Dell has officially announced their new budget laptop in Dell Inspiron I15 series, the Inspiron I15-1366BK. Comes with a nice design with just 1.2 inch thickness and powered by a dual core Intel Celeron B820 processor that fatures a 3MB cache, Dell Inspiron I15-1366BK laptop is one of the good option for entry level users who need an affordable laptop for day to day mobile computing.
Base on the Intel Sandy Bridge platform, the Intel Celeron B820 dual core processor which has a base clock rate at 1.7GHZ, built in Intel HD graphics as graphics accelerator and a 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM (upgradable to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM), Dell Inspiron I15-1366BK laptop offers enough power for daily computing multitasks. The company claims if this model capable to run basic tasks, such as read or edit document and email, internet browsing and watch video, but it’s not supports to run high multimedia tasks. Like other inexpensive laptop, the I15-1366BK only shipped with a 320GB of Serial ATA disk drive (5400 rpm).
The 15.6 inch High Definition Led display capable to produce maximum internal resolution of 1366 x 768 pixel. Comes with TrueLife technology that makes the video and images is bright and clear, this laptop also supports 720p video playback on the internal screen or 1080p video playback on your HDTV via HDMI port. Built into bezel, there is a 0.3MP web camera with internal microphone is perfect for video chat with your family and friends via Skype, Yahoo Messenger or other similar program.
On the side, Dell Inspiron I15-1366BK brings a Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive to watch DVD movies or load more DVDs applications, as well as a full range of interface features, including an audio jack, 3-in-1 multimedia card reader (SD, MS and MMC formats), three USB 2.0 port, R 45 port for Ethernet, HDMI and VGA ports for external monitor connecting. Yeah, this is a budget laptop for entry level users, but it has full connectivity features, including a Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, 10/100 Ethernet LAN and Dell Wireless 1703 802.11b/g/n WLAN for internet connection.
The full-size keyboard is quiet, fast, accurate and comfortable to type on and the 6-cell lithium-ion battery provides enough power to basic computing tasks in few hours. In term of size, the 5.8 lbs laptop measures 10.2 x 14.8 x 1.2 inches. It is a thinner than others budget laptop from other brand, such as Asus X55C-SI30301N laptop which has dimension in 14.9 x 9.9 x 1.3 inches.
For base configurations, Dell I15-1366BK laptop will be preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 8 64 bit for operating system, as well as CyberLink Media Suite Essentials, Windows Live, Adobe Flash, Dell Stage and more. According to few reliable source, Dell Inspiron I15-1366BK is now available in major retailer for price around of $300. Looking for another budget friendly laptop with more power and smaller size? Check Toshiba Satellite L855-S5113 which has dimension in 380 x 242 x 32.55 mm and powered by 2.5GHZ Intel Core i3-3120M dual core processor, priced around at $400.