Designed for business users who want a full-featured notebook at a budget price, the Dell Inspiron e1505 features a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 processor, 1GB of DDR2-667 memory, 120GB SATA HDD, ATI X1400 256MB graphics, 8X DVD +/- dual layer recorder, and a 15.4 inch WSXGA+ display with TrueLife technology. The price is around US$629.
The Dell Inspiron e1505 with Core 2 Duo and X1400 graphics card is a great performer for the price. If you can utilize this notebooks dual core capabilities for applications such as Photoshop and other rendering software, or if you do lots of multitaskng and gaming, then the Core 2 Duo offers a big advantage over the 2-generation old Pentium M. If your only concern is how fast Internet Explorer opens when clicked, then you’ll notice little if any performance advantage because the Pentium M could already do that just fine. At the end of the day, the greatest thing is that Dell is offering the faster Core 2 Duo e1505 but charging about the same price we saw on yesterday’s notebook configurations — and who can argue with paying the same but getting more?