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Dell introduces new XPS range of laptops
Posted on 9-Oct-2015 11:52. | Tags Filed under: News.



Dell has announced its new portfolio of XPS devices, featuring the innovative XPS 12 2-in-1, ultra-mobile XPS 13 notebook and XPS 15 powerhouse laptop. This updated lineup incorporates high performance 6th generation Intel Core processors and sleeker hardware, all built for an enhanced Windows 10 experience.

“Beginning with CES 2015, when we first unveiled the world’s smallest laptop – the XPS 13 with our exclusive InfinityEdge display – the world took notice of the innovations coming out of Dell that no other laptop manufacturer was offering,” said Frank Azor, general manager of Dell XPS. “Today we are further demonstrating our commitment to innovation and design by delivering the most impressive XPS lineup ever seen.”  
The new XPS devices boast a number of ‘firsts’ and ‘bests’ in their respective product groups – spanning form-factor breakthroughs, display prowess, battery life and more – maintaining the tradition of offering the best computing experience. The XPS 13 and 15 feature premium and ultralight materials such as carbon fiber and machined aluminum, and the entire XPS portfolio has Corning Gorilla Glass NBT options (only available on touch displays). In addition, stunning panels with sharp detail and accurate colors, and the latest graphics and processors, offer the perfect blend of performance, mobility and durability.

Incorporating select aspects of the Latitude line, the XPS laptops come with best-in-class security features for commercial appeal. The new XPS portfolio is catering to power users who need the best of both work and play, with features like Thunderbolt 3, which enables one-cable docking and up to eight times faster downloads than USB 3.0, and the capability to connect with the next generation of Latitude docking (coming in 2016). Additionally, XPS laptops are among the most environmentally friendly portfolio Dell offers, designed with smarter materials and shipped in recyclable, compost-friendly packaging, ensuring the environment is always top of mind.
  • XPS 12 2-in-1 - Perfecting the laptop to tablet experience, the new XPS 12 2-in-1 is designed to easily switch between laptop and tablet with a magnetic connection that enables one-handed transition. It coems with with a 4K Ultra HD display option, with 6 million more pixels than a Full HD display. The 2-in-1 comes standard with a mobility base, which provides a sleek full-size backlit keyboard and precision touchpad for working on-the-go, as well as the custom-built Dell Premier Folio, which provides a stand for the tablet with variable angle positions and also keeps the device safe during travel.
  • XPS 13 – The XPS 13 now features 6th generation Intel Core processors and graphics, more storage and memory (up to 1TB PCIe SSDs and 16GB RAM, respectively) and Thunderbolt 3. The XPS 13’s popular form factor continues to impress, still holding its title of the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet,1 as well as the first with a virtually borderless InfinityEdge display. With up to 18 hours, 14 minutes of battery life with a FHD display,[iv] the XPS 13 also offers the longest battery life on a 13-inch laptop.
  • XPS 15 - With the success of the XPS 13, Dell is now bringing the world’s first virtually borderless InfinityEdge display to a 15-inch laptop, making it the smallest 15-inch laptop available. At just 11-17mm thin and Starting at 1.78kg with 56Whr battery, SSD, and no
  • n-touch display, the XPS 15 is also the lightest performance-class 15-inch laptop. The XPS 15 features a UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution option and the only 100 percent minimum Adobe RGB display on a laptop. Offering powerhouse performance on-the-go, the device is underpinned by 6th generation Intel Core processors (up to i7 Quad Core), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics (2GB GDDR5), high performance memory up to 16GB at 2133 MHz, up to 1TB hard drive or 1TB PCIe SSD storage, and Thunderbolt 3. Additionally, the XPS 15 battery life offers up to 17 hours with a FHD display, 84WHr battery and SSD. For users who need horsepower to drive graphics and processor-intensive creation, the XPS 15 is the multimedia beast they’ve been waiting for.
Thanks to a long term relationship betwee Dell and Microsoft, engineers from both companies worked together on the key features of Windows 10 to help Dell design new PC solutions for customers.The latest XPS devices were built with these features in mind:
  • Cortana: Dell premium audio features, including Studio-quality voice enhancement with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro, help make it easier and more reliable to interact with Cortana, your virtual personal assistant.
  • Continuum: Dell 2-in-1 devices, like the new XPS 12, utilise Continuum, which helps people transition seamlessly between tablet and desktop modes.
  • Microsoft Edge: Dell PCs deliver a great pen experience which is brought to life better with the Microsoft Edge browser. Now you can annotate web pages and share them with anyone - at work and for play. Pair the XPS 12 with the Dell Active Pen to take notes on webpages to share with anyone.
“We’ve worked hard with Dell over the past few years to ensure people have a great experience with Dell’s Windows 10 devices,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Windows and Devices Group, Microsoft. “Whether you need a system for work or entertainment, at home or on the road, the new XPS portfolio features innovative devices built to highlight the best of Windows 10, providing customers with a choice of computing that best fits their style and helps them do more.”

Availability
  • The XPS 15 will be available beginning Oct. 8 on Dell.com in New Zealand starting at $2,299.
  • The XPS 13 will be available beginning Oct. 8 on Dell.com in New Zealand starting at $1,999.
  • Pricing and availability of the XPS 12 is TBC for New Zealand.  



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