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The Inspiron line is a series of budget laptops manufactured by Dell. At first the name applied to the budget desktop series as well, but it has since been replaced by the Dimension series. The Inspiron 2200 is intended as an upgrade from the Inspiron 1000. The laptop also offers a few options for customized specifications.
- The Inspiron 2200 comes with Windows XP standard, but customers can choose between the Home or Professional editions. The major difference between the two operating system is increased security settings for the Professional version, which allows the establishment of an administrative user account instead of giving all users permission to make administrative changes.
- Dell offers a choice of processor for the Inspiron 2200 between the Celeron M and Pentium M 725 single-core systems. Both processors are manufactured by Intel as the laptop equivalents of desktop processors. The Pentium is the higher quality of the two, running at 1.6GHz with a 2MB cache, whereas the Celeron runs between 1.4 and 1.5GHz.
- The Inspiron 2200 comes with a standard 256MB RAM, with one available slot for expansion (up to 1.28GB with a 1GB card). Hard drive size is available in 30, 40 and 60GB drives, running at 4200 RPM.
Display and Size
- The Inspiron 2200 comes with the choice of either a 14.1-inch screen or a 15-inch screen. Both are LCD screens with a maximum resolution of 1,024-by-768. The budget version, with the smaller screen, is 13 inches wide, 10.6 inches deep,1.46 inches high and weighs 5.99 pounds depending on features included. Both versions include integrated Intel Extreme 2 graphics cards.
Ports and Connectivity
- As with most modern laptops, the Dell Inspiron 2200 comes with an integrated wireless card as well as USB ports (three), a monitor out slot, Ethernet, modem and jacks for both headphones and a microphone. Optical drives can be chosen as either a DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM/CD burner, or CD/DVD burner.