Dell Inspiron 2200 Released (pics, specs)

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Dell has released a new budget Inspiron notebook, the Dell Inspiron 2200.  Dell is calling it a notebook that “provides you with essential computing at an affordable price.”  It can be configured with a 14.1″ or 15.0″ display, Intel Celeron M or older Dothan Pentium M and as little as a 90-day warranty.  Prices start at under $700 and basically the Inspiron 2200 is a mild step up from the low budget Inspiron 1000.

Dell Inspiron 2200 Specs

  • Processor: Intel Celeron M 1.40GHz/1.50GHz or Pentium M 725 (1.60GHz, 400MHZ FSB, 2MB Cache)
  • Operating System: Windows XP Home or Pro
  • Memory: 256MB shared DDR SDRAM standard, Max Memory 1.28GB, 2 sockets of which one is user accessible
  • Battery: standard 8-cell, 65WHr, 4:08 hours claimed battery life
  • Dimensions: 1.46″ x 13.0″ x 10.6″ (H x W x D)
  • Weight: Starts at 5.99 lbs with 14.1″ LCD and 8-cell battery
  • Ports: 3 USB 2.0, 15-pin monitor out, 10/100 Ethernet, Modem, headphones, microphone, 1 PCMCIA slot
  • Screen: 14.1″ XGA 1024 x 768 or 15″ XGA 1024 x 768
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel Extreme 2 Graphics
  • 30, 40 or 60GB hard drive (4200RPM)
  • Optical Drive: DVD-ROM or CD Burner/DVD-ROM or CD/DVD Burner
  • Wireless: Optional Dell 1350 (802.11 b/g) or Dell 1450 (802.11 a/b/g) wireless card
  • Warranty: Minium of 90-days, configurable with up to 4-year warranty

Not too much to get excited about with this laptop folks.  It looks to be the same construction as the Dell Inspiron 1000, which is not very good and rather ugly aesthetically.  It’s all plastic and not very thick plastic at that.  But the selling point with the Inspiron 2200 is of course the price.  Prices start at $679 currently for a basic configuration with Free 2-day shipping and Free Internal Wireless card.

Here’s a link to the configuration page on Dell.com: Dell Inspiron 2200 Configuration and Purchase Page

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