Dell laptop makes use of Intel Core i3 (Jan 04, 2010) — The most recent harvest of notebooks and Netbooks are not just leaking but starting to overflow out of reseller sites. The newest: a Costco Canada posting of a forthcoming Dell Inspiron laptop based on Intel’s Core i3 processor.

Dell-Mini-InspironAt the Consumer Electronics Show, which begins on Thursday, PC makers will unveil laptops using Intel’s newly minted Core i3 processor, as was formerly reported. Core i series processors are based on Intel’s Nehalem microarchitecture. The Core i3 is the initial Nehalem chip targeted at typical and lower-cost laptops.

The Dell offering, at least as posted at Costco, is a bit extra costlier than other leaked models from Gateway or Hewlett-Packard, so one will have to observe how pricing shakes out in the approaching weeks. And note that Costco lists the Intel processor as the “future Core i3 processor,” and additionally states that “all guidelines will ship the week of January 17, 2010.”

Dell Inspiron as programmed by Costco:

* Processor: Core i3

* Display: 15.6″ TFT

* Memory: 4096MB

* Hard disk drive: 320GB 7200rpm

* Optical drive: DVDRW

* Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

* Video card: Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator HD

* Price listed by Costco: $1,029.99 Canadian dollars or about U.S. $983.

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