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Dell rebuilt its Inspiron laptops from the ground up for remote working

Inspiron Family Lede
Inspiron Family Lede (Image credit: Dell)

What you need to know

  • Dell announced a refresh of its Inspiron series of laptops.
  • The laptops have been redesigned from the ground up and focus on helping people work remotely.
  • All of the new Inspiron laptops feature the latest 11th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 U-Series mobile processors.

Dell announced its new lineup of Inspiron laptops (opens in new tab) today, including the Inspiron 13, 14, 13 2-in-1, 15, and 16 Plus. Dell says that "this isn't the Inspiron your parents grew up with" and highlights that the laptop lineup has been redesigned from the ground up. The new laptops all have modern designs similar to the best Windows laptops. They are also available in several colors to help them look unique and catchy.

The Inspiron 13 is available today starting at $599. The Inspiron 14 ($440), Inspiron 14 2-in-1 ($729), and Inspiron 15 ($550), all arrive on May 4. The Inspiron 16 Plus will arrive in North American on June 3 with a starting price of $950.

The new Inspiron laptops vary in size and exact specs, but they all feature similar designs. They all have thin bezels around the top and sides, large keyboards, and large trackpads. All of the new Inspiron laptops come with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 U-Series mobile processors. Graphics vary depending on the specific Inspiron device you choose, including the Inspiron 16 Plus, which supports up to NVIDIA RTX graphics.

The Inspiron laptops have several features catered to people working from home. They all also have an HD webcam with Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) that reduces pixilation and visual noise on video calls. Dell also highlights the tuned microphone on each laptop that helps deliver clear audio.

Dell Inspiron 13 (5310)

CategoryDell Inspiron 13 (5310)
Operating systemWindows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 S Mode
ProcessorUp to 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11370H
MemoryUp to 16GB
Internal storageUp to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
GraphicsIntel UHD
Intel Iris Xe
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
Display13.3-inch, 16:10, FHD+ (1920 x 1200), anti-glare, non-touch
PortsHDMI, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 2x Thunderbolt 4.0, 3.5mm audio
ConnectivityIntel Wi-Fi 6 2x2 (Gig+), Bluetooth 5.1
Dimensions0.55"-0.63" x 11.68" x 8.27 (13.9-15.9 x 296.98 x 210 mm)
WeightFrom 2.75 lbs (1.26kg)
ColorPlatinum Silver
Peach Dust

Dell Inspiron 14 (5410)

CategoryDell Inspiron 14 (5410)
Operating systemWindows 10
Ubuntu (select countries)
ProcessorUp to 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11370H
MemoryUp to 32GB
Internal storageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
GraphicsIntel UHD
Intel Iris Xe
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
Display14-inch, , FHD (1920 x 1080), anti-glare, non-touch
PortsHDMI, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 3.5mm audio, microSD
ConnectivityIntel Wi-Fi 6 2x2 (Gig+), Bluetooth
Dimensions0.67"-0.71" x 12.65" x 8.38 (17.02-17.99 x 321.27 x 212.8 mm)
WeightFrom 3.22 lbs (1.46kg)
ColorPlatinum Silver
Peach Dust

Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 (7415)

CategoryDell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 (7415)
Operating systemWindows 10 S Mode
Windows 10 Home
ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
MemoryUp to 16GB
Internal storageUp to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
GraphicsAMD Radeon graphics with shared graphics memory
Display14-inch, , FHD (1920 x 1080), anti-glare, touch
PortsHDMI, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 3.5mm audio
ConnectivityIntel Wi-Fi 6 2x2 (Gig+), Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions0.64"-0.71" x 12.66" x 8.32 (16.32-17.95 x 321.5 x 211 mm)
WeightFrom 3.43 lbs (1.56kg)
ColorPebble Gren
Mist Blue

Dell Inspiron 15 (5510)

CategoryDell Inspiron 15 (5510)
Operating systemWindows 10
Ubuntu (select countries)
ProcessorUp to 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11370H
MemoryUp to 32GB
Internal storageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
GraphicsIntel UHD
Intel Iris Xe
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
Display15.6-inch, , FHD (1920 x 1080), anti-glare, non-touch, 250 nits
15.6-inch, , FHD (1920 x 1080), anti-glare, non-touch, 300 nits
15.6-inch, , FHD (1920 x 1080), anti-glare, touch, 250 nits
PortsHDMI, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 3.5mm audio
ConnectivityIntel Wi-Fi 6 2x2 (Gig+), Bluetooth
Dimensions0.57"-0.71" x 14.02" x 9.01 (14.66-17.99 x 356.06 x 228.9 mm)
WeightFrom 3.6 lbs (1.63kg)
ColorPlatinum Silver
Mist Blue

Dell Inspiron 16 (7610)

CategoryDell Inspiron 16 (7610)
Operating systemWindows 10
ProcessorUp to 11th Gen Intel Core H-Series
MemoryUp to 32GB
Internal storageUp to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
GraphicsIntel UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX or RTX (not specified)
Display16-inch, 3K (3,072 x 1920), anti-glare, non-touch, 300 nits
PortsHDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 4.0, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, SD card reader, audio jack
ConnectivityIntel Wi-Fi 6 2x2 (Gig+)
DimensionsNot specified
WeightNot specified
ColorMist Blue

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The Inspiron 13, 14, and 15 all have adaptive thermals to manage power consumption. They also each have a lid-open sensor and optional fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello. Each of the laptops supports ExpressCharge, which can recharge a laptop up to 80% in 60 minutes.

As the name suggests, the Inspiron 14-2-in-1 is a convertible tablet that can flip around into different postures, including laptop, tent, stand, and tablet modes.

The Inspiron 16 Plus has a 16-inch form factor, which is new to the Inspiron lineup. Its display has a 16:10 aspect ratio. The Plus in the laptop's name isn't just about the size of its body and display. It will have the latest Intel Core H-series processors, optional NVIDIA GTX or RTX discrete graphics, and a thermal management system that should handle heavy workloads.

Dell is also working to improve the environmental impact of its Inspiron lineup. 100% of the painted parts in the new Inspiron laptops use low volatile organic compound waterborne paint. The packaging tray for the lineup is made of 100% recycled materials, and the rest of the packaging components are made of up to 90% recycled materials.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

1 Comment
  • Nice to see Ryzen 5000 in a 2-in-1, but lame that they're using the Zen2-based ones and not the Zen3-based stuff...will hold out for the 5600U/5800U, but glad to see some progress nonetheless.