Dell is introducing somewhat of a major upgrade for the Inspiron 13 and Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1s. Both the devices were upgraded just back in August 2018, so it’s surprising to see another upgrade in such a short time.
In terms of the actual upgrades, there aren’t a lot of new things here. Dell is introducing a new “innovative” pen garage design for the device where you can keep your Active Pen. The new hinge design essentially allows you to store the pen on the hinge itself, and Dell says the rotatable hinge design allows you to access the pen whether you are in laptop mode, stand mode, tent mode, or tablet mode.
The company has refined the design of the hinge to make sure airflow continues to flow normally. It’s also apparently more aesthetically pleasing than previous designs for the hinge. In fact, it’s even built a new design for routing the cables from the laptop to the screen which it’s going to be patented in the near-future.
The upgraded devices also come with an improved keyboard design where the fingerprint scanner is embedded into the power button so you can unlock the device with the same button you use to power it on. There’s a new Adaptive Thermal Technology that is able to detect when the device is sitting on a desk or being moved around and adjust the performance settings accordingly to ensure the heat dissipation adjusts depending on your usage. In other words, your device is going to heat up less when you are using it on your lap, for example, and offer more performance and thus generate more heat when you are using it on a desk.
Dell’s new Inspiron 13 7000 and Inspiron 15 7000 will be available in June/July 2019. Pricing is yet to be revealed.