Dell unveils world’s thinnest all-in-one desktop

Posted on Oct 21 2013 - 1:17pm by Reynaldo Vicente

SINGAPORE –Dell has updated its Windows 8-based Inspiron portfolio with the world’s thinnest all-in-one desktop, and the company’s thinnest and strongest Inspiron line of laptops ever.

The updated Inspiron lines are the Inspiron 7000 series laptops, the Ultraportable Inspiron 11 3000 series, and the Inspiron 23 All-in-One.

“Consumers today are looking for PCs that are not only dependable and easy to use, but are packed with all of the features they want in a thin, upscale design,” said Ray Wah, Vice President, Dell Consumer PC Group. “We think this is our best Inspiron line-up ever, and we’re readily proud of the tremendous value that we can provide to our customers.”

Dell Inspiron 23: All-in-One
Powered by Windows 8 and Intel’s Fourth Generation Haswell processor, the Dell Inspiron 23 is the latest addition to Dell’s expanding all-in-one portfolio.  Considered by the company as the world’s thinnest all-in-one dektop, the PC is available in 23-inch touchscreen, with a Full HD, 10-finger capacitive touch display. Memory options include 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB.

Dell Inspiron 23: All-in-One Desktop

Dell Inspiron 23: World’s thinnest all-in-one desktop

The Dell Inspiron 23 features a single-hinge and-arm design to allow more flexibility when moving the screen up and down, angling it closer for an easy touch experience, or when laying it flat. The arm can be adjusted from 50 to 180 degrees.

The system is currently available and starts at US$999.

Inspiron 7000: Thinnest, strongest and best Inspiron
Dubbed as the thinnest, strongest and best Inspiron line ever, the Inspiron 7000 series is enhanced with Intel Fourth Generation (Haswell) Core i5 and i7 options, as well as SSD options available later this year (Inspiron 15 and Inspiron 17) to speed up boot times and application loading.

Inspiron 7000: Thinnest, strongest and best Inspiron

Inspiron 7000: Thinnest, strongest and best Inspiron line ever

Available in thin, upscale design, the Inspiron 7000 series sports a diamond-cut beveled edges and sturdy forged aluminum design. The laptops feature an optional 10-finger, capacitive touch display with edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass NBT for durability. These devices also have backlit keyboards as standard to make it easy when the lights are low.

Both Inspiron 14 and 15 can be outfitted with optional Full HD, vibrant 300-nit touch displays featuring 97% more pixels than HD and 160-degree viewing angles, twice as much as regular HD.

The Inspiron 7000 series also features a superb fast USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and built-in media card reader intended to make quick work of moving data to or from the laptop’s spacious hard drive.

The Inspiron 7000 series laptops will come with 14-, 15.6- and 17-inch screen sizes, priced from $699 to $1099 depending on the screen size. The 7000-series name will be reserved for high-end laptops and replace the older Ultrabook models like Inspiron 13z, 14z and 15z.

The laptops will offer between eight and 11 hours of battery life and a full range of ports.

Ultra-thin laptop
Designed with portability as the basis, the Inspiron 14 is the smallest among the 7000 series. It is an ultra-thin laptop measuring 0.6-inch (15.3-mm) in design, 27% thinner than Inspiron 14z, its predecessor. It is also the lightest at 4.5-lb or 2.02-kg. The system is ideal for on-the-go types with up to eight hours and 52 minutes of battery life.

The Inspiron 14 has a system memory of up to 8GB, and a 320GB hard drive, with options of up to 1TB and SSD options of up to 256GB. Its graphics option is Intel HD Graphics 4400. The Dell Inspiron 14 starts at US$699.

Dell Inspiron 15
The Dell Inspiron 15 measures just under an inch (0.9-inch) thin and weighs 5.7-lb (2.6-kg), with a large 15.6-inch screen and a battery life of up to seven hours and 24 minutes. It has a dedicated 10-key numeric keypad that makes working with projects and spreadsheets easy, and provides directional control in games. The device has a system memory of up to 8GB and a hard drive option of 320GB.  Its connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi display support, and Intel Wireless display, Wireless N standard and Gigabit Ethernet network.

The Dell Inspiron 15 has a system memory of up to 8GB and a 320GB hard drive, with options of up to 1TB and SSD options of up to 256GB. The device starts at US$849.

Biggest among the group of Inspiron 7000 series
At just over an inch (1.1-inch) thin, the Inspiron 17 is the biggest among the group of Inspiron 7000 series. The device, which weighs in at 7.3-lb (3.29-kg), comes with an optical drive and touch, making it a compelling desktop replacement entertainment center.

The device has a system memory of up to 8GB and boasts of a 320GB hard drive. Like Inspiron 15, Inspiron 17 has also a dedicated 10-key numeric keypad that makes working with projects and spreadsheets easy and reliable, and provides for directional control in games. It also has a USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and built-in media card reader for a faster work of moving data to or from the laptop’s spacious hard drive.

The Inspiron 17 has a connectivity options that include Bluetooth, Wireless N standard, Gigabit Ethernet network, Wi-Fi display support, and Intel Wireless display. The system starts at US$849.99.

The Dell Inspiron 7000 series is the first to use wheat straw as part of its packaging to help customers reduce their carbon footprint, and helping adjacent industries grow, while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

Dell Inspiron 11 3000
Powered by Intel Fourth Generation Haswell core processor, the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series  boasts of an 11.6-inch, 10-finger capacitive touch display with noise-cancelling, dual-array microphones to let Skype or make Web chats clearer, even in noisy environment. The system is suited for both entertainment and productivity on-the-move with its 0.83-inch (21.2mm) thinness, 3.15-lb weight and up to eight hours, 20 minutes of battery life.

Dell Inspiron 11 3000

Dell Inspiron 11 3000

The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series also has a USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and media card reader for faster watching and transfering of files. Its system memory is up to 4GB while its hard disk options offer up to 500GB. The device is currently available and starts at a price of US$379.

Inspirons are the least expensive Dell laptops, while XPS is a premium brand. Latitude laptops are designed for business users. Dell also has the Venue family of consumer tablets.

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REYNALDO “Rey” R. VICENTE’s career experience involves mostly research in publishing companies. He previously held the position of Research and Events Director of Media G8way Corp., publisher of Computerworld Philippines (CWP), PC World Philippines, and IT Resource. He also handled events organized for CWP. Prior to this, he was a Research Head of a business publication. Now as co-publisher of Upgrade Magazine, Rey also serves as Managing Editor. Rey finished his bachelor’s degree majoring in Economics at the University of Santo Tomas.

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