Dell Expands XPS Laptop Family: Performance Without Compromise for Mobility, Creation, Entertainment
Date : 6/26/2012
Round Rock, Texas
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- XPS 14 Ultrabook designed for consumers on the move with up to 11 hours of battery life[i] - the longest battery life of any Ultrabook[ii]
- XPS 15 boasts thin powerhouse performance for superior creation and entertainment
- Thoughtful design and premium craftsmanship with machined aluminum and edge-to-edge display
As part of Dell’s flagship XPS brand, this array of laptops enables customers to choose the one that best suits their needs. The XPS 13 is highly portable and compact for today’s most mobile users, while the XPS 14 provides long battery life and connectivity for those who need to get online wherever they are. The XPS 15 provides performance graphics and a brilliant display for multimedia creation and entertainment. All three laptops have enterprise-friendly features to intersect the design and performance desired by consumers with the security and services required by IT departments. Additionally, The XPS 14 and 15 laptops are distinguished by vibrant displays with hardened Corning Gorilla Glass, and use the latest Intel technology, such as the latest 3rd Generation processors, and Intel Rapid Start[iii] , Smart Response[iv] and Smart Connect[v] technologies, to enable users to be productive, connected and responsive anywhere.
“Following the success of our XPS 13, our customers wanted to see more of the XPS brand,” said Sam Burd, vice president, Dell Personal Computing Product Group. “The XPS 14 and 15 laptops offer powerful performance, thoughtful design and a superb user experience, along with enterprise-friendly features so you can use them for work and for play.”
XPS 14: Outstanding Performance
Designed for mobile users, the XPS 14 comes in two main configurations. The XPS 14 Ultrabook features a highly-durable machined aluminum chassis with innovative silicone base in a compact, thin, 20.7mm design. With a brilliantly bright 14-inch 400 nit HD+ edge-to-edge display, a backlit keyboard, and optional performance graphics, the XPS 14 is ready to perform all day in nearly any environment, with up to 11 hours of battery life[i] – the longest battery life of any Ultrabook[ii]. Customers can enjoy the ample storage of a traditional hard drive with the responsiveness of a solid state drive with a 500GB hard drive[vi] and 32GB mSATA card[vi], including Intel Rapid Start[iii] and Smart Response[iv] technology. Rapid Start delivers fast boot-up and hibernate response times, while Smart Response quickly recognizes and caches the most frequently used files and applications, allowing customers to access critical information quickly and easily.
The XPS 14 option with integrated mobile broadband[vii] sports a premium, black leather back so there is no signal interference with the built-in antennas, allowing users to connect virtually anywhere, anytime. Connecting via mobile broadband is simple with Dell NetReady mobile broadband service. Providing connectivity on a session-based model, Dell NetReady is a “pay-as-you-go” service that allows connection where Wi-Fi may not be available.[viii]
XPS 15: Superb Content Creation and Entertainment
The XPS 15 is a thin powerhouse offering the performance, graphics and screen resolution for creativity and entertainment. With a stunning, vivid, edge-to-edge display that’s up to 75 percent brighter than standard panels, powerful NVIDIA graphics as standard, backlit keyboard, and optional integrated slot load Blu-ray disc drive, watching videos or creating content is pure enjoyment. Customers can also store their multimedia content with up to 1TB of storage[vi], and still enjoy the responsiveness of a solid state drive with a 32GB[vi] or 128GB mSATA card[vi] option.
The stunning design of the XPS 15 is driven by the desire for a beautifully crafted system constructed for performance. The machined-aluminum chassis provides strength and durability with the top cover precision cut from a single block of aluminum, and the silicone base feels cool-to-the-touch. The hardened Corning Gorilla Glass screen is impeccably strong yet aesthetically pleasing with the near-frameless edge-to-edge design.
Peace of Mind and Support When it Matters Most
To give XPS customers peace of mind, every XPS product sold on Dell.com comes with America’s Best Standard Protection plan. In addition to the Limited Hardware Warranty[ix], the plan includes In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis[x], Premium Phone Support with extended availability, one year of Accidental Damage Service[xi], and one year of theft protection with Computrace LoJack for Laptops Theft Recovery Service[xii] as standard. Accidental Damage Service is a safeguard for unexpected drops, spills or power surges that may occur. Computrace LoJack for Laptops Theft Recovery Service helps track, locate, lock down and recover a stolen system, and can even remotely delete sensitive data.
