Dell may already have its hat in the gaming ring with its Alienware line, but its latest desktop machine is going squarely for the more budget-conscious crowd. Revealed at Computex 2017, Dell has announced its new Inspiron Gaming Desktop, with prices starting at $600.
While that starting price is pretty enticing, it's more than likely you'll want to throw in some upgrades if you want to do any serious gaming — and that means shelling out a little more dough. The starting models come equipped with AMD's A10 or A12 APUs, but those can be upgraded to AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 chips. The machine can also be packed with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics or up to AMD's Radeon RX 580.
Other options include up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and a boggling array of storage options ranging from a simple 500GB hard drive up to a 256GB M.2 SSD with 2TB hard drive combo. All of this is packed in a black case with blue accents, including a glowing Dell logo. While not as attention-grabbing as some of the more expensive gaming rigs out there, the Inspiron Gaming Desktop does include an eye-catching blue glow beneath its exterior vents.
The Inspiron Gaming Desktop is expected to be available soon starting at $600. An option with a clear window panel will also be available at a later date, Dell says.
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It will be interesting to see how much an AMD Ryzen/Vega build costs once that becomes an option.
That's what I want to know as well.
Why do makers of these high-end machines still insist on spinning hard drives? Why aren't we at the point of SSD everywhere? I just don't get it.
Because your 10 TB collection of stuff won't fit on an SSD.
SSDs are a lot cheaper than when they first came out, but they are still pretty expensive per gigabyte of space. I think eventually it'll be cheap enough that it is the default. But if you're looking for a lot of space then it's way cheaper to get a spinning drive.
Dell never puts in big enough Power Supplies to support the high-end CPUs and GPUs.
I can't tell you how many times people I know ask me to upgrade their Dell PC and I have to tell them you cannot put a 1080 in one (or even a 1060 or any of the better AMD GPUs in many cases.) If they do they are doomed to a life of crashes and blue-screens and the then blame the GPU when it's the wimpy P.S. that is causing the issues.
There are some 3rd party PS for Dell, but are hardly worth the effort.
At least since they went private they have less proprietary cases and MBs now.
But, that is why I always build my own systems. Everything matches and works with everything else.
It looks ... awkward.
I’m so disappointed the new Dell XPS desktops don’t come with S/PDIF. Looks like the end of the line for me and Dell towers.
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