The new customizable Dell Inspiron 537 minitower and 537s slim form factor desktops we talked about just a few weeks ago are now available in the US, Canada and Latin America. Starting at $299, Dell is aiming these computers at users looking for a little extra style in their computers. Consumers who want their machines to match their office or dorm now have an option.
The new Inspiron lines will be available in both minitower and slim/small form factor models, though each model will come equipped with one of eight different customizable fronts. Rather than introduce models with a single unique style, Dell is going in the complete opposite direction: the way the computer looks is up to the end consumer. The eight colors available are Piano Black, Pure White, True Blue, Formula Red, Tangerine Orange, Spring Green, Plum Purple, and Promise Pink. Dell teamed up with the Susan G. Komen foundation, so $5 from the sale of each Inspiron model with the Promise Pink option will go to fund breast cancer research.
Available processors run the complete gamut, with Celeron and Sempron options available on the low end and Core 2 Quad and Phenom X4 chips available on the higher end. Integrated Intel and ATI graphics are standard, with discrete ATI Radeons available as an upgrade. The systems max out at 8GB of RAM, with 750GB hard drives available in the slim tower and 1TB of storage available in the mini tower. Both models offer optional 19-in-1 media readers as well as HDMI out ports for use in HTPC situations in addition to six USB2.0 ports.
The slim tower is designed to run either horizontally or vertically, much like its smaller cousin, the Studio Hybrid, for home theater use; Blu-ray disc drives are also available (with an option for two units on the mini-tower). Much like the recent Studio One 19 launch, the new Inspiron desktops were available in China until today. Configurations will start at $299 with maximum hardware options topping out (without monitor) around $1287. The new machines will also be available in retail in time for back-to-school shopping this fall.
Inspiron 537/537s product page at Dell.com