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Dell Inspiron Studio to be faster, personalized

updated 09:00 pm EDT, Sun June 15, 2008

Dell Inspiron Studio Leak

Dell's next new PC line should bridge the gap between the Inspiron and the high-end XPS line, says new leaked documents obtained by Engadget. The Inspiron Studio will visually mimic the XPS M1530 but add the customization options of the Inspiron 1525 line, extending from the multi-colored lid options to a new set of palmrest art prints designed by artist Mike Ming. The look is intended to take the Inspiron upscale while leaving the existing Inspiron lineup to budget systems.

Accordingly, the Studio series should also be faster and more feature-rich than most existing Inspirons. All models should get HDMI video out, the option of 3G cellular modems for most networks, and the choice of either GeForce 8600M GT or Mobility Radeon HD 3450/3650 chipsets for dedicated graphics. Some options will be model-specific, including an external SATA port for the 15.4-inch 1536 and the ability to order two hard drives (including a hybrid drive with flash cache) on the 17-inch 1735.

Release information for the Studio series is uncertain; the first models were due to launch as early as last week but have yet to make an appearance. Previous estimates had the lineup complete by October but coming with current-generation 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo processors at their hearts.

by MacNN Staff



  1. csimon2

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It is incorrect to state that neither format are "editable". You can edit both MPEG-2 and AVCHD. You can't edit them with frame accuracy due to the GOP structure of course, but they can certainly be edited. MPEG-2 is a lot easier to edit than AVCHD in practice (for workflow reasons mainly), but as was mentioned above, some of the AVCHD cameras are now bettering MPEG-2 on quality, which is primarily where it counts in this market.

    Also, I am pretty sure MacNN is once again incorrect, this time about the HD10. While it may have only a 1440x1080 image sensor, this does not mean it is limited to 4:3 display aspect ratios. 1440x1080 is a 4:3 Pixel Aspect Ratio (also the native resolution of 1080i HDV), which when displayed at 1:1 is actually 1920x1080. So it records HD 16:9 in anamorphic resolution, which for a sub $1000 camera is pretty standard.

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