On Thursday, Dell announced its newest multimedia notebook, the Inspiron 8600, which combines a wide-angle 15.4-inch screen in an ultraportable form factor.
The Inspiron 8600, available today in the United States, includes the option of a Pentium M processor ranging from 1.3-GHz to 1.7-GH, together with the option to choose Intels "Centrino" wireless package.
Dells new notebook also includes what the company is calling its most powerful notebook graphics solution ever, the Nvidia GeForceFX Go5650 graphics accelerator.
The Inspiron 8600 includes hard drive storage options up to 80-Gbytes, DDR-333 RAM options from 512 Mbytes to 3 Gbytes; two USB and a single IEEE 1394 port, and either a rewritable CD/DVD-ROM or DVD+RW drive.
The new notebook comes with Microsofts Windows® XP Home Edition operating system, the WordPerfect Productivity Pack, Dell Juke Box, Dell Picture Studio, and the RealOne Player for watching streaming video. Six months of America Online or Earthlink membership (new members only) is also included. The notebook ships with Dells SecurityCenter, a collection of applications included with purchase designed to provide customers access to anti-virus, firewall and privacy protection.
Prices for the Dell Inspiron 8600 begin at $1,699.