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Dell release a collection of AMD Raven Ridge powered Laptops

Raven Ridge is becoming mainstream

Dell release a collection of AMD Raven Ridge powered Laptops

Dell release a collection of AMD Raven Ridge powered Laptops

Dell has officially released their first set of AMD Raven Ridge powered notebooks, bringing AMD processors back into Dell's Inspiron lineup. Now the company's Inspiron 17 5000 series ships with both Intel and AMD powered options, utilising AMD's Ryzen 3 and 5 mobile processors. 

All of these systems will come with a 17-inch 1080p display with a DVD drive, fingerprint reader, two tuned audio speakers a "spill-resistant" keyboard and a 42WHr 3-cell battery. The price of these systems will be between $679.99 and $899.99 for the company's pre-built units, none of which include an SSD (which is strange for a mid-high-end notebook offering). The Premium $999.99 option will offer users a year of Dell's Premium Support Plus service.  

The oddities of Dell's lineup don't end there, with the company offering no Ryzen 7 Mobile option, leaving Dell's offerings without AMD's flagship Ryzen mobile APU. The $729.99 Inspiron 17 5000 also comes with an unusual 12GB (8GB + 4GB) DRAM configuration, which is far from an ideal configuration. 

  
Dell release a collection of AMD Raven Ridge powered Laptops   
It seems that for now Dell is not interested in going all-in with their Ryzen Mobile system designs, which will undoubtedly leave many consumers looking elsewhere for Ryzen mobile offerings with space for either an M.2 SSD at stock. Right now Dell doesn't even tell consumers whether or not these units even have space for an M.2 storage drive, making them unappealing to those who want to upgrade the units themselves.

These new notebooks are now available o purchase in the US (Link Here), at this time the UK pricing of these systems is not available. 

You can join the discussion on Dell's new Ryzen-powered Inspiron 17 5000 Series systems on the OC3D Forums.  

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05-03-2018, 16:01:31

RobM
Thats pretty expensive given the CPU cost and no SSDQuote

05-03-2018, 18:30:42

NeverBackDown
It's 2018 and SSDs been around since what 2007/8? It should be standard now. On anything more than $300Quote

05-03-2018, 19:01:48

Dawelio
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
It's 2018 and SSDs been around since what 2007/8? It should be standard now. On anything more than $300
Even M.2 should become the norm lol...Quote

05-03-2018, 21:08:45

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by Dawelio View Post
Even M.2 should become the norm lol...
Should, but you know what companies are like for squeezing as much blood from one stone before moving to the next.Quote

06-03-2018, 06:34:56

sheroo
I think a lot of this stuff is aimed at the average Joe. I tried explaining to a friend that he needed an SSD in his next laptop, its like knocking your head against a brick wall sometimes. Because then you won't be ringing me up on Sunday night saying how slow everything has gotten, and does he need more memory....Quote
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