Dell Inspiron 1525 Released

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Dell today has released the Inspiron 1525 into its lineup of laptops. The Inspiron 1525 is a 15.4-inch widescreen notebook that slims down and drops pounds from its predecessor the Inspiron 1520.

The Inspiron 1525 is in fact 25% smaller, 30% slimmer and almost half a pound lighter than the Inspiron 1520. All good news for mobile users. The full specs on the Inspiron 1525 are as follows:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Pentium Dual-Core and Intel Celeron processors
  • Memory: up to 4GB 667MHz DDR2 dual channel SDRAM
  • Storage: SATA hard drive options: 5,400 RPM speed (80GB, 120GB, 160GB, 250GB); 7,200 RPM speed (120GB, 160GB)
  • Optical Drive: DVD/CD-RW Combo, DVD+/-RW with dual layer DVD+R write
  • Graphics: Intel X3100
  • Camera & Microphone: 2.0MP Integrated webcam (optional); dual digital array microphone
  • Displays: 15.4" Wide Screen XGA (1280 x 800) or 15.4" Wide Screen XGA (1280 x 800) with TruleLife (glossy)
  • Mobile Broadband: Dell Wireless integrated mobile broadband mini-cards Sprint and Verizon serice
  • Colors: Multiple colors and finishes available
  • Media Card: 8-in-1 flash memory reader
  • Input and Output Ports: 4 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, IEEE 1394a, RJ11, RJ45, 2 headphone, 1 microphone, 1 ExpressCard 54mm slot, 3 mini-card slots, consumer IR, S-Video
  • OS: Microsoft Vista
  • Battery Options: 4-cell 28WHr Li-Ion, 6-cell 56WHr Li-Ion, 9-cell 85WHr Li-Ion
  • Dimensions: 1.00" – 1.48" (height) x 14.05" (width) x 10.08" (depth)
  • Weight: 5.9lbs

One thing to notice is that the dedicated graphics card option available on the Inspiron 1520 is missing from the Inspiron 1525. The reasoning behind this is that Dell is pushing the XPS M1530 as the 15.4" notebook for those demanding higher-end graphics performance. The Inspiron 1525 is meant for a more mainstream buyer looking for good multimedia and productivity features from a notebook, and not cutting edge 3D performance.

Some new features on the Inspiron 1525 include touch sensitive buttons for media control and a plethora of design options. In addition to the eight color options available on other Inspiron notebooks, the 1525 offers four new patterns. These designs are inlaid molds so there’s no risk of the design coming off. The four new designs can be seen below:


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For an idea on pricing, the following configuration of the Inspiron 1525 will run $999:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.0GHz)
  • Memory: 2GB – 2 DIMM (DDR2-667)
  • HDD: 120GB 5400RPM
  • Video: Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
  • Monitor: WXGA TrueLife
  • Optical: 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW/+R) with Dual-Layer
  • OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Wireless: Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Mini Card
  • Battery: 6 cell battery
  • Other: Webcam with noise isolation earbuds

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