9 January 2017

Dell unveils enhanced PC portfolio for consumer, commercial audiences

· Dell Canvas is world’s first horizontal smart workspace of its kind with touch, totem and pen capabilities

· Precision All-in-One (AIO) provides outstanding sound

· Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor is world’s first 32" 8K display

· Dell Precision 7720 is Dell’s most powerful virtual reality (VR)-ready mobile workstation

· World’s first wireless charging 2-in-1 delivers the ultimate “no wires” experience

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the US, Dell unveiled innovations that redefined personal computing. Dell also upgraded its line of XPS, Inspiron and Alienware consumer devices and the OptiPlex, Latitude and Precision commercial products have been upgraded with 7th Gen Intel Core processors, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity options and updated professional graphics from NVIDIA and AMD. Dell's monitors have been refreshed as well. The new Dell PC portfolio features Windows 10 and 7th Gen Intel Core processors, helping users maximise productivity and creativity.

Source: Dell website. The Dell Canvas.
Source: Dell website. The Dell Canvas.

What began as the Dell smart desk concept in 2014 has evolved into the Dell Canvas—a new category of smart workspace technology that expands creative productivity for content developers and designers. The 27" QHD smart workspace can be used at an angle or laid flat on a desk to enable users to create and communicate as naturally as they would with pen and paper.

Through the use of touch, digital pen and hardware called 'totems', the Dell Canvas turns drawings into part of the digital workflow and enhances collaboration. Developed in partnership with Microsoft and powered by virtually any Windows 10 device, Dell Canvas plugs seamlessly into software solutions from partners including Adobe, Autodesk, AVID, Dassault Systems, SolidWorks and Microsoft.

The Dell Precision AIO is designed with audio-visual quality as a priority. Co-created with Jack Joseph Puig, the Grammy award-winning Producer and Director of creative innovation at Waves Audio, the new Precision AIO features built-in audio quality that previously required an external sound bar. With full frequency range high-fidelity audio built in, it delivers the best sound available in an AIO with 10 speakers pumping out sound at 50W per channel. The viewing experience is managed by a 4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160) edge-to-edge touch display supporting 100% of the Adobe RGB colour gamut.

The Precision AIO delivers more performance options with Intel Xeon processors, AMD Radeon Pro graphics capable of powering VR and guaranteed compatibility with selected third party applications. The Precision AIO comes with ISV certifications for programs like AVID and SolidWorks, as well as leading security and manageability software.

As more VR headsets fly off the shelves, there is a huge opportunity—and demand—for VR content creators. Enter the Dell Precision 7720 mobile workstation—Dell’s first VR-ready mobile workstation designed specifically for VR content creation. This is Dell’s most powerful mobile workstation, thanks to the latest 7th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors and NVIDIA Pascal Quadro professional graphics. Dell says it has the most PC options in the market which support VR, including XPS, Alienware and Precision workstations that work with Oculus and HTC headsets.

The Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor is the world's first 32" 8K resolution display. It has more than 1 billion colours, 33.2 million pixels of resolution, 100% support of the Adobe RGB and sRGB colour gamut and an unprecedented 280 pixels per inch (ppi)—four times more content than Ultra HD 4K resolution and 16 times more content than Full HD.

Monitors offering this high-end resolution and Dell PremierColor clarity and gradation are important in commercial fields where in-depth image zooming is critical—such as photo and video editing, medicine and diagnostic research, and oil and gas exploration—all among the early adopters of this technology. The monitor's near-borderless display also gives users 32" inches of screen real estate in a highly compact package.

Additionally, Dell is announcing several new monitors with its new HDR feature³ to enhance the visual experience through a wider range of colours for exceptionally vivid images, higher clarity with visibly vibrant textures and increased contrast to capture a multitude of natural shades and hues. New monitors with the HDR feature include: the Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor, with the world’s thinnest profile in its class, as well as the Dell 24 and 27 InfinityEdge Monitors, which also feature dual 6W external speakers professionally-tuned by Waves MaxxAudio.

Wireless connectivity has been widespread in notebooks for years, but there’s one wire that has always remained in the equation—the power cord. Dell will deliver a true wireless experience by incorporating WiTricity magnetic resonance wireless charging technology in the 12" Latitude 7285 2-in-1 that will be available later this year.

When combined with a charging mat and WiGig wireless dock, users can take the Latitude 2-in-1 with them without disengaging any wires or a physical dock. And when they return to their desk and set the 2-in-1 on the charging mat, it begins charging, automatically reconnects to the WiGig dock and content appears on the external display. More information about the Latitude 7285 2-in-1 and wireless charging will follow at Dell EMC World in May.

Dell has also updated the XPS 15, the smallest 15.6" laptop on the planet¹, with 7th Gen Intel Core processors, NVIDIA Pascal architecture - GeForce GTX 100 graphics and a fingerprint reader for password-free logins via Windows Hello.


Products built for business also feature 7th Gen Intel Core vPro and Xeon processors and new ultrathin notebook and 2-in-1 designs—reflecting customer demands for thin and light professional products that do not compromise on productivity, security and manageability. For example, Dell has introduced the Precision 5520, the world’s lightest 15" mobile workstation. New to the lineup are Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks and an award-winning 12" Latitude 5000 Series 2-in-1. The detachable 2-in-1 weighs under 1kg, and features an auto-deploy kickstand that has multiple connectivity options and extends up to 150 degrees for multiple viewing angles.

Dell has further redefined the desktop experience with the new OptiPlex 5250 AIO and an updated line of OptiPlex small and micro form factor desktops. These products provide full desktop performance and productivity in compact chassis that can be mounted behind corresponding displays with Dell's AIO stands or under a table to free up desk space.

New Dell monitors also include the Dell 24 Monitor for Video Conferencing, which features a 2-megapixel Full HD infrared (IR) camera with privacy shutter, noise-cancelling microphone and dual 5W speakers built in, and the Dell 24 Touch Monitor.

Interested?

All products are available through Dell and its authorised partners:

Product
Starting price in S$
Availability in Singapore
Dell 24 Touch Monitor (P2418HT)
$569
Mid-February 2017
Dell 24 Monitor for Video Conferencing (P2418HZ)
$379
in the coming days
Dell 24 InfinityEdge Monitor (S2418HX)
Pricing to be confirmed.


Mid-March 2017
Dell 27 InfinityEdge Monitor (S2718HX)
Mid-March 2017
Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2718D)
End-March 2017
Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor (UP3218K)
April 2017
Dell Precision 5520 15-inch mobile workstation

Pricing and availability to be announced.
OptiPlex 5050 Micro
OptiPlex 5250 AIO
Dell Precision 7720 VR-Ready Mobile Workstation
Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1
Dell Canvas
Dell Precision AIO (5720)
Dell XPS 15




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