Dell is launching a series of new Inspiron- and XPS-branded laptops and tablet-laptop hybrids that use Intel’s latest 8th Generation Core processors. That means they’re going to be speedier for people who want to watch videos, multitask, and have all-day battery life.
The new models include four different laptops that are targeted at specific parts of the market and feature Intel processors that are 44 percent faster than previous-generation chips. Dell is showing the laptops at the upcoming IFA event in Berlin.
I got a good look at the laptops, which are targeted at consumers and businesses during the upcoming holiday season, at a Dell preview event in San Francisco. The laptops include the Inspiron 7000 series, with 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch screens.
The Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 laptop-tablet hybrids are available with screens of 13 inches or 15 inches, with gray brushed aluminum covers. They have a narrow border FHD IPS touch display that supports active pens for digital drawing, writing, and note-taking. The 15-inch model includes an optional 4K UltraHD IPS touch display. The screens are optimized for watching movies and video chat.
The 13-inch Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 sells for $850 and the 15-inch for $880, both starting October 3.
Dell is also unveiling new Inspiron 13 and 15 5000 2-in-1 hybrid tablet-laptops. They have new Intel processors that will enable good performance while multitasking. The 13-inch will begin selling for $750 and the 15-inch for $800, also on October 3.
Dell’s 17-inch 7000 2-in-1 Inspiron laptop will start selling on October 3 for $950. It has a FHD IPS screen with a wide-viewing angle and touch display and sports a Nvidia GeForce 940MX discrete graphics chip and a USB Type-C port MX150 Display Port.
Lastly, the XPS 13 comes with a 13.3-inch screen and a 7th Generation Intel Core i3 processor, and it is available now for $800. It has an optional quad HD+Infinity Edge display. A version with a Core i7 8th Generation Intel processor will sell for $1,400, starting September 12. It has up to 22 hours of battery life.
Dell also revealed its Premium Support Plus with predictive bug detection and 24-hour, seven-day-a-week support. The support removes viruses automatically and optimizes performance for consumer PCs.