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Dell 8600 Multimedia Notebook Ships

8/28/2003 02:09:00 PM Eastern

Round Rock, Texas - Dell introduced the Inspiron 8600 notebook computer line, its first mobile platform that focuses on gaming and multimedia tasks.

The 1.4-inch thick 8600 line has a starting suggested retail price of $1,699 and is available today. The models utilize a variety of Intel Pentium M processor, available in speeds of 1.4GHz, 1.5GHz, 1.6GHz and 1.7GHz. Depending upon configuration the models can come equipped with between 256MB and 2GB of DDR RAM. It features a 15.4-inch wide aspect display and a choce of NVIDIA and ATI mobile graphics cards. Available hard drives come in 30GB, 40GB, 60GB and 80GB capacities and the consumer has a choice between adding a DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD-ROM or DVD+RW drive.

The notebook can support 802.11b and 802.11b/g and Bluetooth wireless networking.