Dell added a new gaming-focused model to its Inspiron line of laptops, with the Inspiron 7000 series. The most notable feature is the inclusion of Nvidia's newly announced GeForce GTX 1050 line of graphics cards. These, however, are not part of Dell's Alienware gaming hardware brand, though those models received CPU upgrades as well.
The Inspiron 7000 comes in either a 14 or 15-inch variant with up to a 4K resolution screen on the top-end model. These laptops also include Nvidia’s GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti GPUs, either Intel’s 7th Gen Intel i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ quad-core processors, and up to 32GB or RAM. The base model comes standard with a 500GB 5400RPM hard drive, but this can be upgraded to an SSD on both models.
The smaller model has a 56Wh battery, while Dell opted for a 74Wh battery to power its larger sibling. Either model can be outfitted in matte black or red.
As for the Alienware brand, Dell upgraded the CPUs with Intel's newest offerings, with a choice between the i7-7700HQ or i7-7820HK. Additionally, the Alienware 17 can now be configured with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 mobile GPU.
Both the Inspiron 7000 series and refreshed Alienware models will be available starting on January 5th with the base Inspiron 7000 series model starts at $799.