Dell today launched their new "Studio" line of laptops, which aims to combine aesthetics and features from the XPS range with the value of their Inspiron models. Kicking off the lineup are 15-inch and 17-inch versions available in a wide range of configurations and colors for style-conscious users.

Under the lid, both models offer a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo processors ranging from the 2GHz T5750 to the 2.6GHz T9500, as well as standard 667MHz DDR2 memory available in 2, 3, or 4GB kits and up to 250GB or 320GB of storage, depending on the model. For graphics, both systems utilize Intel's integrated GMA X3100, but a 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 is available as an option on the Studio 17.

Other options include built-in broadband connections through Sprint or Verizon, Blu-ray drive, slot-loading drives, capacitive touch media buttons and even a mercury-free LED display. Prices for the Studio 15 start at a reasonable $799, while the Studio 17 will set you back $999. Both are available today from Dell, and will hit retailers in the next few days.