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CES 2019: Dell unveils new PC and software Innovations

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CES 2019: Dell unveils new PC and software Innovations
CES 2019: Dell unveils new PC and software Innovations.

At CES 2019, Dell unveiled 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 fulfil their highest potential,” said Sam Burd, president, Client Solutions Group, Dell. “We’re driving innovation and delivering devices and experiences to make work and play more fluid and enjoyable.”

Brand-new Latitude 7400 2-in-1 transforms PC experience
According to Dell, people demand more from today’s technology wanting portability and connectivity without sacrificing performance, plus a machine that’s beautiful and responsive. The new Latitude 7400 2-in-1 delivers all of this, with what appears as a sixth sense – an ability to be ready to go before users even touch it. The world’s first PC to use a proximity sensor enabled by Intel Context Sensing Technology, as revealed by the company, 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 recognise that they have left and will lock itself to preserve battery life and maintain security.

A CES 2019 Innovation Honouree, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is Dell’s smallest commercial 14” 2-in-1. Its variable-torque hinge means that it can be opened easily, and it’s offered with a stunning new Titan Gray machined aluminium finish. It will also be the first Latitude to use Dell’s ocean-bound plastics packaging.

Despite the small footprint, Dell’s engineers refused to sacrifice performance, battery life, connectivity, ports or IT-trusted features. In fact, 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% in just an hour4.

New XPS 13 now features top-mounted webcam
Dell has perfected its award-winning 13” thin and light XPS 13 with a new top-mounted innovative webcam for a better video experience. Another CES 2019 Innovation Honouree, the XPS 13 comes in at just 2.25-mm, Dell’s smallest HD webcam ever enables the XPS to maintain its trend-defining 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.

Dolby Vision transforms the entertainment experience with ultra-vivid picture quality — incredible brightness, contrast, and colour that bring entertainment to life. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver colours never before seen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The result is a refined, lifelike image that will make you forget you are looking at a screen.

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 according to Dell. The XPS 13 offers an even brighter arctic white woven glass fibre interior.

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 aluminium 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 features 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
On-the-go productivity is not all these new PCs offer. Vibrant colour, brilliant sound clarity and prioritised content streaming come standard on the new XPS and select Inspiron devices, perfect for catching up on the latest movies. Dell Cinema, offering an immersive cinematic experience on a PC, continues to advance with new features and updates.

Enjoy richer, deeper colours with CinemaColor 2.0, which is enhanced by Dolby Vision. Volume, bass and dialogue also are enhanced with CinemaSound 2.0. Sound Optimization 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 your 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 the 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 cutting-edge 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 among the first to offer OLED on a 13” gaming notebook and used that success to drive 15” panels into our premium notebooks giving customers better contrast ratio, colour and faster response times for gaming. The Dell XPS 15, Alienware m15 and Dell G7 15 will offer OLED with HDR, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut and 100,000:1 Contrast Ratio, starting March 2019. Dell also will offer 240Hz panels on the Alienware m15 notebooks in March.

2019 brings more awards for Dell products and sustainability initiatives
Dell is celebrating nine CES 2019 Innovation Honouree Award wins, spanning its Alienware, Dell Precision, XPS, Latitude, Gaming and Displays portfolios. Additionally, the company has secured two U.S. 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.

Edited By Darryl Linington
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