Dell announces availability of select Inspiron laptops with 2nd-Gen AMD Ryzen "Picasso" APUs
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Dell Inspiron laptops with AMD Ryzen APUs based on the Zen+ microarchitecture are now available. A blog post from the company has detailed the intention to utilize processors from the Picasso range, with the Inspiron 15 5000 (5585) device being the first to offer the option. Dell plans to extend this option to the Inspiron 14 5000 (5485) with select retailers, which will be later followed by a 2nd Gen Ryzen-based Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 (5484) that will be offered as a Costco.com exclusive.
Currently, the Dell configurator offers a base model Inspiron 15 5000 with an AMD Ryzen 3 3200U mobile APU that incorporates the Radeon Vega 3 graphics solution for US$529.99. This SKU comes with 4 GB RAM and a 128 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. The next device in the line has a Ryzen 5 3500U APU with twice the cores and twice the threads (4/8 vs. the Ryzen 3 3200U’s 2/4). A Radeon Vega 8 iGPU offers greater graphics processing power, and there is also 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD present. This second laptop starts at US$679.99.
The new Dell Inspiron 15 is also available with the fast Picasso family APU Ryzen 7 3700U. This AMD processor has the same number of cores and threads as the Ryzen 5 variant mentioned above, but it offers higher clock rates of 2.3 GHz (base) and 4.0 GHz (boost). It also has the Radeon Vega 10 integrated graphics on hand, which clocks at 1,400 MHz. Accompanying the high-end 2nd Gen Zen+ APU in this particular Inspiron laptop is 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. This configuration starts at a price of US$779.99.