Dell Changes Temperature at Computex

At Computex, Dell has revealed a host of new computing products in the Inspiron consumer line. These include notebooks, hybrids and all-in-ones (AIOs). Release details have been shared (unusually for Computex launches), but there are few specifications available yet.

The Inspiron 5000 series comes first: a range of laptops in 14″, 15.6″ and 17.3″ sizes, with a choice of Intel or AMD processors. Resolution is 1600 x 900 on the 17.3″ and 1366 x 768 on the 14″ and 15″. Touch is an option on all models.

Users are able to customise the colour temperature, vibrancy and tone of the Inspiron 5000 series models if they desire (Dell calls this feature True Colour). The laptops use 802.11ac wireless technology. They will last for between six and seven hours on battery power and are on sale now.

There are four different models in each size, distinguished by their processor and OS. The 14″ notebook features 1.7GHz Core i3 (Haswell), 2.7GHz Core i5 or 3GHz Core i7 (Braswell) processors and a choice of Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro. The Core i3 edition has 4GB of RAM; all others feature 8GB.

Intel HD graphics are used on all 14″ models except the Core i7 edition, which has discrete Geforce 920M graphics. Storage is 1TB. All models feature HDMI, USB 2.0 (x2) and USB 3.0 connections. Prices range from $600 – $800.

The 15.6″ laptop uses Intel Celeron (2.58GHz) or Intel Pentium (2.66GHz) processors and Windows 8.1. It features 4GB of RAM and 500GB of storage. Two models (one Celeron and one Pentium) feature touch. Ports are identical to the 14″ model. Dell is selling the laptop for $330 – $400.

Processor options on the 17.3″ are 1.9GHz Pentium; 2GHz Core i3; 2.7GHz Core i5; and 3GHz Core i7 (all Braswell). The former two units feature 4GB of RAM and 500GB of storage, and the latter two 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. All use Intel HD graphics, and the same ports as the previous models. Prices range from $450 – $800.