Dell Methodically Improves XPS, Alienware, Precision And Inspiron Lineup At Computex 2019

Dell’s XPS 13 2-in-1 at a 180-degree angle

This yr at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, Dell announced its new 2019 shopper laptops and workstation lineup. Moor Insights & Technique analyst Anshel Sag was on the ground in Taipei, and I took within the present from the Austin workplace.

These Dell bulletins have been the large follow-on to Dell’s CES bulletins I coated right here. While most of these bulletins have been upgrades and enhancements, they have been nonetheless essential to the elevated relevance of the PC platform and Dell’s continued share achieve. Dell introduced simply final week in its earnings announcement that it gained PC market share for 25 consecutive quarters as it posted “double-digit revenue growth in commercial notebooks, desktops, and workstations.”

Let’s dive into what Dell introduced on the show.

Dell is the first with “EyeSafe” shows

An often-overlooked quality of laptops is the security of units on their customers.  Dell is the primary to deliver what it’s calling “EyeSafe” know-how to its laptops. EyeSafe reduces harmful blue mild emissions that screens emit while protecting shade accuracy by managing the RGB of the show. Most screens that tackle blue mild, just like the night time mild setting on Windows 10, achieve this with the consequence of distorting the color, making it yellowish, and typically don’t even target probably the most dangerous mild emissions.

EyeSafe Show

I might argue that some shoppers would purchase considered one of these Dell laptops just for this function, and soon it can turn out to be a normal in all laptops. EyeSafe meets the Well being and TUV standards for colour stability and blue mild discount and on the new Alienware m17, the new XPS 13 2-in-1 and the Dell G7 17-inch laptops.

XPS line continues to improve

In some ways, the Dell XPS line sets the standard for shopper Ultrabooks. This yr is not any exception with the XPS 13 2-in-1 and the XPS 15 being shown off at Computex 2019. Each laptops have vital improvements whereas protecting numerous what doesn’t need to vary. The premium materials the XPS lineup is understood for- machined aluminum, carbon fiber, woven glass fiber, Corning Gorilla Glass 4- still present the XPS 15 and XPS 13 2-in-1 with the distinctive build quality. Both laptops combine Dell’s miniaturized webcam that we noticed put within the XPS 13 2019 earlier within the yr eliminating the much-hated nosecam. The XPS lineup continues to get sleeker with out compromising construct quality. Dell Cinema can also be in both units and uses a mixture of hardware and software innovations to offer an enhanced entertainment experience.

Prime view of the Dell XPS 15

The XPS 15 has powerful internals with the newest 9th Gen Intel processors and up to an NVIDIA GTX GeForce 1650 GPU and 64GB of RAM. Intel unveiled particulars on the newest 10th era Ice Lake chipset at their very own keynote at Computex and a number of the smaller laptops, together with the XPS 13 2-in-1, will ship with Ice Lake inside. It will have been good to see the XPS 15 to return with 10th Gen processors like the XPS 13 2-in-1, nevertheless, the H-Collection chips aren’t out there, but we will anticipate the XPS 15 to return with 10th Gen processors when Intel expands the line. Both method, each era processors come with help for WIFI 6 in the Killer AX1650 chipset. Dell says the Killer AX1650 “is three times as fast as the previous generation of 80MHz 2×2 AC products.”

Dell claims the XPS 15 can have a battery life of 20 ½ hours with the 96Whr battery choice and the starting FHD display. I’m not a fan of at present’s battery life benchmarks and checks, so we’ll need to see what the truth is for real use. The XPS 15 now has the option for a Samsung OLED show that delivers truer blacks, 100% DCI-P3, and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The OLED display has a beginning worth of $1,899 with out an choice for contact and is claimed to lower the battery life to only 7 hours. That’s a heavy worth for an OLED display, nevertheless, in the event you saw these in individual you may think about making that tradeoff.

The new XPS 13 2-in-1 has a slimmer and sleeker design in its 3rdgeneration.  The display is now a taller 16:10 facet ratio permitting the display to be 7% larger than before and in my opinion, extra conducive to getting work achieved. With the rise in facet ratio and revolutionary webcam know-how, the XPS 13 2-in-1 now has a exceptional 84.9% display to physique ratio.

Though there isn’t a configuration for an OLED panel, the XPS 13 2-in-1 is among the first laptops to help the EyeSafe know-how and it still appears great in individual, in accordance with analyst Anshel Sag. It also has a second Gen MagLev keyboard that makes the keys greater, quieter and makes room for a 19% bigger trackpad all of which is visibly noticeable. The extra outstanding show, the subsequent era edge-to-edge keyboard, and the smaller webcam all work collectively to make the XPS 13 2-in-1 eight% smaller, which provides the laptop computer a fantastic and refined design. The XPS 13 2-in-1 is the longer term look of the XPS lineup.

