The PC maker's updating its higher-end Inspiron 7000 laptops and two-in-ones as well as its midrange Inspiron 5000 two-in-ones with eighth-generation Intel Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U processors. These CPUs are part of Intel's Kaby Lake R series, which promise up to 40 percent better performance than the seventh-gen Kaby Lake processors.
All of the models feature slimmed down bezels (the frame around their displays) that allow for smaller chassis designs and just an overall better appearance. You'll also find a variety of options such as active pen support, IR cameras for Windows Hello facial recognition and standard SSDs or optional PCIe NVMe SSDs.
The updates are expected to be available at the beginning of October. Below are some of the highlights and starting prices you can expect for the different lines. The battery times listed are Dell's results running BapCo's Mobile Mark 14 battery benchmark with specific configurations. Use it as a guideline and not what you'll actually get day to day. (In my experience that means an hour or two less depending on what you're doing and your power management settings.)