The Dell Inspiron range has been a staple of the laptop market for many years, but now the Inspiron R range has been unveiled by the manufacturer to rejuvenate its current offerings with some meaty promises of high-end capabilities.
The R Series has a number of optional extras available at the point of purchase, including the choice to equip it with a high capacity battery which will reportedly keep it going for 13 hours on the trot.
The R Series will make use of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, depending on which model you pick and you can even load it up with 8GB of RAM to go hand in hand with the multi-core CPUs.
Perhaps the most important feature on the list of potential options for the Inspiron R Series is the ability to playback 3D Blu-Ray movies if you have a compatible TV. With the HDMI output you can enjoy 3D content without having to invest in a separate player, which suggests that Dell is convinced that the current 3D technology has a degree of longevity, even if it is only for the next few years during which the R Series will gradually be pushed aside for the next best thing.
Above the display an HD camera will enable high quality video chatting online and the R Series laptops will have a selection of USB 3.0 ports to enable high speed data transfer and peripheral control.
Intel Wireless Display Technology is built into the range, allowing you to connect to a compatible display or projector to showcase presentations and videos in full 1080p with support for 5.1 surround sound straight out of the box.
Although the Dell Inspiron R series laptops sound like a businesslike bunch, they are compatible with interchangeable lids. These multicoloured plastic shells can be swapped out at any time and you can buy a design to suit your style or mood if you are not satisfied with the basic option provided at retail.
The interchangeable lids is definitely a gimmick which will have relatively limited appeal, but it is nice to see that Dell is willing to take into account the desires of the young and fashion-conscious even when it builds such capable laptops.
The Dell Inspiron R series is going on sale at a starting price of around £480, although you should expect to see this rocket upwards as you improve the specs. There should be a decent amount of laptop deals to reduce the price so shopping around is something that fans of these devices should consider.