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The XPS and Inspiron 2-in-1 models can be upgraded to Intel® Core™ i7 processor and 8GB RAM for quickly tackling your presentations, spreadsheets, and documents on the go. Intel® Rapid Start Technology wakes your system up in a flash so you can get more accomplished in meetings and throughout your day.

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The Dell Venue 11 Pro is ready to carry you throughout your day. With a battery life of 8-10 hours, you can champion through your classes, taking notes without plugging in. Prolong your time between charges by adding the Mobility keyboard with an embedded battery that makes writing papers an easily accomplished task.

When it’s time to put the books away, the Dell Venue 11 Pro with Intel® Atom™ processor can switch into tablet mode, allowing you to kick back and watch movies, play games, or read digital books with powerful and efficient application performance.

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   Find out about the latest Intel® processors 

The processor is the brain — and the engine — of your computer. Fast processors help power your programs and tasks, and keep you moving at the
speed of life. Select Dell PCs feature the latest processor technology powered by Intel to help you stay productive, entertained and connected to
what matters.


Today, the latest Intel® processor technology is 4th Generation Intel® Core™. The completely redesigned 4th Generation processors feature huge
improvements over 2nd and 3rd Generation processors, including:

   Performance Performance — With up to 13% better performance than previous generations,* 4th Generation
processors give you the enhanced power and speed you need to accomplish tasks. Whether
you’re at work or at home, experience a major boost in productivity.
   EfficiencyEfficiency — Spend less time looking for an outlet and more time getting things done. Intel's
latest 4th Generation processors are more power-efficient than ever without sacrificing performance.
   GraphicsGraphics — 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors provide up to 2x better graphics performance
versus previous generations.* View your photos, movies and media in stunning clarity — even when
you’re on-the-go.
   When selecting a new Dell PC, be sure to look for a system featuring a 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processor. 
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    *Based on Intel testing of its processors. Actual performance will vary based on configuration and component variability.
    Ultrabook, Celeron, Celeron Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel vPro,
Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, Xeon Phi, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S.
and/or other countries.


There are many factors that contribute to the performance of a PC or device. Hardware and software are two elements that can affect performance. The information below will give you a brief overview of the important hardware choices that are usually available when you purchase a PC or device. This will help you when picking the device that’s right for you and your needs. The hardware components we will cover are processor, graphics, hard drive, and memory. All of these components work together and affect the experience you have with your PC.



The overall speed of the computer and how fast it is capable of processing data is managed by the computer processor (CPU). The more data that the can be processed in a given amount of time, that faster the computer will get things done. There are several things to look for in a processor that affect processing data. Frequency (clock speed), number of cores (like more lanes of traffic to process data), cache size, and any other special technologies that may be built into the processor affect overall performance. Dell uses Intel® processors in most of their PCs. Intel offers a wide variety of processors for various types of computers and devices. Laptops, desktop, tablets, 2-in-1s, servers, etc can all feature a different processor. Some names you may have heard are Intel® Core™, Pentium™, and Atom™. Typically Intel® Core™ processors are the highest performing out of those three. Pentium processors are generally found in mid to lower priced PCs and Atom processors are found in PCs and tablets that requireMakes good performance with low power consumption giving you longer battery life in a smaller size. Each of these processors has different specifications for frequency, number of cores, cache size, and special features. The higher frequency, more cores (dual or quad), larger cache size (built in memory) and special features like Intel Turbo Boost (extra boost of performance when you need it) and hyper-threading can improve the speed of your PC or device.



The memory (called RAM - random access memory) in a computer stores information that you use on a regular basis so it can be accessed more quickly than pulling it from the hard drive. RAM is located closer to the processor and also has no moving parts allowing for faster speed and performance. The information stored in memory is constantly changing based on the way you use your PC and what you regularly do with your PC. A computer with more memory will be capable of storing more data that you need to access quickly. Overall speed will generally be improved with more memory. Typical sizes of memory are 2GB, 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB. Be sure to identify how much memory comes with the PC you are selecting

Hard Drive Hard Drive 

There are two primary types of hard drives available on most PCs for storing information. There are traditional hard drives with internal moving parts and SSDs or solid state drives which have no moving parts. Tablets typically only feature flash memory and do not offer hard drive options. The speed at which your PC can read or write information to your hard drive, influences the performance.

  • An SSD has no moving part which makes it faster, more power efficient, and more durable than a standard hard drive.
  • Opening programs and files, powering up, and moving data can all be improved significantly with an SSD.
  • SSDs typically have smaller storage space than standard hard drives, but having better performance and lower power consumption may be the better tradeoff. With that benefit, SSDs can be more expensive than standard hard drives as well.

 When selecting your PC, be sure to understand what hard drive options may be available.