Dell expands XPS range with new laptops and its biggest ever all-in-one desktop

27 Jun 2012

The latest additions to Dell’s XPS range expand on previous laptop releases and also introduce the XPS One 27, a 27-inch all-in-one desktop computer.

The compact XPS 13 Ultrabook is getting two siblings in the form of the new XPS 14 and XPS 15 models, which feature a similar design in two new screen sizes.

Both the XPS 14 and XPS 15 come with Corning Gorilla Glass displays and third-generation Intel processors, plus Intel Rapid Start, Smart Response and Smart Connect technologies.

The XPS 14 and XPS 15 laptops

The 14-inch XPS 14 comes in two variants: the XPS 14 laptop with integrated mobile broadband and a black leather back to cut down on signal interference with the built-in antennas, and the XPS 14 Ultrabook, available in a silver or red brushed aluminium finish.

The Ultrabook measures 20.7mm wide and features an edge-to-edge display, backlit keyboard, 500GB hard drive, 32GB mSATA card, and optional performance graphics. It also claims up to 11 hours of battery life.

Dell XPS 14

The XPS 15 also features an edge-to-edge display, this time measuring 15 inches, and NVIDIA graphics come as standard. Users can avail of 1TB of storage with this model’s hard drive, plus a 32GB or 128GB mSATA card option.

Built with aluminium casing, a silicone base keeps the laptop cool and the display is apparently 75pc brighter than standard panels. Also featured is a backlit keyboard and optional Blu-ray disc drive.

Dell XPS 15

The XPS One 27 desktop computer

Dell’s largest all-in-one desktop to date, the XPS One 27, features a 27-inch WLED display of 2,560 x 1,440 resolution and full HD capabilities. NVIDIA graphics are also included, as is Waves Maxx Audio 4 and Infinity-branded speakers.

The slim desktop computer keeps space-saving in mind, featuring a one-cord design with wireless keyboard and mouse.

Dell XPS One 27

SSD drive, Blu-ray disc drive and internal TV tuner are optional and the computer comes with four USB 3.0 ports. Everything is powered by third-generation Intel Quad Core processors, plus Intel Turbo Boost technology.

The XPS One 27 starts at €1,249, while the XPS 14 and XPS 15 start at €666 and €504 respectively.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.