Computex 2017 in Taipei has seemed like a series of one-upmanship so far, from the new Asus ultra-thin laptops or Nvidia's ultrabook initiative. Dell is not looking to be left out and has revealed the newest series of Inspiron desktops that offer all-in-one and upgradable options.
Inspiron Gaming Desktop
The lowest bar of entry will be the Inspiron Gaming Desktop. The new desktop will serve as a cheaper option than the high-end Alienware gaming computers that Dell has offered. This falls in line with the Inspiron 14 and 15 laptops that Dell also announced earlier this year and which serve as a cheaper option to Alienware laptops.
The base model desktop will include an AMD A10 processor, a 1 TB hard-drive, an AMD Radeon RX560, and 8 GB of RAM. As mentioned, this is a base model desktop with the graphics card being one of the mid-range cards that AMD offers as a budget graphics card. The desktop will start at $600, but it can be upgraded into a much more powerful and expensive machine.
While $600 is the base, the upgrade options available could bump the price of the desktop to nearly $2,000. Some of the stronger components that can scale the desktop include a Ryzen 7 processor, a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, an SSD boot drive, and a liquid cooling system. There are also cosmetic options like transparent casing and lights for anyone wanting to show off the inside of their machine.
The other options shown off were the new all-in-one desktops Dell now has available for sale. The two models available are the Inspiron 24 5000, starting at $700, and the Inspiron 27 7000, starting at $1,000.
Being the cheaper of the two, the 5000 series fits in with more of a budget model computer. The internals of the desktop include an AMD A12 processor, an AMD Radeon RX560 graphics card, and a 1 TB hard drive. While it won't set the world on fire, it is a decent all-in-one for the budget shopper.
The 7000 series desktop does offer more in the way of options for a more powerful computer. While the $1,000 option offers the same graphics card as the 5000 series, the 7000 gets the power bump from the newer Ryzen processors with a Ryzen 5 1400 processor built in. The $1,300 option trades out the Ryzen 5 for the Ryzen 7 1700 shape and the Radeon RX560 for the Radeon RX580. The third option starts at $1,500, and this includes the display upgrade from a 1080p screen to a 4K HDR but still works off most of the same components as the $1,300 option.
While these do fit into the budget model Dell goes for, the all-in-ones, especially the 7000 series, offer a little more bang for the buck than most all-in-one desktops. The internals won't outpace any higher-end machines, but it does provide anyone looking for a premium-ish experience without breaking the bank.