Inspiron 9200

Yeah, right Dell. You think you can keep a secret? Get real. (Well, maybe it's not a secret if these scans were grabbed off the November 2004 Holiday Gift Guide.) Anyway, we're not going to mention how disappointed we are with this one (very) and we're certainly not going to mention whether or not we'd buy one (we won't), but we've got to hand it to them for at least trying to make their gear a little more palatable. Click on to see more pics and get the full specs.

[Thanks, Bloke]

Inspiron 9200

This time around their first 17-incher will come standard equipped with 1.6GHz Dothan Pentium-M, XGA+ 1400x900 screen, 256MB RAM, 40GB drive, 128MB Mobility Radeon 9700, four USB 2.0 ports, SD, Ethernet (what, no Gigabit?), FireWire, and, of course, 802.11b. A little weak if you ask us, but the $1,700 pricetag is right for this little bit ?o monster (that would be 15.5 x 11.3 x 1.6-inches and 7.7-pounds).

We?ll hope they spur other manufacturers to drop prices on their 17-inch laptops, but for now we?re gonna have to pass. Especially on that ?upgraded? model that for a mere $800 more (which would be $2,500 if you?re a math wizard, like us) they?ll give you 1GB of RAM, 100GB hard drive, 802.11b/g, and another year on that warranty. Which, given their track record of build quality, we?re going to say might be money well spent. Peep it:


Inspiron 9200