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Dell unveiled a suite of new products and software to help address the myriad ways people play and work. Dell also highlighted some of the hidden innovations in these products designed to improve performance, functionality and the overall user experience.

“At Dell, innovation never sleeps. We’re passionate about creating technology that expands the boundaries of what’s possible,” explains Sam Burd, president, Client Solutions Group, Dell.

“With Dell, the incredible product design you see on the outside makes for gorgeous machines, but one of our most striking advantages comes from the innovation within. Beauty and brawn lurk beneath those beautiful exteriors, revolutionising and redefining personal computing, and giving people experiences they want – and some they’ve never dreamed possible,” he added.

XPS 13

The latest XPS 13 is improved in every conceivable way and was just named a CES 2018 Innovation Award honoree.

Along with its next-generation InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display, the XPS 13 adds a dazzling Rose Gold with Alpine White woven glass fibre interior as an option to traditional silver and black, with narrower borders and up to 80% more thermal headroom.

Inside its thinner, lighter design, the Dell Power Manager delivers power just when you need it, while GORE Thermal Insulation, the same silica aerogels used in the Mars Rover to diffuse and dissipate heat, introduces an innovative material into the thermal design to keep the system cool while it works hard.

GadgetGuy says the 2017 XPS 13 was seriously tempting, so the improvements make this a real winner.

XPS 15 2-in-1

Dell showed off the XPS 15 2-in-1 using the worlds currently most powerful 8th generation Core CPU and Radeon RX Mage M Graphics.

Balancing high performance with a sleek design, it is one of the smallest and thinnest 15.6-inch 2-in-1 available with the horsepower to run content creation apps, process huge files and play AAA games while featuring touch, pen, an innovative maglev keyboard and the screen real estate that creators need.

It also has the next-generation InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display with vivid colour and cinematic immersion in just a 16mm chassis. Premium materials and finishes include machined aluminium, carbon fibre and Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Dell PC and smartphone integration with Dell Mobile Connect Software

In addition to a mouse and keyboard when using a computer, users generally have a smartphone. Dell has introduced Dell Mobile Connect, a software solution that enables complete wireless integration between Dell PCs and smartphones (iOS and Android). Users can make calls, send texts, get notifications and even fully mirror their phones to interact with all their mobile apps.

Immersive experiences with Dell Cinema on selected XPS and Inspiron

People are increasingly watching video content on their PCs with an increasing expectation of a cinematic experience – studio sound and visual quality, as creators intend.

  • CinemaColor: powered by Windows HD Color, decodes and displays high dynamic range (HDR) streamed content with enhanced detail, more vivid hues, sharper brightness and a wider colour gamut; Netflix in HDR also is supported on Dell Cinema PCs
  • CinemaSound: a Dell exclusive audio innovation powered by Waves MaxxAudio Pro that delivers clearer highs, enhanced bass and higher volume for a true cinematic audio experience
  • CinemaStream: powered by Killer and SmartByte, a software-based solution co-developed by Dell and Rivet Networks that optimises online streaming and interactive video resulting in less buffering

New monitors

Dell claims it has the world’s brightest ultrathin monitors in their class: Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2719DM) and Dell 24 Ultrathin Monitor (S2419HM).

Pictures come to life in luminous, vivid colour and both monitors support HDR-content playback for a CinemaColor experience, producing colour depth, clarity and contrast in a virtually borderless InfinityEdge display for strikingly realistic images. With a sleek profile at only 5.5mm at its thinnest, both monitors deliver peak brightness of 600 nits.