While Dell's CTO recently said the company will not roll out a lot of Ryzen-based products, here we can report the arrival of Dell's first Ryzen-based laptops. Four laptops with Ryzen APUs were added to the Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series, these systems feature Ryzen 3 2200U or Ryzen 5 2500U APUs. All four models feature a 17.3" screen with a Full HD resolution. The base price ranges from $679.99 to $999.99.
The entry-line Ryzen 3 version sports 8 GB (1x 8 GB) of DDR4-2400 and a 1 TB 5,400 RPM SATA HDD starting from $679.99. The same CPU then is offered with a bump to 12 GB (1x 4 GB, 1x 8 GB) memory while keeping the same HDD, for $729.99 - a strange memory configuration that's hardly ideal.
The Ryzen 5 models, on the other hand, feature 16 GB (2x 8 GB) of DDR4-2400 and a 2 TB 5,400 RPM HDD - the only difference between the two higher-end models is that the $999 version comes with Dell's Premium Support Plus coverage for 1 year, whereas the $899 model does not.
All these systems feature two USB 3.1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI 1.4b port, and an SD memory card reader. Unfortunately, there's no option in the configurator to swap the HDD for an SSD.