updated 03:40 pm EST, Tue December 4, 2007
Inspiron and Vostro Leaks
Dell is about to update its budget notebook lines to capitalize on end-of-year sales, a pair of leaks from Les Delliens. The Intel-based Inspiron 1525 and its AMD equivalent, the 1526, are expected to provide minor speed upgrades to the current 1520 and 1521 models. Both 15.4-inch systems will be close in spirit to the existing design but are likely to reflect the introduction of new processors and storage options since the original release. HDMI output will still be an option for at least dedicated video chipsets.
More significant may be the Vostro 1200, the French site says. The system will be a significant update to the AMD-based 12-inch system targeted at entry-level small business users. Its specifications are unknown but should include faster processors and a newer architecture underneath.
The Inspirons are expected to launch worldwide on December 14th, while the Vostro 1200 appears on the 18th. Prices should remain largely similar to today's systems.