Michael @ CES: Tech Trends, New Products, and StudioDell

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This Gear Up video kicked off Michael’s CES 2007 keynote. During his speech, Michael called out two trends leading into the next phase of consumer electronics: tighter hardware and software integration that results in better ease of use and the impact of forthcoming  fiber-speed networks.

Now for the products:

High-end 27″ Widescreen Display
The 27″ 2707WFP widscreen display brings  a 92% color gamut functionality , a 6ms response time, a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200, and a DVI port that is HDCP-capable into a streamlined silver bezel with black removeable base. For graphics professionals, photographers, video producers, gamers, bloggers, or anyone else who needs lots of screen real estate for what they do.

Affordable 22″ Widescreen Display
The E228WFP is our new 22″ widescreen display. Most notably, price = $329. Other stuff: it sports a 5ms response time, a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050 and like the 2707WFP, an HDCP-capable DVI port.

Liquid-cooled XPS 710 H2C
The XPS 710 H2C is Dell’s first liquid-cooled desktop. It utilizes a two-stage cooling process that utilizes a liquid-to-air heat exchanger to remove much of the heat from the processor. From there, a fluid chiller removes more of the processor heat with ceramic-based thermoelectric cooling (TEC) modules. This cooling system allows Dell to ship the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor overclocked to 3.2GHz. Based on the XPS 710, it also supports dual 8800 GTX graphics cards in SLI mode. Beginning today, we’ll also offer the 8800 GTX card as an option in the standard XPS 710. We will post a more definitive overview soon.

Dell Home Media Suite:
This bundle of products, based on the XPS 410, allows customers to serve all their media content to other locations in the house. The ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner lets customers stream over-the-air HD, premium digital cable HD content (like ESPN, HBO, etc.). Cable Card is also supported. Dell worked with Microsoft, ATI, Digital Keystone and Cable Labs to bring this HD solution to market.  Beyond the tuner, the bundle includes a Core 2 processor, 2GB RAM, 1 terabyte RAID array, 2707WFP monitor, a Linksys pre-N router, and a Linksys power line bridge.

StudioDell Hits the Airwaves
StudioDell is a new digital media network that includes informative videos on a broad range of technology topics and user experiences. 

The RSS-enabled site, www.studiodell.com, includes content focused on three “channels”—Home, Small Business and IT Pro.  Episodes will cover tech tips, case studies and news designed to help customers get more out of their Dell hardware.

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