Dell Inspiron 15 and 17 5000 series updated with Kaby Lake-R and Radeon graphics
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After announcing Kaby Lake-R for the flagship XPS 13 and mainstream Inspiron 5000/7000 series of convertibles in August, it's now time for the affordable and traditional Inspiron 15 5000 notebooks to get the same treatment. The refreshed 15.6-inch Inspiron 15 and 17.3-inch Inspiron 17 will each come with the same Core i5-8250U and i7-8550U CPU options as the new XPS 13 in addition to the older Celeron 3865U and Pentium 4415U for lower starting prices. The discrete Radeon 530 GPU will be an option alongside GeForce MX150 and 940MX alternatives depending on the SKU.
Both sizes have been redesigned to be about 2 to 3 mm thinner than the outgoing Inspiron 15 5000 and 17 5000 whilst incorporating a matte metallic outer finish. If configuring with an integrated optical drive, then the Inspiron 15 5000 will be a tad thicker and heavier. The chassis is definitely a cheaper and less rigid matte plastic material compared to the firmer and classier aluminum builds on the mainstream Inspiron 7000 family. There are fewer connectivity features as well and the newfound fingerprint-enabled Power button will be omitted.
Both the Inspiron 15 5000 and 17 5000 traditional notebooks will be launching this October 3rd starting at $550 and $700, respectively, in Silver, Black, White, Blue, Gold, and Purple color options. Check out the official spec sheets below for a full rundown on what the 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch 5570 SKUs will bring to the table.