Dell has just released their first Windows on ARM laptop, the Inspiron 14, which is now available with Intel, AMD, or Qualcomm chips for the first time in a Dell product. The Qualcomm version, which is powered by a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, is the most affordable at just $499. Although the 8cx Gen 2 is last year’s flagship processor, it still has good performance and outstanding battery life, with Dell claiming up to 16 hours in their own tests. The laptop is also fanless, meaning it will run silently even under heavy use.
Dell highlights that the 8cx Gen 2 includes a dedicated AI processor, making it compatible with Windows 11’s new “Studio Effects,” such as camera background blurring, voice clarity, and eye correction. Other specifications include an 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage, and a 14-inch 1080p LCD display. The laptop also features two USB-C 3.2 ports, one USB-A 2.0 port, a microSD card reader, and a headphone jack, as well as a 1080p webcam.
Overall, Dell’s new Inspiron 14 with a Qualcomm chip is a great value Windows on ARM device on the market. It is one of the most affordable laptops with a flagship processor, as most Windows on ARM PCs with similar processors have been priced much higher. Additionally, with an excellent keyboard and trackpad, it is a solid choice for those who need a laptop for everyday tasks.