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Dell Inspiron 15 (with Core i5) hands-on

Dell Inspiron 15 (with Core i5) hands-on
Laura June Dziuban
Laura June Dziuban|January 7, 2010 6:50 PM
We just spent a little time with Dell's updated Inspiron 15 Core i5 which were introduced earlier today. As far as looks go -- well, they're Dells, and not much has changed from previous iterations. Of course, it's what inside that counts here, so while you might not go through the roof over their aesthetics, if it's power you seek (of course it is), you'll be happy to hear that this dude is no slouches in that department. Yes, it's seriously fingerprint-prone, though we spied a matte brown option that should take care of that problem if you're seriously offended by it. You can also get the Studio 17 (you guessed it, a 17-incher) if you really need a beast. Both models we got a look at featured Intel's just-unveiled Mobile Core i5 processors, (Core i3s are also available but are "coming soon" at this time). Prices for these bad boys start at $849 for the Studio 15 and $949 for the 17-incher. Gallery is after the break.