updated 12:45 pm EDT, Mon August 28, 2006
Dell Core 2 Duo Laptops
As a company habitually quick to use the newest Intel processors, Dell is understandably prepared to take advantage of the mobile Core 2 Duo, which it has done today across several models in its portable lineup. The most complete change is to the XPS line that sees all its existing systems upgraded with the new processor, beginning with the unusual choice of a 1.73GHZ Core 2 Duo as the base processor for the $1200 M1210 and ending with the 2.33GHz upgrade option on all three XPS models. The more mainstream Inspiron E1705 and Precision workstation laptops also receive Core 2 Duo options. As with other manufacturers' Core 2 Duo systems announced today, Dell's updated models are expected to ship in early September.