Dell has introduced a new range of Inspiron 14 and 15 laptops for the Malaysian market. These new laptops feature slight changes from the previous editions, most notably the return of an optical drive to the specifications. An NVIDIA discrete GPU also replaces the mobile AMD Radeon on the machines, leading to something is quite different.
The new Inspiron 14 5458 series features a choice of processors ranging from fifth generation Intel Core i3 processors all the way up to an Intel Core i7-5500U processor. Like its preceeding line, it also has 4GB of single channel RAM, a 500GB SATA hard drive, and a 14-inch LED backlit display with a resolution of 1366 x 768. What is different here is the change from an AMD Radeon R7 M265 GPU 2GB DDR3 RAM to an NVIDIA GeForce 920M with the same amount of RAM. It is difficult to say if this substantially increases performance without two machines to benchmark side by side.
Similarly, the new Dell Inspiron 15 5558 replaces the AMD Radeon R7 M270 with the same GeForce 920M in the inspiron 14. However, it does this at the expense of the processor which is now a fifth generation Intel Core i5-5200U; a step down from the Intel Core i7-5500U in the 5548 series.
Interestingly, the press release we received from Dell claims that there are touch capable models for both machines, although we have been unable to locate them on the Dell Malaysia website. It could simply be that these options are not yet available at the time of this writing and will appear over time.