Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

Summary: Dell has recently released the Inspiron M5030, which is being boasted as the "first" Spanish-language laptop to be sold in the United States.

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Dell has recently released the Inspiron M5030, which is being boasted as the "first" Spanish-language laptop to be sold in the United States.

Given that Spanish is the second most spoken language in the U.S., one might ask where has this laptop been all this time? Better late than never, right?

The M5030 itself has been around since last year. The big differences with this new Inspiron M5030 is that this notebook sports a Spanish language keyboard and Windows 7 comes pre-loaded in Spanish as well. Otherwise, the specs are quite similar with an AMD Athlon II P360 prcoessor, a 15.6-inch widescreen (1,366 x 768 resolution), 4GB of RAM, 802.11g/n Wi-Fi, a DVD burner, and a 3-in-1 media card reader.

Pricing for the Spanish edition of the M030 starts at $499. However, it will only be given a limited release for now at BrandsMart USA stores in Florida and Georgia.

For a closer look at the Inspiron M5030, check out the promo video below:

Topics: Hardware, Laptops, Mobility

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  • In this case: Better never than late

    <i>Given that Spanish is the second most spoken language in the U.S., one might ask where has this laptop been all this time? Better late than never, right?</i><br><br>English is the official language of this country. I'm tired of having to push one (soon to be two) for english.
    ye
    • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

      @ye I have to agree with you. Speak English or get the heck out. Send those laptops to Mexico.
      RoadKillFLHR
      • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

        @awright5335@... Tell that to your imigrant parents and grandparents. Funny how it was ok for your ancestors to get here, but now that you are here, keep the bastards out...
        tvjazzman
      • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

        @awright5335@... Maybe you should start learning Lakota or some other Native American language if you feel that you belong here...
        javier.andres.lopez
      • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

        @tvjazzman
        My immigrant parents learned English. That was part of the price you paid for coming here. They didn't have society catering to them and kissing their_ass.
        ScorpioBlue
      • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

        What a bunch of bigoted nonsense, this is a consumer product, you give the consumer what they want, end of the story.<br><br>I could have used such a product at one point myself, not currently though.
        ddvteach
      • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

        @javier.andres.lopez@... he stroke a nerve here, didn't he? Yep, those laptops should go to Mexico...
        Vistedousa
      • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

        [i]What a bunch of bigoted nonsense, this is a consumer product, you give the consumer what they want, end of the story.[/i]

        Then learn an English laptop like everyone else. Why should the rest of society kiss your_ass.
        ScorpioBlue
    • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

      @ye Before going any further, read the Constitution: there is no official language in the US, so why not? And is nobody else's fault but yours that you only speak one language; besides the better everyone becomes in using technology, the better this country becomes and being English exclusive just puts a barrier on advancement! Viva el espa?ol! And other languages too, like Mandarin or German!
      javier.andres.lopez
      • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

        Well it's time we have one. And leave the foreign jabber in the foreign language schools.
        ScorpioBlue
      • Time to grow up, and join the rest of the world, perhaps?

        I can't think of any other nation where they insist that there should only be 1 language. That said, I agree that people should learn the official language...

        C'est la vie, dans la monde moderne.
        shryko
      • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

        [i]I can't think of any other nation where they insist that there should only be 1 language. That said, I agree that people should learn the official language...

        C'est la vie, dans la monde moderne. [/i]

        Funny coming from you, since the official language in France is French. Codified into written law.

        We need something like that here.
        ScorpioBlue
    • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

      @ye Actually, there has never been an "official" language in the US. English has been the de-facto language used by the government, but they have never made language requirements as public policy.

      This is mostly because in the early days of the United States, there was actually a sizable number of speakers of German, Spanish, etc... in the union, whether they were newly annexed areas, or were part of a minority, such as the Pennsylvania dutch.

      mostly though, the framers may have done that because they thought forcing people to speak a certain language was un-American.
      nickswift498
    • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

      @ye
      No, the USA does not have any official language - re-read your Constitution please, and quit spewing false statements.
      as far as language choices, businesses are going to do whatever it takes to get the consumers' money (after all, that is why they are in business) and to get their money, they have to communicate with the consumer. If the consumer uses a foreign language, then businesses will accommodate them.

      which should have no effect upon you, it should be irrelevant to you if my keyboard has french characters (or spanish, german, chinese, whatever). you do not have to buy it nor use it. but for those of us that need these other languages for keyboards and software, and have the money to purchase them, it is a business' right - in fact, a great idea - for them to accommodate so as to earn more profits.

      If you are really tired of pushing a "1" for English, then move to England, a truly english-speaking country. America has always been a melting pot of multiple languages and cultures, and true "American" languages would be navajo, sioux, cree, or any other native language - remember that English is a foreign language on the North American continent!
      rivardau
      • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

        @rivardau
        So is everyone of those aboriginal languages, they all came from Asia about 15000 years ago. Before that, this was an empty land, we're all strangers in a strange land in the US.

        I couldn't care less if Dell wants to sell a laptop that's in any language they want. I vote for Klingon myself, lets see how many geeks can use the computer then. :) This is a company seeing a need and marketing to it, go Dell!! That's what the U.S. is all about after all, regardless of where the computers are actually made.
        BrewmanNH
  • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

    People have to realize this is about marketing, not politics. Having said that, I recently had four choices of language... two of them were Chinese languages.

    On the other hand, a company I worked for in the past spent extra money making sure we had Spanish software on the new computers we bought and it backfired. Turns out Mexicans learn all their software in English, even if they don't speak English.
    TBone2k
  • Given that POTUS was born in Kenya

    shouldn't all our computers be "British English"?
    davebarnes
    • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

      @davebarnes <br>Are you joking?
      ENTJ1
    • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

      @davebarnes Yeah... This must be a joke or ignorance. Our president was born in Hawaii, even the top Republicans admit it.
      007hornet
    • RE: Dell Inspiron M5030 touted as 'first' Spanish-language laptop in U.S.

      @davebarnes <br>can you please provide President Obama's kenyan birth certificate then, since you seem to know this "fact". if you can't produce the document, then you don't know for sure, and you should just shut the $@#@#%? up!<br>pardonnez-moi mon francais...
      rivardau