Dell releases Inspiron 5150 notebook

Starting at $1,549, the Inspiron 5150 is powered by the new Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor at 3.06 GHz. Intel’s new mobile processor combines desktop class performance with mobile power management features, including Intel’s Enhanced SpeedStep technology. The result is portable computing power that surpasses the 3GHz speed barrier with lower power requirements that deliver up to approximately four hours of battery life. The Inspiron 5150 also includes multimedia features such as ATI MobilityTM RADEONTM 9000 Graphics (32MB or 64MB) and crisp, bright 15-inch displays.

“Our customers want a powerful combination of usability and value,” said John Hamlin, senior vice president and general manager of Dell’s U.S. Consumer Business. “The Inspiron 5150 delivers on both like never before.

The Inspiron 5150 easily manages digital-content editing for such media as music, photos and movies, and effortlessly handles office-productivity applications. Transferring large amounts of data or multimedia files is quick work with two USB 2.0 ports and an IEEE 1394 port. Staying connected, either at home or out and about, is straightforward via integrated modem, Ethernet and optional integrated wireless solutions (802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g).

The new notebook’s base configuration includes Microsoft’s Windows XP Home Edition operating system, WordPerfect Productivity Pack, Dell Juke Box powered by MUSICMATCHTM for listening to digital music, Dell Picture Studio  for processing and sharing digital photos, a six month membership to America Online, DellNet by MSN or Earthlink, in addition to a 90-day introductory subscription offer to Dell’s SecurityCenter. Dell SecurityCenter, powered by Network Associate’s McAfee anti-virus technology, is a collection of applications designed to provide customers comprehensive protection against Internet threats, such as unauthorized access by hackers, viruses and inappropriate content.

Additional technical information

  • Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor at GHz, 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)
  • ATI Mobility RADEON 9000, 32MB or 64MB
  • Integrated 56K7 capable v. 92 modem, 10/100 Ethernet, optional integrated Wi-Fi capability
  • Fixed-Optical Drives: 8X DVD, 24X CD-RW / DVD combination drives, or 2X DVD+RW/+R8
  • 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, Microsoft Works Suite 2003, Microsoft Office XP Small Business or Microsoft Office XP Professional
  • Optional External USB Floppy Drive

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