Face Off- Dell XPS 13 VS Apple Macbook Pro 13

It has been long that we pitted two laptops against each other that were as powerful as Macbook Pro 13 with Retina and Dell XPS 13. At around $1299  and with 13 incher displays onboard, there are chances that both win this battle. Moreover, the design specs for both are so good that at best—they are a draw.  The Macbook Pro is sleek with an aluminum uni-body that renders it extra class; the Dell XPS 13 is made from carbon fiber with an aluminum frame as well. The soft touch style makes it lighter and the edge-to-edge screen style is a winner. The touch and key styles fare better on the Macbook Pro 13 incher as does the backlit style.

Processing Prowess WeighedFace Off- Dell XPS 13 VS Apple Macbook Pro 13

The Dell XPS 13 is not slow in terms of performance thanks to the Intel Core i5-4200U CPU, 1.6 GHz clock speed and Turbo Boost speed of 2.6 GHz. However, this sheens off against the Macbook Pro 13, thanks to the Intel Core i5-4258U processor with a base clock of 2.4 GHz and Turbo Boost 2.9 GHz.  Both laptops come with 128GB SSD RAMs but the Apple can be upgraded to 1 TB while the Dell can go up until 256GB only.

 Battery Life Weighed

 The Macbook Pro 13 lasts six hours, 23 minutes on a standard browsing usage while the Dell XPS 13 takes honors here with seven hours and 48 minutes battery life.

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Dell Launches New Devices: Convertible, Tablet, and Ultrabook

Post the launch of Windows 8, hardware partners have begun to bring out new devices that can run on the OS. Dell has unveiled its offerings: Dell XPS 12 convertible, Latitude 6430u Ultrabook, OptiPlex 9010 touch-enabled All-in-One, and S2340T Win8 multi-touch monitor. It’s all about making the best use of Windows 8 and getting the best experience out of this latest version of Windows.

With these new devices, Dell aims to reduce customers’ hassles of carrying multiple devices. The devices come pre-installed with enterprise-ready features that let employees use their own devices at work, with the added benefit of security and manageability. Designed to balance user preferences, productivity, and IT control, and also benefit from Dell’s experienced customer service to enable organizations to implement BYOD (bring your own device) programs among their workforce.

Dell XPS 12 Convertible: An extremely portable laptop, it comes with a flip hinge touchscreen display that can even double up as a laptop. The screen has full HD display capabilities and the device is made of aluminum, carbon fiber and Corning Glass for a tough yet light finish. It starts at Rs 90,490 for the base version.

Latitude 10 Tablet: This 10-inch tablet is compatible with all Windows applications that have touch-enabled controls, and full multimedia features. It can easily plug into existing management consoles, comes with a swappable battery, and also has advanced security features such as Dell Data Protection | Encryption capabilities. It has a starting price of Rs 42,490.

Latitude 6430u: This 14-inch Ultrabook is 33% thinner and 16% lighter than the existing range of Latitude notebooks. The device also has a long battery life, letting you do more work on a single charge with convenience. It will set you back by Rs 69,990.

Dell OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One: This ultra-sleek AIO offers a multi-point touchscreen on an articulating stand, and comes with a fixed or rotating camera options, making it the ideal system to have on your office tabletop. The AIO range is priced starting from Rs 49,990.… Read the rest

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Dell XPS 14 and 15: Thin is in!

Laptops are going thinner, and hell yes, they look amazing. As 2012 promises to be the year of the Ultrabook, it’s set to change the notebook game and swing things back in its favor. Over the past couple of years, there was talk in the tech circles about the possible extinction of the notebooks, what with the launch of sleek and portable tablets that could do pretty much everything a notebook did, but in a much tighter, smaller, lighter package. The netbooks that were launched as a compromise didn’t do much to bring in more sales for laptops as it got just too tiny and inconvenient for people to use. But all of this changes with Intel’s new technologies ushering in the Ultrabook era of ultra light, ultra thin, ultra powerful notebooks that are ultra drool-worthy!

