The Inspiron 518 desktop, available immediately at www.dell.ca, is designed for everyday family multi-media activities, be it catching up on favourite TV shows via the Internet, playing online games, and storing and accessing music playlists and digital images.
As with Dell’s recently announced Studio laptops, the Studio Hybrid was designed to enhance personal expression and creative living. Dell’s smallest desktop PC, about the size of a collegiate dictionary, can fit just about anywhere. Depending on the location or decor, the Studio Hybrid can be set up in a vertical or horizontal orientation, and be personalized with a choice of seven optional, interchangeable external finishes or colour sleeves: Bamboo, Emerald, Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Slate, and Topaz.
With a starting price of $529 CAN, the petite PC has the performance to take on the digitally enlightened user’s everyday activities like creating mash-ups, content for personal web pages, editing and uploading videos and digital photo albums. The Studio Hybrid is at home in the living room, fitting easily into entertainment centres, and connecting to HD TVs via a standard HDMI port. When the Studio Hybrid is paired with an optional wireless keyboard, it can be used to easily flip back and forth from watching a favorite broadcast TV show or sporting event to checking online stats, sending email, looking at digital pictures, etc. on the TV. Customers can configure a Studio Hybrid with variety of optional technologies and peripherals to make it truly unique, like:
- Wi-Fi networking - allows people to place the PC anywhere that’s convenient for them.
- Wireless keyboard and mouse help ensure a clean desktop, counter top or coffee table.
- Blu-Ray Disc drive for watching high-definition DVDs.
- TV tuner that enables users to watch, pause and record live TV:
The Dell Studio Hybrid is about 80 percent smaller than the typical desktop minitower, and uses up to 70 percent less energy. In addition to being extremely energy efficient and Energy Star 4.0 compliant, the Studio Hybrid’s unique packaging was designed to be environmentally responsible:
- Reduced packing materials 30 percent by weight.
- Packing materials are also 95 percent recyclable.
- Reduced printed documentation 75 percent by weight.
- System recycling kit is included.
The Studio Hybrid is available today on www.dell.ca/hybrid and will be featured in select retailers later this fall.
Inspiron: Simple, Yet Smart PCs for the Family
Dell also expanded its Inspiron family with the addition of the Inspiron 518 desktop and Inspiron 13 laptop. Both systems deliver solid performance and smart style at a great value.
The Inspiron 13 laptop is a great choice for back to school shoppers looking for a smaller, lighter, more efficient mobile PC. With a starting weight of just under 5 pounds, the Inspiron 13 combines a simple and clean design encased in glossy Pacific blue with black trim. Smart features include a 13-inch high definition display, capacitive touch media buttons, 8-in-1 media card reader and slot-load DVD drive. Optional features include built-in wireless networking, built-in webcam and Bluetooth connectivity. Fully configurable systems will be available on www.dell.ca on a global basis later this summer.
The Inspiron 518 desktop features a gloss-black exterior with chrome accents. Families will appreciate the top media tray with two easy-access USB ports for quick MP3 player syncing and cell-phone charging. It provides performance to meet the most typical family PC activities, like faster networking connections with Gigabit Ethernet, DX10 integrated graphics for casual gaming, optional 500GB hard drive for storing digital images and music libraries, and optional quad core processors. The Inspiron 518 starts at $459 CAN, and is available immediately on www.dell.ca. [July 30, 2008]
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