An "Alloy Edition" laptop sounds like something that should look pretty decent, right? Well, ideas and execution are two entirely different things, as evidenced by Dell's new Inspiron 15R Alloy Edition. While the alloy part of the equation isn't bad, it's unfortunately only available in a "waves" pattern that we can only hope looks better in person. As for the laptop's specs, you can expect the usual choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, a 15.6-inch 1,366 x 768 display, integrated Intel graphics or an optional ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to a 750GB hard drive. Somewhat curiously, while the laptop is up on Dell's site with a "customize" button, it isn't yet actually available to customize, and there isn't a starting price or release date to be found.
[Thanks, Nik G]