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Dell Inspiron R Line Gets Core i3/i5 and Intel WiDi

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The summer has barely begun but already the team at Dell is reminding students that back-to-school season is only just around the corner.

This past weekend Dell announced that its new Inspiron R laptops are making their way to the U.S. in time for back-to-school shopping. Already available in other parts of the world, the Inspiron R comes in 14-, 15-, and 17-inch flavors and packs options for Intel's Core i3 or i5 mobile CPUs; HD displays across the board; up to 1GB for ATI graphics; up to 8GB of DDR3; up to 640GB of HDD storage; integrated webcam; and a dedicated number pad on the 15- and 17-inch models.

Available in Mars Black, Peacock Blue, Tomato Red or Lotus Pink, pricing starts at $449 (available through Fry's from June 25), but you can expect that to jump quite a bit once you start customizing for better specs.

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    sliem , June 21, 2010 8:11 PM
    Need more detail on the $449. Let me guess:
    1GB RAM, 160GB HDD.

    Not good.
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    danwat1234 , June 21, 2010 8:26 PM
    What's Wi-Di?
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    saaiello , June 21, 2010 8:34 PM
    danwat1234What's Wi-Di?

    WiDi is short for wireless display. You can get Wi-Fi routers that can hook up to an HDTV to display your desktop.
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    DjEaZy , June 21, 2010 8:37 PM
    ... no fullsize keyboard? I mean, no numpad? I pas...
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    DjEaZy , June 21, 2010 8:40 PM
    ... oops... somehow i skipped the 15'' & 17'' models... but I pas anyway...
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    chickenhoagie , June 22, 2010 12:36 AM
    sliemNeed more detail on the $449. Let me guess:1GB RAM, 160GB HDD.Not good.

    let us not forget how great the quality of dell laptops are!.......................*cough*
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    edeawillrule , June 22, 2010 12:53 AM
    Too...

    Much...

    GLOSS!!!

    *runs away screaming*
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    lauxenburg , June 22, 2010 1:48 AM
    SAAIELLOWiDi is short for wireless display. You can get Wi-Fi routers that can hook up to an HDTV to display your desktop.


    In other words, you think you are too cool for wires.
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    lauxenburg , June 22, 2010 1:49 AM
    edeawillruleToo...Much...GLOSS!!!*runs away screaming*


    Ah my teach has one of them. They are the cheapest looking pieces of crap I have ever seen. It seems that if I leaned on it a bit too much, there is a great possibility I crush it in half.
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    Anonymous , June 22, 2010 1:49 AM
    Not good, what do you want for $449, it's a whole lot better than what others are offering for that price.
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    lolsir , June 22, 2010 5:12 AM
    Enuff of this upto bs we want into with atleast 6gb ram 500gb wit good gc and price of 500 dollars :) 
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    joytech22 , June 22, 2010 5:33 AM
    Screw manufacturers, overcharge their products..
    But i gotta say, the 1GB dedicated VRAM did sound nice!
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    dEAne , June 22, 2010 5:43 AM
    1Gb with 160Gb is like the second hand stuff.
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    pojih , June 22, 2010 8:51 AM
    LoL 8gb of ram and 640 of HDD space? Really? hehe.. I'd rather have half of the ram and double the amount of hdd... but maybe thats just me
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    rubberjohnson , June 22, 2010 10:09 AM
    SAAIELLOWiDi is short for wireless display. You can get Wi-Fi routers that can hook up to an HDTV to display your desktop.

    Jane you probably should have mentioned that little tidbit in the article :) 
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    jkflipflop98 , June 22, 2010 10:21 AM
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Intel+WiDi&l=1
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    Djhg2000 , June 23, 2010 2:18 PM
    chickenhoagielet us not forget how great the quality of dell laptops are!.......................*cough*


    Let me just say I'm typing this on a 5+ year old Dell Inspiron 6000.
    It's getting a bit worn out, but any laptop that survives the 5 year mark of constant day-to-day use without any major hardware failure is a good laptop in my book.
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    edeawillrule , June 23, 2010 7:50 PM
    djhg2000Let me just say I'm typing this on a 5+ year old Dell Inspiron 6000.It's getting a bit worn out, but any laptop that survives the 5 year mark of constant day-to-day use without any major hardware failure is a good laptop in my book.


    Dell's current laptops are not anywhere near the quality that they were when your Inspiron was new. It's quite sad. I've always sworn by Dell and I still do, but if they keep going on this path of making their laptops so glossy, plasticy, and poorly constructed I'll have to start recommending other brands like ASUS.
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    magnumfinger , June 26, 2010 2:16 PM
    sliemNeed more detail on the $449. Let me guess:1GB RAM, 160GB HDD.Not good.


    Latest updates is now available! Dell Inspiron R Impressions
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    Anonymous , July 16, 2010 1:23 PM
    pls send the location dell inspiron intel corei3 graphics update file