Dell has made it easier for IT departments to choose laptops that offer the security and services they value in a fit and finish executives and employees now demand. Optional enterprise-friendly features include:
- Dell ProSupport[xiii] is available for Dell business customers and 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.
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) offers user and machine security with BitLocker Data Encryption for network-based client computing.
- Configuration Services include customizing 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.
Understanding its customers’ need to purchase responsible products, Dell designed the XPS 14 and 15 laptops with the environment in mind. Its energy-efficient LED displays have no mercury or arsenic and Dell eliminated harmful toxins such as Brominated Flame Retardants and Polyvinyl Chloride (BFR/PVCs)[xiv] . The laptops are shipped in many locations with sustainably harvested bamboo packaging material, and they can be configured to be ENERGY STAR qualified, helping customers reduce energy costs. When the time comes, Dell offers multiple recycling options (learn more at www.dell.com/recycling).
Pricing and Availability:
The Dell XPS 14 (starting at $1,099), and the XPS 15 (starting at $1,299), are both available today in the U.S. on www.dell.com and in select countries worldwide.
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|[i] Tested system equipped with 8GB memory, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M graphics, Intel Core i7-3517U processor, and 512GB SSD. Based on testing using the Mobile Mark 2007 battery life benchmark test. For more information about this benchmark test, visit www.bapco.com. Test results should be used only to compare one product with another and are not a guarantee you will experience the same battery life. Battery life may be significantly less than the test results and varies depending on your product’s configuration, software, usage, operating condition, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time and use.|
[ii] Based on competitor published battery life data as of 6/25/12. Based on testing using the Mobile Mark 2007 Productivity battery life benchmark test. For more information about this benchmark test, visit www.bapco.com. Test results should be used only to compare one product with another and are not a guarantee you will experience the same battery life. Battery life may be significantly less than the test results and varies depending on your product’s configuration, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time and use.
[iii] Intel Rapid Start Technology: Requires a Solid-State Drive (SSD) or properly configured HDD + SSD.
[iv] Intel Smart Response Technology: requires a properly configured HDD + SSD.
[v] Intel Smart Connect Technology: Requires an SSD or mSATA drive only and a recognized Internet connection. System must be on or in sleep mode with application running to update.
[vi] Hard Drive: GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less.
[vii] Subject to service provider’s broadband subscription and coverage area; additional charges apply.
[viii] Dell NetReady Services provided by Macheen. Coverage area varies. See Terms & Conditions (http://www.dellnetready.com/client/tos.htm) for details.
[ix] For copy of Limited Hardware Warranty, write Dell USA LP, Attn: Warranties, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682 or see www.dell.com/warranty
[x] Remote Diagnosis is determination by online/phone technician of cause of issue; may involve customer access to inside of system and multiple or extended sessions. If issue is covered by Limited Hardware Warranty and not resolved remotely, technician and/or part will be dispatched, usually in 1 or 2 business days following completion of Remote Diagnosis. Dell sells the following In-Home Service: Dell In-Home Service provided by Dell Marketing L.P. and, through TWG Innovative Solutions, Inc. (TWGIS), In-Home Service that is provided by National Product Care Company dba Texas National Product Care Company, Inc. (in TX), Service Saver, Incorporated (in AZ, FL, OK, and WI), and National Product Care Company (in remainder of U.S.). Third parties may be used to deliver the in-home service. Availability varies. Other conditions apply. For complete details about In-Home Service, visit www.dell.com/servicecontracts.
[xi] Accidental Damage Service excludes theft, loss and damage due to fire, flood or other acts of nature, or intentional damage. Customer may be required to return unit to Dell. For complete details, visit www.dell.com/servicecontracts
[xii] Computrace LoJack for Laptops is not a Dell offer. Certain conditions apply. For full details, see terms and conditions at www.lojackforlaptops.com
[xiii] Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit www.dell.com/servicedescriptions.
[xiv] Dell adopts the BFR/CFR/PVC-free definition as set forth in the "iNEMI Position Statement on the Definition of 'Low-Halogen' Electronics (BFR/CFR/PVC-Free)." For further details, please see our Corporate Responsibility page on dell.com. BFR/CFR/PVC-free power cables available only in specific countries.