Dell at CES 2017: 8K Monitors, XPS 2-in-1, Canvas, Alienware and more

By Hardik Singh | Published on 09 Jan 2017
Dell at CES 2017: 8K Monitors, XPS 2-in-1, Canvas, Alienware and more

Dell announced a new XPS 13 2-in-1, updated laptops, an 8K monitor and a standalone display for designers called the Dell Canvas at CES 2017

CES was going on at full swing last week and among the hustle bustle of the hundreds of announcements, Dell was present there to showcase some new products. Via leaked images, we already knew that the company was planning to announce a new 2-in-1 in the XPS lineup and it is now official. The company also unveiled the Dell Canvas, which is its iteration of a desktop PC similar to the Surface Studio. The other big announcement came from Dell’s monitor vertical, which introduced the world’s first 8K monitor. So, here is everything Dell announced at CES 2017.

XPS 2-in-1 and more
At CES, Dell announced updates to its entire XPS line with the XPS 13 and XPS 15, which are now updated to Intel Kaby Lake processors. While these come in the same tried and tested design with Dell’s infinity display, Dell has added a new 2-in-1 XPS 13 to the lineup. This new machine is thinner and lighter compared to the new XPS 13 and is powered by Intel’s 7th gen fanless processors. However, the best part is, it has a 360 degree rotatable hinge.

Besides the new updated laptops, the company announced the new 27-inch XPS AIO, which apparently packs the 6th gen Intel Core processor and has a max RAM capability if 64GB. The AIO will also feature AMD’s R9 M485X 4GB DDR5 GPU on the top varaint.

Prices and availability are as follows:
Dell XPS 13 Rose Gold - $799 onwards (Rs. 54,300 approximately); available for sale
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 - $999.99 (Rs. 68,000 approximately); available from 1/2/17
Dell XPS 15 - $999.99 (Rs. 68,000 approximately); coming soon
Dell XPS 27 AIO - $1,499.99 (Rs. 1,02,000 approximately); 1/5/17

Alienware updated
Not much has changed on the Alienware gaming lineup except for the inevitable move from 6th gen Intel processor to the 7th gen ones. You still get the NVIDIA 10 series GPUs, which can handle all gaming titles without stuttering. 

Dell introduced an entry level gaming laptop under the Inspiron lineup quite recently and that has been redesigned to look more gaming oriented. Further, it gets a new Intel 7th gen - 7700HQ processor and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti GPU on the top variant.

Prices and availability are as follows:
Alienware 13: $999.99 (Rs. 68,000 approximately); available from 1/5/17
Alienware 15: $1,199.99 (Rs. 81,500 approximately); available from 1/5/17
Alienware 17: $1,349.99 (Rs. 91,800 approximately); available from 1/5/17
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming: $799 onwards (Rs. 54,300 approximately); available from 1/5/17

8K Monitor, whoa!
Like every CES, Dell announced bunch of new monitors at the event. The new monitors now have even thinner bezels. Dell showcased the P2418HT, which is a touch screen enabled monitor and there is the new wireless keyboard and mouse combo as well.

However, the one thing which caught our eye was the UP3218K, which is the world’s first 8K monitor. This has 33.2 million more pixels compared to a normal 5K monitor. So, do you have 8K content yet? You know the answer to that and so do we.

Prices and availability are as follows:
Dell Ultrasharp 32 Ultra HD 8K monitor (UP3218K): $4,999.99 (Rs. 3,40,000 approximately); available from 3/23/17
27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2718D): $699.99 (Rs.47,500 approximately); available from: 3/23/17
Dell 24 Touch Monitor (P2418HT) P-Touch: $399.99 (Rs.27,200 approximately); available from: 1/12/17
Dell 24 Monitor for Video Conferencing (P2418HZ) P Skype Monitor: $329.99 (Rs.22,450 approximately); available from: 1/12/17
Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse (KM717): $99.99 (Rs.6,750 approximately); available now

Dell Canvas: for designers only
Among the long list of business level laptops and PCs Dell announced, the Dell Canvas is the one to look out for. This is Dell’s take at making a Surface Studio like device for designers, but the design and approach of Dell is different. This 27-inch display is not a PC on its own, but supports Surface dial like gadget called the Puck. It has a resolution of 2560 x 1440p and can be used with a stylus, just like you would do on a Surface Studio.

The Dell Canvas is priced at $1,799.99 (Rs.1,22,300 approximately); available from 4/16/17

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