Dell brings 2G Core i, swappable covers to Inspiron laptops
A kick up the R series
Dell has updated its Inspiron R laptop line, decking the 14in, 15in and 17in machines out not only with a vast selection of clip on, clip off lids but also Intel's second-gen Core i processors.
Screen resolution increases as you move up the line: 1280 x 720 for the 14in, 1366 x 768 for the 15-incher and 1600 x 900 for the 17in notebook.
Almost all of them are driven by the GPU built into the Intel CPUs, but some models come with AMD Radeon HD 5470 graphics, others with Nvidia GeForce GT525M chippery.
A variety of Core i3 and i5, plus either 3GB or 4GB of 1333MHz DDR 3 complete the basic spec. Hard drive sizes run from 320GB to 640GB.
802.11n at 2.4GHz with 1x2 antennae is the standard Wi-Fi config on all machines, Bluetooth too, and a 1Mp webcam.
Dell hasn't announced UK prices yet, but US buyers are being charged between $550 and $900, depending on spec. ®
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