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Dell Ships Second Pair of Duo Notebooks

Dell on Tuesday posted another pair of Core Duo-powered notebooks to its sales site, the third and fourth models from the Texas manufacturer to feature Intel's newest dual-core chip.

The Inspiron E1505, which is sold at Dell's Home & Home Office site, and the Inspiron 6400, which targets small business users, are actually the same 6-pound machine equipped with a 15.4-inch display, integrated graphics and wireless, and a fixed optical drive that, unlike those in other Dell notebooks, can't be removed.

Windows XP Media Center ships with the consumer-oriented E1505, while the 6400's default OS is Windows XP Home.

Both models are available today, and currently priced starting at $779 for a Core Duo processor, $729 with a single processor core, when equipped with 512MB of memory and 40GB drive.

Dell's out-the-gate Duo notebooks, the E1705 and 9400, both of which feature a 17-inch LCD, are priced at $1,049 and up.

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