Dell updates Inspirons with desktop-processor notebooks

Dell Computer is embracing what it calls the "desktop alternative" notebook, releasing two new models in the U.S. Monday. The Inspiron 5100 and the Inspiron 1100 both feature desktop processors from Intel.

Notebook vendors have demonstrated that consumers are willing to sacrifice mobility and battery life in a performance notebook that they can use around the home, at the expense of overall desktop sales. Dell sold a fixed configuration notebook with a desktop processor last year, but discontinued it due to its customers' preference for configuration options.

The Inspiron 5100, revealed last week on Dell U.K.'s Web site, offers users the choice of four desktop Pentium 4 processors from Intel at clock speeds up to 2.8GHz.

The 5100 is available with integrated 802.11b wireless Internet access capability for an additional US$49. A base configuration with a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 processor, a 14-inch display, 256M byte of memory, a 30G-byte hard drive, a DVD-ROM drive, two USB (universal serial bus) 2.0 ports and a IEEE1394 port costs US$1,199.

The 1100 is a low-end machine with a 2.0GHz Intel Celeron processor. A base configuration with the Celeron processor, a 14-inch display, 128M bytes of memory, a 20G-byte hard drive, a CD-ROM drive, and two USB 2.0 ports costs US$899.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Tom Krazit.

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?