Dell recently added a few new upgrades to its laptop shelf at the CES 2019, consisting of laptops for business and professional usage namely Inspiron and XPS, and gaming laptops Alienware and G series. These changes took action in India in September when Dell announced that it would be offering the laptops in the Indian market as well.
The most common changes in the updated versions included 9th generation & 10th generation Intel processors and GPU improvements. No similar modifications were seen in the design department. Better displays have been brought in this time. All of the changes will be made available for consumers by the first week of October.
XPS 15 7000 (7590)
We can agree that Dell’s XPS series has the best overall laptops that Dell can put on its shelf. Then what’s better than the best this year? There isn’t any change as far as XPS 15’s design is concerned. But we other factors are maxed out to full this year.
- DISPLAY: The earlier version had a UHD 4k display. This year, the XPS comes with an OLED display with the same screen resolution as before (15.6-inch screen with 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution).
- MEMORY AND STORAGE: The RAM limit is extended to 32 GB, with a 1 TB SSD space. These configurations can be found in the base variant.
- PROCESSOR AND GRAPHICS: With this variant comes the 9th gen Intel i7-9750H processor as the most basic version (can be extended to i9-9980HK) and 4 GB NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics card.
XPS 13 7000 (7390)
One of the lightest 13-inch notebooks available, the XPS 13 got a major upgrade on a whole. The body is 2-in-1 now, which means that the hinge can be folded in any way. There is a stylus for the touchscreen as well. Other things in the internals have also been upgraded.
- DISPLAY: Like its 15-inch counterpart, the XPS 13’s display has also been upgraded to OLED. Moreover, the touchscreen gives it another dimension. Though these kinds of displays usually tend to reduce the battery life of the laptop as well.
- MEMORY AND STORAGE: This variant has a 32 GB LPDDR4 RAM and a 1 TB PCIe SSD onboard, which is an awesome upgrade for content creators and graphic designers.
- PROCESSOR AND GRAPHICS: One of the costliest variants available right now has an intel i7-1065G7 10th gen processor. The graphics on this thing are Intel Iris plus (which you can upgrade if you set gaming as a priority).
ALIENWARE M15 R2
Alienware’s M15 R2 is one of the best-looking gaming laptops ever made. You can change the ‘Alien’ logo’s colour to any of the RGB spectrum’s 16 million colours through the laptop’s AlienFX. All the ports are on the back of the laptop. This crazy design changed the way how a gaming laptop should look like in general. Other important things were upgraded this year as well.
- DISPLAY: Alienware’s display technology was also inspired this year from XPS series. The already colourful display is OLED and has reduced its bezels to the thinnest of all time. There is a Toby eye-tracking bar at the bottom that tracks your eye movement through an infrared camera.
- MEMORY AND STORAGE: Storage and RAM on this thing are 1 TB PCIe SSD and 16 GB respectively.
- KEYBOARD AND TRACKPAD: The keyboard is not only backlit but has RGB lighting as well. It is one of the most responsive gaming keyboards ever made. The trackpad is made of glass and has windows precision drivers installed.
- PROCESSOR AND GRAPHICS: You can get this laptop with 9th gen intel octa-core processors at max. The NVIDIA RTX 2080 GPU comes onboard. You can buy extra VRAM if you want, but it would probably be unnecessary since most high-end titles run perfectly on this laptop.
Dell G3 15 3000 (3590)
G3 series is what we can call a more affordable version of a gaming laptop. Intermediate and beginner gamers can opt for Dell G3. Very few changes were made in the recent version as compared to the previous (3579) version of Dell G3 15.
- DESIGN: The original black variant is followed by a new white variant that looks a lot more stunning than the basic one. The id and the bottom are white and the chassis and bezels are black coloured. The classic blue lining stays with the white variant as well.
- MEMORY AND STORAGE: RAM and storage were increased from 16 GB and 1 TB HDD+ 256 GB SSD to 32 GB and 1 TB HDD+ 512 GB SSD.
- PROCESSOR AND GRAPHICS: The best you could get as a processor and graphics in the previous G3 was a hex-core Core Intel i7-8750H and NVIDIA GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics. The newer version adds a new generation i7-9750HQ and GTX 1660TI. The VRAM limit has also been extended to 6 GB from 4 GB.
INSPIRON 14 5000 (5490)
Inspiron series offers laptops that are made for students/youngsters and even other people who are on a budget. The new 14 inch Inspiron has made a small change in its colour scheme and the internals are upgraded like other laptops.
- DESIGN: The older Inspiron (5480) could be bought in two vibrant colour schemes- platinum silver and burgundy red- both with black coloured hinges. The 5490 variant is available in platinum silver and iced gold colours respectively. You can also opt for a backlit keyboard as well.
- MEMORY AND STORAGE: You can get double the storage this year in the 14-inch Inspiron. The onboard storage limit has been increased from 256GB SSD to and 512 GB SSD. RAM remains the same this year.
- PROCESSOR AND GRAPHICS: Dell offers 10th generation Intel CPUs in the Inspiron. You have the option of i3, i5 and i7, the choice of which depends on your use and budget. The video card technology has also been enhanced this time for light gaming as well. You can now get an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics card with 2 GB VRAM onboard.
INSPIRON 13 7000 (7391)
The 13 inch Inspiron is a value-for-money 2-in-1 laptop that is sold as a compact and thin touchscreen device used mostly by graphic designers and video editors. A dark grey minimalist design was introduced this year in the 2-in-1 which makes the body look as sleek as possible. Other changes made this year were:
- MEMORY: Inspiron 7391 gives you an onboard LPDDR3 RAM with 16 GB space at the max. The 7386 version only gives 8GB RAM. You can enjoy a better multitasking experience and use heavier software in the new Inspiron.
- PROCESSOR: This variant comes with 10th generation Intel graphics. Users can choose between i5 and i7.
INSPIRON 15 5590
The 15-inch Inspiron looks very much identical to the 14 inch one, the only difference is screen size. It is available in platinum silver and looks much classier than the previous 5580 version. But on the downside, the 5580 variant looked stylish with an ink colour variant, that is not found in the 5590.
- STORAGE: The newer Inspiron takes a big leap forward with its onboard memory. It offers a 512 GB NVME SSD, which wasn’t the case previously. You could only get a 2 TB SATA (comparatively slower than an SSD) at max in the 5580 version.
- GRAPHICS AND PROCESSOR: Like other Dell laptops, you can now get a 2GB DDR5 NVIDIA MX250, which is a small upgrade from the MX150 with a similar VRAM. As far as processing is concerned, the 10th generation Intel i7-10510U is what the 15-inch Inspiron can give you at its best.