Dell Introduces New AMD-Based Inspiron Consumer Notebooks And All-In-Ones

Dell Inspiron 15

My analyst colleague Anshel Sag covered Dell’s gaming and premium XPS introductions here last week, but Dell also released four new Advanced Micro Devices- based Inspiron notebooks which AMD called to my attention.  Also, two AMD-based all-in-ones are available now in China and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) markets expanding on availability in North America and Asia Pacific regions. The AMD configurations weren’t included in the press releases for the new Spring lineup here or here, but are available online at Dell.com, with a configuration at Best Buy, the 800lb gorilla in U.S. brick and mortar retail PCs.

If you’re unfamiliar with Dell’s consumer brand hierarchy, Dell’s XPS-brand is the company’s premium consumer brand, Alienware is the company’s premier gaming brand, and Inspiron is the mainstream unit volume driver. It’s nice to see Dell release the new AMD-based notebooks as the company appears to want to drive some real volume given the pricing and configurations. Here are the configurations:

  • Inspiron 15 5000: Notebook form factor, 15.6″ FHD IPS display, Ryzen Processor with Radeon RX Vega Graphics up to Ryzen 7 2700U, up to Vega10, up to 32GB DDR4, up to 512GB SSD, Windows Hello fingerprint reader, starts at $629 to $929.
  • Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1: 2-in-1 form factor, 13.3″ FHD IPS display, Ryzen Processor with Radeon RX Vega Graphics up to Ryzen 7 2700U, up to Vega10, up to 32GB DDR4, up to 256GB SSD, Windows Hello IR, CinemaSound, CinemaStream, starts at $729 to $1,018.
  • Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1: 2-in-1 form factor, 11.6″ HD LED display, A Series Processor with Radeon R Graphics up to A9-9420e, up to R5, up to 8GB DDR4, up to 128GB eMMC, CinemaSound, CinemaStream, starts at $299 to $479.
  • Inspiron 11 3000: notebook form factor, 11.6″ HD LED display, A Series Processor with Radeon R Graphics up to A6-9220e, up to R4, up to 4GB DDR4, up to 32GB eMMC, Windows Hello IR, CinemaSound, CinemaStream, starts at $199 to $229.
It’s nice to see Dell take a full mainstream portfolio approach with four different chassis configurations, but given the performance and battery life capabilities of the Ryzen notebook APU, it could easily have played in XPS territory. I’m very interested to see if Dell did the work to show off Ryzen mobile’s full performance and battery life capabilities. If Dell did, it will be very hard to match its performance or battery life, all else equal like battery size, storage, and memory type. I can see Dell driving share with these in North America, Japan, and India.

AMD also has assorted two Inspiron all-in-ones now available in Chinese and EMEA markets in addition to previously-available North America and Asia Pacific regions.  Here are the configurations:

  • Inspiron 22 3000 All In One Desktop: 21.5″ touch option FHD narrow-bezel IPS display, 7th Gen A-series Processor with Radeon R Graphics up to A9-9425, up to R5, up to 8GB DDR4, up to 1TB HDD, CinemaSound, CinemaStream, pop-up webcam, starts at $399 to $599.
  • Inspiron 24 3000 All In One Desktop: 23.8″ touch option FHD narrow-bezel IPS display, 7th Gen A-series Processor with Radeon R Graphics up to A9-9425, up to R5, up to 8GB DDR4, up to 1TB HDD, CinemaSound, CinemaStream, pop-up webcam, starts at $479 to $679

Overall, it’s good to see AMD well represented in the newest Dell consumer, high-volume notebook and AIO lineups and without sacrificing its Ryzen positioning at these relatively low price points. The consumer can buy other Ryzen configurations from Dell here and I expect more as AMD gets into Pinnacle Ridge.  Looking back over 2017 and early into 2018, it’s hard to believe AMD really wasn’t even on the map in most consumer PC lines and now with deep assortment with Dell, HP Inc., and Lenovo, I can see AMD driving some serious unit volume and revenue.