The Dell XPS range is their flagship offering of Ultrabooks that recently received an update with the XPS 14 and XPS 15 models joining the first of the lot, the XPS 13. The 14- and 15.6- inch models are less than an inch thick, they are powered by the latest 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processors and they come in a stylish silver-colored machine aluminum body. You also have the option to upgrade to a 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 processor on the XPS 14 or XPS 15.

The XPS 14 and 15 feature backlit keyboards so you can use your Ultrabook conveniently even in the dark. They also include edge-to-edge WLED displays with scratch-resistant and sturdy Corning Gorilla glass for crisp, bright visuals that do not consume too much power. You also have the option of combining hard disk drives with solid state drives. These Ultrabooks have Waves MAXX Audio 4 for clear and loud sound, USB 3.0 for superfast data transfer, mini DisplayPort and HDMI ports you can use to plug your Ultrabook to your HDTV directly or a 3-in-1 card reader.

At 0.81 inches thick, the XPS 14 models start at a weight of a mere 4.6 pounds and can last a cool 11 hours on a single charge of the battery. So carry it wherever you want to go and use it on the move without worrying downtime.  The XPS 14 models have a 1600X900 pixel display. The high-end model of the XPS 14 range comes with an integrated WWAN mobile broadband which lets you stay online using Dell’s NetReady ‘pay as you go’ internet service when no WiFi networks are available.

$1099 i5-3317U Intel HD 4000 4GB DDR3 500GB + 32GB mSATA SSD
$1199 i5-3317U Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 4GB DDR3 500GB + 32GB mSATA SSD
$1299 i5-3317U Intel HD 4000 8GB DDR3 500GB Available
$1399 i7-3517U Intel HD 4000 8GB DDR3 500GB Available
$1499 i7-3517U Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 8GB DDR3 500GB + 32GB mSATA SSD
$1999 i7-3517U Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 8GB DDR3 512GB SSD

The base models have a 4GB RAM and an integrated Intel HD 4000 GPU chipset. However, for advanced gaming and designing requirements, you can opt for models with an Nvidia GeForce GT 630M graphics card or even get up to 8GB of RAM. To suit your storage needs, the XPS 14 comes with just a 500GB HDD, models with an additional 32GB SSD drive or even those with a completely SSD 512GB disk. The Dell XPS 14 promises to be a stunning, feature-packed, compact Ultrabook which you can carry around and flaunt with absolute pride.

While the compact XPS 14 with its long battery life is designed primarily for portability, the XPS 15 is intended to give you more computing power. It’s also comparatively bigger and heavier than the XPS 14. The more powerful XPS 15 is about 0.91 inches thick and starts at a weight of 5.79 pounds. Dell claims that you can operate the XPS 15 on a single charge of battery for over 8 hours, which may sound lower in comparison to the XPS 14, but still beats the Apple MacBook Pro by a wide margin.

$1299 i5-3210M Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 6GB DDR3 500GB + 32GB mSATA SSD DVD-RW
$1399 i5-3210M Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 8GB DDR3 750GB + 32GB mSATA SSD DVD-RW
$1699 i7-3612QM Nvidia GeForce GT 640M 8GB DDR3 750GB + 32GB mSATA SSD Read-only Blu-ray
$1999 i7-3612QM Nvidia GeForce GT 640M 16GB DDR3 1TB + 128GB mSATA SSD Read-only Blu-ray

It features a 15.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1920X1080 pixels. You have the option of extending the  hard disk  up to 1 TB and a secondary SSD offering up to 128GB of storage, RAM options from 6GB up to 16GB as well as a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics card for a more enhanced graphic processing capability. While the base models of the XPS 15 feature a read-write DVD drive, the higher end models are equipped with a read-only Blu-ray drive.

Get thin and get going this year.

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