Hands On With Dell's New Inspiron, XPS Notebooks

Earlier today we introduced you to the new of Inspirons and now we have a few snaps of what they, and the XPS notebooks look like up close.

Although the new additions to the XPS line are elegantly designed, it looks like the Inspirons got the short end of the stick when it comes to visual appeal.

M1330 with fingerprint reader and LED back-lit display

The XPS M1330 comes in several different configurations one of which includes a 2MP Webcam option that is only available with a CCFL-lit LCD (pictured above). If you’re OK with sacrificing some video quality and switching to a VGA camera, an optional LED backlit LCD will shave a few millimeters off the overall thickness and save some battery.

Your eyes don’t deceive you, that’s HDMI out. (CCFL display)

The matte finish is attractive and resistant to fingerprints and smudges.


– Up to 4GB of RAM
– 120 – 250GB HDD, 32GB SSD
– 802.11 a/b/g/n
– Discreet graphics: GeForce Go 8400M GS
– HDMI out
– Under 4lbs

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Next we took a look at the 17-inch Inspirons, the 1720 and 1721.

These behemoths come with full-size keyboards and numerical pads. They are extremely comfortable to type on.

Other features include an insane 500GB of storage space in RAID, up to 4GB of RAM, 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, high-end graphics cards and integrated wireless broadband.

Comes in eight colors.

Back-lit media buttons

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Dell’s revamped monitors and new Inspiron desktops also made an appearance.

Mmm, brushed aluminum.