Dell’s IFA 2018 announcements included updated Inspiron, XPS, Vostro lines and a Chromebook.
The announcements are centres around US availability, so not all will flow down under.
Dell IFA 2018 highlights
- Inspiron 2-in-1s with performance and design at the value end
- First Inspiron Chromebook 14, 2-in-1
- XPS 13 2-in-1 with new 8th Generation Intel Core processors and updated XPS 13 with i3
- Vostro 5000 laptops combine power, security and design for small businesses
- Dell Mobile Connect for integration of phone and PC for Android and iOS apps, texts and calls
- Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin monitor
Ray Wah, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer and Small Business at Dell.
“We’ve invested in redesigning our portfolio of mainstream laptops and 2-in-1s with beautiful designs, premium materials and thoughtful features, illustrating our ongoing dedication to deliver quality devices every user is proud to carry.”
The remainder comes from a Dell IFA 2018 press release
Inspiron 7000 2-in-1s combine performance and premium design
- Available in 13-, 15- and 17-inch. Narrow bezels
- Intel 8th Generation Core U-series
- Thermal flow to move hot air out through hidden vents to reduce throttling
- 4K UHD option
- NVIDIA GeForce MX150 option
- Intel Optane Memory option to increase single-drive performance.
- Alexa-ready with an update soon
Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s – flexibility and function at value
- Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1, 5481 and 5482 have Intel 8th Generation U Series processors, choice, flexibility and value to fit the varied needs of today’s consumers.
- 5482 2-in-1 has a USB Type-C port with power delivery and display support
- Optional NVIDIA GeForce MX130 discrete graphics card.
- A full-size HDMI port, a full-size SD card reader, two USB 3.1 Generation 1 ports, one USB 2.0 port for easy connectivity and the option of Windows 10 in S mode in select regions.
Dell’s first premium consumer Chromebook
- Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14, 2-in-1 has a 14-inch FHD IPS display
- 15 hours of battery life.
- 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U CPU
- Up to 128GB of onboard eMMC
- USB Type-C ports, standard backlit keyboard and standard EMR
XPS 13 family updates
- Dell’s flagship XPS 13 has an Intel 8th Generation i3 processor.
- XPS 13 Developer Edition is available now with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (long-term support), an update that provides support for up to five years.
- XPS 13 2-in-1 has Intel’s 8th Generation processors.
- Dynamic Power Mode for up to 15 hours10 of battery life
- UltraSharp QHD+ InfinityEdge touch display.
Vostro 14 and 15 5000 laptops for the growing small business
- Vostro 14 and 15 5000 laptops
- 8th Generation Intel Core processors
- USB Type-C port
- Optional Single-Sign-On fingerprint reader
- Hardware TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0, and BitLocker
Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin Monitor perfection from every angle
- 27-inch USB-C ultrathin monitor
- Up to 600 nits peak brightness
- HDR monitor with VESA-certified DisplayHDR 600
- USB Type-C connector that transmits video, data and power
- Thin profile at 5.5mm
- InfinityEdge design
Dell also is introducing a new line of every day SE Monitors
- FHD monitors SE2219H (21.5”), SE2419H (23.8”) and SE2719H (27”)
- IPS panel
- Flicker-free, low-haze screen