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Dell's new Inspiron all-in-ones feature InfinityEdge displays, dedicated GPUs, and a focus on the cinema experience

Dell Inspiron 27 7000 All-In-One. (Source: Dell)
Dell Inspiron 27 7000 All-In-One. (Source: Dell)
Dell has announced refreshes of the Inspiron 24 5000 AIO and Inspiron 27 7000 AIO bringing Intel 8th Gen processors and Nvidia 10-series graphics. Display options include matte touch screens and 4k UHD. Dell is placing an emphasis on the multimedia capabilities of these AIOs, particularly the 27-inch model.

The decline in desktop sales has slowed in recent years, and one of the reasons behind this could be the rise of Windows-powered all-in-one (AIO) PCs (to complement the iMac from Apple). AIO computers, like the newly refreshed Dell Inspiron 24 5000 and Inspiron 27 7000, offer a middle ground with larger displays and with more powerful hardware than many laptops around the same price range, while still providing better compactness (and arguably portability) than a traditional desktop PC.

Both feature InfinityEdge IPS displays with the 24-inch model being FullHD and the 27-inch model coming in at a crisp 4K UHD (touch and non-touch options for both). Dell is putting a lot of emphasis on the multimedia capabilities of these devices with CinemaStream software included, to promote streaming traffic in the same way that Killer Wireless prioritizes gaming traffic. CinemaSound and other audio processing features (Waves MaxAudio Pro) are included, with the bottom bezel of the computer housing a front-facing speaker setup in a similar fashion to a TV. The display on the larger 27-inch model is a CinemaColor model with support for HDR content.

Outside of the marketing speak, what Dell has presented are two plain-but-good-looking AIO PCs with screens that appear to be of good quality (on paper), options for quad-core and hexa-core processors, and the ability to order a model fitted with an Nvidia GTX 1050. They have also included an HDMI in port, which means that these can still be useful as an external monitor for another system in a few years time when the hardware inside is obsolete.

The Inspiron 24 5000 AIO should be available now starting at US$850, but as at the time of writing the Dell website was still only offering the Kaby Lake model without dedicated GPU. The Inspiron 27 7000 will start selling in late May from US$1000 and upwards, but the previously released Ryzen 5 1400 plus AMD RX560 or RX580 models are still available.

Dell Inspiron 24 5000 (5477)Dell Inspiron 27 7000 (5777)
Processor#1i3-8100T 4C/4T 3.1 GHz
i5-8400T 6C/6T 1.8/3.3 GHz
i7-8700T 6C/12T 2.4/4.0 GHz
i3-8100T 4C/4T 3.1 GHz
i5-8400T 6C/6T 1.8/3.3 GHz
i7-8700T 6C/12T 2.4/4.0 GHz
Memory2 x DIMM slots for 1 or 2 stick combinations to make 8, 12, 16, or 32 GB of DDR4-2400 (i3) or DDR4-2666 (i5 & i7)2 x DIMM slots for 1 or 2 stick combinations to make 8, 12, 16, or 32 GB of DDR4-2400 (i3) or DDR4-2666 (i5 & i7)
GraphicsIntel UHD 630
Nvidia GTX 1050 4 GB
Intel UHD 630
Nvidia GTX 1050 4 GB
Storage1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
128GB SSD + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
16GB Intel Optane + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
1TB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
128GB SSD + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
16GB Intel Optane + 1TB 5400 RPM HDD
Display23.8-inch 1920 x 1080 FullHD matte IPS InifnityEdge (touch or non-touch)27-inch 1920 x 1080 FullHD matte IPS InifnityEdge (touch or non-touch)
27-inch 3840 x 2160 UltraHD matte IPS InfinityEdge (non-touch)
Network10/100/1000 RJ45 LAN
802.11ac 1x1 and 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.1
10/100/1000 RJ45 LAN
802.11ac 1x1 and 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.1
Ports I/ORear – 2x USB2, 2x USB3.1, RJ-45, Audio Out, DC power, HDMI in, HDMI1.4 out
Side – 1x USB3.1, 1x USB-C, SD card reader, Microphone/Headset jack
Rear – 2x USB2, 2x USB3.1, RJ-45, Audio Out, DC power, HDMI in, HDMI1.4 out
Side – 1x USB3.1, 1x USB-C, SD card reader, Microphone/Headset jack
Dimensions#2H x W x D: 414 x 540 x 53 mm (16.3 x 21.3 x 2.1 inches)H x W x D: 454 x 614 x 58 mm (17.9 x 24.2 x 2.3 inches)
Weight7.85 kg (17.31 pounds)10.68 kg (23.55 pounds)
Availability#3NowLate May
PriceStarting at US$850Starting at US$1000

Note:
 #1 In the press material for both the Inspiron 24 5000 and Inspiron 27 7000 Dell has listed the T-series processors but given the frequency ranges for the standard (non-T) processors. We have listed the frequencies for the T-series processors here to match the product names that Dell uses.
#2 Height includes stand.
#3 Inspiron 24 5000 AIO not yet showing for purchase on Dell USA website.

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Dell Inspiron 24 5000 All-In-One (right). (Source: Dell)
Dell Inspiron 24 5000 All-In-One (right). (Source: Dell)
Dell Inspiron 27 7000 All-In-One (right). (Source: Dell)
Dell Inspiron 27 7000 All-In-One (right). (Source: Dell)

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Craig Ward, 2018-04- 5 (Update: 2018-04- 5)
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.