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CES 2015: Dell makes consumer splash

Dell has announced an extended portfolio of devices featuring new materials, finishes and technologies from its XPS, Alienware, Venue and Inspiron range of consumer products.

At the International CES 2015 in Las Vegas this week, Dell announced an expanded portfolio of devices featuring new materials, stylish finishes and the latest technologies for its XPS, Alienware, Venue, Inspiron and displays families.

The new products announced today raise the bar in every category, with style, substance and software solutions customers can only get from Dell,” said Sam Burd, vice president, Client Solutions Product Group, Dell. “Whether you are a gamer, always on the go or buying a laptop or desktop for everyday use, Dell is building in the features and functionality customers care about.

Dell provided the following overview of its new consumer range:

XPS 13 and 15: Elevate your computing experience

The XPS family of devices has always been designed to be the best balance between form and function. Taking that mentality to new heights is the Dell XPS 13, the smallest 13-inch laptop in the world with a virtually borderless infinity display and the power to get work done anywhere. The XPS 13, with Windows 8.1, is designed to be the best-performing notebook of its size, featuring the longest battery life of a 13-inch notebook with up to 15 hours of run time on a single charge. The laptop’s optional UltraSharp Quad HD+ infinity display, with 5.2mm bezels, boasts an incredible 5.7 million pixels, so movies and presentations burst with eye-popping colour and precise detail. The 5th Generation Intel Core processors and solid state drives provide performance and responsiveness, and the remarkably light form factor starts at a mere 1.18kgs. Connecting while on-the-go has never been so effortlessly stylish.

The XPS 15 continues to surpass expectations by delivering vibrant colour and resolution in a new UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD touch display, coming soon on Boasting more than eight million pixels, the 4K Ultra HD screen option is the highest resolution panel available on a 15-inch laptop today. Rich, saturated colour and stunning brightness allow users to see more content and enjoy finer details, perfect for watching movies, consuming web content, or editing photos and videos, and delivered with the XPS 15’s trademark powerhouse performance and ultra-thin form factor.

I recently switched from a MacBook Pro to Dell XPS 13 and couldn’t be happier,” said Scott Stedman, founder, Northside Media Group. “The touchscreen is a game-changer and has transformed the way I work. It allows me to pivot between business development and design throughout the day. While I’m responsible for growth and operations, right now we are deep in product development for a new web app set to launch in 2015, and the XPS has allowed me every tool to navigate these varied responsibilities.

Alienware 15 and 17: Gaming excellence on-the-go, desktop-class graphics at home

The Alienware 15 and 17 Windows laptops are the newest members of the world’s most iconic family of gaming systems. Both systems pack the latest gaming technologies, including optional Intel Core i7 quad-core processors and NVIDIA GTX 980m graphics, and are also compatible with the innovative Alienware Graphics Amplifier. The new Alienware 15 and 17 are both more than 20 percent thinner than their predecessors and feature full-powered performance components without throttling. The notebooks enable their graphics cards with 100 percent of their rated wattage to deliver maximum graphics performance when a gamer needs it. Intel Core i7 models will even automatically over-clock when you plug your laptop into the Alienware Graphics Amplifier (sold separately).

The new Alienware 15 and 17 laptops are suited for every gamer’s needs and designed for performance and gaming scalability whether using the Alienware Graphics Amplifier to power a command centre at home or taking high frames per second (FPS) matches on the road.

Per the Alienware brand’s commitment to quality materials and a superior user experience, the new notebooks are constructed with elements such as copper, aluminium and carbon-fibre composites for a rigid and performance-focused mechanical design.

My partnership with Alienware allows me to power my innovative vision, both in the studio and on stage,” said Morgan Page, American progressive and electro house DJ and music producer. “In the studio, I rely on Alienware’s powerful systems to push the limits of digital audio production, and my live performances employ 3D imagery that encircles the listener in an entrancing audio/visual experience driven by Alienware’s great graphics horsepower. With the new 15 and 17 laptops, I’ll be able to bring my audio and visual productions to an unprecedented level.

Dell Venue 8 7000 Series – Innovative design, groundbreaking features

The Venue 8 7000 Series, first unveiled at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) last September, will be available for purchase in selected European countries in the coming weeks. The much-anticipated tablet features a series of ‚Äòfirsts.’ Based on the Intel Atom processor Z3500 series, it is the world’s thinnest tablet at 6mm, and it features the best tablet display available today, a stunning 2560×1600 OLED infinity edge-to-edge display.

