At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Dell revealed it’s giving its Inspiron Gaming Desktop an update. Among the ameliorations the gaming-focused PC is enjoying include enhanced processors and VR support.


While it originally launched at around $600, Dell’s gaming desktop was fairly unremarkable in its specs. This year, Dell’s newer Inspiron Gaming PCs can be purchased at $800, intended as an entry-level VR gaming experience. This is its default configuration, however, and The Verge has been informed that you could spend up to $2,000 on an enhanced machine. However, the signature blue glow of the computer will remain regardless of how much money you spend.

Eighth generation Intel Core processors fuel the desktop now, bearing “up to six cores and graphics, solid-state drive options for faster boot-up times and intelligent thermal design for longer gaming sessions.” You’ll have three options to choose from: the six-core Core i5-8400 (up to 4GHz Turbo) or Core i7-8700 (up to 4.6GHz Turbo), or the quad-core Core i3-8100 (3.6GHz). 1TB of internal storage is the default option, but additional options are available to expand your computer’s memory.

Dell is also the first computer manufacturer to provide HTC Vive VR headsets, and Dell is currently working to strike a deal with Meta to sell their AR headsets. The VR-centric nature of the company’s newer Inspiron models does make sense, as Dell is notably invested in helping nurture the developing field of VR. Additionally, the growing eSports scene has influenced Dell too, with NVIDIA and Oculus working alongside them in helming a new VR eSport sector.

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