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June 26, 2012

Dell expands its XPS portfolio with two new models

XPS 14, XPS 15 laptops comes with latest Intel technology: 3rd Generation processors, Intel Rapid Start, Smart Response and Smart Connect technologies

By CBR Staff Writer

Dell has expanded its XPS laptop series by adding two models: XPS 14 and XPS 15 laptops which will join the XPS 13 introduced earlier this year.

XPS 14 provides long battery life and connectivity for those who need to get online wherever they are, while XPS 15 provides performance graphics and an enhanced display for multimedia creation and entertainment.

Dell’s new laptops features hardened Corning Gorilla Glass display, Intel latest technology such as the latest 3rd generation processors, Intel Rapid Start, Smart Response and Smart Connect technologies.

Intel Rapid Start delivers fast boot-up and hibernate response times while Smart Response recognises and caches the most frequently used files and applications.

XPS 14 comes in two main configurations. The XPS 14 Ultrabook features a 14-inch 400 nit HD+ edge-to-edge display and a durable machined aluminum chassis with silicone base in a compact, thin, 20.7mm design.

It comes with up to 11 hours of battery life and an ample storage of a traditional hard drive with the responsiveness of a solid state drive with a 500GB hard drivevi and 32GB mSATA card.

Connecting via mobile broadband is simple with Dell NetReady mobile broadband service which provides connectivity on a session-based model while Dell NetReady is a "pay-as-you-go" service which allows connectivity where Wi-Fi may not be available.

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The XPS 15 will enable customer to store their multimedia content with up to 1TB of storage and still enjoy the responsiveness of a solid state drive with a 32GB or 128GB mSATA card option.

It aslo includes NVIDIA graphics as standard, backlit keyboard and optional integrated slot load Blu-ray disc drive.

Dell’s new laptops also features Dell ProSupport,Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Configuration Service.

ProSupport provides end users and IT professionals with various remote and on-site technical support for complex hardware and software needs that include access to ProSupport specialists. It is available for Dell business customers.

TPM offers user and machine security with BitLocker Data Encryption for network-based client computing.

Configuration Services include customising BIOS settings, loading an image, and applying asset tags prior to shipping to streamline the process of deploying XPS laptops to employees wherever they may be located, while ensuring consistency throughout the IT environment.

Dell designed the XPS 14 and 15 laptops with energy-efficient LED displays have no mercury or arsenic and Dell eliminated harmful toxins such as Brominated Flame Retardants and Polyvinyl Chloride (BFR/PVCs).

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