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Dell unveils a new XPS 13 and new Inspiron convertibles with 8th-gen Intel processors

One of the first announcements out of the gate for IFA 2017, Dell has announced a range of new Windows 10 PCs that include Intel's eight-generation processors. That's right; quad-core ultrabooks are here.

Dell is promising 44% more power in its new XPS 13 laptop, which the company says is the "smallest 13.3 inch laptop on the planet". As usual, it offers an optional QHD+ InfinityEdge display, and it's available now with a 7th-gen Core i3 starting at $799. The model with an 8th-gen Core i7 won't be out until September 12, and it will start at $1,399.99.

And then there's a new series of Inspiron 7000 laptops and convertibles. There's four of them, with the 2-in-1 and standard laptop models coming in 13- and 15-inch sizes, and with a range of configuration options, they all have 8th-generation chips. The 15-inch variant, however, is the only one that offers the option of a 4K display and Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU though, as the 13-inch model will only have integrated graphics.

All of the Inspiron 7000 devices will be available on October 3; the laptops will start at $799.99, the 13-inch 2-in-1 will start at $879.99, and the 15-inch 2-in-1 will start at $849.99.

Finally, Dell is refreshing its Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s with eighth-generation processors from Intel. Also available on October 3, these will start at $749.99 for a model without pen support, and $799.99 with pen support.

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