Intel’s 4th generation of their Core i-Series of processors are a hot topic right now because the moment they are used in a new laptop, they help to increase performance and battery life. It is for these reasons why Mac fans wait for the release of the Haswell MacBook Pro 2013 refresh.
However, there seems to be a multitude of laptops already beating Apple to market in offering this new CPU, and the latest is the Dell Inspiron 7000 Series, which is due for release on September 26, which is the same day as the Nokia event.
What makes it even worse is how similar the new 7000 Series is when compared to the MacBook Pro, and there is also the added benefit of touchscreen, although we don’t really like this feature on a laptop.
The Dell Inspiron 7000 with Haswell comes in three sizes, 14, 15 and 17-inch and an all-new aluminum body. Because of the size variance resolutions vary from 1,366 x 768 to 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, although all three come with touchscreen Gorilla Glass displays.
Dell has not embraced Haswell as much as rival laptop makers, and so is playing catch-up. However, the new 7000 is a great effort in the upper-midrange market.
As for cost, CNET Reviews reports that the Inspiron 14 7000 price starts at $849, the 15-inch starts at $699 and the 17-inch has a starting price of $849. We can only imagine the standard specs of the smallest is greater than that of the 15-inch model.
Going back to the MacBook Pro, we don’t expect to hear anything from Apple until October, with rumors of an event taking place on the 15th of that month. If this is the case then we expect the 2013 MacBook Pro with Haswell release date to be on the same day.