Dell Launches Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, 'Fashionable' Inspiron 15R and 17R Laptops

Paul Lilly

The very last thing in the world students heading out into summer vacation want to think about right now is the fact they'll have to go back to school in a few months. Parents, however, know the back-to-school season is coming, and they're the ones Dell is pitching its "tailored line-up of Inspiron laptops" to, including Dell's first Inspiron Ultrabook model, the 14z.

Dell's 14z rolls off the lot with a Core i3 processor, though you can upgrade to a Core i5 or Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor before driving it home. It's only Dell's second Ultrabook model, joining the XPS 13, and it sports a brushed aluminum finish in Moon Silver or (later this summer) Fire Red. A baseline build weighs 4.12 pounds and measures 0.83 inches at its chunkiest point. And if that's too big, Dell also announced a 13-inch version (13z) that weighs 3.81 pounds. Pricing starts at $700 for the 14z and $600 for the 13z.

In addition to Ultrabooks, Dell today rolled out new Inspiron 15R and 17R laptops with high definition displays and a variety of processor, memory, and storage options. They also feature optional color SWITCH lids, Intel Wireless Display technology, and Waves MaxxAudio 3 sound processing. Special Edition versions up the ante with Full HD displays, Blu-ray options, Skullcandy speakers, and Nvidia graphics options (17R). Pricing starts at $550 for the 15R ($900 for the Special Edition) and $600 for the 17R ($1,300 for Special Edition).

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