Dell at the ongoing CES 2016 trade show unveiled a bunch of new laptops in the ‘Latitude’ series. The company also introduced 2-in-1 convertible laptops alongside a Gold version of its XPS 13 laptop and few monitors as well.
Dell plans to sell the Gold version of XPS 13 laptop starting February 2 in the US at $1,699 (roughly Rs. 1,13,500). There is also a Dell XPS 15 with new configurations, which is said to come with base price of $2,699 (roughly Rs. 1,80,400). The Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series laptop will arrive by March with starting price of $1299 (roughly Rs. 86,800). The two 2-in-1 devices namely the Latitude 12 7000 Series and the Latitude 11 5000 Series will hit the shelves in February with base prices of $749 (roughly Rs. 50,000) and $1,049 (roughly Rs. 70,100) respectively. Coming to monitors, the Dell UltraSharp 30 Oled monitor, UltraSharp 27 InfinityEdge monitor, the Dell UltraSharp 24 InfinityEdge monitor, the UltraSharp 24 Wireless monitor, and the UltraSharp 23 Wireless monitor will be made available starting February with starting prices of $4,999 (roughly Rs. 3,34,000), $719 (roughly Rs. 48,000), $349 (roughly Rs. 23,300), $469 (roughly Rs. 31,000) and $429 (roughly Rs. 28,600) respectively.
The Dell XPS 13 Gold version introduced at the CES 2016 will be limited to the laptop’s high-end version with a QHD+ display, Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. The company is also bringing Intel Iris graphics option in the laptop for the Intel Core i7 models. As per the company, it will boost the graphic performance of the XPS 13 by 40 percent. In addition, Dell announced a new configuration for the XPS 15 laptop. It will feature a UHD resolution display, Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB RAM, Nvidia GPU, and 1TB inbuilt storage.
As for the company’s Latitude range of laptops, Dell launched the Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 (seen above) is a 10.8-inch business-class laptop weighing 0.7kg (base version). Sporting different modes and an optional stylus for better productivity, the device sports a full-HD display and can be customised with either Intel Core M3 or Core M5 processors, and with Windows 8 or Windows 10.
The Dell Latitude 12 7000 (seen above) Series 2-in-1 as per the company is one of the lightest 12.5-inch 4K resolution display convertible laptop in the market. It attaches with a magnetic latch of the full-sized keyboard with backlit chiclet keys. It can also be clubbed with Dell Latitude 12 Premium Keyboard. The laptop features an 8mm display clubbed with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT along with a magnesium unibody build.
The Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series ultrabook is the company’s heavy business-use laptop with company’s native InfinityEdge display technology. It also bears USB Type-C port and includes Thunderbolt 3 for 8x faster data transfer. The laptop is backed by Intel Core M range of processors.
The Dell UltraSharp 30 Oled monitor is the company’s first Oled 4K resolution monitor featuring a 400,000:1 contrast ratio and response time of 0.1ms. It supports USB Type-C connectivity enabling single cable power, video and data connectivity. The company also unveiled the UltraSharp InfinityEdge monitors in 27-inch QHD and 23.8-inch full-HD resolution versions. As the name suggests, both feature the company’s InfinityEdge display technology with ultra-thin bezels. The Dell UltraSharp 24 Wireless monitor and Dell 23 Wireless monitor can wirelessly show content on the screen via a Windows-based laptop and Android smartphones. The Dell 23 Wireless monitor additionally features built-in speakers and a wireless charging stand.
Besides the Latitude range of laptops, Dell additionally unveiled its Inspiron 11 3000 Series (2016) at CES 2016. The laptop with 11.6-inch (1366×768 pixels) resolution display comes priced at $199. It runs on Intel Celeron or Pentium processors, clubbed with either 2GB or 4GB RAM. It bears 128GB/ 500GB inbuilt storage and will be available in glossy plastic build.
Lastly, Dell launched its Dell Dock and Dell Thunderbolt Dock to integrate displays, mice and external keyboards. Both the docks feature USB Type-C ports. The Dell Dock as per the company is essential for desk workers, hotel cubes and hot desks, and conference room collaboration, while the Dell Thunderbolt Dock with Intel Thunderbolt 3 technology is made mainly for traditional workstation clients.