Dell Debuts New XPS & Inspiron 9300 laptops

From the press release:

Inspiron XPS Gen 2

Take the LAN party on the road with the second generation of Dell’s Inspiron XPS gaming notebook. With a full range of personalization options, the XPS Gen 2 allows customers to distract and intimidate the competition. Additional features of the Inspiron XPS Gen 2 include:

— Starting price of $2,749 at 8.6 pounds.

— 17-inch TrueLife widescreen display.

— Powered with NVIDIA’s never-before-seen 256MB GeForce Go 6800 Ultra graphics card, available today only through Dell.

— Dedicated support queue for XPS customers and a graphics upgrade path. Dell’s technology promise to provide customer with an optional graphics upgrade if a new graphics card is introduced.

— Completely redesigned black and silver chassis with LED perimeter lighting in 16 different colors, customizable via the XPS interface of Dell’s power management application, QuickSet.

— Transparent personalization cover easily snaps on to the notebook’s brushed-metal lid with included game imagery from Guild Wars, City of Villains and CSI.

— Dell MediaDirect for quick access to multimedia content from a hibernation, standby or powered-off mode via the front-and-center navigation keys.

— Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 support for easy access to movies, music and photos.

— For more information about the Inspiron XPS, please visit

Dell XPS Front

Dell XPS Front

Dell XPS Back

Dell XPS Back – Notice the DVI output

Dell Inspiron 9300

Dell customers will soon be able to take their basketball game broadcasts and a host of other multimedia content on the go. Dell’s 17-inch entertainment powerhouse will be available just in time for March Madness allowing users an up close and personal view of each free-throw shot. Additional features of the Inspiron 9300 include:

— Starting price of $1,599 at 7.85 pounds.

— 17-inch widescreen notebook available in either XGA+ or UXGA TrueLife.

— Front-and-center navigation keys with Dell MediaDirect to provide customers with easy and quick access multimedia content.

— Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and USB 2.0 TV Tuner options for simplified multimedia content management.

— Wide range of configurability and connectivity options to meet consumers’ needs, including:

        --  Standard 64MB graphics card, configurable up to 256MB.        --  Availability of Intel Pentium M processors up to 2.1            GHz and dual channel 533MHz DDR2 memory up to 2GB.

— Multiple ports, including support for DVI, S-Video, IEEE 1394 and up to six USB connections allows the Inspiron 9300 to work seamlessly with a host of peripheral products.

Dell Inspiron 9300

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