It's not that interesting that a company like Dell is launching a desktop PC capable of solid gaming. Last year's XPS Tower was a wolf in business sheep's clothing. Announced today, the Inspiron Gaming Desktop stands out for a couple of reasons. The first is that clear side panel showing off the goodies within. The second is that it's powered by AMD Ryzen processors.
It's also very attractively priced. Dell says it will cost from just $599, and since there's no indication it uses anything other than regular, off the shelf parts, there'll be room to upgrade down the line. At the bottom end it starts with the Ryzen 3 and you can have either AMD or NVIDIA graphics cards, the chassis supports up to an 850W power supply and it has a side panel and some soothing blue LED lighting.
More spec'd up models include a Ryzen 7 processor and GTX 1060 graphics card, while AMD RX 570 and 580 configurations are also available.
Out the front you're getting an optical drive, SD card reader and USB ports, inside you can have a mixture of SSD and HDD storage and there's another 5 bays for drive upgrades down the road. Essentially the Inspiron Gaming Desktop is your low-cost, gaming desktop of the present and future. Upgradable internals are a must when you're selling to this kind of audience.
In the UK at least, it appears to be on sale now. In the U.S. it will be available from September 2017.
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