Dell Inspiron 13

Dell Inspiron 13

Summary: 13.3-inch Widescreen, Budget (Starting at $649), 4.5 pounds

Last Updated: December 10, 2008

Models available at Wal-Mart:
Models available at Amazon:
Dell Inspiron 1318 – Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 (2GHz), 3GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Vista Home Premium, Pacific Blue, Webcam

A few of the models available at’s Inspiron Page:
Dell Inspiron 13 – $649, 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 – $674, 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)

Similar Laptops:
– This represents a new line of Inspirons
– Some features (hinge design) similar to 13.3″ Dell XPS M1330

– More information should be available soon at the Dell Inspiron Laptops homepage

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Product Name: Dell Inspiron 13
Official Page: Dell Inspiron Laptops
Manufacturer: Dell
Announced: July 29, 2008
Available: Second half of August from, Wal-Mart
Status: In production
Price: Starting at $699 (Wal-Mart – US)
Markets: Budget, Consumer, Students

Dell Inspiron 13

– Special budget-version available at Wal-Mart starting August 3rd, with limited options.
– Customized versions available later in August at
– Known colors: Pacific Blue
– Probable colors: Slate, Emerald, Quartz, Ruby, Topaz, Sapphire
– PB239HN [223-9450]

– Slot-loading optical drive
– Touch-sensitive controls for media (volume, etc.)

Updates over previous models:
– Unlike other Inspirons, features one-piece design (barrel hinge type) similar to Dell XPS M1330

Manufacturer’s Description:
…..a sleek and stylish sub‑$800 13-inch laptop perfect for students heading back to school..

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T2390 (1.86GHz, 1MB L2), T5750 (2GHz, 2MB L2), T5850 (2.16GHz, 2MB L2), T8100 (2.1GHz, 3MB L2), T8300 (2.4GHz, 3MB L2)
Chipset: Intel® 965PM / GM Express Chipset
Front-side Bus: 533MHz FSB: T2390; 667MHz: T5750, T5850, 800MHz: T8100, T8300
Memory: DDR2 667MHz Shared Dual-Channel
Memory Capacity: 1-4GB

Display: 13.3″ Glossy
Resolution: 1280×800
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel GMA X3100
Graphics Memory: Shared
Other: 1x VGA Out

Hard Drive Type: 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Drive Capacity: 5400rpm: 160GB, 250GB, 320GB
Optical: 8X Slot Load CD/DVD Writer (DVD+/-RW), Dual-Layer

Wireless: Dell Wireless 1395 802.11a/g, Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless-N Mini-Card, Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card
Ethernet: 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Internal (2.0) mini-card (maybe optional)
Mobile Broadband:

Audio Chipset: Intel High Definition Audio 2.0
Internal Speakers/Microphone:
Audio I/O: 1x Line-In/Microphone, 1x Line-Out/Headphones
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x 4-pin IEEE 1394
PC Card: 54mm ExpressCard Slot
Flash/Memory Card Reader: 8-in-1 Reader
Other: Optional 2MP Webcam, 3x Mini-Card PCIExpress slots (internal)

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Other Software: Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1, Dell Dock, Dell Video Chat
Warranty: Varied, See Dell site above

Battery: Li-Ion Battery
Options: 4-cell 37WHr, 6-cell 56WHr, 9-cell 85WHr
Battery Life:

Width: 12.52 inches / 318 mm
Depth: 9.37 inches / 238 mm
Height: 1 – 1.52 inches / 25.4mm – 38.37mm
Weight: Starting at 4.5 pounds / 2.04 kg

Reviews and Articles: – August 26, 2008 – Review

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