As the mainstay of Dell’s notebook line-up, the Inspiron laptop line has always remained at the forefront when they’re looking for a versatile workhorse rig and this time around, Dell has pulled rather pleasant surprise at Computex 2019 with a slew of refreshed Inspiron notebooks and all-in-one desktops that come in a variety of form factors which include the new Inspiron 15 7000 and the Inspiron 13 5000 notebooks and the new Inspiron 24 5000 AIO and Inspiron 27 7000.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000
The refreshed Inspiron 15 7000 has a refined clamshell design that now incorporates magnesium alloy in its construction to ensure structural integrity while remaining light and portable at 1.5kg.
Even so, the notebook doesn’t skimp on power or performance as it comes with a number of configurations that offer exceptional performance. If you dial everything to maximum, you can kit out the Inspiron 15 7000 with a 15.6-inch matte UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) display, up to a 9th generation Intel Core H-class processor, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics along with up to two NVMe M.2 SSDs configurable in either RAID 0 or RAID 1 depending on your needs. To keep the whole affair cool, they’ve integrated dual heat pipes and fans along with a uniquely designed drop hinge to ensure efficient heat venting and consistent sustained performance even under heavy work loads.
Other mod-cons with the new Inspiron 15 7000 include an integrated fingerprint reader with the power button which allowed Dell to cram in a full-sized numeric keypad into the keyboard as well as the inclusion of a Thunderbolt 3 port so you can charge the laptop and port out a feed to a secondary monitor without much trouble. Prices for the new Dell Inspiron 15 7000 start from RM4,599 and it comes in two colours dubbed Abyss Black and Platinum Silver with immediate availability in Malaysia at all authorised dealers nationwide.
Dell Inspiron 13 5000
Designed with a modicum of stylishness and scads of performance, the Inspiron 13 5000 is a fetching beast indeed that’s just 14.9mm thin while weighing a waifish 1.1kg even with its aluminium top lid and palm rest. Refinements in the design include a power button that’s integrated into the keyboard while the ventilation vents are subtly hidden in the hinge to give it a cleaner look. Some configurations can optionally have better security too with an optional fingerprint reader built into the aforementioned power button.
In terms of hardware, the Inspiron 13 5000 comes with a 13.3-inch Full HD display with exceptionally narrow bezels , up to an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565U CPU, up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, up to a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVME SSD and optional NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM. Of note is the addition of a lid-open sensor that turns the laptop on the moment you flip the lid open even when it’s off which comes in really handy. Another notable addition is a micro SIM card slot so you can rely on data away from WiFi hotspots.
Prices start from USD579.99 your choice of either Platinum Silver or a fetching looking Ice Lilac finish depending on region. For Malaysia, Dell has announced that units will arrive sometime in September 2019.
Inspiron 24 5000 & Inspiron 27 7000 All-In-One
Intended for users with more static setups, the Dell Inspiron 24 5000 and the larger 27 7000 All-in-One desktops feature revamped designs that make them look sleeker, slimmer and much more like a modern day TV. The new designs also feature a choice of three optional stands, each of which has slightly different colours and grille designs dubbed Black, Silver Vessel and Silver Pafilia X.
The Dell Inspiron 24 5000 comes with 23.8-inch Full HD display with narrow bezels to maximise screen real estate, up to an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, optional NVIDIA MX110 graphics with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM and up to a dual drive combo with a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD and 1TB hard disk. Seeing its ambit as an entertainment nexus, it is also well equipped in the sound department with Waves MaxxAudio Pro tuned stereo speakers. To ensure movies are rendered in all their glory, Dell has included a trifecta of their software enhancements that include Dell CinemaColor, Dell CinemaSound and Dell CinemaStream to make every movie a cinematic experience. Well, everything except the popcorn that is.
The Dell Inspiron 27 7000 is aesthetically similar to the Inspiron 24 5000 but has a larger 27-inch Full HD display and the option to upgrade it to a touch interface. That aside it is otherwise similar in terms of processor options, optional NVIDIA MX110 graphics, storage up to a dual drive combo, Waves MaxxAudio tuned speakers and the inclusion of Dell CinemaColor, CinemaSound CinemaStream for better movies all around. In terms of availability, the Inspiron 24 5000 will retail at prices starting from US699.99 from August 2019 in Malaysia while the Inspiron 27 7000 will be available from the same date as well with a price tag that starts from USD949.99