DesktopLinux.com reports that Dell introduced a new laptop (Inspiron 1420N) with Ubuntu pre-installed. The new Inspiron 1420N is powered by a 1.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 processor. This chip set also comes with a 667MHz FSB (front-side bus) and a 2MB cache. If you want a faster processor, Dell will let you upgrade it to a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 with an 800MHz FSB and a 4MB cache.
For storage, the default setup starts with an 80GB SATA (serial advanced technology attachment) hard drive with a spin rate of 5,400 rpm. At the high end, Dell will offer a 160GB SATA hard drive with 7,200-rpm speed with the 1420.
By default, this laptop comes with a 24x CD burner/DVD combo drive. You can also get it with an 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability.
The Inspiron 1420 Notebook comes with 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 (double-data-rate two) RAM at 667MHz.
You can push that all the way up to 4GB of Shared Dual Channel DDR2 RAM.
Pricing on the Inspiron 1420 Notebook begins at $774. Systems will be available for delivery starting in mid-July.
Dell is also replacing its Ubuntu-powered Dimension E520 desktop with the new, low-priced Inspiron Desktop 530.