New Dell Inspiron R laptops won't have optional touchscreen in UK

Better battery life, but no touchy-feely in Blighty

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Dell has informed UK tech fans that its newly-announced range of Inspiron R laptops will not bring the optional touchscreen offered to buyers in the US.

The company revealed the new Windows 8-infused Inspiron 15R and 17R at the CES expo in Las Vegas, with consumers able to choose whether they would like a touch sensitive display.

However, the company has informed PCPro that: "none of the Inspirons announced at CES available in the UK will have a touchscreen."

As to why Dell doesn't trust us Brits with the touchscreen option remains to be seen.

Longer life

However, it's not all bad news. The new Inspiron R laptops boast a six-cell battery and new low-voltage Intel Ivy Bridge processors, meaning longer battery life.

The Inspiron R will come in 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch models and will start at £399.

Custom configurations will be available, with full HD resolution screens, and Intel's i7 processor, depending on the user's demands.

Via PCPro