Dell announces second AMD-based notebook

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 07 2006 @ 16:07 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Dell today announced the Inspiron 1501, a new notebook computer for consumers and small businesses, with enhanced features that elevate value for everyday entertainment and productivity. The company also announced the Latitude 131L, an equally sleek new notebook for small business customers interested in productivity and performance. The new notebooks are the first from Dell to offer innovative mobile processor technologies from AMD.

The Inspiron 1501 packs features and performance previously reserved for higher-end Dell notebooks including a 15.4-inch widescreen display and the power of optional dual-core processing. The silver and white Inspiron 1501 carries the Windows Vista Capable1 designation.

The Latitude 131L notebook is designed to help small businesses increase productivity, access to data and enhance employee collaboration while on the move. The new Latitude notebook is highly customizable and at first includes a 15.4-inch wide-aspect display, with either AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology or a Mobile Sempron processor and up to three-year Next Business Day Onsite Service and support.

The Inspiron 1501 comes with the following new customer benefits—many of which are normally featured in more expensive systems:
  • AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology as an option; prices start at $649 (USD)
  • Mobile AMD Sempron processor is standard; prices start at $549 (USD)
  • Integrated wireless networking
  • Standard with 512MB shared memory and 60GB hard drive; customers can upgrade to 2GB memory and 120GB hard drive
  • Minimum 512 MB of shared3 memory and a 60GB hard drive
  • New integrated graphics with up to 256 MB of HyperMemory performance enabling excellent entertainment and casual gaming experiences
  • Standard 3-in-1 media card reader easily transfers digital files from cameras and MP3 players
  • A 15.4-inch widescreen display with optional TrueLife technology
  • Wide aspect screens which can provide up to 30 percent more viewable area over standard aspect XGA display
  • Corel Snapfire Plus SE helps customers manage all of their digital photos and video clips. It helps them create, edit, organize and share photos and projects such as calendars, greeting cards and scrapbooks to enjoy with family and friends.
  • Latitude 131L features also deliver excellent gains in productivity compared to previous models with technology advances including:
  • AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology as an option; prices start at $899
  • Mobile AMD Sempron processor is standard; prices start at $629
  • Integrated graphics options
  • Wide-aspect Displays
  • Windows Vista Capable
  • Manage your settings easily with Dell QuickSet software
  • Optional CompleteCare Accidental Damage Service


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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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