Dell just announced another AMD Ryzen based laptop, priced at $700. Joining the Dell Inspiron 17 5000 will be the convertible Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1. Dell will be offering the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 in two models, one based on the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U paired with the Radeon Vega 8 iGPU. The other one will be the higher end AMD Ryzen 7 2700U having the Radeon Vega 10 iGPU .
Both these Ryzen based laptops will come with 8 GB or 12 GB of DDR4 memory, and the storage will be composed of 256GB of SSD. The memory will be expandable to 32GB. The convertible notebook will have a 13.3-inch IPS glossy LED-backlit touch display. The device also supports facial recognition and Windows Hello, and given the IPS display wide viewing angles are expected.
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 convertible will have a 0.76-inch chassis composed of brushed aluminum and will weigh up to 1.75 kg. Just like most other Dell offerings, a metal enclosure should give the new Ryzen based laptop a premium look and enhance durability at the same time.
The new Inspiron 13 will have the same I/O ports for all the models. A 802.11ac Wi-Fi for internet connectivity and a Bluetooth 4.2 module for enhancements. The USB ports include a USB 3.0 Type-C port and two USB 3.0 headers. An HDMI output, a webcam, an SD-card reader, a microphone array and a TRRS audio connector are also present on Dell’s latest AMD partnered offering.
Dell hasn’t said anything about the battery life of this new Ryzen based laptop. The Inspiron 13 7000 will have a 42 Wh battery, 10% lower than it’s 13 inch counterpart. BestBuy is selling the notebook for a slightly cheaper price than at Dell’s website. Dell is selling the convertible for $730, while the former has it priced at $700, so you could save a few bucks if you buy from BB. There is still a dearth of AMD Ryzen based laptops and notebooks in the market. Hopefully Dell’s new offerings will prompt other manufacturers to do the same.