Dell updates Inspiron, XPS laptops; announces Premium Support Plus

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Dell’s Inspiron 7000, Inspiron 5000, and XPS 13 laptops and 2-in-1s will be available with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors in October.

In addition to announcing the Dell Visor mixed reality headset at IFA 2017, the company has also announced updates to the Inspiron and XPS laptop series, as well as a new Premium Support Plus support service plan.

Inspiron 7000

We’ve reviewed both the Dell Inspiron 7000 and 7000 2-in-1s here at Techaeris and have been pretty impressed by their design, multitasking use, and general performance. The performance is getting a boost with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors, as well as USB Type-C ports with support for DisplayPort and Power Delivery. Featuring FHD displays, the 15″ laptop and 15″ 2-in-1 models also feature an optional 4K UHD IPS display (touch on the 2-in-1) with 100% AdobeRGB coverage.

Additional features of the Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 series include:

  • A narrow border, outstanding graphics with a standard FHD 10-point touch IPS display on both sizes, and the 15 inch offers optional premium 4K UHD IPS touch display and NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX bring a superior visual experience
  • Stream uninterrupted thanks to SmartByte streaming technology that prioritizes video streaming and conferencing above other network activities.
  • Narrow borders decrease the footprint and make this 2-in-1 easy to take with you.
  • The latest 8th Generation Intel® processors provide zippy, responsive performance.
  • USB Type-C supports DisplayPort for connecting to ultra-high resolution external displays & DC-in, so you can charge your 2-in-1 the same way you do on your tablet.
  • Included standard SSDs or optional PCIe NVMe SSDs provide longer battery life, quicker responsiveness, quieter performance & improved shock resistance compared to conventional hard drives.
  • The optional Dell Active Pen lets you experience a natural pen on paper feel and was designed for drawing, writing and note taking.
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory ready: Pair large format HDDs with Optane to improve performance and responsiveness (available early 2018).
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The Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1.

Features of the Inspiron 7000 15″ laptop include:

  • Visually stunning 15” laptop featuring thin bezel display encased in brushed aluminum.
  • Wide viewing IPS display with up to UHD resolution with 350 nit brightness & 100% Adobe RGB provides a brilliant, gorgeous visuals from every angle.
  • The latest Intel 8th Generation Quad Core™ CPUs and support up to 32GB DDR4 memory handle today’s software easily & provide responsive performance.
  • Discrete graphics option with up to 4GB GDDR5 memory delivers top speed in graphics performance
  • Dual drive options with up to 512GB PCle NVMe SSD and up to 1TB HDD
  • 180-degree hinge let you lay your screen flat for content creation and collaboration.
  • Latest technology like USB Type-C 3.1 (Gen 1) with power delivery & display port support, and password-free log-in with Windows Hello & IR camera
  • Up to ~ 9 hrs (8 hr 56 mins) of battery life with a 3 cell 42 Whr battery
  • Available in Platinum Silver

Finally, features of the Inspiron 7000 13″ laptop includes:

  • Visually stunning 13” laptop featuring thin bezel display encased in brushed aluminum. At only 15.19 mm thin and about 1.4kg, this ultra-thin & light laptop is visually pleasing, compact & strong.
  • Brilliant 13.3” FHD IPS display with 300 nit brightness provides a crisp, detailed picture on-screen.
  • The latest Intel 8th Generation Quad Core™ CPUs handle today’s software easily & provide responsive performance.
  • PCle NVMe SSD delivers quick responsiveness and quiet performance
  • 180-degree hinge let you lay your screen flat for content creation and collaboration.
  • Quick Charge technology power your laptop & let you go from zero to ready-to-go in no time
  • Latest technology like USB Type-C 3.1 (Gen 1) with power delivery & display port support and Quick Charge technology to jump start your laptop.
  • Password-free log-in with Windows Hello & IR camera or Fingerprint reader options
  • Up to 9 hr 30 mins of battery life with a 3 cell 38Whr battery
  • Available in Platinum Silver
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Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop.

The Inspiron 7000 2-in-1s are available in the U.S. Oct. 3 starting at $879.99 (13″), $849.99 (15″), and $999.99 (17″) on Dell.com. The Inspiron laptops will also be available in the U.S. Oct. 3 starting at $799.99; Canadian availability, timing, and price for both the Inspiron 7000 2-in-1s and laptops to be confirmed.

Inspiron 5000

The 13″ and 15″ Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s are also being offered with the new 8th Generation Intel Core processors and will be available in the U.S. starting at $799 (active pen capable) and $749.99 (not active pen capable) on October 3rd.

Features and specifications of the updated Insprion 5000 2-in-1s include:

  • FHD wide viewing angle touch display is easy to position & provides impressive detail in laptop, tent, stand & tablet modes.
  • Mid-size, sleek design with a wide range of features & versatile 4-mode 360° hinge.
  • Up to the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ CPUs & graphics handle today’s software easily & provide responsive performance.
  • The optional Dell Active Pen lets you experience a natural pen on paper feel and was designed for drawing, writing and note taking.
  • Optional SSDs provide longer battery life, quicker responsiveness, quieter performance & improved shock resistance compared to conventional hard drives.
  • Optional infrared camera works with Windows Hello to allow you to log in with a look, conveniently & securely.
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Dell Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s.

XPS 13

Of the laptops I’ve reviewed here, the Dell XPS 13 models remain one of my favourite. Light, compact, powerful, and with long-lasting battery, the XPS 13 lineup is also getting upgraded to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processors with Dynamic Power Mode which offers up to 44% more performance. Currently the smallest 13.3″ laptop in the world, the optional Quad HD+ InfinityeEdge display — with optional touch — offers sharp visuals and vivid, accurate colour. The FHD version boasts up to 22 hours of run-time, promising all day use without having to plug in.

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The Dell XPS 13 in Rose Gold.

The Dell XPS 13 with 7th Generation Intel Core i3 is available in the U.S. and Canada now and starts at $799. The XPS 13 with 8th Generation Intel Core i7 will be available in the U.S. starting Sept. 12 for $1399.99, with additional configurations available in October. Canadian availability, timing, and price of the additional configuration are still to be confirmed.

Premium Support Plus

Dell’s new Premium Support Plus is a comprehensive support service for Dell consumer and gaming PCs, including Dell Inspiron, XPS, and Alienware systems. Using Dell’s Premium Support which boasts 24×7 phone support, onsite service after remote diagnosis, and hardware and software support, Premium Support Plus adds SupportAssist technology offering proactive and predictive capabilities to help catch issues sooner. Support plans can be tailored for a hands off, call-free experience with automated integrated support or one-on-one personalized support with an agent or a combination of both.

Premium Support Plus will be available to Dell customers in 69 countries on August 29th.

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