Dell today introduced "Studio," a new consumer line designed for "self-expression and creative living." Dell is clearly targeting artists and other creatives who want a personalized notebook that is unique for the individual who owns it.
Packed with a solid range of features and offered with multiple customizable options it’s possible to create a personalized laptop to satisfy your desktop replacement and everyday mobility needs.
The first Dell Studio products are two laptops, the Dell Studio 15 featuring a 15.4" display and Dell Studio 17 featuring a 17.1" display. These laptops offer attractive designs that share elements (such as the wedge-shaped profile and drop hinge) from the popular XPS line of premium notebooks, and come in your choice of colors and design elements for personalization. Beyond the wide range of color options and palm rest designs, the Studio notebooks offer slot-loading drives, optional built-in mobile broadband wireless, and optional mercury-free LED displays.
Both notebooks are available today on the Dell Studio website starting at $799 for the Studio 15 and $999 for the Studio 17 and will be available at Best Buy and Staples stores in the next few days.
How Customizable Can You Get?
As with the Inspiron products, Dell will offer optional color-coordinated accessories and peripherals like backpacks and slip covers, mice, ear buds, etc. so customers can assemble a mobile high-definition package that’s unique to each owner.
Plum Purple Studio 17 (view large image)
Tangerine Orange Studio 17 (view large image)
Both the 15-inch and 17-inch Studio laptops will be available in Plum Purple, Tangerine Orange, Flamingo Pink, Midnight Blue, Ruby Red, Spring Green or standard Jet Black. For a more subtly personalized laptop, Dell has added an optional high gloss Graphite Grey choice that can be customized with contrasting Black, or more vivid Blue, Pink or Red edge trim around the display back.
For those who are more concerned about performance and features than paint options, the Studio notebooks feature optional Blu-ray Disc drives, high definition displays, as well as optional built-in mobile broadband through wireless carriers like Verizon Wireless and Sprint.