Dell refreshes its Inspiron family of 2-in-1s and notebooks at Computex 2016

During the Computex trade show taking place this week in Taipei, Dell refreshed its Inspiron product line with updated 2-in-1 solutions for families on a budget, students, and businesses. One of these products is what Dell dubs as the world’s first 17-inch 2-in-1, which is now part of the company’s Inspiron 7000 series. The refreshed Inspiron lineup also includes an Inspiron 11 3000 notebook, and the Inspiron 5000 series.

Inspiron 7000 2-in-1

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For starters, the Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 series comes in 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch models with screens sporting 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and wide viewing angles. These screens are backed by sixth-generation Intel Core processors and a chassis built with an aluminum design. They come with a built-in 360-degree hinge that supports four modes: laptop, tent, stand, and tablet.

According to Dell, this series includes a backlit keyboard for typing in dark caves, an infrared camera that supports Windows Hello in Windows 10, Wireless AC connectivity, a USB Type-C port, and Waves MaxxAudio Pro audio software. These 2-in-1s are compatible with Dell’s USB Type-C adapter that adds extra HDMI and VGA video outputs, an Ethernet port, and another USB 3.0 port. They’re also compatible with Dell’s Power Companions for additional battery life.

The starting price for this series is $749, and the 2-in-1s are available now on Dell.com. They’ll also be made available at Bestbuy.com, and at your local Best Buy retail store.

Inspiron 5000 2-in-1

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Next on Dell’s list is the Inspiron 5000 2-in-1 series. The upcoming 13-inch model boasts a compact size, while the 15-inch model has 40-percent more screen room than its smaller 13-inch brother. Basic features found in both include displays with touch support and 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, an infrared camera supporting Windows Hello, and up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory.

This new family is available on Dell.com with a starting price of $529

Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1

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Next up is the company’s Inspiron 11 3000 notebook, aimed at students and families. This model features an 11-inch screen with 1,366 x 768 resolution. The company didn’t really reveal any specs in its initial announcement on Tuesday, only indicating that the device supports the latest Intel processors, and provides USB 3.0 technology with a microSD card slot for added storage.

Dell said that the starting price for the new Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 is $249. It is available now through Dell.com

Inspiron 15 and 17 5000

Dell Inspiron 5000

Finally, Dell introduced the updated Inspiron 5000 Laptop series. This family arrives in 15-inch and 17-inch form factors with a choice of Intel and AMD processors. Both models offer a DVD drive, but customers can upgrade to a Blu-ray drive if needed. The 15-inch model even has an optional infrared camera that supports Windows Hello. Both have a glossy, colorful finish in seven visually stunning options, such as Midnight Blue, Bali Blue, and Tango Red.

Unfortunately, the new Inspiron 5000 laptops aren’t expected to go on sale until sometime later this year. The company doesn’t currently provide an estimated starting price, but the model listed above has a starting price of $549, to give you an indication of what’s to come.

“With our new Inspiron 2-in-1 lineup, customers can work where they need to and play when they want to,” said Ray Wah, vice president, Dell Consumer Product Marketing. “Whatever you can create or imagine, you can achieve it with the 2-in-1 laptop best suited to your needs. Dell is thrilled that our innovative technology can help make your creation a reality. Our customers inspire us, and we keep on innovating for them.”

As always, keep checking back with Dell to see the final hardware details of its new Inspiron products. The product pages should be up any day now.

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