Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Dell notebooks to sell at Sam's Club shops

updated 02:50 pm EDT, Fri June 8, 2007

Dell Notebook at Sams Club

Dell's first notebooks to reach retail shelves will at Sam's Club, the computer maker said today. It revealed that the 15.4-inch, AMD-based Inspiron E1501 would reach 500 of the Wal-Mart operated stores beginning sometime next week, representing the first time any Dell portable would be available beyond direct orders. Exact specifications haven't yet been released but are expected to involve a better-than-basic model with a Turion 64 X2 dual-core CPU, 2GB of memory, and a 120GB hard drive preloaded with Vista Home Premium, Dell has said.

Official pricing was not provided by Dell, though pricing the upgraded system through Dell's website set its minimum cost to end-users at $1,018, significantly higher than the $649 starting model. A final price tag of $1000 or less is likely but hasn't been confirmed.

The decision comes shortly after Dell announced that it would sell desktops in Wal-Mart as part of a major turnaround in its company's sales strategy, which until this year focused exclusively on phone and online orders. The Texas firm has been seeing a gradual decline in its share versus fellow American builder HP, which has seen rapid gains and already sells most of its PCs at retail in the US and abroad.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

SMS Audio Sync Sport on-ear headphones

When hitting the gym or going out for a trail run, headphones can cause a number of problems. From the ear buds getting slimy with swe ...

Adesso Xtream S3B Bluetooth speaker

Finding a speaker purpose-built for a specific need is challenging. Even when a Bluetooth speaker can be paired with a mobile device, ...

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News