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CES 2017: Dell adds convertible XPS 13 model, unveils 8K monitor and more

Written By published January 5, 2017

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Dell unveiled a series of innovations built with Windows 10 helping people maximize productivity and creativity while enjoying lifelike viewing experiences.

The new products include the Dell Canvas, a horizontal smart workspace with touch, totem and pen capabilities; a 13-inch 2-in-1; XPS and Precision All-in-Ones; the Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor and Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor; Dell’s most powerful VR-ready mobile workstation; a new Inspiron gaming line, a wireless charging 2-in-1 for the ultimate “no wires” experience and more.

Here’s a closer look at what Dell announced today:

Dell Canvas – work at the speed of thought

The Dell Canvas channels the innovative possibilities of Windows 10 and the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update into a new category of smart workspace technology. The versatile 27-inch QHD smart workspace expands productivity for content developers and designers so you can create, communicate and express your ideas as naturally as you do with pen on paper. Through the use of touch, digital pen and totems or dials, the Dell Canvas allows you to turn drawings into part of the digital workflow with Windows Ink or by marking up webpages in Microsoft Edge. Powered by virtually any Windows 10 PC, Dell Canvas also plugs seamlessly into software solutions from partners including Adobe, Autodesk, AVID, Dassault Systems, SolidWorks and Microsoft to unleash the creative genius in everyone.

Pricing and Availability: The Dell Canvas will be available March 30 on in the U.S. starting at $1,799.

Updates to the XPS lineup – XPS 13 adds convertible model; XPS 15 more powerful


Dell introduced a brand new XPS 13 2-in-1 that offers a 360-degree hinge for multiple productivity and viewing options, so you can use it as a laptop or flip the display to use it as a tablet. It also features up to 15 hours of battery life and eye-popping clarity with a gorgeous QHD+ (5.7M pixels) InfinityEdge touch display. The fanless design keeps it silent and it can be configured with 7th Gen Intel Core vPro processors and Dell BIOS and manageability software – all backed by Dell’s global ProSupport services.

Other features include:

  • The internal and external surface temperatures of the system ensure the XPS 13 2-in-1 keeps its cool while tackling your most challenging tasks.
  • Superior materials and build quality – durable and stunning – machined aluminum, carbon fiber, bonded Gorilla Glass NBT and steel hinges wrapped in machined aluminum
  • Leading edge connectivity with all USB Type C with one Thunderbolt 3 connector – charging and display functionality with either port; faster downloads and one-cable docking solutions for a clean desk setup; USB C to USB A adapter included in the box
  • Superior usability with standard backlit keyboard and precision touchpad, as well as a fingerprint reader that allows you login securely and easily with Windows Hello
Dell XPS 15 (Model 9550) Touch notebook computer hero shot.

Dell has also updated the XPS 15, which offers powerhouse performance and a stunning display in a 15-inch laptop, with 7th Gen Intel Core processors, NVIDIA Pascal architecture – GeForce GTX 100 graphics and a fingerprint reader that enables Windows Hello for password-free logins with the swipe of a finger.

Pricing and Availability: The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is available exclusively on and at Best Buy in the U.S. starting at $999.99. The Dell XPS 15 notebook is available on in the U.S. starting at $999.99.

XPS & Precision all-in-ones with Windows 10  

The new XPS 27 AIO takes sound to a whole new level with built-in audio quality that previously required an external sound bar. With full-frequency range high-fidelity audio built in, they deliver the best sound available in an AIO with 10 speakers pumping out sound at 50W per channel. The viewing experience is equally impressive with a beautiful 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) edge-to-edge touch display supporting 100 percent Adobe RGB color gamut. With Windows Hello, you can login with a look using the infrared camera, or ask Cortana for things from across the room using the device’s far-field processing from waves + quad array mics.

The Precision AIO delivers more performance options with Intel Xeon processors, AMD Radeon Pro graphics capable of powering VR and outstanding reliability with ISV certifications for top programs like AVID and SolidWorks, as well as leading security and manageability software.

Pricing and Availability: Dell XPS 27 AIO is available on in the U.S. starting at $1,499.99. The Dell Precision AIO (5720) will be available April 6 on in the U.S. starting at $1,599.

Dell’s first VR-ready mobile workstation – the Precision 7720

Dell Precision 7710 Non-Touch mobile workstation.

