The 20 Coolest Notebooks Of 2010 (So Far)


Dell Inspiron 15R

Dell may have put a lot of competitors on notice going into the second half of 2010 with this nicely appointed 15.6-inch notebook that starts at less than $500. The standard Inspiron 15R has a 2.26GHz Intel Core i3 M350 processor, 4 GB of DDR2 RAM, and options for up to a 500-GB hard drive.

The chipset and graphics in the 15R are Intel’s HM55 and GMA HD, respectively. This Windows 7 notebook weighs in at 6.1 pounds and is about 1 1/2 inches at its thickest.

Category: Mainstream Consumer

Starting Price: $449

Release Date: June 15, 2010