With its launch now a couple of months in the past, we are starting to see more diverse and varied Ryzen-based systems from PC makers.
The latest ones come from Dell which, aside from announcing a budget desktop PC (starting at $599), has made its new All-in-Ones running on AMD’s platform.
Dell’s two new AIO models come in 24 and 27-inch versions. Both incorporate Dell’s popular InfinityEdge display with almost no bezels. The lower-end Inspiron 5000 (24 inches) maxes at 1080p (with optional touchscreen), while the upper end Inspiron 7000 (27 inches) at 4K (no touch options likely).
Storage, RAM and CPU
Dell Inspiron 27 7000
On the Inspiron 7000, you start with a mid-range quad-core Ryzen 5 1400 processor, aided with a 4 GB RX 560 GPU from AMD. You also get up to 32 GB of RAM.
This setup is probably enough for low-to-mid end gaming on most new titles, but thankfully there are options to expand them, to a Ryzen 7 and 8 GB RX 580, taking it well into VR territory. Storage options run up to a 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (or a sole 2 TB HDD).
In a shocking twist, Dell is also making it possible to upgrade the CPU of the machine in the future, till at least 2020 since it runs on AMD’s AM4 platform.
Dell Inspiron 24 5000
On the Inspiron 5000, you get up to an AMD A12 APU, RX 560 GPU (as standard) and up to 32 GB of memory. Storage options include a 1TB 7200rpm HDD, or standard 256 GB SSD + 1 TB 5400rpm HDD.
For connectivity, you get USB-C, 4 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, Ethernet, card reader, HDMI in/out and audio jack. There’s also an IR webcam on the front for Windows Hello as well as subwoofer for better sound.
As for the pricing, the 7000 starts at $999 for the base model, while a Ryzen 7 and RX 580 take it to $1300. For $200 more you get to 4K.
The 5000 starts at a reasonable $699.