Dell has announced that its Inspiron 1525 laptop with an optional Blu-ray disc player will be priced at $879. The new price tag of under $1000 comes fresh after the end of the high-definition (HD) format war, with Blue ray emerging as winners.
The Inspiron 1525 is a light weight laptop, which has a 15.4-inches HD wide-aspect display screen with a resolution of 720 pixels. The optional Blu-ray disc player is fully compatible to older technologies, and can play as well as burn traditional DVDs and CDs
Additionally, consumers can opt for a Blu-ray burner drive useful in backing up and storing huge amount of digital files including photos and videos. A Blu-ray disc can store up to 50GB of data, as compared to the 8.5GB of storage available on a DVD disc.
The Inspiron, like all Dell's laptops, incorporates Broadcom Media PC technology, which allows PCs with integrated graphics to play HD video. The HD video playback is enabled through a built-in dedicated accelerator located in the mini-card slot.
Furthermore, just like all of Dell's laptops, the Inspiron incorporates Dell's MediaDirect technology, which offers a one touch access to media files, whether the system is powered off or in hibernate.
Optional accessories include a slim travel power adaptor for $80, Dell travel remote control ($22) which can be slipped in the laptop's ExpressCard slot and a Creative noise isolation earphones for $25.
The Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop comes in interesting designs such as Chill, Commotion and Blossom as well as in a range of vibrant colors like midnight blue, sunshine yellow and ruby red. It is already available in the US, Canada and Europe.