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Dell Launches AI-Powered Inspiron 14 and 14 Plus Laptop Models

With power from the new Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus, Dell's Inspiron 14 series brings AI capabilities to its ARM laptops.

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Dell has introduced its latest Inspiron 14 and Inspiron 14 Plus laptops, both featuring advanced artificial intelligence capabilities. The Inspiron 14 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus processor, which integrates a Hexagon Neural Processing Unit (NPU) and an Adreno Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) to enhance AI performance.

Inspiron 14 Plus Specifications

The Inspiron 14 Plus is engineered to handle AI tasks efficiently and locally, thanks to its X Plus processor. This model includes a 14-inch IPS touchscreen with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a QHD+ resolution of 2560×1600, offering anti-glare properties and up to 400 nits of brightness. Storage options include 512GB or 1TB of M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, paired with 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM.

Connectivity features are robust, with FastConnect 7800 Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, two USB-C 4.0 Gen 3 ports with DisplayPort and Power Delivery, a USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, a microSD card reader, and a headphone jack. The device is powered by a 54Whr 4-cell battery and charges via a USB-C adapter. The laptop's dimensions are 0.58 x 12.36 x ~0.66 inches, and it weighs 3.17 pounds (1.4 kg).

Inspiron 14 Details Awaited

While the full specifications for the Inspiron 14 have not been fully disclosed, it is expected to share several features with the Inspiron 14 Plus. This model will also incorporate the Qualcomm Adreno GPU and Hexagon NPU, ensuring strong AI performance.

The Snapdragon X Plus and X Elite processors mark a notable shift towards ARM-based AI PCs. Historically, ARM-based laptops, such as Apple's M-Series MacBooks and 's SQ-Series Surface devices, have led the market. However, advancements in technology have enabled other manufacturers to adopt ARM-based processors for Windows devices. Dell's new Inspiron models are part of this growing trend, ensuring compatibility with and offering smooth performance for all applications.

AI PCs, equipped with NPUs, offload AI tasks from the CPU and GPU, making systems more efficient. This capability allows for more intensive AI tasks to be performed locally, enhancing overall system performance. Running on Windows 11, Dell's new AI-friendly laptops also provide access to Microsoft's new Copilot+ series.

Copilot+ PCs are devices that have specific capabilities. To qualify as a Copilot+ PC, a system must deliver at least 40 tera operations per second (TOPs) of NPU performance, which is significantly higher than the 10 TOPs offered by other AI PCs. Microsoft says that these PCs are 58 percent faster than M3-powered MacBook Airs. Yesterday, the company launched its new Copilot+ Surface devices that also feature Snapdragon X processing. 

The Inspiron 14 Plus 7441, powered by the Snapdragon X1 Plus X1P-64-100 SoC featuring 10 cores with 3.4 GHz boost clocks, will be available for pre-order starting at $1,099, with availability later this year. Pricing and availability details for the Inspiron 14 have yet to be disclosed.

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