Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Dell offers ready-to-ship PCs, custom-look Inspiron

updated 12:35 pm EDT, Thu July 9, 2009

Dell FastTrack and Artwork

Dell this morning kicked off its first-ever offerings of fast-ship PCs. Offered under the FastTrack banner, the systems can't be customized but ship by the next business day, eliminating the delay of two weeks or more that often accompanies ordering a system from Dell. The approach is based on the popularity of Dell's custom-order configurations and should be continuously refreshed to mirror what customers actually want.

On launch day, the FastTrack lineup includes four models. The Inspiron Mini 10v ships in its usual $299 base trim with a 1.6GHz Atom, 1GB of RAM and a 120GB hard drive. An Inspiron 537 tower ships for $499 (on sale) with a 2.5GHz Pentium dual-core, 3GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive and a 17-inch LCD. Two Inspiron notebooks finish the series, with an Inspiron 13 discounted to $599 coming with a 2GHz Pentium dual-core, 3GB of memory and a 320GB disk; the Inspiron 15 at $579, again discounted, has virtually the same features but totes both its larger display as well as slightly faster integrated graphics and 802.11n Wi-Fi instead of 802.11g.

In addition to the sped-up shipping for these models, Dell says it has opened up its Design Studio section to let buyers customize the look of the Inspiron 15. The service was previously only available for Studio models and now gives the entry notebook a choice of the 200 artist-made lid designs already on tap. Choosing one of the special designs adds about $60 to the price of the portable.



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

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Tesoro Tizona G2N Elite gaming keyboard

The market for gaming keyboards is getting crowded, starting off with some fairly simple keyboards and diverging into the land of modu ...

GX Gaming DeathTaker mouse

Gaming is a serious endeavor for many people, driving them to look for the best performance in their system and interface devices. Fro ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News