Dell’s Studio 14z Notebook Takes Aim at Students

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Computer maker Dell has announced its new Dell Studio 14z notebook computer, which the company is touting as the perfect notebook “for online generation”—meaning kids who’ve grown up with the Internet as part of their lives. The Studio 14z offers an HD screen, up to 500 GB in storage, dual headphone jacks for media sharing, and will be available in six eye-catching colors to appeal to young people and students of all stripes.

“Young people have grown up with the Internet and can find almost everything they need online,” said Dell’s VP for global consumer sales and marketing Michael Tatelman, in a statement. “They want a slim, easy-to-carry laptop and like the choice of a larger hard drive over an optical drive. The Studio 14z has the storage and speed that most people need, and it comes with color options that let them truly express who they are.”

The Studio 14z sports a somewhat unusual 14-inch display, offering a 16:9 aspect ratio and supporting either 720p or 900p resolution video (so, either 1,280 by 720 or 1,600 by 900 pixels) driven by an Nvidia 9400M graphics controller. The notebook also packs a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, accommodates up to 500 GB in hard drive storage, and offers HDMI and DisplayPort output for connecting up to HDTVs or external displays. The system also offers a 1.3 megapixel Webcam, a 4 Watt SRS sound system with discrete tweeters and dual headphone jacks, an optional 8-in-1 media card reader, 801.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking, an eSATA port, two USB 2.0 ports, optional Bluetooth, and a 6 cell battery (an 8 cell option is also available). Customers can also opt for an optional external DVD±RW or Blu-ray drive.

The Studio 14z is available now online in black, blue, green, purple, red, and “Promise Pink” in the U.S. and Canada with prices starting at $649. The Promise Pink edition results in a $5 donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation.

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