IFA 2017: Dell unveils mixed reality headset, new laptops, and 2-in-1s with Windows 10
Today at IFA, Dell revealed a suite of holiday wish list worthy devices for an immersive and comprehensive computing experience, including the Dell Visor Windows Mixed Reality Headset, Inspiron 7000 2-in-1s and laptops, and performance enhancements to the XPS 13.
Let’s take a look at everything Dell announced today:
Dell Visor looks to the future
Dell announced the new, sleek and comfortable Dell Visor – its first-ever virtual reality headset for Windows Mixed Reality. Engineered with a flip-up visor for convenient transitions, it features well-cushioned head and face padding, thumbwheel band adjustment for personalized comfort, and smart weight balancing that takes pressure off.
The Dell Visor features inside-out tracking cameras, with a 360-degree panoramic view so the headset can scan surroundings instead of satellite emitters positioned inside the room. Dell Visor Controllers offer complete flexibility with six degrees of freedom of movement in a three-dimensional space, and allow total control with haptic feedback, thumb stick and buttons fully tracked by sensors in the headset.
Pricing and availability: The Dell Visor will be available this holiday in the US at Dell.com, Microsoft Store and select Best Buy stores for $359.99, or with the Controllers for $459.99.
New Inspiron Laptops and 2-in-1s offer stunning visual experiences & performance in sleek, affordable packages
The new Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 line, available in 13 and 15 inches, brings stunning visuals and powerful performance in a smaller footprint than the previous generation. Enjoy a beautiful visual experience with a narrow border, a standard FHD 10-point touch IPS display and an optional premium 4K UHD IPS touch display that covers 100 percent AdobeRGB and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX on the 15-inch model.
With the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can take advantage of the all-new Paint 3D app and Remix3D.com community, Windows Defender Security Center, Night light, mini view and more. A Dell Active Pen is also available for a natural feel with digital drawing, writing and note taking, so you can draw in the Photos app or add notes to your map with Windows Ink, or highlight and markup webpages in Microsoft Edge.
Other features include:
- 8th Generation Intel processors, DDR4 memory
- Flexible connectivity options with USB Type-C with support for DisplayPort and Power Delivery
- Longer battery life and quieter performance with standard SSDs or optional PCIe NVMe SSDs on the 13” version with additional HDD, Hybrid and Dual Drive options on the 15” model.
- Pricing and availability: Available in the U.S. on Oct. 3 starting at $879.99 (13”) and $849.99 (15”) on Dell.com; available at select Best Buy Stores in mid-October.
For those who prefer a traditional laptop, the new Inspiron 7000 laptops are the perfect travel companion with the slim, light and thin-bezel design. The Inspiron 7000 offers a brilliant FHD IPS display for a crisp, detailed picture. Its fast, responsive performance is powered by the latest Intel 8th-generation Quad Core CPUs and it offers quick and secure password-free login with Windows Hello, using either the infrared camera or fingerprint reader (on 13” only), as well as a range of storage options including PCIe NVMe SSD.
Pricing and availability: Available in the U.S. on Oct. 3 starting at $799.99.
Dell has also updated the Inspiron 13 and 15 5000 2-in-1s, which offers supercharged performance in a super thin design, and the Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1, the complete package with an expansive display in a flexible form factor, with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core CPUs and DDR4 memory for increased performance when multi-tasking.
Pricing and availability: The Inspiron 13 and 15 5000 2-in-1 are available in the U.S. on October 3 starting at $799 (active pen capable) and $749.99 (not active pen capable) and Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 is available in the U.S. on Oct. 3 starting at $999.99 on Dell.com. Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 will also be available at select Best Buy stores on Oct. 3.
Beloved XPS 13 now 44 percent more powerful
The 13.3-inch XPS 13 laptop now offers the latest 8th generation Intel Quad Core processors and Dynamic Power Mode. With the new 8th gen processors, with four cores vs. two, you can experience more performance while multitasking.
With Windows 10, this device arrives built-in with Microsoft Edge; your digital personal assistant Cortana;* comprehensive protection with Windows Defender; fast and secure login with the optional fingerprint reader using Windows Hello; and more. The XPS 13 also boasts a stunning viewing experience with optional Quad HD+ InfinityEdge (optional touch) display, with sharp visuals and vivid and accurate color.
Pricing and availability: XPS 13 with Intel 7th Gen Core i3 is available in the U.S. today and starts at $799.99. XPS 13 with 8th Gen Intel Core i7 will be available in the U.S. starting Sept. 12 for $1399.99, with additional configurations available in October.
*Cortana available in select markets.