CES is a proving ground for big tech companies, and with any big tech
show comes Dell
. Today, the company made a number of significant
announcements, including a sneak peek of the Mini 3 smartphone and a 5"
tablet concept that could very well turn the industry up on its head.
The company also made a few introductions on things that are a little
more closer to its heart, including refreshed processors in the Studio
notebook line; there's also refreshed Alienware laptops with Core i3,
i5 and i7 CPUs.
In our estimation, the 5" tablet is the most interesting of the bunch.
It's clearly a direct reaction to the HP
Slate and probably to the
rumors of Apple engineering a slate PC of their own. Companies have
shown that they plan to push tablets hard in the upcoming year, and we
have to confess that Dell's is one of our favorites of the show. One
other item of interest is the Alienware M11x, which is said to be the
most powerful 11" gaming laptop in the "universe." The company's entire
line is listed below, though many details on the most interesting
products have yet to be released. Any chance that we could see this 5" slate by the year's end, Dell?
Dell is expanding the personal-computing space with new products to
respond to and best meet the expressed needs of consumers. The new
The Alienware M11x, the most powerful 11-inch gaming laptop in the
universe -- as easy to carry as it is powerful, making
high-performance gaming accessible to all.
A refreshed Studio 14 laptop for individuals who create and consume
digital content, combining powerful technology with features that
deliver a rich multi-media experience like enhanced audio solutions
and high performance high definition displays.
New versions of the popular Inspiron PC line continue to deliver on
value and personalization while incorporating Intel’s new Core i5
processors and its “smart” features such as Turbo Boost technology.
Dell expanded on Wednesday’s
announcement saying that U.S. based AT&T will become the next mobile
operator to offer the Mini 3 Android-based smart phone.
Dell shared interesting results from a study of more than 1,500 people
about their smart phone experiences. Among highlights: 82 percent of
those who own smart phones said they would not leave home without them,
while more than half of those surveyed said they wanted to choose from a
wider variety of smart phones options from additional providers. For
more information on the survey highlights visit Dell
Official Flickr page.
The Alienware M11x demonstrates the graphics power of a 15-inch laptop
in an 11-inch form factor
Play all of your games and media, whether at home or away, at HD 720p
With the Alienware M11x, gamers can enjoy the feel of the gaming
without compromise anywhere they go
Alienware OptX™ AW2310 23" 3D Full HD Widescreen Monitor
The 23" Alienware OptX™ AW2310 provides an immersive stereoscopic 3D
experience that takes gamers to a whole new level of extreme,
ultrarealistic game play*
Enable intense stereoscopic 3D effects on hundreds of PC game titles
with NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology
Price for monitor is $499 (NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit not included)
The most powerful 17-inch and 15-inch Alienware gaming laptops ever
The M17x, the most powerful 17-inch gaming laptop in the universe, now
offers Intel Core i7 processors combined with dual graphics to deliver
extreme frame rates at HD resolutions while maxing out game settings.
The M15x delivers exceptional HD video and audio editing, 3D animation
and high-end PC gaming
M17x start at $1,799 and the M15x start at $1,399
Redesigned Inspiron laptops full-featured and ideal for on-the-go
Now with new, thinner chassis, 16:9 aspect HD displays, SRS Premium
Available today with new turbo-charged Intel® Core™ i5 processors
starting at $849.
Systems featuring the Intel Core i3 processor will be available later
this month, starting at $569.
Ideal for consumers looking for great, high-value desktop computers
Best-selling desktop line gets a boost from new processors, and many
models may be personalized with color choices. Prices start at $269.
14, 15, 17
Refreshed Studio laptops feature Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and
are perfect for sharing photos, music and videos with friends and
Portable Studio 14 available in North America later this month with
prices starting at $699.
Studio 15 has high-definition, 15.6-inch LED widescreen design and is
rich with multimedia technology, like True HD resolutions that show
off content crisply, starting at $849
Studio 17 features beautiful 17.3-inch display, with unbelievably
realistic audio. Prices start at $949
Knock-out features for families seeking a high-performance,
multi-purpose desktop computer
Replaces Studio XPS 8000 with juiced-up Intel Core i5 processor
technology, new theater-quality THX® TruStudio PC™ sound and
cutting-edge design. Prices start at $749