Today I am delighted to share an update on the Inspiron 11z.
When we first announced the Inspiron 11z, we took a Henry Ford approach – for $399 you got a compact ultra-thin laptop with limited configuration options, and one color -Obsidian Black. One of the benefits of this minimalist approach is it allows us to make the Inspiron 11z available via our FastTrack program, which ships a system within 24 hours of the order being placed. In fact, a solid $479 configuration with a 250GB hard drive and Vista Home Premium (with Windows 7 upgrade) is available today.
However, for customers who enjoy the full configurability experience, I urge you to take another look at the Inspiron 11z, starting at $399. We've added more processor, memory and hard drive options, and expanded our trademark color choices, including Alpine White, Ice Blue, Jade Green, New Cherry Red, Passion Purple, and Promise Pink (with a $5 contribution to Susan G. Komen).
As I explained in my Inspiron 11z introduction post, this is a very cool system that combines netbook-like portability (weighs about 3 lbs) with laptop-like capability, because it is powered by Intel's CULV processor family, and the new options reinforce that. For example, starting today you can order an Inspiron 11z with an optional dual-core CULV, the Intel Pentium SU4100. If more system memory is a priority, then look at going with the optional 4GB, and for you digital pack rats we offer a 320GB hard drive option, which can hold up to 80,000 songs or 142 hours of DVD quality video. And according to the lab, a system featuring the Intel Pentium SU4100 averages a little more than 3 hours of battery life with the 28WHr 3-cell battery and double that with the optional 56WHr 6-cell battery (mileage may vary based on configuration, operating condition and other factors).
This is a great system for individuals who have become comfortable with the lighter weight and smaller size of their netbook, but need a bit more horsepower to power through emails with attachments, preparing photos for uploading to share online, or preparing MP3s for taking on the road.