Dell has announced a new All-in-One desktop computer for Malaysia in the Inspiron 24 3000 series. This is an update to the current 3000 series that isn’t available locally. The biggest difference between the this new 3000 series and the older line is the use of Intel Braswell processors in place of AMD APUs.
Dell doesn’t specify which of the new 14nm processors it will be using for the Inspiron 24 3000 series, but it is likely that it will take a cue from the existing Inspiron 20 3000 series with the Pentium processor. There is only one Braswell based Pentium currently made by Intel, and it is like that this Pentium N3700 will end up in the Inspiron 24 3000.
Aside from this, the Inspiron 24 comes with a 23.8-inch Full HD wide-angle IPS display with an optional edge-to-edge touch screen interface. Powering the graphics is an AMD Radeon GPU, although which type is not specified. That being said, it is unlikely to be a top of the line graphics card since the Braswell based processor guarantees that this will be a low powered productivity machine. The GPU is more likely to be used to assist the machine in playing movies and taking some of the burden off the processor.
Dell is also attempting to revive its desktop computer business by introducing the Inspiron Small Desktop. It appears to be a mini-tower desktop computer; a form factor that isn’t very common these days. According to the announcement the computer will be powered by the latest Intel Braswell processors, and will also be equipped with “performance graphics cards from AMD Radeon and NVIDIA”.
The Inspiron Small Desktop will feature an optical drive, two USB 3.0 ports and a MCR 5-in-1 on the front of the chassis for easy access. Inside is are internal storage of up to 2TB, although there is no word on how much onboard RAM the computer will have.
Intel’s new desktop computers will be available later this year, although no release date has been provided.