Dell Unveils New XPS Laptops And Alienware Arena Portal
SINGAPORE, Oct. 22, 2010 – Providing the ultimate mobile entertainment experience, Dell’s family of new XPS laptops deliver pulse pounding JBL and Waves sound design, a cinema-like HD video experience featuring cutting-edge graphics from NVIDIA, and the industry's first Skype-certified laptops with HD video streaming webcams so you can stay close to friends and family.
In addition, the new family of laptops -- which come in 14- and 15-inch screen sizes -- are all 3D TV ready and include NVIDIA's 3DTV Play software which allows users to connect their Dell XPS notebooks to new 3D HDTVs and play hundreds of popular PC games in 3D, watch Blu-ray 3D movies, and browse 3D photos and videos in immersive, stereoscopic 3D.1 Featuring exceptional sound, video and now 3D-capabilities, the new premium systems mark the return of the highly regarded XPS brand, which blends elegantly crafted style, world-class features and premium performance in products that stand up to rigorous standards. The XPS brand joins the Inspiron and Alienware families in enhancing Dell’s offerings -- just in time for the holidays.
The XPS laptops were designed for creative explorers -- individuals who are passionate about art, film, photos, and value an immersive entertainment experience. Their daily lives are multimedia experiences that they share with each other, whether it’s uploading photos, creating videos or listening to their favourite band play a concert on the other side of the world.
The stylish laptops come standard with silver anodized aluminum display back and palmrest, or can be personalized with one of more than 70 original designs from Dell Design Studio.
"We're pushing the limits once again -- this time with our new line of XPS laptops, which offer pulsing audio from JBL and Waves, new high-definition screens driven by NVIDIA technology and the industry's first Skype-certified laptops with the first webcam allowing HD video streaming," said Ian Chapman-Banks, General Manager, Consumer, Dell Asia Pacific. "The XPS brand has always been the standard-bearer for outstanding performance from Dell, and the new line of laptops is no exception. No laptop PCs have ever sounded or looked so great."
Turn It Up to 11
Built-in JBL designed and certified speakers with integrated Waves MaxxAudio 3 processing technology rock the loudest, clearest and best laptop sound Dell has ever produced, including best-in-class bass with 12-watt subwoofers on the 15-inch model. Boasting up to 22W peak audio performance, this incredibly clean and clear sound helps deliver a superb audio experience.
A Cinema-like Experience
High-performance 1GB to 2GB NVIDIA graphics options power eye-catching HD video capabilities on the 14- and 15-inch High Definition LED displays. For the ultimate entertainment experience, the new Dell XPS laptops are all 3D-capable with NVIDIA's 3DTV Play software. With the available Blu-ray Disc drive option families can enjoy immersive 3D Blu-ray Disc movies on a big 3D HDTV screen in their own living room.
Video Stream in HD
The XPS laptops boast the first integrated webcams capable of HD video streaming. The webcams are designed to provide crystal-clear full screen video chats and are also the first laptop PCs to be Skype-certified.
The Dell XPS brand is renowned for delivering the latest, world-class technology, and that legacy continues in the new models, which feature Intel Core i processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce 400 series graphics with Optimus technology.2 With more performance capabilities than many desktop PCs, XPS laptops are the perfect choice for people who demand high performance, premium technology and the best entertainment experience. Over the years, Dell has incorporated many evolutionary product refinements to its XPS models, including some that are the result of customer suggestions. For example, customer feedback has helped Dell improve power supplies and chassis strength in this new generation of XPS models, making them among the most reliable and durable XPS laptops Dell has ever offered.
Dell is an industry leader in delivering a great shopping experience, featuring an online concierge shopping service that helps ensure you get exactly what you want: the latest technology designed for your needs. Dell is committed to delivering reliable products that you can count on, with access to immediate and reliable support anytime, anywhere you need it.
Dell Design Studio
Dell Design Studio is an immersive online shopping experience similar to touring an art gallery. Shoppers can interactively view and select from hundreds of designs, artists, colors and patterns that can turn a Dell Mini or Dell laptop PC into a personalized accessory. Individuals who want to personalize their laptop can choose from categories that include unique, eye-catching designs representing popular OPI shades, bold Major League Baseball team designs, community favorites Threadless graphic art, special (PRODUCT) RED™ signature artwork, and a variety of edgy designed-for-Dell artwork.
Availability & Pricing
The new Dell XPS laptops are available beginning today directly from www.dell.com.sg. Models, configuration and options may vary by global region and retailers. Starting prices for the new XPS laptops are: S$1499 for the XPS 14 and the XPS 15.
Today Dell announced the official launch of Alienware Arena , a new ongoing series of gaming events created for, and run by, the gaming community. Launched in Singapore and Malaysia, gamers can now interact in an integrated one-stop environment through the Alienware Arena portal at http://www.alienwarearena.com/ - sign up for team gaming events, check out the winners of various competitions on the leaderboard, and communicate with fellow gamers in the community’s forums, among many other features.
“Alienware Arena allows for the unification and close interaction of both local and online gaming communities through a comprehensive portal,” said Ian Chapman-Banks, General Manager, Asia Pacific Consumer. “By offering a competitive gaming platform like Alienware Arena, we strengthen our commitment to offering technology enthusiasts worldwide a truly immersive gaming experience."
This new portal by Alienware provides an uncompromised gaming experience for everyone, allowing for the building of a closer gaming community amongst all types of gamers. Through the new site gamers can also tune in to live video broadcasts of championship matches, discuss gaming news and event results, download highlight reels of past events, upload photos of their experiences at live events, and earn experience points from their contributions, among many other features.