system and applications files, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a VGA front-facing camera, and a user-removable battery.

The 6″ wide, 3.1″ high, and 0.4″ thin tablet provides 3G phone functionality with support for SMS and MMS, as well as web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, A-GPS navigation and e-compass, H.263 / H.264, .3GP, MPEG4, and WMV video support, and other features enabled by Google Android multitasking-capable OS.

The US pricing has not been published yet. In the UK, the Streak starts at £449 ($684) and is expected to have a base price of $500 in the US.

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Dell UK Releases Inspiron M101z Ultraportable Laptop

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Dell UK has released the 11.6-inch Inspiron M101z ultraportable laptop, based on AMD’s technology.

The 3.44-pound Dell Inspiron M101z features the AMD Athlon Neo K125 single core or K325 dual core processor, ATI Radeon RS880M integrated graphics, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, up to 320GB hard disk capacity, and a 6-cell battery which provides up to 6 hours and 36 minutes of work time. There is no optical drive.

Its 11.6″ LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

Dell’s M101z also includes a full-width keyboard, 1.3M web camera, stereo speakers, microphone, 802.11n wireless, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 3.0, a SIM card slot, three USB ports, a 3-in-1 media card reader, and VGA and HDMI outputs.

 

The laptop comes in four colors: pink, blue, red, and black.

The Dell Inspiron M101z runs Windows 7 Home Premium OS and is available via Dell UK site for the starting price of £379 ($586). We have no info on its availability in the US.

UPDATE: The laptop is available now in the US for $449.99 at Dell.com.

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Dell Streak Tablet Now on Sale in U.S.

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The Dell Streak 5-inch Android tablet with 3G cell phone functionality is now available for purchase in the US.

The Streak is sold for use on AT&T network only. It starts at $299.99 with 2-year AT&T contract activation or $549 without the contract.

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Dell Alienware M15x and M17x Updated with Core i5/i7 CPUs

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Dell has updated the Alienware M15x and M17x gaming laptops, which now both include Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors.

The 15.6-inch M15x and 17-inch M17x are configurable with the dual core i5-520M, i5-540M and i7-620M CPUs, as well with the quad core i7-720QM, i7-820QM and i7-920XM chips. The quad core processors had been already available on the Alienware M15x, while the M17x is additionally offered with the older Core 2 Duo CPUs.

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Regarding graphics, the M15x comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M 512MB or GeForce GTX 260M 1GB dedicated video cards, whereas the M17x GPU options include single or dual GTX 260M, dual GTX 280M 1GB or single or dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 1GB.

The Core i5/i7-powered Alienware M15x and M17x start at $1,199 and $1,799, respectively, at the Dell online store.

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Dell Latitude 13 Business Ultraportable Announced

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Dell announced today the Latitude 13 business ultraportable, “the world’s thinnest 13-inch commercial client laptop”.

The Dell Latitude 13 features various corporate-class technologies, such as remote manageability, desktop virtualization through certification from Citrix and VMware, full disk encryption, and Trusted Platform Module (TPM), as well as Dell ImageDirect service which “lets IT create, update and deploy system images 24/7 from a secure online location.”

Dell’s laptop supports mobile broadband connectivity and 802.11g/n WiFi, and features optional solid state drives, optional external Blu-ray drive, and built-in webcam and microphone.

Dell also announced addition of the Intel Core i5 and i7 dual-core processors to the Precision M6500 17″ mobile workstation. The M6500 is currently available with the quad-core Core i7 CPUs.

The Latitude 13 and the dual-core Precision M6500 will be available for order in the coming weeks, the PC maker says.

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