Dell Inspiron 14, 15, and 17 3000 series will get Comet Lake-U starting at just $390
You don't have to pay a thousand dollars for the latest processors. Much like the mid-range Inspiron 5000 and higher-end Inspiron 7000 families, the lower-end Inspiron 3000 series will also be updated with Intel Comet Lake-U CPUs to replace the previous generation Whiskey Lake-U series. The 14-inch Inspiron 14 3490, 15.6-inch Inspiron 15 3590, and 17.3-inc Inspiron 17 3790 will all be refreshed with the dual-core Core i3-10110U, quad-core Core i5-10210U, and quad-core Core i7-10510U.
Externally, the new Comet Lake-U Inspiron 3000 laptops will be identical to the last generation models meaning that the updates are only internal. We may have to wait another year or two for a full-on chassis redesign.
It's worth noting that the upcoming flagship XPS 13 7390 will also be coming with the same Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs as mentioned above. The XPS 13 7390 will start at almost three times the price meaning that the new Inspiron 3000 series can offer a very similar level of processor performance for hundreds of dollars less. Exclusive to the XPS 13, however, will be the hexa-core Core i7-10710U that's not available on any Inspiron laptop as of this writing.
The Comet Lake-U-powered Inspiron 3000 series will be coming to EMEA and North America on August 21st and October 1st, respectively, with as many as seven different color options. The 14-inch, 15.6-inch, and 17.3-inch models will start at approximately $390, $600, and $700, respectively.