Dell Inspiron 7000: The World’s First 17-Inch 2-in-1 Laptop Michael Kwan May 31, 2016 News, Press Release Convertible PCs are hardly new — the flippy IBM ThinkPads were around decades ago — but they’ve really picked up in popularity in recent years, maybe because we like to watch so much video and poke at so many touchscreens. The thing is that these 2-in-1s are generally compact and portable, which is exactly the opposite of the all new Dell Inspiron 7000, available in a gargantuan 17-inch size. Dell is saying that this is the world’s first 17-inch 2-in-1 laptop. If you thought the 18.4-inch Samsung Galaxy View was a bit of an oddball, then the 17-inch Inspiron 7000 might be a little more practical since it actually runs regular old Windows 10 and it really can fold up like a laptop for ease of travel. I’ve never been a big fan (no pun intended) of 17-inch laptops, but I recognize their utility. As you can imagine, this big 2-in-1 borrows much of its DNA from its smaller and cheaper cousins. You get a 360-degree hinge that will allow you to flip that full HD display around into tent mode or tablet mode to suit your purposes. Possible configurations get as high as a Core i7 processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD (or 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD), and Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. you’ll want that optional USB-C adapter for HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, and USB 3.0. Indeed, if you’re not game for something quite so large, the Inspiron 7000 will also be offered in 13-inch and 15-inch variations. Dell also announced some entries in its Inspiron 5000 and Inspiron 3000 series too. Further details can be found in the press release below. The Inspiron 7000 starts at $999 Canadian and is shipping now. [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] Dell Launches Worlds First 17-inch 2-in-1 and a New Generation of Feature-Packed Personal Laptops in Brilliant Colours Dell continues its winning streak with five Computex d&i 2016 awards recognizing excellence in design and innovation on a range of products. The 11-inch Inspiron 3000 2-in-1 features the latest Intel processors offering speedy performance for web surfing, writing a term paper, editing videos or enjoying web chats. Sporting a sleek, brushed aluminum design the 13, 15 and 17-inch Inspiron 7000 2-in-1s offer robust performance and purposeful innovation in an array of screen sizes. The stylish new 13- and 15-inch Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s come with a wealth of options including SSD, backlit keyboard and infrared camera. The new Inspiron 15 & 17 5000 Series will come in seven brilliant colours, beautifully designed for a wide variety of options and occasions. TAIPEI, TAIWAN and TORONTO, May 31, 2016 Today at Computex 2016, the largest IT trade fair in Asia, Dell unveiled a new line of Inspiron 2-in-1s ideal for students heading back to school, aspiring entrepreneurs and families seeking an affordable solution to meet their everyday computing needs. The new devices include the Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1, the worlds first 17-inch 2-in-1 laptop*. The latest additions to Dells award-winning line of innovative products are specially designed to deliver strong performance with an array of choices to meet customer needs. The completely refreshed 2016 Inspiron 2-in-1 lineup offers something for everyone, whether its a premium 7000 Series, a mainstream 5000 Series, or an entry-level 3000 Series. These new devices are available with a wide range of processor options and configurable features, enabling students, families and users looking for great value to connect, learn and achieve more. With our new Inspiron 2-in-1 lineup, customers can work where they need to and play when they want to, said Ray Wah, vice president, Dell Consumer Product Marketing. Whatever you can create or imagine, you can achieve it with the 2-in-1 laptop best suited to your needs. Dell is thrilled that our innovative technology can help make your creation a reality. Our customers inspire us, and we keep on innovating for them. Inspiron 7000 2-in-1s: The Worlds First 17 Inch 2-in-1 The Inspiron 13, 15 and 17-inch 7000 2-in-1s offer brilliant aluminum design and high performance with fast 6th Gen Intel CoreTM processor options that make quick work of everyday tasks. A versatile 360 degree hinge enables four modes to suit the users environment: laptop mode for typing out a paper, tent mode for working on a presentation, stand mode for streaming movies or tablet mode for keeping up on social media. The 7000s include upscale features as standard, such as wide-viewing angle screen with FHD resolution, backlit keyboard for typing in dim environments and infrared camera that works with Windows Hello to allow users to log in with just a look. The standard precision touchpad delivers precise pointing and gesture recognition, Waves MaxxAudio Pro audio software enhances the multimedia experience and 802.11ac wireless provides improved range and speed for better surfing, streaming and video chats. The Inspiron 7000 2-in-1s make use of Dells optional USB Type C adapter which has ports for HDMI and VGA displays, Ethernet connection and a USB 3.0 port to support external hard drives, printers, and scanners. Available Dell Power Companions can connect to the USB Type C port, adding up to 6 hours of additional battery life for the 13 and 15 inch 7000s, and up to 5 additional hours* for the 17 inch system. The Inspiron 7000 2-in-1s will be available at Dell.ca and retailed only at Best Buy in Canadian stores and on BestBuy.ca. Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1: Perfect for the Whole Family and Back to School This 11-inch 2-in-1 combines the performance of a laptop and the convenience of a tablet in an affordable ultraportable design that makes it easy to take anywhere. It offers a rich set of features wrapped in a colourful, fun design thats easy to use and built for the long haul. It features the latest processors from Intel providing speedy performance for surfing the web, writing a term paper, editing videos or doing web chats. A vibrant HD resolution (1366×768) display provides crisp, bright image on-screen and is easy to position for clear viewing. The laptops USB 3.0 port and Micro SD media card reader make managing the users digital library a snap. Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s Laptops: Rich Features, Powerful Options These Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s embrace a sleek new design and a brilliant wide-angle FHD resolution display. The 5000s provide a great range of features and easy-to-use options. The infrared camera option works with Windows Hello facial recognition so users can easily log in with just a look, and a backlit keyboard option makes working in dim environments more pleasant. Available SSDs provide longer battery life, quicker responsiveness and improved shock resistance as compared to conventional rotational HDDs. The 13-inch-2-in-1s compact size and light weight make it ideal for everyday travel, and the 15-inch-2-in-1 has 40% more screen room than the 13-inch making it well suited to working on multiple projects or enjoying movies with friends and family. Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s start at 1.62 Kg with FHD display for 13 inch, 2.08 Kg* for 15 inch with FHD display (1920 x 1080) True-life LED-Backlit Touch Display and up to 16GB of dual channel DDR4 memory — perfect for multi-taskers who keep several applications open at the same time and switch between them. Inspiron 15 &17 5000: Beautiful Design with Brilliant Colour The new 15 and17-inch Inspiron 5000 Series laptops are beautifully designed, versatile machines that come with an array of processor options for fast, responsive performance. Featuring a vibrant display, they are perfect for families who share a PC and for consumers interested in personal use such as entertainment. The optional infrared camera (available on the 15 FHD touch Intel/AMD models) with the Windows Hello feature allows users to log in with a look at the camera, providing extra security and convenience. For scalability and storage, an optical DVD drive and optional Blu-ray writer (not available on the 17 AMD model) may be added, ideal for backing up photos, videos and data. Exceptionally stylish and attractive with a glossy, colourful finish, customers can choose from several brilliant colours including Midnight Blue, Bali Blue and Tango Red, coming soon. You Keep Inspiring, Well Keep Innovating The new Inspiron 2-in-1s and laptops are the latest examples of Dells long history of focusing on innovation and customer satisfaction. Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, Dell received more than 45 awards for an array of innovative products and solutions. Every year at Computex, the best-designed products are selected for the prestigious d&i/iF Design awards, and this year Dell has won five awards for its computing systems, displays, network and communications products and medical monitors. The awards recognize excellence in design and are one of the highlights of the Computex event. These Inspiron systems unveiled at Computex today prove there is still plenty of room for innovation when it comes to PC design and performance. Along with meeting everyday computing needs, these easy-to-use devices let users get more out of life by offering a rich multimedia entertainment experience with brilliant displays and stunning audio. They also offer unmatched value, making them ideal for price-conscious consumers. Pricing and Availability Inspiron 13, 15 & 17 7000 2-in-1s will be available beginning May 31 on Dell.ca in Canada starting at $999.99 CDN Inspiron 13 & 15 5000 2-in-1s will be available beginning May 31 on Dell.ca in Canada starting at $649.99 CDN Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 will be available beginning May 31 on Dell.ca in Canada starting at $379.99 CDN Inspiron 15 and 17 5000 Series will be available globally later this year. 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