Following AMD's 2010 Mainstream and Ultrathin laptop platforms announcement, Dell has announced the Inspiron M501R, a 15.6-inch laptop on AMD's Mainstream platform that will feature a quad-core Phenom II X4 CPU. It marks the first quad-core laptop offering from Dell (if you exclude Dell's Core i7-based Alienware m15x gaming monster). Pricing is unknown at this time, but it's a safe bet that the Inspiron M501R will cost a lot less than the M15x when it's released this summer.
As for the Inspiron M501R's appearance, Dell promises "sleek new contours, curved edges, chrome accents and brushed color finishes for the LCD back" and a "smudge-resistant palmrest, a comfortable full-size keyboard with adjacent 10-key numeric keypad and stiff chassis for exceptional reliability and durability." Dell had an Inspiron M501R product page up on its site with some specs listed, but it has since been removed. We expect the Inspiron M501R to return to Dell's site in time for back-to-school shoppers.
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