During the 2018’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Dell has unveiled a suite of new elegant products and software to address the myriad ways people play and work.
In addition to revealing some of the world’s most beautiful devices, Dell also highlighted incredible hidden innovations within these products designed to improve performance, functionality and the overall user experience.
Dell client solutions group president Sam Burd said, “At Dell, innovation never sleeps as we are passionate about creating technology that expands the boundaries of what’s possible.
“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
Feat of engineering – XPS 13
Looking at how Dell’s XPS portfolio has won more product awards than any other brand in the company’s history, its latest XPS 13 has been improved in every conceivable way where it was just named as 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.
Meanwhile, 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.
Dell PC and smartphone integration with Dell Mobile Connect Software
Today, most of us do not just have a mouse and keyboard in our hands while using a computer as we now also have our smartphones.
In order to increase convenience and productivity, Dell has become the first PC maker to introduce a software solution that enables complete wireless integration between Dell PCs and smartphones (iOS and Android).
Pre-installed on all new Dell consumer PCs, Dell Mobile Connect empowers users to make calls, send texts, get notifications and even fully mirror their phones to interact with all their favourite mobile apps.
Dell Mobile Connect is now available for download now where it comes pre-installed on all Dell consumer systems starting January 27, 2018.
Immersive experiences with Dell Cinema
Seeing how the trend to watch movies and TV series on our PCs, Dell is now providing a fully immersive cinematic experience, which includes studio sound and visual quality on XPS and selected Inspiron PCs through Dell Cinema.
- 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 WavesMaxxAudio 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, more bandwidth and better resolution
Dell debuts new Alienware Software Command Center
Not forgetting the almighty and all-powerful Alienware, Dell has redesigned its software from the ground up through the launch of the new Alienware Command Centre.
The Alienware Command Centre will merge system settings, content and other functions into a simple and elegant interface where it serves to help both novice and experienced gamers to fully optimize optimise and tune their PCs and peripherals to match their unique gaming needs.
Today, a gamer can access her or his game library from all sources on a PC, easily create custom profiles for each game and squeeze out more performance with power management and overclocking tools.
Concurrently hitting the market is AlienFX 2.0, the second generation of Alienware’s proprietary in-game lighting system that works across Alienware PCs, mice and keyboards.
The Alienware Command Center provides even further customisation of individual keys and key groups with more than 16.8 million colours in each lighting zone.
New monitors and a significant performance uplift for Dell’s Latitude portfolio
Dell continues to lead the industry in displays with the addition of the world’s brightest ultrathin monitors in their class: the 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 beautiful 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.
Designed for the mobile workforce, Dell’s Latitude portfolio of secure and manageable commercial notebooks and 2-in-1s has been fully refreshed with the latest 15W dual-core and quad-core 8th Gen Intel® Core™vPro™15W processors delivering significant performance improvement. Productivity benchmark tests show dramatic performance uplift over products based on the previous generation processors.
The additional cores and threads make a noticeable difference on company networks when IT is running encryption, malware scans and other background apps to secure and connect employees. The Latitude product line also has been updated with several exciting new hidden innovations.
For example, the Latitude 7490 notebook features an exclusive active steering antenna that delivers better WiFi range, speed and connection reliability, and a new Full HD super low power display that reduces power consumption by up to 50%, resulting in several hours of additional battery life.
Additionally, Dell has recently raised the bar when it comes to tech support via introducing its top-tier consumer support service, Premium Support Plus.
Powered by Dell’s exclusive Support Assist technology, it is the first and only consumer service to find issues proactively, predict problems before they start, remove viruses automatically and optimise performance for consumer PCs. Premium Support Plus is available for all Dell XPS, Inspiron and Alienware systems.
Pricing and availability:
|Product||Starting price in RM (inclusive of 6% GST)|
|Dell XPS 13 (9370)||Available end-January 2018|
|Dell Latitude 7490||RM4,599|
|Dell Latitude 5490||RM4,199|
|Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1||RM5,199|
|Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1||RM4,199|
|Dell 24 Ultrathin Monitor (S2419HM)||Available in the coming weeks|
|Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2719DM)||Available in the coming weeks|