Intel will probably launch its first Skylake chips aimed at laptops and 2-in-1 tablets in September, and PC makers will probably introduce a whole bunch of new and updated portable computers at around the same time (perhaps at the IFA trade show in Berlin).
But online stores seem to be making a habit of releasing details about those upcoming products a little early.
Sam’s Club has posted a product page for a new version of the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series convertible notebook with a screen that folds back 360 degrees to let you use the PC like a tablet.
The new version has the model number I7359-5984SLV, and it looks a lot like the Broadwell-powered models that are currently available, but the new version features an Intel Core i7-6500U processor and ships with Windows 10 software.
The model listed by Sam’s Club is priced at $899, and features 8GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a backlit keyboard, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, a headset jack, and an SD card reader. It has a 43 Wh battery and the system also comes with a passive stylus.
Dell tends to offer a variety of configurations for its laptops and convertibles, so don’t be surprised if there are models with slower processors or less RAM.
The new Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series convertible measures 13″ x 8.7″ x 0.75″ and weighs about 3.7 pounds.