Dell unveils budget D520 notebook PC

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In the market for a new laptop, but can’t quite push to the latest high-end spec? Well, there’s a new Dell notebook on the market – the D520 – aimed specifically at buyers on a budget.

The basic model features Intel’s single-core Celeron M chip but you can upgrade to a dual-core Intel Core Duo processor, with the option of either a 14.1-inch, 1024 x 768 display, a 15-inch screen with the same resolution or a 1,400 x 1,050 15-inch panel. The graphics are via an Intel GMA950 graphics core built into the notebook’s chipset – a 940GML or a 945GM, depending on whether you choose a Celeron M or Core processor. There’s also at least 512MB of DDR 2 SDRAM clocked at 533MHz or 667MHz, depending on the chipset.

There’s 100GB of Serial ATA hard drive storage, with the choice of a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD-ROM, or DVD±R/RW optical drive – or the option of a second HDD. There’s also Wi-Fi, ethernet (10/100Mbps) a 56Kbps modem, four USB ports, Firewire, S-video, VGA, audio out and a PC Card slot.

Prices start at $948 in the US, but as yet, there’s no base price for the UK market.

Dell website

Via The Register

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Dave Walker