Feeds

Dell offers dual-core desktop replacement rig

Monster Core Duo-equipped Inspiron 9400 goes on sale

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

Dell has unveiled its first Core Duo-based notebook, the Inspiron 9400. The 17in-widescreen monster is a Centrino-branded machine, and ships with either a 1.83GHz Core Duo T2400 CPU or a 1.67GHz Core Solo T1300 chip. Upgrades to the Core Duo T2300, T2500 and T2600 processors are available on a build-to-order basis.

The basic box contains 1GB of 667MHz DDR 2 SDRAM, an Nvidia GeForce Go 7800 Ultra graphics chip with 256MB of DDR video memory, and an 8x DVD±RW optical drive. The display is a 1920 x 1200 job. The Core Solo model ships with an 80GB HDD; the Core Duo system a 100GB unit.

Both versions incorporate the usual 56Kbps modem and - since the 9400 is a Centrino box - an Intel ProWireless 3945abg 802.11a/b/g wireless adaptor. Bluetooth isn't part of the basic spec, but you can add a Bluetooth 2.0 module as an extra. Wired 10/100Mbps networking is built in, along with six USB 2.0 ports, DVI-D, VGA, a FireWire connector, S-video output and a five-in-one memory card reader.

Dell claims the 9400 delivers 3.2 hours' battery life. The 9400 weighs 3.6kg and measures 41.5 x 39.4 x 28.8cm. Pricing starts at £1,249 for the Core Solo model, rising to £1,449 for the T2400-equipped version and £1,966 for the full monty. ®

Dell Inspiron 9400 Core Duo notebook

Boost IT visibility and business value

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.