Dell has very quietly listed a new option for its Inspiron 17 5000 notebook on its official U.S. page, giving consumers the additional choice of fitting the notebook with an AMD Ryzen Mobile APU over the usual Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU combo.
If you visit Dell’s U.S. product page, visitors can see the additional “New 17″ AMD” tab that has been added in as an option. There are four stock configurations being offering its U.S. consumer base; the lowest-tier configuration comes fitted with a Ryzen 3 2200U, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB 5,400 rpm HDD.
The highest configuration option offered on the page kits the Inspiron 17 5000 out with a Ryzen 5 2500U APU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, along with a 2TB 5,400 rpm HDD. Regardless of the configuration chosen, however, consumers will be able to increase the memory capacity to a maximum of 32GB DDR4 RAM. Also, all variants come with a 17.3″ Full HD display. Price-wise, the lowest tier variant goes for US$679.99 (~RM2,653), while the top-tier variant will go for US$999 (~RM3,900).
Frankly speaking, Dell’s offering of a notebook with AMD’s Ryzen Mobile APU is nothing new. In fact, AMD had announced its partnership with Dell in producing Ryzen-powered notebooks back during its CES 2018 keynote earlier in the year.
Sadly, the listing for the AMD notebook seems to only be available for the U.S. market at the moment. Considering that Dell hasn’t seemed too enthusiastic about bringing Ryzen powered computers to Malaysia, we’re not holding out breath for a local release. Especially since the Inspiron 17 isn’t sold in Malaysia.