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(Pocket-lint) - Dell has introduced its new line of Inspiron laptops at CES 2013, promising improved battery life and performance in a thinner form factor.

The Inspiron 15 and 17 feature 15 and 17-inch screens respectively, and offer the choice of Intel's i3, i5, and i7 processor on board. If the 4-cell battery is chosen over the 6-cell option, the laptop is less than 1-inch thin.


Both machines support up to 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics. For those looking for a little more video card power, Dell also offers the Nvidia GeForce or AMD Radeon graphics card with either 1GB or 2GB of video memory.

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Dell brags that the new Inspirons are 17 per cent thinner and 15 per cent lighter than previous models.

The Inspiron 15, weighing 2.25kg, starts at £299.99, while the Inspiron 17, weighing 2.64kg, starts at £349.99.

Dell also offers more customisable options, such as a different colour finish and option for a full 1080p display, for those looking to drop a little more cash. The Inspiron 15R starts at £399.99, and the Inspiron 17R starts at £429.99.

The company recently announced a new 1080p option to its XPS 13 Ultrabook, costing an extra $300 in the US (no UK price confirmation) to get the added pixels. It will be available soon with better base specifications as well.

Writing by Jake Smith.