The world of virtual reality is expanding in near-infinite directions and the creative pioneers driving all this content need the best tools. Enter the Dell Precision 7720 mobile workstation—Dell’s first VR-ready mobile workstation designed specifically for VR content creation. It’s Dell’s most powerful mobile workstation, thanks to the latest 7th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors and NVIDIA Pascal Quadro professional graphics. Like all Dell Precision workstations, it’s developed specifically to work with and optimize the latest software suites, and – since it’s a mobile workstation – you can now develop VR content from anywhere you find inspiration.

Pricing and Availability: Dell Precision 7720 VR-ready mobile workstation will be available on in the U.S. starting at $1,699.

Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K monitor and Dell 27 Ultrathin monitor

The Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor is a near-borderless 32-inch 8K resolution display. With more than 1 billion colors, 33.2M pixels of resolution, 100 percent Adobe RGB and sRGB color gamut and an unprecedented 280 ppi, the Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K monitor delivers four times more content than Ultra HD 4K resolution and 16 times more content than Full HD.

Additionally, Dell is announcing several new monitors with its new HDR feature to enhance the visual experience through a wider range of colors for exceptionally vivid images, higher clarity with visibly vibrant textures and increased contrast to capture a multitude of natural shades and hues. New monitors with the HDR feature include: the Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor featuring the world’s overall thinnest profile, a sleek, modern design aesthetic, Quad HD technology and USB Type-C connectivity as well as the Dell 24 and 27 InfinityEdge Monitors, which also feature dual 6W external speakers professionally tuned by award-winning Waves Maxx Audio.

Pricing and Availability: Available March 23 on in the U.S., the Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2718D) starts at $699.99, and the Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor (UP3218K) starts at $4,999. Available Feb. 23 on in the United States, the Dell 24 InfinityEdge Monitor (S2418HX) starts at $289.99, and the Dell 27 InfinityEdge Monitor (S2718HX) starts at $379.99.

The ultimate “no wires” experience coming soon with a wireless charging 2-in-1


With WiTricity magnetic resonance wireless charging technology, Dell will deliver a truly wireless experience in the 12-inch Latitude 7285 2-in-1, available later this year. When combined with a charging mat and WiGig wireless dock, you can take the Latitude 2-in-1 with you without disengaging any wires or a physical dock. And when you get back to your desk and set the 2-in-1 on the charging mat, it begins charging, automatically reconnects to the WiGig dock and content appears on the external display. No wires involved!

Pricing and availability: The Latitude 7285 2-in-1 featuring wireless charging capabilities will be available summer of 2017. Pricing will be announced during Dell EMC World in May.

Dell consumer and commercial devices refresh


Dell’s line of XPS, Inspiron and Alienware consumer devices and OptiPlex, Latitude and Precision commercial products are being upgraded with performance enhancements, thanks to 7th Gen Intel Core processors, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity options and updated professional graphics from NVIDIA and AMD.

Precision and Latitude products built for business also feature 7th Gen Intel Core vPro and Xeon processors and new ultrathin notebook and 2-in-1 designs— thin and light professional products that don’t compromise on productivity, security and manageability. The Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks and an award-winning 12-inch Latitude 5000 Series 2-in-1 are also added to the lineup. The detachable Latitude 5285 2-in-1 weighs less than two lbs, features a unique auto-deploy kickstand that extends up to 150 degrees for multiple viewing angles and has multiple connectivity options.

For desktop lovers looking for space-saving designs, Dell has redefined the desktop experience with the new OptiPlex 5250 AIO and an updated line of OptiPlex small and micro form factor desktops. Great for pairing with a desktop or laptop, new monitors also include the Dell 24 Monitor for Video Conferencing perfect for Skype, which features a two megapixel Full HD IR camera with privacy shutter, noise-canceling microphone and dual 5W speakers built in, and the Dell 24 Touch Monitor, which features 10-point touch with an anti-glare touch screen and height-adjustment, tilt and swivel capabilities for an ideal touch experience.

Pricing and Availability: New Latitude notebooks, including the Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1, will be available on in the U.S. The Latitude 5285 2-in-1 starts at $899. Available Feb. 7 on in the U.S., the OptiPlex 5050 Micro starts at $599 and the OptiPlex 5250 AIO starts at $879. Available Jan. 12 on in the U.S., the Dell 24 Touch Monitor (P2418HT) starts at $399.99, and the Dell 24 Monitor for Video Conferencing (P2418HZ) starts at $329.99

It’s great to see partners like Dell push the limits of what’s possible to offer customers innovative devices that light up Windows 10. To learn more about Dell’s news from today, visit