Dell Offers ‘Iron Man’ Pre-loaded PCs30 Sep, 2008 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Paramount Home Entertainment’s Sept. 30 DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of summer blockbuster Iron Man expanded to include digital files on select custom PCs from Dell.
Round Rock, Texas-based Dell is including the Robert Downey Jr. action film as a free preloaded digital file (valued at $20) through Oct. 9 on its Inspiron 1525 (listed at $649), XPS M1530 ($1,049), XPS 420 ($899) and XPS 630 ($1,299) laptops.
The movie, which includes bonus material found on the standard DVD, is available in Windows Media format and can be viewed on the computer screen or TV equipped with a separate Windows media extenders, including Xbox 360 or Slingbox.
The PC manufacturer last week bowed a series of laptops outfitted with “home entertainment enhancers,” including a Blu-ray Disc player; TV tuner to watch, stop and rewind live TV; and HDMI port to listen to MP3 music files and stream Web-based TV programming.