The Studio Hybrid, however, isn't the only news coming out
of Dell today. The Texas-based company also announced a new Inspiron notebook
computer that will arrive just in time for the Back-to-School rush next month.
The Inspiron 13, as its name implies, features a 13"
display (presumably 1280x800) and weighs in at just under five pounds. The
notebook will come standard with touch-sensitive media keys, an 8-in-1 media
reader, and a slot-loading DVD burner which is typically reserved for Dell's
The notebook will first be made available for consumers on
August 3 in Wal-Mart stores. Those who wish to purchase the notebook online
will have to wait until late August. Pricing for Dell's new 13" model will
start at $699.