Dell unleashes sleek Studio laptops

If there’s one thing affordable consumer laptops don’t do well, it’s usually design. Dell has attempted to challenge that notion with its new Studio 15 and Studio 17 laptops, which both start at less than $1,000 and feature sleek enclosures, colored display lids, and slot-loading DVD drives.

For $799 and up, the Studio 15 offers a 15″ 1280×800 display, Core 2 Duo processors clocked as high as 2.5GHz, up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM, up to 250GB of storage space, and optional AMD Radeon HD 3450 graphics. The Studio 17 builds upon that formula with a 17″, 1440×900 display, as many as two 320GB hard drives, optional Radeon HD 3650 graphics, and a $999 starting price. The two systems weigh at least 6.11 and 7.87 lbs (2.8 and 3.6 kg), respectively, and they both feature capacitive media keys, optional LED-backlit displays, and optional Blu-ray drives.

Dell claims it designed the two systems for “self-expression and creative living,” and it lets customers choose between eight different lid colors, from the passably elegant “Midnight Blue” and “Spring Green” to the outright-garish “Flamingo Pink.” Dell lists a ship date of July 11 for both systems, but it says the machines “will be available at Best Buy and Staples stores in the next few days.”

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    • crose
    • 11 years ago

    *[<6.11 and 7.87 lbs (2.8 and 3.6 kg)<]* That is sooo 2005.. I won't touch anything lighter than 2kg..

      • thecoldanddarkone
      • 11 years ago

      Ya, because tons of 15.4 laptops are 4.4 pounds…

    • ostiguy
    • 11 years ago

    Creative living…

    …starting at 6.11lbs…

    … for weightlifters.

    • Tumbleweed
    • 11 years ago

    Fewer options on the 17″ than on the 15″? Weird.

    • onlycodered
    • 11 years ago

    Wow. Those actually look really nice. The integrated webcam and mic look very simlar to those of the MacBooks.

      • SGT Lindy
      • 11 years ago

      Yeah abut with Vista:( Also why no 13 or 14 inch. Sorry 15 inch is just to dam big for me. I want something small. If I want a big monitor/keyboard well I will plug one in. Oh and get with DVI please!

        • thecoldanddarkone
        • 11 years ago

        It’s got hdmi…

    • zqw
    • 11 years ago

    Many Dells (and other OEMs) have a very limited selection of anti-glare screens. Most people I know hate glossy screens because of glare, but apparently we’re in the minority?

      • Heiwashin
      • 11 years ago

      You can always sand a glossy screen to a duller finish.

    • continuum
    • 11 years ago

    Good to know they include decent screen options!

    Easily $1500 once you add a 3yr warranty and whatnot though… I wonder what chassis these are built on.

      • nagashi
      • 11 years ago

      Looks like the xps 1530 chasis to me for the 15″, not sure about that 17″

    • continuum
    • 11 years ago

    Good to know they include decent high-resolution screen options!

      • adisor19
      • 11 years ago

      Seriously ! Apple should learn a thing or two from Dell !

      Adi

    • nagashi
    • 11 years ago

    15.4″ screen at 1920×1200 and an ati card for just over $1000. NICE. I might just have to bite by end of summer.

      • matthewcollin
      • 11 years ago

      Indeed! Too bad there’s no WSXGA option. Having had both WUXGA and XGA+ screen notebooks, I find the WSXGA screen on my Asus the best compromise between real estate and comfort. Especially in a 15.4in model.

        • A_Pickle
        • 11 years ago

        And an illuminated keyboard… AND HDMI output (that last one is a just in case).

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