Dell refreshes its Inspiron lineup with Whiskey Lake processors

Just hours ago, Intel announced the latest additions to its eighth-gen Core processor family, codenamed Amber Lake and Whiskey Lake. Dell is the first out of the gate with devices that use the new CPUs, including an XPS 13 2-in-1 refresh with Amber Lake CPUs, and also a range of Inspiron convertibles with Whiskey Lake CPUs.

On the higher end are new Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 PCs, which comes in 13-, 15-, and 17-inch models. The devices have narrow bezels on three sides for an immersive experience, and they support Dell Cinema. That means that you'll get HDR with CinemaColor and Waves MaxxAudio Pro with CinemaSound.

The PCs also come with support for Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant, making Dell the fifth PC OEM to announce support for it.

Aside from that, you can have all three models configured with a Core i5-8265U or i7-8565U, and either a 1080p or 4K display. The 13-inch one only offers integrated graphics, but you can get up to an Nvidia GeForce MX150 with 4GB GDDR5 memory on the 15-inch model and a GeForce MX150 with 2GB GDDR5 memory on the 17-inch model.

The new Inspiron 5000 is a 14-inch 2-in-1 that's a bit lower end. You can get the same two processor options, or you can get it with a Core i3-8145U. The 14-inch screen comes in either 1366x768 or 1920x1080, and you can get it with up to an Nvidia GeForce MX130 with 2GB GDDR5 memory for graphics.

All of the newly announced Windows 10 PCs will be available on October 2. The Inspiron 14 5000 will start at $599.99. The Inspiron 13 7000 will start at $879.99 for the FHD model and $1,249.99 for the UHD variant, the Inspiron 15 7000 will start at $849.99 for FHD and $1,249.99 for UHD, and the Inspiron 17 7000 will start at $1,099.99.

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