Dell has announced a new line of laptops, monitors and 2-in-1 convertibles at the IFA 2018 tech show in Berlin, some of which feature both Alexa and Cortana voice assistants. Among the newest named device are the Inspiron 7000, Inspiron 5000, the new XPS 13 and its 2-in-1 alternative, Vostro 5000 and a 27-inch ultra-thin monitor, which is the cheapest of all the new products at $550 (approx. Rs 38,800).
Starting off with the flagship Inspiron 7000, the device will come in 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch displays packed on a 2-in-1 laptop-tablet machined aluminium form factor. The displays come with minimal bezels even with the presence of a webcam camera on top of the screen which can be configured to up to UHD resolution. Apart from the makeover from the outside, the internal specs have also been bumped up to feature the latest Intel Whiskey Lake processors and up to 16GB RAM.
The Inspiron 7000 is Alexa-ready and cam thus deliver you reminders memos, lists, alarms, play music and manage your appointments, all with simple voice commands. There’s also a 14-inch Inspiron 5000 with U-series processor with a starting price of $600 (approx. Rs 42,360) which will be the same price at which the 14-inch Chromebook will be available for. The more expensive Inspiron 7000 will start at an upwards of $880 (approx. Rs 62,100) to up to $1,250 (approx. Rs 88,250).
There’s a new $900 (approx. Rs 63,500) XPS 13 with a dual-core Intel Core i3 processor which Dell calls the most powerful compact laptop. The same device on a 2-in-1 form with 8th generation Intel Core processor is available for $1,100 (approx. Rs 77,650). The convertible will equip an UltraSharp QHD+ InfinityEdge display, a machined aluminium chassis and a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen. The device will be available in Core i5 and i7 processors with a 15-hour battery, 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage.
Dell is also bringing the new Vostro 5000 in 14-inch and 15-inch versions, both being powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors, USB-C ports, fingerprint sensors and encryption keys for security. The Vostro series will be available for an upwards of $580 (approx. Rs 41,000).
Dell 27-inch Monitor
The new 27-inch monitor from Dell comes with USB C connectivity and an ultra-thin form factor and offers edge-to-edge viewing at 600 nits brightness. The bezels are narrow and only measure 29 millimetres at the thickest side. The Dell monitor I available for an asking price of $550 (approx. Rs 38,800).