updated 07:40 am EDT, Mon October 18, 2010
New 14, 15 and 17-inch Studio XPS models inbound
In anticipation of a formal announcement by Dell, Logicbuy has listed new Studio XPS 14, 15 and 17-inch models as coming soon. The site depicts the official press photos, which highlight the redesign. New design cues include an anodized aluminum display back, brushed aluminum palmrest, and diamond cut trim around the keyboard and touchpad. The XPS 14 and XPS 15 also feature NVIDIA's Optimus GeForce GT 420M GPUs equipped with either 1GB or 2GB.
Other hardware inclusions, in addition to the standard Core i3, i5 and i7 options with HM57 chipset, are a Skype-certified 720p webcam, JBL designed speakers with Waves MaxxAudio and the option for a backlit keyboard. The notebooks are also stocked with a 9-cell battery, integrated TV Tuner, 720p WLED displays and can be equipped with up to 16GB DDR3 memory. USB 3.0 ports are reserved for the XPS 15 and XPS 17.
The expected launch date and pricing has yet to be detailed.