Rather unexpectedly, leaked images of the next batch of Dell Inspirons are somewhat exciting. Is that an actual stab at aesthetically pleasing design we're seeing here? A stab, yes. Even more impressive: is Dell actually thinking of building a laptop that will not weigh so much as to be capable of crushing a large wharf rat when dropped upon it from a height of a few inches? We can hope.
The Inspiron 1435, 1535 and 1735 will taper from a svelte 1-inch thickness to a more robust 1.5, making it MacBook Pro thin. Additionally, the three laptops will sport slot-loading drives (including a Blu-Ray option), WWAN support and processors up to Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz. Not too shabby. According to Engadget, the 1535 will be dropping on May 26th and we should see the 1735 by June 9th.
Let's all give Dell the slow clap for coming up with a laptop design that does not immediately make me want to horf.
Dell Inspiron 1435, 1535 and 1735 leaked [Engadget]