Dell introduces Inspiron 5150 notebook

Available with the Inspiron 5150 in the United States, the new Mobile Intel Pentium  4 processor at 3.06GHz with HT can enable customers to do more tasks in less time. The technology makes efficient use of processing power by utilizing moments of idle cycles that allow for the processor to work on more than one processor request simultaneously.

“The addition of Hyper-Threading Technology to the Inspiron 5150 is another example of the closing performance and functionality gap between notebook and desktop computers,” said Jay Parker, director of notebook marketing at Dell. “It provides the capability for an additional level of productivity while maintaining portability.”

Consumers can expect better overall performance while running multiple computing tasks when using the HT-enabled Inspiron notebook. For example, a customer can now convert a video clip from one format to another while watching a DVD without interruption. Or, users can convert their CD collection to a digital format while enjoying a CPU-intensive game without sacrificing frame rate.

Starting at $1,599, an HT-enabled Inspiron 5150 includes Mobile Intel Pentium 4 at 3.06GHz with Hyper-Threading Technology, 256MB of RAM, 30GB hard drive and 8X DVD optical drive.

Additional technical information

  • Mobile Intel Pentium  4 processor at 3.06GHz1 with Hyper-Threading Technology with 533 MHz front side bus
  • Up to 2GB DDR SDRAM 333MHz
  • Displays of 15-inch SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) or 15-inch Dell UltraSharpT  UXGA Display (1600 x 1200)
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200, 32MB or 64MB
  • Integrated 56K capable v. 92 modem, 10/100 Ethernet, optional integrated Wi-Fi  (802.11b/g, 802.11a/b/g) capability
  • Fixed-Optical Drives: 8X DVD, 24X CD-RW / DVD combination drives, or 4X DVD+RW/+R
  • Hard Drives of 30GB, 40GB or 60GB
  • Ports include two USB 2.0, one S-Video Out, one IEEE 1394
  • One PC Card slot
  • 12-cell 96Watt Hour Lithium Ion battery
  • Microsoft  Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional
  • WordPerfect  Productivity Pack, WordPerfect  Office 11, Microsoft Works Suite 2003, Microsoft Office XP Small Business or Microsoft Office XP Professional
  • Optional External USB Floppy Drive

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