There’s a fresh design here with silver plastic dominating the exterior, but in the hands, it’s quite comfortable to hold, and isn’t overly heavy.
From a hardware point of view, this isn’t a beast, demonstrated by the inclusion of an Intel Celeron processor, 2GB RAM, up to 500GB of hard drive space, and enough connections to make it connect to just about anything.
Also here is an 11 inch touchscreen, making the laptop suitable for Windows 8, which as many know, tends to prefer the touch of a finger to a flow of a mouse stroke.
All in all, we’re reminded of a machine we took a look at last year, the Asus Vivobook F202E, if only because it seems like a Dell interpretation on that theme. Still, with a starting price of $499, it seems like its well suited to students, though we’ll be keen to get it in to review to see how it stacks up.
Finally, there’s a big screen coming as well, but it doesn’t exactly match up to what everyone can afford, with Dell showing off a whopping 4K monitor.
Measuring at 32 inches (we suspect it’s actually 31.5, but hey, why not round up), the Dell UP3214Q is the company’s first Ultra HD display, and fittingly enough, it sits under the brand’s Ultrasharp monitor range.
Testing it this week, it does look very, very nice, and sports the eight million pixels we mentioned earlier in the piece that a 4K Ultra HD screen typically supports, which equates to four times that of 1920×1080.
This massive display won’t be for everyone, and we expect that the people who will need it most will be those creative types working in design, photography, 3D, and video editing. That said, given the price, they’ll want to put some money aside, as it’s expected it will be over the $3000 mark.