The Dell Inspiron 1525 low cost consumer 15.4-inch laptop is now available for purchase in the United States. It has a new design that is “25 percent smaller, thinner and almost a half a pound lighter” than its Inspiron 1520 predecessor.
The Dell Inspiron 1525 is based on the Intel “Santa Rosa” notebook platform and comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Pentium or a Celeron processor and the GMA X3100 integrated graphics. Unlike the 1520, the 1525 is not configurable with a dedicated video card. The laptop supports up to 4GB of system memory and ships with up to 250GB hard drive at 5,400rpm, as well as with a Combo optical drive or a DVD burner. The 15.4″ display of the Inspiron 1525 provides a resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels.
Regarding communications, there are an 802.11a/b/g wireless connection, optional support for 802.11n standard, Enternet LAN port, 56K modem, and an optional Bluetooth, as well as the mobile broadband EVDO Rev. A and HSDPA options.
The Windows Vista-powered Inspiron 1525 has an optionally built-in web camera, four USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, an 8-in-1 media card reader, a Firewire port, and HDMI, S-Video, and VGA outputs.
It starts at 5.9 pounds, which is less than 1520’s minimal weight of 6.4lbs, and features eight chassis color choices, as well as four new patterns.
The basic Dell Inspiron 1525 configuration with a Celeron CPU, 512MB of RAM, and an 80GB hard drive is priced at $499 and is available through the PC maker’s online store.
Dell is also expected to release the Inspiron 1526, based on AMD’s processor technology.