The R series comes in 14, 15 and 17-inch varieties sporting a glossy and metallic-looking finish in black, blue, red, or pink hues. Prices start at $479 for a base model with an Intel Pentium P6000 processor and 2GB DDR3 memory. As usual you can configure its internals to your heart's content, though -- including adding up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, up to a 640GB hard drive, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD graphics with 1GB video memory.
Other features include 802.11n wireless networking, a webcam, Bluetooth, two or three USB ports (depending on the model), an eSATA / USB 2.0 combo port, 6-cell battery and optional Blu-ray optical drive. The Inspiron R also has forward-positioned hinge, like the last batch of Mini 10 netbooks, which allows you to open the display further than before and gives the laptop a uniform thickness. The new Inspiron R series is available today at retail and on Dell.com.