Dell is no stranger to building desktop systems for gamers, though its new Inspiron Gaming Desktop is Dell's first-ever gaming desktop under its Inspiron brand. With a starting price of just $600 and a bunch of optional upgrades, Dell is hoping to attract a wide range of gamers.
All Inspiron Gaming Desktop PCs sport a new design with a "dramatic look and feel gamers look for," though it's not just all about the bling. Dell's new desktop boasts better ventilation than its previous desktop towers to keep those gaming components nice and chilly. That's important because the Inspiron Gaming Desktop supports power supply options up to 850W for running dual discrete graphics cards.
Processor options range from a 7th generation AMD A10-9700 quad-core APU with integrated Radeon R7 graphics on up to a Ryzen 7 1700X with 8 cores and 16 threads. These get nestled into an AMD Promontory X370 motherboard and paird with up to 32GB of DDR4-2400 memory.
Gamers can choose between one of three Polaris parts from AMD, including the Radeon RX 560 2GB, Radeon RX 570 4GB, and Radeon RX 580 8GB, or go with NVIDIA's Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1060 6GB. On the storage side, buyers can opt for a single 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch HDD up to 2TB, an M.2 SSD up to 256GB, or a combination of the two.
Other features include built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GbE LAN, USB 3.1 connectivity (Type-A and Type-C), a tray-load optical drive, and various other odds and ends.
The Inspiron Gaming Desktop is available now in China, with worldwide availability expected in the coming weeks.
Inspiron 27 7000 AIO
All-in-one machines have earned street cred among gamers with newer models sporting increasingly powerful hardware, high-quality displays, and discrete graphics cards. Dell's Insprion 27 7000 joins the fray with a virtually borderless (on the sides) 27-inch InfinityEdge display with resolutions up to 4K, along with some impressive hardware underneath the hood.
Pricing starts at $1,000 for a configuration that includes a quad-core AMD Ryzen 5 1400 processor paired with a Radeon RX 560 4GB GPU. That is not an overly potent combination, though enough to push playable framerates in most games at 1080p.
For gamers who want a bit more power, a $1,300 setup bumps things up to an 8-core Ryzen 7 1700 CPU paired with a Radeon RX 580 8GB GPU. That is enough to rip through games at 1080p and even 1440p in some cases. It also opens the door to VR gaming.
Dell's latest AIO can be filled with up to 32GB of DDR4-2400 memory. It can also accommodate dual drive configurations culminating in a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD combo. And of course users will find 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity baked in, plus a GbE LAN port for wired connections.
Other features include two USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports, a single USB 3.1 Type-C port, HDMI in and HDMI out, headphone/microphone combo jback, SD card reader, and an audit output.
As with the Inspiron Gaming Desktop, Dell says its AIO is available in China now, with worldwide availability in the coming weeks.