February 23, 2011

Dell brings "New Levels of Performance" updates XPS 15 and 17 laptops

If you were at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011 in Las Vegas last month you might have seen these laptops being showcased by Dell, the Dell XPS 15 and 17. Dell have announced that the two models are now available packed with 2nd generations Intel Core chips. The laptops is currently available in the North American, Latin American and the European markets and other markets should expect it in the coming weeks.

The things that are updated on both machines are first the processors. Both are equipped with the latest Intel Core processor technology, new graphics processing unit options, and on the Dell XPS 17 a display panel that supports 3D technology with a 1920 x 1080 screen resolution.

The XPS 15 can support up to 8GB of RAM and up to 16GB RAM for the XPS 17.
"One of the most frequent requests from customers interested in the XPS 17 was for us to offer a higher resolution display. That’s why XPS 17 customers can now opt for a 1920 x 1080 option. In addition to the higher resolution, it also adds great 3D performance to the mix. That means you can enjoy nearly 500 3D gaming titles, or watch Blu-ray titles in stunning 3D playback. When paired with the new 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 555 GPU, this laptop offers new levels of performance in 2D and especially 3D gaming, and beyond." - Dell
Other things that comes with the new Dell XPS 15 or 17 are:
  • Support for a range of Sandy Bridge or Huron River CPU options: i3/i5/i7 Dual core and Quad core
  • The i7 version now supports Optimus, unless configured with the optional 3D FHD panel on the XPS 17– this uses the discrete GPU full time
  • Both support the full Stage experience on all panels
  • Both offer a wide WLED display (1920 x 1080 resolution) option
  • The i7 Quad core supports WiDi and can stream up to 1080p on both systems
  • Both feature the chiclet keyboard design
  • XPS 15: Starting weight with 6-cell battery = 5.96 pounds
  • XPS 17: Starting weight with 6-cell battery = 7.41 pounds
  • XPS 15: available with up to the NVIDIA GT 540M mobile graphics with 2GB RAM
  • XPS 17: available with up to the NVIDIA 555M mobile graphics with 3GB RAM
  • Both laptops offer all the other great enhancements the XPS line offers, like a Skype HD certified webcam, JBL speakers and Waves Maxx audio and USB 3.0

Source: Direct2Dell


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