Back in October last year, AMD pulled the covers off its new Ryzen Mobile processors for laptops. At the time, AMD had three OEM partners who offered three laptop models. The company added Dell to its list of OEM partners earlier this year in March with the release of the Ryzen Mobile powered Inspiron 17 5000 notebook. Now, Dell has released two more Ryzen Mobile powered laptop- the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1, and the Inspiron 15 5000
Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1
Dell currently offers two variants of the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 – one packing an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with an integrated Radeon Vega 8 GPU and the other packing a more powerful Ryzen 7 2700U with an integrated Radeon Vega 10 GPU. The systems come with either 8GB or 12GB DDR4-2400 RAM, which can be expanded up to 16GB via a built-to-order configuration. In terms of storage, the notebooks come with a 256GB SSD and lack a traditional HDD.
The screen on the Inspiron 13 7000 is a 13.3-inch IPS TrueLife gloassy LED with great brightness and viewing angles. The notebook also includes a wide viewing angle webcam with IR which brings support for facial recognition using Windows Hello. In terms of I/O, the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 packs a 802.11ac WiFi+Bluetooth 4.2 module, a USB 3.0 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, an HDMI out, an SD card reader, and a 3.5mm combo jack.
These models also come with a backlit keyboard and stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio Pro enhancements. On the downside, the laptops only pack a 42Wh battery which is rather small and 10% lower when compared to other Ryzen Mobile powered 13-inch notebooks.
Inspiron 15 5000
The Inspiron 15 5000 notebook features a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display in both touch and non-touch configurations. Besides Ryzen 5 and 7 CPUs for laptops, Dell also offers this with a Ryzen 3 2200U with integrated Vega 3 graphics on offer.
The Inspiron 15 500- can be equipped with up to 32 GB of memory, except for the low-end SKU which only takes up to 16GB of RAM. The highest end model comes with 512GB SSD whereas the others only have a 1TB 5400 RPM HDD, which is surely disappointing.
The Inspiron 15 5000 does not have an IR camera either, but has a Windows Hello-supporting fingerprint reader, and it also gets an optical drive.
The notebooks are open for pre-bookings in the US starting at $730 for the 2-in-1 range and $630 fo the Inspiron 15 5000 laptop. High-end configurations go all the way up to $1,019, depending on the parts you choose. Compared to the Intel variants, the Ryzen powered laptops are around $100 cheaper and come with a better integrated GPU making the package a rather sweet deal.