Dell has finally released for the North American market what
we all have been
talking about for the past month or so on DailyTech. The XPS M1210 was
launched today and it packs quite a punch into a pint-sized package.
The 4.3 pound XPS M1210 can be equipped with a variety of Core Duo
processors including the Core Duo T2300E (1.66GHz), T2400 (1.83GHz), T2500
(2GHz) and T2600 (2.16GHz). The standard graphics offering for the new laptop is the Intel
GMA950 which we have all grown to love (or hate depending on your needs) with a
256MB GeForce Go 7400 appearing on the option sheet. Either one of those
graphics chips will gladly power the 12.1" TruLife WXGA (1280x800)
display. Other features rounding on the spec sheet include support for up to
4GB of DDR2 memory, four USB 2.0 ports, one Firewire port, S/PDIF out, 5-in-1
media reader, two headphone jacks and 24x/10x/24x CD Burner/DVD combo drive (8x
DVD burner optional).
If users spring for the optional A/V Communications Package,
you'll receive an integrated 1.3MP webcam, a set of premium noise isolation ear
buds, Skype VoIP, directional microphone and internal mobile broadband antenna.
Mobile broadband options include the Dell 5700 (CDMA EVDO) and Dell 5500 (3G
start at $1,300 for an XPS M1210 optioned up with a Core Duo T2300E
processor, 1GB of memory, Intel graphics, 60GB 5400RPM hard drive and CD-RW/DVD
combo drive. $1,862 will get you a Core Duo T2400 processor, 1GB of memory,
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 graphics, A/V package, 80GB 5400RPM hard drive and 8x DVD
burner. A fully decked out XPS M1210 with a Core Duo T2600 processor, 2GB of
RAM, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 graphics, 100GB 5400RPM drive, Bluetooth 2.0, 8x DVD
burner, Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio and a Dell 5700 wireless card
will set you back $2,750.