IFA 2017 | Dell refreshes entire Inspiron 5000 and 7000 lineup with Kaby Lake-R
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Unlike the XPS 13 and its minor internal update to quad-core Kaby Lake-R, the mainstream Inspiron 7000 and budget Inspiron 5000 ranges will be overhauled with new designs and features in addition to the aforementioned 8th generation Core options.
Firstly, the Inspiron 7000 series will have new 13-inch and 15-inch traditional notebooks as well as 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch 2-in-1 convertibles. All models sport an aluminum chassis with chrome-cut edges and corners while the traditional notebooks will have a fingerprint reader that doubles as a Power button. Interestingly enough, this latter feature is landing first on the mainstream Inspiron lineup instead of Dell's pricier XPS series. Certain 13-inch and 15-inch SKUs in Asian territories will also have a Rose Gold color option similar to the XPS.
Prices start at $800 USD for the Inspiron 7000 traditional notebooks and $800 to $950 USD for the Inspiron 7000 convertible 2-in-1s depending on the screen size.
Moving down from the Inspiron 7000 is the budget Inspiron 5000 lineup consisting of 13-inch and 15-inch convertible 2-in-1s. The chassis of these models are matte plastic compared to the aluminum of the Inspiron 7000 series and with fewer connectivity ports as well. USB Type-C and RJ-45, for example, are missing on the new Inspiron 5000 convertible 2-in-1s. Traditional 15-inch and 17-inch Inspiron 5000 notebooks have not yet been confirmed but are expected to be unveiled soon.
Prices start at $750 to $800 USD for the Inspiron 5000 convertible 2-in-1s depending on the screen size. Both the Inspiron 5000 and 7000 families will become available starting this October complete with Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U options.