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Dell updates Studio 15

Bigger screen and slower processor, but only slightly

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Roughly ten months after it first launched Studio 15, Dell has updated the laptop series with a selection of cherry picked technical modifications.

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Dell's Studio 15: now sports a bigger screen, slower processor and a larger HDD

When the Studio 15 line was originally launched it was based around a 15.4in, 1280 x 800 display and configurable with a range of 2-2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

However, Dell’s latest refinements now mean Studio 15 comes with a slightly larger 15.6in, 720 or 1080p display. But you pay the price for a larger screen with the option to only choose between 2GHz and 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

The Studio 15 previously only came with AMD ATI Radeon Mobility HD 3450 with 256MB of dedicated video Ram. But Dell’s updated range comes with either 256MB or 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 graphics.

Another positive is that Dell’s upped the minimum storage capacity from a 160GB 5400rpm Sata drive to 250GB. The minimum 2GB of dual-channel DDR 2 memory has also been upped to 3GB.

Other differences are minimal. The latest Studio 15 has an integrated 2Mp webcam, an eight-in-one memory card reader, one HDMI port and two USBs.

If you’re willing to stump up the extra cash then you can also opt for a slot-load Blu-ray Disc drive and a backlit keyboard. A whole rainbow of colour options can be sprayed onto the lid too, including red, blue and ‘artistic’ designs.

Dell’s refreshed Studio 15 laptop line is available now online in the UK, with prices starting at £449 ($653/€505) and maxing out at £699 ($1017/€787). ®

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