Dell just added a whole new layer of customization with its new Inspiron R line of budget notebooks. These new systems have lids that customers can swap out on their own–a small button at the base of the screen lets you pop the lid off and replace it with a new one. The system, is called SWITCH by Design Studio, and will have solid-color lids that cost $19.99, and patterned lids–there will be 22 to start–will cost $39.99.
Of course, pretty colors aren’t the only thing the Inspiron R has going for it. The line is being updated with the second-gen Intel Core processor, an HD webcam, chiclet-style keyboard, USB 3.0, and optional support for 3D movie playback on a 3D-enabled TV using the Inspiron R’s HDMI 1.4 port.
The Inspiron R will come in a 14, 15, and 17-inch size; starting pricing is as follows:
Size (with 6-cell battery):
Weight (the optional SWITCH lid design adds about 0.4 pounds to each of these weights):