Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop Leaked

15.6in, 16:9 screen and all.

Dell’s support sight isn’t a place where one would usually expect a new laptop to be first spotted, but in the case of the Dell Inspiron 1545 an exception has been made. The main highlight? A 15.6in optionally LED-backlit (at a cost presumably) 16:9 aspect ratio screen.

According to the apparently-prematurely published Technology Guide the specs should line-up as follows:

  • Intel Celeron and Core 2 Duo CPUs available (too many choices to list)
  • Up to 4GB DDR2 800MHz RAM
  • 15.6in 1,366 x 768 (LED backlighting optional)
  • Ethernet, Draft-N wireless connectivity
  • Three USB ports, ExpressCard slot
  • Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux available

Hardly the most interesting configuration in the world, but the change from a more traditional 16:10 aspect ratio to 16:9 is noteworthy. Admittedly it could just be a result of Dell buying such panels because they’re available cheaply. There does seem to be a trend of 15.4in machines moving to 15.6in 16:9 at the moment after all – take the Acer Aspire 6935G for example.

All we need to be leaked now is UK pricing and a release date.

Dell Inspiron 1545 Technology Guide.

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