Dell introduced its first Arm-based Windows laptop, the Inspiron 14 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 chip, and at $499 it’s also one of the cheapest devices of its kind on the market and one of the most autonomous – Dell explains 16 hours of battery life.
The Inspiron 14 sports a 14-inch 1920×1080 pixel LCD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 octa-core processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage. Windows 11 Home is preinstalled on the system. The laptop is also equipped with two USB 3.2 Type-C ports, one USB 2.0 Type-A port, a headphone jack and a microSD card reader. A 1080p webcam is integrated at the top of the display.
Dell also highlights that the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 packs a dedicated AI support unit, which should mean that it supports Windows 11’s new “studio effects”, such as: B. blurring the camera background, improving speech intelligibility and vision correction. It is also important that the new laptop is designed without a fan and runs silently even under heavy load.
The new Inspiron 14 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 will ship in a single configuration and will go on sale on March 23rd.