Dell has released the new Inspiron 9200 that replaces the Inspiron 9100 as Dell’s desktop replacment style notebook. The 9200 features a 17″ UltraSharp Wide Screen with either an XGA or UXGA resolution display. The Inspiron 9200 comes with a Pentium M chip, 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics processor and weighs in at approximately 8lbs. In other news from Dell, the Inspiron 8600 and Inspiron 600m will not be replaced until Spring of 2005.
Dell Inspiron 9200 Front side view: 17″ UltraSharp Wide Screen, device status lights, wide-aspect trackpad, backlit multimedia buttons.
The Inspiron 9200 has been expected for some time and anxiously awaited by some. The price of the 9200 is somewhat high compared to other typical Dell notebook prices. For instance, if you configure an Inspiron 9200 with a 2.0GHz Pentium M 755, 17″ XGA display, Microsoft Windows XP Home, 1 yr. warranty, 512MB of RAM, 24x CD-RW/DVD drive, 80GB hard drive and built-in wireless the price comes to $2,023 before tax or shipping. The average price of a Dell notebook is more along the lines of $1,400.
The Inspiron 9200 has a starting weight of 7.71lbs with the 6-cell battery in and a 17″ WXGA screen. The notebook height/thickness is 1.6 inches, width is 15.5 inches and depth is 11.3 inches.
CompleteSpecs are as follows:
- Intel Pentium M Processor – 700 Sequence – up to 755 (2GHz, 2MB Cache, 400MHz FSB) Intel 855PM Chipset
- 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 Video Card
- Optical Drive: 8x DVD-ROM, 24x CD-RW/DVD Combo drive or 8x DVD+/-RW drive
- Hard Drive: 40GB 4200RPM, 60GB 4200RPM, 60GB 7200RPM, 80GB 4200RPM, or 100GB 4200RPM.
- Choice of Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows XP Home
- 256 MB of DDR SDRAM standard, upgradeable to 2 GB maximum.
- 2 SoDIMM memory sockets, both are user-accessible
- IEEE 1394 integrated port (1394 cable and software sold separately)
- 4-USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) compliant 4-pin connectors
- SD Memory Reader
- Video: 15-pin monitor connector
- Digital Video Interface (DVI)
- S-Video: 7-pin mini-DIN connector
- Audio jacks: Stereo headphones/speakers miniconnector (same as line-out), microphone miniconnector
- 17-inch Wide-Aspect WXGA+ and WUXGA displays
- Height: 1.6-inch (41.5 mm), Width: 15.5-inch (394 mm), Depth: 11.3-inch (288 mm)
- Weight: Starting at 7.71 lbs. (3.49 kg).
- Battery: 6 Cell 53 WHr Lithium Ion Primary battery (Optional 9 Cell 80 WHr Li-Ion primary battery)
- AC Adapter: Input voltage: 90 to 264 VAC
- Input current (maximum): 1.7A
- Output current: 4.5A max at 4-second pulse, 3.5A continuous
- Output power: 90W standard
- Power adapter dimensions (H x W x D): 1.1-inch (28mm) x 2.3-inch (59mm) x 5.25-inch (134mm)
- Power adapter weight (with cables): 0.9 lbs. (0.4 kg)
- 1 (one) slot for Type I or Type II card expansion
Dell Inspiron 9200 Left-side view: Modular Bay/Optical Drive, Security Cable Slot, Air intake
The dimensions of the Inspiron 9200 areThe Inspiron 9200 competes with the HP Pavilion zd7000 and Toshiba P25 desktop replacement style notebooks that also have 17″ screens.
Dell Inspiron right-side view: IEEE 1394 (4-pin) Firewire port, Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack, PCMCIA slot, Secure Digital Memory Card Reader
Dell Inspiron 9200 back-side view: S-video out port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, DVI connector, network connector, VGA connector, DC power in, modem connector
The Inspiron 9200 is available now from Dell.com starting at $1,499 but shipping dates indicate that the new notebook will not ship until the beginning of December.
Dell Inspiron 8600 and 600m to Continue Production into Spring 2005
In speaking with a Dell representative yesterday at a tech show in San Francisco called CTIA, it was confirmed that the Dell Inspiron 8600 and Inspiron 600m are selling well and still the most popular machines from Dell and so for this reason will continue to be sold until Spring 2005 and will not be replaced or updated until that time