Dell Updates Inspiron Laptops, Adds OLED Option to XPS 13

Posted on April 13, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Mobile, Windows 10 with 7 Comments

Today, Dell announced a redesigned family of Inspiron laptops in 13-, 14-, 15-, and 16-inch form factors. It also added an OLED display option to its XPS 13.

“The PC is more than just a piece of technology, it’s a gateway to your passions, your work, your play, and who you are,” Dell’s Kevin Terwilliger writes in the announcement post. “Nothing brings you closer to the things that matter than our new Inspiron series, featuring a lineup that empowers the freedom of expression, connection, and communication with a whole lot of style.”

The new Inspiron laptops have been completely redesigned and feature colorful new minimalist designs with lid-open sensors, optional fingerprint readers, adaptive thermals, ExpressCharge fast charging for an 80 percent charge in 60 minutes, and, best of all, your choice of 11th-generation Intel Core processors or AMD Ryzen 5000 U-Series Mobile Processors.

The Inspiron 16 Plus also offers a 16:10 display, Intel Core H-series processors, optional NVIDIA GTX or RTX discrete graphics, and a more robust thermal management system.

The Dell Inspiron 13 starts at $599, while the Inspiron 14 starts at $549, the Inspiron 14 2-in-1 starts at $729, the Inspiron 15 starts at $549, and the Inspiron 16 Plus starts at $949. And an OLED display upgrade for a Dell XPS 13 will cost an additional $300 at the time of configuration.

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Comments (7)

7 responses to “Dell Updates Inspiron Laptops, Adds OLED Option to XPS 13”

  1. crunchyfrog

    The Inspiron 16 Plus sounds interesting but it's not on the site yet.

  2. crunchyfrog

    Why bother with these when you can get a Surface Laptop 4 with an old familiar design and leaves out those pesky Thunderbolt ports and is almost guaranteed to fail after two years.

  3. rmlounsbury

    Huh, that looks just like the now-defunct MacBook.

  4. thismarty

    Yet the 'upcoming' Latitude 7320 Detachable remain MIA ...

  5. robinwilson16

    In reply to lvthunder:

    All of my i7 Pro Surface devices have failed within 2 years but maybe I am just very unlucky as know not everyone has these issues (although know others who have - seems to be worst in top-end Pro models) but a Pro 3 would shut down randomly and display a thermometer icon, Pro 4 had the expanding battery that eventually broke the screen, replacement Pro 4 was throttling the CPU making it too slow to really use and then Pro 7 was the worst where I had two that only lasted a matter of months, throttling the CPU down to 0.19GHz and second also developed an annoying screen flicker when it heated up. I have an HP Spectre 14 now though and that runs much better and I have a TB4 dock that remains connected unlike Surface Dock used to. Hopefully with a move to Arm, over time heat issues will be resolved in Surface devices assuming that works out.

  6. jrzoomer

    This is great news. Most phones nowadays are OLED. And more and more people are using the PC to watch Youtube, Netflix, etc. It’s not just a work machine anymore. Nice of Dell to recognize this. I hope Apple does with the iPad as well.