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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