Mobile Devices

October 03, 2013

Dell Unveils Slew of New Tablets, Laptops with Focus on Compact Design

Dell may be in the process of going private — it recently received the green light from regulators to do so, in fact — but that clearly hasn’t stopped it from releasing new products. In particular, the PC manufacturer has delved deeper into the tablet market with a handful of new devices running either Windows 8.1 or Android, as well as new laptops and a 2-in-1 Ultrabook.

Dell’s new Venue line of tablets features four ultrathin models and run on Intel processors — even the Android models.

The Windows-based tablets sport the “Pro” moniker and rightfully so both feature detachable keyboard and stylus options. The Dell Venue 8 Pro features an eight-inch HD IPS display and comes included with Office 2013 Home & Student. The Venue 11 Pro, meanwhile, boasts a wider range of accessories, including two types of keyboard and a desktop dock. Both come with Intel Bay Trail quad-core Atom processors, while the Venue 11 Pro can also be configured with 4th Generation Intel Core i3 and i5 options.

The Android-based Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 feature Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processors and were designed with longevity in mind, according to Dell, meaning they should look and run as well in a year as they do at the time of purchase.

As for Dell’s new laptops, the XPS 15 features a 15.6-inch display with a Quad HD+ (3200 x 1800) resolution, as well as high-end component options including the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, Nvidia discrete graphics and SSD storage. The XPS 13, on the other hand, focuses on portability with a 13.3-inch edge-to-edge display that gives it the same footprint as an 11-inch laptop.

Finally, the XPS 11 claims to be the most compact 2-in-1 Ultrabook to date, while still offering excellent functionality thanks in part to an 11.6-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display.

“People today expect the best experience possible from their technology — they are counting on it to keep them connected and move with them, wherever they are,” said Sam Burd, vice president of Dell Personal Computing Group, in a statement. “The new Dell Venue tablets and XPS laptops give customers the stellar experience they expect from us, with performance that allows them to work how they want, when they want, in a design they’ll be proud to show off and own.”

Edited by Alisen Downey

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