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Dell reveals its massively revamped Inspirion Laptop line at CES 2015: 4k Resolution and heavy -duty Broadwell CPUs

by on January 6, 2015
 

Stephan Jukic – January 6, 2015

The Dell Inspiron line of laptops has definitely gone premium in terms of specs, having added all sorts of optional extra offerings into the otherwise pretty ordinary laptops. Let’s take a look at what’s on offer, as revealed by Dell itself at CES 2015.

The specific machines we’re talking about are the Inspiron 15 7000 and 15 5000 lines and both, for starters, are now available with the company’s new 5000 series CPUs, which have been named “broadwell”. The overall effect of these and other changes is that a once completely humdrum line of notebooks has now been given an overhaul worthy of some serious attention from fans of high-performance PC technology.

Starting with the more powerful Inspiron 15 7000, it’s base price starts at $1,100 and at this level, you get your hands on a 2.7 GHz core i5-500U processor, a 15 inch screen with a decent 1366 x 768 resolution and up to 1TB of HD space. It also comes with Intel Integrated graphics.

However, with the new optional upgrades we’re discussing here, the 15 7000 can be upgraded from these basics to include up to 3GHz of i7 5500U CPU power, an AMD Radeon GPU, full 4K display and a 512GB SSD drive. Of course, these upgrades will raise the laptop’s price well above its base cost, though Dell hasn’t yet said by how much.

Connectivity sockets on the Dell Inspiron 15 7000

Connectivity sockets on the Dell Inspiron 15 7000

As for the Inspiron 15 5000, options are narrower but its base price starts at $750. From there, possible upgrades include the same 3GHz Core i7-5500U CPU as in the Inspiron 7000, a Nvidia GeForce GPU for at least some kind of 4K gaming and a 17 inch 4K ultra HD resolution along with a 1TB hard drive.

Furthermore, the 5000 series Inspiron will also offer an optional Intel RealSense 3D camera that’s designed for serving as a gesture control interface for a more immersive navigation experience. This is a technology that has been under development by Intel for years and has only recently emerged in a couple of other devices, including a Dell tablet and an Acer gaming laptop, the V17 Nitro.

With the RealSense 3D camera built into it, the Inspiron 15 5000 gets taken way beyond the brand’s former reputation as a boring laptop line. The camera technology promises to let users interact with on-screen objects through hand gestures and even scan physical items onto 3D files for 3D printers.

Overall, Dell has started to become pretty impressive with the new hardware choices the company is emerging with.

Story by 4k.com

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