Dell intros Latitude D500 and Inspiron 500m

Both the Latitude D500 and the Inspiron 500m feature the new Intel® Pentium® M processor and start at prices of less than $1,200.

Featuring a sleek moonlight silver design, the Inspiron 500m notebook computer is designed for small businesses, students and consumers who demand powerful mobile computing and connectivity.

The Inspiron 500m supports Intel’s Centrino® Mobile Technology capability, and features impressive battery life – up to four hours – in an easy-to-carry form factor that delivers seamless wireless connectivity options. Customers can choose Intel’s Pro/Wireles 2100 (802.11b) for $49, Dell’s TrueMobileTM 1300 (802.11b/g)2 for $69 or TrueMobile 1400 (802.11a/b/g)2 for $89 as wireless solutions, as well as integrated Bluetooth capability at the time of purchase for $49.

Weighing less than 5.5 pounds3, the Inspiron 500m is a powerful notebook that can handle photo editing, music management, productivity applications or DVD viewing. Optional integrated wireless solutions enable users to stay connected in public wireless hotspots such as coffee shops, student unions and airports.4 In addition, two USB 2.0 ports make transferring bulky music files and digital picture files quick and efficient.

The notebook, with Venice blue accents, also includes Dell’s QuickSnapTM personalization color kits that snap on and cover the entire LCD back of the notebook. Available for $39.99, colors include Venice Blue, Red Lava, Bamboo, Graphite Swirl and Burlwood.

Starting at $1,199, the Inspiron 500m includes an Intel Pentium M processor at 1.3 GHz, 128 MB DDR shared5 SDRAM, 14.1-inch XGA display, a 20 GB hard drive and one-year limited warranty.6 A configuration with Intel’s Centrino Mobile Technology including an Intel Pentium M processor at 1.4 GHz and Intel Pro/Wireless 2100 wireless (802.11b) card, as well as 256 MB DDR shared SDRAM, 14.1-inch XGA home display, 30GB hard dive, and 24X CD-RW/DVD combination drive is priced at $1,629.

Dell offers a full portfolio of services and support for notebook computer customers, including CompleteCareTM service and Dell’s Home PC Installation8 and/or Wireless Home Network Installation. More information on Inspiron notebooks is available at www.dell.com/inspiron.

About the Latitude D500

The Latitude D500 is the latest member of the recently unveiled Latitude D-Family portfolio, and especially appeals to price-sensitive education customers and small and medium businesses with a networked environment, providing true mobility without sacrificing reliability, flexibility or performance.

Starting at $1,199., the D500 features Intel’s new Centrino Mobile Technology. The D500 comes standard with Intel’s PRO/Wireless 2100 (802.11b) card, or customers can choose Dell’s TrueMobile 1300 (802.11b/g)or TrueMobile 1400 (802.11a/b/g) wireless solutions.

Dell education and business customers consulted in the development of the D-Family notebooks and provided feedback affecting usability, features and form factors. The Latitude D500 features the same user-friendly design elements that are common across the new product line. An improved layout provides easy access to the side module bay, and a bottom docking design, which simplifies cable management.

For desktop functionality and convenience, D500 users have the option of the D/Port advanced port replicator, as well as the new space-saving D/View notebook stand. This unique accessory takes advantage of the new bottom docking port, allowing users to elevate the notebook display to eye-level and making an external monitor optional.

Dell offers a single point of accountability for deployment services to support its Latitude products, which can help save time and effort and allow customers to focus IT resources on more strategic projects. More information about the Latitude D500 and other members of the D-Family can be found at www.dell.com/latitude.

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