Dell refreshes naming scheme with new Inspiron 7000 series
Following Dell's recent move to go private, the company is now attempting to clear up confusion surrounding its laptop naming scheme. The latest laptop refresh brings it with a trio of new designations, the Insprion 3000/5000/7000 series, with the higher-end 7000 notebooks making their debut today.
Starting at $699, the 7000 lineup is available in 14", 15" and 17" models to go along with an all aluminum design, a backlit keyboard with a flush trackpad and a Gorilla Glass touchscreen. The displays range in resolution from 1366x768 to an optional Full-HD 1920x1080 and are powered by Intel's Haswell CPUs.
Dell is touting battery life as a big feature for the new 7000 series, with the 14" model expected to last 9 hours thanks to Haswell's energy-saving features. In addition, the 15" and 17" versions will offer optional NVIDIA graphics, although that's likely to take a chunk out of battery life.
The trio is expected to be made available on the 26th of September, with the 15" coming in cheapest at $699 and the 14" and 17" models following with an $849 price tag.