On the sidelines of CES 2019, Dell is unveiling a host of new and improved products and software experiences across its Latitude, XPS and Inspiron portfolios. “CES is the first show of the year, and with January often marked by ambitious resolutions, Dell comes to CES with new products that empower people to fulfill their highest potential. We’re driving innovation and delivering devices and experiences to make work and play more fluid and enjoyable,” said Sam Burd, President – Client Solutions Group, Dell.
New Latitude 7400 2-in-1
The world’s first PC to use a proximity sensor enabled by Intel Context Sensing Technology, this 2-in-1 features ExpressSign-in which detects user presence, wakes the system, and immediately scans for facial recognition to log in with Windows Hello. Even when a user steps away for a break, it will recognize that they have left and will lock itself to preserve battery life and maintain security.
A CES 2019 Innovation Honoree, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is the world’s smallest commercial 14” 2-in-1. It’s variable-torque hinge means that it can be opened easily, and it’s offered with new Titan Gray machined aluminum finish. It will also be the first Latitude to use Dell’s ocean-bound plastics packaging.
The Latitude is expected to deliver the longest battery life in its class based on preliminary testing. It’s targeted for up to 24 hours of run time on a single charge, and Dell’s ExpressCharge gets the battery charged back up to 80 per cent in just an hour.
New XPS 13 now features top-mounted webcam, new colour option
Dell has perfected its 13” thin and light XPS 13 with a new top-mounted webcam for a better video experience and a new frost color option. Another CES 2019 Innovation Honoree and Dell’s most award-winning product ever, the XPS 13 is sought-after by professionals and consumers alike. At just 2.25-mm, Dell’s smallest HD webcam ever enables the XPS to maintain its InfinityEdge display while moving the camera to the top of the display for a better video experience. The XPS 13 also is the first notebook in Dell’s portfolio to support Dolby Vision.
Now even more powerful than before with the latest quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core processors, the XPS 13 is still the most powerful 13” laptop in its class. The XPS 13 offers an even brighter arctic white woven glass fiber interior and a new frost anodised exterior colour option.
Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 improves functional design, with first full-size pen garage in the hinge
The new 13” and 15” Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 devices feature the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors, upscale design with an aluminum body, narrow borders and a diamond-cut finish on the click pad edge. A first-of-a-kind garage in the hinge provides storage for the included full-size Active Pen that is accessible no matter how it is used. Designed with form and functionality in mind, the new keyboard integrates the power button and fingerprint reader into a new power key as part of the keyboard itself. This allows for the addition of a number pad into a narrow-border 15” 2-in-1 for the first time for Dell.
The new Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 devices also feature Adaptive Thermal technology enabling the system to adjust its performance profile based on how a customer is holding it. The device changes power profiles to generate less heat when watching movies on a lap and ramps up to full power for productivity on a desk.
Dell Cinema kicks it up with updates to CinemaColor, CinemaSound and CinemaStream
Dell Cinema, offering an immersive cinematic experience on a PC, continues to advance with new features and updates. CinemaColor 2.0 is enhanced by Dolby Vision. Volume, bass and dialogue also are enhanced with CinemaSound 2.0. Sound Optimisation on Dell’s 2-in-1s automatically adjusts equalisation for the best experience, no matter the position of the device. Waves MaxxAudio NX tracks head movements via the device’s webcam to provide 360 audio enhancement on headphones, keeping the sound oriented with the user’s position.
Additionally, CinemaStream 2.0 enhances the video streaming experience with up to 10x less buffering and up to 6x improvement in video quality. It automatically detects and prioritises the most critical network traffic to channel maximise bandwidth for live-streaming and video chats for a seamless, stutter-free experience.
Better PC and smartphone integration with Dell Mobile Connect
Since its launch at CES 2018, Dell Mobile Connect has facilitated more than 30 million phone calls and text messages, helping users avoid splitting attention between their PC and smartphone. Dell has strengthened this offering with additional functionality of wireless file transfer capability allowing Android users to drag and drop photos and other files from their phone to their PC and vice versa, even without internet connection.
In addition, Dell is revealing a future capability of integrating the smartphone into the VR experience, allowing VR gamers to receive notifications, conduct phone calls and reply to text messages. Android users can even access all their mobile applications by pulling a virtual 3D model of their phone and operating it with touch inside the VR experience.
Dell brings OLED and 240Hz displays to 15” notebooks
Dell is committed to OLED and has helped lead a market shift in OLED panels for laptops. Dell was the first to offer OLED on a 13” gaming notebook and used that success to drive 15” panels into premium notebooks. The Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15 and Dell G7 15 will offer OLED with HDR, 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut and 100,000:1 Contrast Ratio starting in March 2019. Dell will also offer 240Hz panels starting on the Alienware m15 notebooks in April.
2019 brings more awards for Dell products and sustainability initiatives
This week, Dell is celebrating nine CES 2019 Innovation Honoree Award wins, spanning its Alienware, Dell Precision, XPS, Latitude, Gaming and Displays portfolios. Additionally, the company has secured two US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards for its recycling and circular gold initiatives. Dell now has reached its 2020 goal of recovering two billion pounds of used electronics. The company is on target to surpass the goal of repurposing 100 million pounds of recycled materials in Dell products by Earth Day in April 2019.