The Venue 8 7000 Series is also the first to integrate the Intel RealSense Snapshot Depth Camera, which captures a depth map for every picture taken. Together with the Dell Gallery application, people will have much more flexibility when editing photos with selective filtering and refocus functions to change the brightness separately on a foreground object or background object, or refocus on any part of the picture. In addition, customers will be able to do simple linear or area measurements with a photo, like measure the length of a sofa or the area of a room. The Dell Gallery also organises photos into smart albums and gathers photos from Dropbox, Picasa and Facebook into one place. They are then sorted automatically into smart albums by timeline, geography or facial recognition. One of the most exciting and innovative devices Dell has ever produced, it is fitting that the Venue 8 7000 is recognised as a 2015 CES Innovation Award Best of Innovation Honoree.

The new Dell Venue 8 7000 Series is the perfect tool for an artist as it combines beautiful, thin design with the performance and features to showcase my work in the best light,” said Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic, visual artist. “With the rich and saturated colors of the eye-popping OLED infinity edge-to-edge screen and more than 4M pixels, I can now accurately show the details and colour of my work while meeting with clients, collectors and collaborators whilst traveling. I also see a ton of opportunity to utilise the RealSense Snapshot Depth Camera and 3D editing and measurement tools for my installation projects, such as the works I’ve created for installation at The MoMA or for the SCOPE art fair at Miami Art Basel.

Dell Inspiron 7000 and 5000 Series: Stylish PCs with innovative new features

The Dell Inspiron family is proud to unveil a new suite of standout offerings, including the Inspiron 15 7000 Series laptop with Windows, a 2015 CES Innovation Award honoree. The Inspiron 15 7000 Series launches at CES with new 5th Generation Intel Core processors and a 4K UHD touch display option – the sharpest, brightest display ever offered on an Inspiron. The 4K Ultra HD display gives people an astonishingly clear, crisp, wide-angle viewing experience, ideal for watching movies or editing photography or video while on-the-go. The ultra-mobile Inspiron 15 7000 Series notebook’s sleek, lightweight design allows you to easily bring your 4K projects and entertainment with you.

Today, Dell also launches the innovative Intel RealSense 3D Camera Front F200 on the Inspiron 23 All-in-One desktop. The 3D camera enables new ways to interact in gaming, entertainment, collaboration and content creation, allowing users to download from a library of new apps in the Intel App Showcase that take advantage of the camera’s depth sensing capabilities. Users can play with gestures in the immersive apps and use the Intel RealSense 3D Camera Front F200 for 3D scanning and 3D printing.

The Inspiron 15 5000 Series boasts the new 5th Generation Intel Core processors for responsive performance and almost eight hours of battery life, packaged in a form factor as thin and light as 22.7mm and 2.68kgs.

Inspiron 5000 and 7000 Series laptops also feature True Color display technology for exceptional visual clarity and colour fidelity that allows movies to look how the director intended and photos to look as they did when you were there. True Color offers several profiles, allowing you to tailor your display’s colour temperature, vibrancy and tone, and giving you the ability to adjust colour to compensate for the lighting hue (fluorescent, incandescent, etc.) where you’re using your laptop. Both the 5000 and 7000 Series offer Dell’s new precision touchpads for exceptionally fluid panning, pinching and zooming, providing users an experience that’s touchscreen-smooth and quick.

Dell UltraSharp 34 Monitor: See, feel and live every moment

First previewed at Pax Prime in August 2014, the curved Dell UltraSharp 34 Monitor U3415W is available now. Users will enter new dimensions of gaming and multi-tasking with an immersive, panoramic, curved screen that surrounds the senses with amazingly detailed WQHD resolution. At 34 inches with a 21:9 aspect ratio, the U3415W is the ideal size for a curved monitor. The curved screen optimises the field of view and minimises eye movement to deliver a more comfortable viewing experience than a flat screen. Rich and engaging sound from the powerful 18W integrated speakers transports users further into the digital world, while connectivity features support multiple devices for massive screen real estate.

The 2015 CES Innovation Award honours list, which recognises outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products, included the following Dell devices:

2015 CES Innovation Award Best of Innovation Honoree

Tablets, E-Readers and Mobile Computing Category

2015 CES Innovation Award Honorees:

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