Dell selected the IFA 2018 to release updates for its lowest-priced Inspiron line of laptops, its new 14-inch Chromebook, and a bright and sleek new display.
Despite Dell's history of 11.6-inch Chromebooks and two-in-one Chromebooks for markets like education, this is the first of its "premium" Chromebooks ̵
It's not as sleek and shiny as competing premium Chromebooks, but the aluminum Inspiron 14 Two-in-One Convertible includes a 14-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel screen with narrow Bezel and solid, slightly stoneless Design from the Inspiron line. The Wacom EMR pen is located on the bottom of the body and is accessible there in tablet mode.
The Chromebook and the selected Inspiron models are available in a new color, Urban Gray, which I really like as a low-key alternative to black or silver.
Inspiron Chromebook 14 Specifications
- Intel Core i3-8130U CPU
- Up to 128 GB of memory
- 4 GB of memory
- Connectors: 2x USB-C, 1x USB Type-A, microSD card slot, Headphone / Microphone Jack
- 802.11ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) Wi-Fi Fi
- starts at 4 lbs / 1.8 kg
- Dell takes up to 15 hours of battery life
The Inspiron 5000 and 7000 two-in-one lines have a refreshed design as well as updates for Intel's eighth generation Core i processors. Perhaps most notably, Dell shrank the webcam to fit it in its sleek upper bezel, leaving no up-nose shots.
If speed is more important to you than positioning the webcam, the 5000 Series now offers you the option of discrete graphics: an Nvidia MX130 GPU that delivers higher speed.
The final highlight of Dell's announcements is the company's first DisplayHDR 600 certified monitor, which can reach 600 nits (typically 250 to 300 nits) brightness and can cover 90 percent of the DCI P3 gamut. This is generally brighter and gives better color rendition in saturated greens and cyan than in a typical monitor. But the S2719DC puts it in an ultra-thin, sleek silver case and adds a USB-C / alt display port to power your laptop while you use it.
Further enhancements and enhancements
- XPS 13 gets a new entry-level model with Intel Core i3-8130
- XPS 13 Two-in-One updated with Intel eighth-generation processors
- New easy, inexpensive Dell 22, 24 and 27 SE Monitors
Pricing and Availability
- XPS 13 with i3 now available from $ 900
- XPS 13 in two copies available from September 11 from $ 1,000
- Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin monitor available Sept. 20 from $ 550
- Dell 22/24/27 SE monitors available September 25 from $ 170 (22 inches), $ 200 (24 inches) and $ 250 (27 inches)
- Inspiron 7000 Two-in One Models from October 2 from 880 US dollars (13 inches), 850 US dollars (15 inches) and 1100 US dollars (17 inches)
- Inspiron 5000 Two-in-One 5482, available from 2 October from $ 600, 5481 from $ 460
- Inspiron Chromebook 14 Two-in-One Available October 23 Starting at $ 600