Dell adds new notebook PCs to boost consumer sales

Dell introduced new notebook computers on Tuesday available in eight different colors with advanced features as it tries to grab a bigger slice of the consumer PC market.

The world's second-largest personal computer maker also launched its first consumer PC to use flash memory instead of a traditional hard-disk drive to store data. The lightweight laptop comes with a modest 32 gigabytes of data storage space.

Dell's new notebooks, to be unveiled at an event at Macy's flagship store in Herald Square in New York, come in colors with names such as flamingo pink, sunshine yellow, alpine white, ruby red, jet black, midnight blue and espresso.

An entry-level version of the notebook PC costs $749 and is available from Tuesday.

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"Dell adds new notebook PCs to boost consumer sales"

Uh yeah.. why else would a company add a new product except to boost consumer sales?

"Dell adds new notebook PC's"

I'm impressed with these, both in design and in capability. Dell has made large strides towards making the new XPS line look like plausible professional hardware...at least, the black or grey versions.

The thing that confuses me is why is it that i can get a better video card in an inspiron laptop then an xps laptop. The 8600gt is only available in the inspiron.

I dont know IF i want a smaller pc with an led display and less pwoerfull over all or a 15.4 inch display with a regular display but more pwoerfull over all.

you can't compare the two. one is obviously made more for gaming than the other. for people who want portability and the ability to lightly game. the xps is a great solution. as a competitor with an asus w7s and sony sz's. it's a great alternative and being cheaper aswell. (i own a w7j and am very impressed with the m1330)

I am curious how the 8600GT compares to the 7800 gtx...without going to the 8950 (or w/e) which is a big jump in price, theres nothing i have seen yet that is better most laptops offer 7900gs which isnt as good...so hopefully they will be getting better vid cards now! 30 days left on this laptop warranty, time for a new one!

After a quick search, it looks like the 8600GT might be on par with 7800gtx, maybe little better or a little worse, but right around the same...so not really yet worth the upgrade for me dang!

Looks like nobody knows lol. The one review I saw showed the 8600 gt about double the speed of the 8400gs . Do you guys think double the speed is worth the extra $100. Keep in mind that both can be used to adda blue ray drive if configured.

yudi_lks said,
I believe they have different memory size (128 and 256)..... But as barefeats has tested, the performance gain does not justify the price... But hey, if you have some dollars to spend, just take the 256 MB one...

What's your screen size and resolution BTW?

15.4 and 1440 x 900

I dont know wich gpu to chose. I just saw a benchmark where the 8600gt scored 3,000 something points and the 8400m scored 1456 in 3dmark 06

I dont know if I should buy the 8600 gt $100 dollars is alot of extra money but those scores are alot higher.

Anybody have any other reviews of these two new processors?

Hmm Cool I just configured a green inspiron with a 15.4 screen and 1440 x 900 resolution with 2 gigs ram 160 gig hdd and core 2 duo 5250 processor and nvidia 8600gt gpu for $1668 thats not a bad price.

I think I might get one :)

IS the 8600gt worth the $100 more then the 8400 gs?

I believe they have different memory size (128 and 256)..... But as barefeats has tested, the performance gain does not justify the price... But hey, if you have some dollars to spend, just take the 256 MB one...

What's your screen size and resolution BTW?

Prices look good, components look good. But the laptops themselves look like cheap plastic. I wish Dell would offer some sort of upgrade to the case itself. I would pay for it a s an option if they would offer some sort of composite material. Carbon fiber, magnesium anything

rcepek said,
Prices look good, components look good. But the laptops themselves look like cheap plastic. I wish Dell would offer some sort of upgrade to the case itself. I would pay for it a s an option if they would offer some sort of composite material. Carbon fiber, magnesium anything

actually, the new cases are magnesium alloy, I have NO idea why it is not featured on the site. But it is in all the material they have trained thier representatives with