Computex 2017 is happening down in Taipei today so lots of details have emerged including three new, all-AMD desktop PCs from Dell. An Inspiron Gaming Desktop, the Inspiron 27 7000 AIO, and the Inspiron 24 5000 AIO. Let’s take a look what’s under that curtain.
- Inspiron Gaming Desktop, the first desktop in Dell’s new Inspiron Gaming product line, is ready for Virtual Reality and designed for high-performance gaming with Polar Blue LED lighting, advanced cooling, and increased ventilation all at an affordable price
- Inspiron 27 7000 AIO, a Computex d&i award winner, offers a beautiful, visual experience with Dell’s immersive 4K InfinityEdge screen and “Ready for VR” graphics – available for the first time on the Inspiron All-in-One line
- Inspiron 24 5000 AIO offers a sleek, white design, touch screen, articulating stand and SmartByte technology for smooth, uninterrupted streaming
- All three of these computers are available today on Dell.com, with my eyes firmly on the Inspiron Gaming Desktop.
This is the first gaming desktop to join Dell’s expanding Inspiron Gaming line-up. It has a virtually borderless InfinityEdge display and is “Ready for VR” capable out of the box. This means you can dive right into using a high-end VR headset like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift on it right away.
Moving into the end of 2017, VR is going become more and more common and it’s computer’s like this that will help propel the technology to the modern consumer. The nice part about the Inspiron Gaming Desktop is it retails at a starting price of $599 USD which is an extremely low price point. Dell is committed to providing a powerful gaming solution for players of all types even up to the most demanding professional e-sports players. This is a lot cheaper than Dell’s Alienware line that’s for sure.
“Dell has experienced 17 consecutive quarters of PC growth by continuously innovating with our PC designs and experiences,” said Ray Wah, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dell Consumer and Small Business Product Group. “With more people than ever streaming movies, gaming and consuming VR content on PCs, Dell remains committed to providing the best visual and audio experiences and the new Inspiron All-in-Ones and Gaming Desktop bring that innovation mainstream.”
The Inspiron Gaming Desktop sports the latest AMD multicore Ryzen processors featuring SenseMI which will dynamically optimize your power consumption, task routing and clock speeds to check on responsiveness which will come in handy for VR. This desktop was clearly made with expansion in mind and has a power supply option up to 850 watts for supporting dual discrete graphics, Ready for VR graphics cards, up to 32GB DDR3 memory, advanced cooling options and Waves MaxxAudio Pro with Performance 7.1 Channel HD Audio. It’s also got SuperSpeed USB 3.1 GEN 1 Type-C port and up to six SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports total.
Holy shit. That’s a lot of power in a budget-friendly computer.
The press release also gives off the specs of the other two devices:
INSPIRON 27 7000 AIO:
Sleek, premium AIO built from the ground up for VR
Thoughtfully designed from the ground-up as a VR and entertainment system for the home, the Inspiron 27 7000 AIO brings beauty to every single inch of the screen. Its virtually borderless InfinityEdge, 27” display, with resolutions up to 4K UHD, and performance grade audio delivers a stimulating visual and audio computing experience. It offers the latest multi-core Ryzen AMD processors and AMD Polaris RX500 Series graphics, giving it the performance to power virtual reality, multimedia content and everything in between. It comes with a sleek, silver colour and is packed with future ready technology like Windows Hello One-Look login, Far-Field Speech Recognition with Cortana, USB Type-C 3.1 and Dual Drive options with SSD storage.
INSPIRON 24 5000 AIO
The AIO offering the best video streaming
Because video streaming is one of the top activities on a PC³, Dell has engineered the best AIO for video streaming and multimedia experiences. The new Inspiron 24 5000 AIO comes with the new SmartByte technology from Rivet Networks – developed with, and exclusively for, Dell – that helps prevent buffering when streaming content. The software detects critical network streams and prioritizes video ahead of less urgent network traffic, so videos and movies run without interruption.
With a 24” InfinityEdge IPS FHD touch display, the latest 7th Gen AMD processors and AMD Polaris RX500 graphics, this new AIO delivers powerful performance and high-graphics fidelity. It features a beautiful white, sleek design and articulating stand making it the ideal PC for the home or dorm. It is also equipped with Windows Hello One-Look login, Far-Field Speech Recognition with Cortana, USB Type-C 3.1 and Dual Drive options with SSD storage
All three of these machines are available today online and will be hitting retail in the coming weeks.
Hopefully, I’ll get my hands on the Inspiron Gaming Desktop for a review. I’d love to check out how well the Vive and Oculus run on it.
For more details check out Dell.com.