The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is the latest netbook to get an aftermarket touchscreen. The work of MyDellMini forum member Deldotb, the touchscreen connects via USB and, with Linux drivers easily available, works throughout the netbook system.
Video demos of the Inspiron Mini 9 touchscreen mod after the cut
It's tricky to get excited about Dell's Vostro 1710 notebook, especially when you've already seen the upcoming Inspiron range refresh, but the 17-inch widescreen machine has launched today and we've still got a little while to wait for its glossier cousins. Announced at the beginning of the month, the 1710 is the largest of the new Vostro series (with the 1310 and 1510 having 13-inch and 15-inch displays respectively) and comes with ample choice of RAM (up to 4GB), integrated or discrete Intel graphics, dual hard-drives and Intel's Core 2 Duo T9500 CPUs (up to the 2.6GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB chip). Two screen resolutions are on offer: 1440x900 WXGA+ and 1920x1200 WUXGA.
News of three new ranges of upcoming Dell notebooks has leaked, together with details of the company's new design languages and customization options. The Inspiron 1435, 1535 and 1735 series are all set to launch this year, and reach just 1-inches thick at their slimmest point (rising to 1.5-inches at the hinge). Dell has described the new models as "bringing elements of [the] XPS lineup into reach of mainstream consumers."
Dell have unveiled two custom laptop designs courtesy of artist Mike Ming. The special editions - called Sea Sky and Bunch O Surfers - are based on the Inspiron 1525. As such, they're budget models despite the glossy case graphics, albeit budget models with 3GB of RAM as standard, a minimum of 160GB hard-drive and a choice of Intel Core Duo and Core 2 Duo processors.
Each of those numbers correspond mainly to the available screen sizes with the 1420 having a 14.1-inch screen, the 1520 having a 15.4” screen, and the 1720 having a 17-inch screen. The 1420 and 1520 will now have the T8300 Penryn chip running at 2.4GHz as an option.
Here in the US we merely have rumblings of such a new system being brought to us, with no official announcement, and Dell is based here. But in Australia they actually have the new Dell notebook up for pre-order, what gives?
Today Intel officially announced the availability of Core 2 Duo for mobile platform code named Merom. Manufacturers have been rushing to push their laptop out with this new CPU. So who have been gearing up their laptop with this chip? Dell was one of them who announced it today on their XPS notebooks lineup. According to Dell, the Core 2 Duo will eventually be on their mainstream Inspiron laptop.
Toshiba’s Qosmio G32-AV6600 will uses T2700 Core 2 Duo and loaded with 2GB of DDR2 RAM, GeForce Go 7600 graphics card, 17-inch WUXGA screen and dual 120GB HDD. This Core 2 Duo machine from Toshiba will retails around $3500USD.
Samsung equipped their Q35 and R55 with Core 2 Duo too! The Q35 is going to use T5600 that runs at 1.83Ghz with 12’1-inch screen and integrated GPU. As for R55, it is almost similar to Q35 except it has a dedicated video card (GeForce Go 7600) and 15.5-inch screen.
Alienware (now owned by Dell) is also shooting out their Area-51 and Sentia series that are going to have Core 2 Duo as their CPU.
Dell just launched its latest Dell E1504 laptop, that looks similar to Inspiron 9400 or the latest E1705. This is probably a 15 inch version of the latest Core Duo line of theirs. The E1505 can be customised to the specs of up to a 2.0GHz Core Duo, Windows Media Center Edition 2005, 2GB of DD2 SDRAM, 15.4 inch WSXGA (1680 x 1050) display, 120GB drive and dual layer DVD burner. Not sure when will it come out, but look out for it.
Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and all those irritating family members you really didn’t want at your house have finally gone home. Early in the week Cox Communications unveiled a new whole home DVR solution that was sure to make fans of TV and movies with packed DVRs happy. The service lets you watch and play DVR programs on any TV in your home.