Dell added a new member on the Inspiron line in front of IFA 2018. Today, the company announced the new Inspiron Chromebook 14 two-in – A Chrome OS convertible that is not Chromebooks that are affordable. You may be familiar with. It does not have a low-grade processor, it's not made of plastic, and it even comes with an active pen to use with the touchscreen. All at the starting price of $ 599.
The new Inspiron Chromebook looks and feels similar to Dell's Windows-based Inspiron machines. It has an all-metal body and some flat hinges that make it possible to rotate in tablet mode. Even with its metal design and 14-inch FHD touchscreen, the new Chromebook weighs less than four pounds and does not feel as tight as other 14-inch machines.
Dell updated the internal heat treatment system, so now there are a few Valves in the part of the chassis just behind the hinges. You will not see them unless you are in contact with the hinges while rotating the Chromebook, but they help the computer to heat the heat better and maintain a good working temperature.
Dell also hidden an active pen in the chassis of the Inspiron Chromebook. It lives on the bottom of the notebook at the bottom right and pops out with a slight press on the end. Like other active pens, this does not need to be charged, and it's a very basic stylus. Those who are keen on drawing and handwriting notes do not have to pay extra for a stylus that works with this Chromebook, and it will be harder to lose since it is lost in the notebook itself.
To match the premium design, Dell has put a Core i3 processor in this Chromebook together with Intel UHD 620 graphics, 4GB of RAM, either 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage, and a 56WHr battery to last up to 10 hours on a single charge. For ports, the Chromebook has two USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 ports, a USB-A port, a microSD card slot, and a headset / microphone jack.
Gaining better specifications and a more attractive design, Dell wants to attract an aging generation of Chromebook users: those who have become comfortable with Google's OS after spending many years in school. Someone may have a Chrome OS device that looks better and works harder than the $ 300 units they're used to, and one that does not break the bank like Google's Pixelbook does.
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Dell also updated all convertibles in its Inspiron 7000 and 5000 families. The 13, 15 and 17-inch Inspiron 7000 two-in-one now has the new thermal system found in the Inspiron Chromebook, with openings behind the hinges. Everyone has fingerprints readers in the top right corner of the keyboard area, along with two right-hand microphones located near the webcam (located at the top of the display) and can hear Alexa and Cortana commands up to eight feet away. Alexa is a new addition to the Inspiron family and we see more companies as Dell brings Alexa to their Windows PCs now, thanks to Microsoft's partnership with Amazon. That partnership enables the two virtual assistants to work together.
Dell enabled Modern Standby mode on Inspirion 7000 convertibles as well. This low-mode mode allows the notebook to work as a smartphone on-screen when it goes to sleep and turns on when it detects certain actions such as fingerprints fingerprints to the fingerprint reader or a voice command.
As with previous Inspiron laptops, users can customize 7000 Series convertibles to suit their needs. Each supports both Core i5 and i7 processors and up to 32GB of RAM, with 15 and 17-inch models supporting optional Intel Optane memory. Intel UHD graphics are standard, but users can choose a Nvidia MX150 chip in the 15-inch model or get it as standard in the 17-inch device. The 13-inch convertible supports up to 1TB of PCIe storage, while the 15 and 17-inch models support dual PCIe and SSD storage options. All models come as standard with an FHD touchscreen, but 13 and 15-inch devices support optional 4K touchscreen accessories.
The 14-inch Inspiron 5000 convertibles are now delivered with all-metal designs, standard touchscreen and active pens. While the appearance of these mid-range two-in-onees is now a lot different, Dell still allows users to customize most other features, including internal specifications, optional biometric login features, and more. It supports Core i7 processors, Intel UHD graphics with optional Nvidia MX130 chip, HD and FHD touchscreen, up to 24GB RAM and Optane options, and dual drives with PCIe, SATA and SSD configurations.
The new convertibles also have two USB-C ports, marking the first time this new port made way to the 5000 series. Dell hopes that customers who do not want or can not afford top quality XPS laptops will flock to the Inspiron 7000 and 5000 series thanks to these premium upgrades.
Inspiron Chromebook 14 will be available October 23, starting from $ 599. The Inspiron 7000 Series Convertibles will be available on October 2, starting at $ 849, while the new Inspiron 5000 Series Convertibles will also be available on the 2 October from $ 599.
Index of Valentina Palladino