Dell Inspiron 13 Review (NBR), Availability

Dell Inspiron 13 JerryJ at has posted a review of the new 13.3-inch Dell Inspiron 13. The Inspiron 13 is a budget-oriented laptop from Dell (select models are even being sold through Wal-Mart). This is one of the first reviews of the Inspiron 13, and they believe it will end up being popular with its target audience (given the price).

Just because it’s budget-oriented though, doesn’t mean it’s lacking decent features – it has a set of capacitive touch multimedia controls, it’s got a dual-layer 8x speed slot-loading DVD writer (even on the $699 model), and it’s got a wide range of Intel CPUs (although the starting Core Duo T2390 is not too impressive – it definitely is worth it to upgrade the CPU), handling up to 4GB of RAM. It’s also got a 54mm Express slot, 3 mini-card slots (internally), and it even has a firewire port (something a lot of budget computers don’t have).

The Inspiron 13s are starting to pop up at, with quite a few models starting at $699. These are just a few of the models currently available in the US through’s Inspiron Page:
Dell Inspiron 13 – $699: Intel Core Duo T2390 (1.86GHz, 1MB L2, 533MHz FSB), 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, Dell Wireless 1395 802.11a/g, 4-cell battery(Shipping 9/10/2008)
Dell Inspiron 13 – $799 : Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 (2GHz, 2MB L2, 667MHz FSB), 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini-Card, 4-cell battery (Shipping 9/10/2008)