The dreary colors of yesteryear’s computer devices have been left behind. In fact, the laptops Dell just announced come in some vibrant colors. Think your staff would get a kick out of a laptop in Tango Red or Bali Blue?
It definitely beats the different shades of grey and the go-to black many customers have become accustomed to.
At Computex 2016, which is the largest IT trade fair in Asia, Dell unveiled several new laptops with a range of features, including vibrant colors and a 17-inch 2-in-1 Inspiron that has gotten everyone’s attention. The 3000, 5000 and 7000 series of laptops offer a range of options to address portability, usability and affordability with enough configurations to meet the particular needs of almost all users.
And as far as the Dell laptops in bright colors, you can get them in Midnight Blue, Bali Blue, Tango Red, Fog Gray, and, of course, the old standbys, black or gray.
The 3000 has many different configurations, including processors from Intel and AMD to really provide as many options as possible. Starting with the smallest and most powerful laptop first, the 11-inch Inspiron 3000 2-in-1 delivers the convenience of a tablet, but with full features of a PC.
The 6th Generation Intel Core m3 6Y30 will be able to handle almost anything you throw at it. Couple that with 4GB Single Channel DDR3L 1600MHz RAM, 500GB storage, and a 1366×768 HD resolution LED-backlit touch display, and you will have everything you need for rich multimedia intensive applications. If you are worried about the battery life, you shouldn’t be, because it has a very respectable eight hours plus of juice to get you through almost any task.
You can work on the latest applications, watch movies, play games, access cloud services, video conference and more for $450.00.
The Intel 15 inch version of the 3000 ranges from $250 to $550, and the AMD version is available from $279 to $450.
With the 5000 series you have more options in terms of processor, screen size, RAM and storage. There’s also a choice of Intel or AMD.
The 2-in-1s of the 5000 series come with 13 and 15 inch brilliant wide-angle FHD resolution touch displays, making them ideal for students and business users alike. You can get the 13 inch version with 4 to 8GB of RAM, and 500GB to 1TB of storage. The 15 inch also has the same configuration, but you have the option of getting a 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD).
The ports give you enough options to attach new generation devices with 2 USB 3.0 (including 1 with PowerCharge), an HDMI v1.4a, and 1 USB 2.0. When you are ready to get online, the wireless connectivity includes 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and dual band 2.4 and 5 GHz.
The battery life is a little over seven hours for the 15-inch and nine hours for the 13-inch.
The price for both start at $499, with only a $90 difference for the top of the line laptops in both screen sizes, which come in at $749 and $839 respectively for the 13 and 15 inch versions.
The regular 15 and 17 inch 5000 series also have multiple options, including AMD processors. You can get the laptop with or without touch screen displays and if you need optical drives, you can opt for DVD and Blu-ray writer.
The prices for these units start at $499 and go all the way up to $849.
The 7000 is the high end of Dell’s recently introduced Inspiron 2-in-1 laptops. They are available with displays starting at 13 inches and going all the way up to 17 inches. And according to the company, the 17-incher is the first 2-in-1 in the market place.
The specs for this model are geared for pro users, as it is loaded with Intel’s sixth-generation Core processor, NVIDIA’s GeForce 940M graphics chip, has 8 to 16GB of RAM and storage with up to 1TB. The SSD option is available from 256GB to 512GB, which not only improves access but also prolongs battery life.
The battery life depends on the configuration, but according to Dell, you can get up to 9 hours and 57 minutes.
This series starts at $749 and goes all the way up to $1,400.
The 7000 Gaming Series
As the name implies, the Gaming Series was created for gamers. This model only comes with a 15.6 inch monitor, but there are different display capabilities. The other common features include 1TB of storage and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5, but the memory is available with 8 to 16GBs of RAM.
The battery life is also the same for all the models, coming in at 11 hours. Prices start at $750 for the low-end version and go up to $1,350 for the one with all the bells and whistles.
All of the 3000, 5000, and 7000 series are now available in the U.S. on Dell.com.
I think that owning gadgets is no longer just about the specs. It is also about the personality that it evokes.
I don’t know if you remember the Apple iMac laptops and desktops, but they had more colors and personality. For some reason even Apple went back to the the gray everyone uses. I hope Dell just started a new trend and there will be more colors in the pipeline from all the manufacturers.
Sorry you had a bad experience with the laptop you purchased. As with all computing devices, there is always a chance it can go haywire, but my experience with Dell has been a good one. I have only owned Dell desktops for the past 20 plus years and laptops for more than 15 years, along with Macs, Sony and Toshiba.
I can’t speak to your experience because you are in Hong Kong, but I really hope you are able to resolve the problem with the laptop.