The within of the XPS 13 2-in-2 is just as spectacular as the surface. It now options Intel’s latest 10th gen 10 nm processors.  In accordance with Dell, Intel’s 10th gen chipset is 2.5 occasions more powerful than the previous 8thgen chipsets in final yr’s XPS 13 2-in-1’s. A part of that efficiency increase comes from the truth that Dell upgraded from the Y-series chipsets to the U-series chipset permitting for the increase in efficiency however adopting dual followers in the process. Even with followers, the laptop computer continues to be thinner than the final era. Dell’s GORE insulation know-how spreads and dissipates heat to assist in maintaining the laptop computer cooler.

The XPS 13 2-in-1 reminded one in every of my summer time interns, Jacob Freyman, of the “noisy cricket.” weapon that agent J used in Men in Black. It might look small, however until you see it in action, the facility hides in its glossy and small design.

Next era Inspiron lineup

Dell additionally announced its next-generation Inspiron collection focused at shoppers at a lower cost and have and design level than XPS. The Inspiron 15 7000 supports the ninth Gen Intel processors with up to an NVIDIA GTX 1650 and 16GB of DDR4 reminiscence.  Dell built the Inspiron 15 7000 out of magnesium moderately than aluminum, an enormous step up, and demonstrates Dell’s methodical improvement path. It additionally has a brand new keyboard with the facility button located into the keyboard and a fingerprint scanner built-in into the facility button. The change in keyboard makes room for a full keypad.

The Inspiron 15 7000 now has Dell’s new adaptive thermal know-how that may detect where the laptop is, on a desk or in a cellular surroundings, so that the laptop optimizes its performance. Small but useful features like the adaptive thermal know-how are cool features to see in a mid-range laptop. I’m wanting forward to third-party checks to see how properly it works.

Dell is testing some of these features in mid-range units to see if they need to convey them to the flagship units. We see this with Samsung’s A collection of phones and it’s thrilling to see Dell doing this too. It’s an excellent concept in case you maintain sufficient distance between your premium and mainstream lineups.

Inspiron 7590 announced at Computex 2019

The Inspiron 13 5000 additionally has the brand new adaptive thermal know-how in a small type factor, as well as the smaller webcam that’s within the XPS collection laptops. The hole between the flagship laptops and the mid-range laptops appears to be getting smaller. It additionally has the choice to pop in a SIM card and use cellular broadband for work on the go. I am very comfortable to see WWAN features pop up within the meat of the Dell shopper lineup. The Inspiron 13 500 uses the eighth era Intel processors and goes up to 8GB of memory, all of which are optimum for a price range degree laptop computer.

The brand new Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 rocks an AMD A9 processor with as much as 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage. This budget-friendly laptop has an 11-inch display for a compact and ultra-mobile expertise.

The last of the Inspiron collection, the Inspiron 7000 2-in-1, was announced at CES 2019 earlier this yr but is now out there globally. Probably the most notable function of the 7000 2-in-1 is the cleverly placed pen-garage within the hinge that’s accessible in all laptop modes. The laptop comes in 13-inch and 15-inch flavors.

New Dell Precision workstations

Dell’s positions its Precision 7540 and 7740 workstations as targeted on VR and sophisticated AI workloads with up to Intel Xeon E or ninth Gen Intel Core processors and AMD and NVIDIA newest skilled graphics. Dell says the 7540 is “the world’s smallest VR and AI mobile workstation” and given the slender bezel and large GPUs, and I’ve to take their word on it. Both the 7540 and the 7740 can have up to 128GB of reminiscence, an Intel E-2286M Xeon, and an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000.  7740 might be configured to have a UHD HDR 400 display. That may be a 4K display on Dell’s most powerful 15-inch cellular workstation.

Dell also introduced updates to its Precision 3000 collection and the Precision 1U Rack workstation for many who want all of the compute and storage within the datacenter. Corporations do this for security and TCO purposes as international corporations can share assets around the globe, so long as it has strong networking. The Precision 3000 collection now has the newest ninth gen Intel processors and up to 128GB or 64GB of 2666MHz ECC or non-ECC reminiscence. All Dell workstations are ISV certified and outfitted with Dell Precision Optimizer. DPO uses machine learning to improve the efficiency of purposes. The software program takes control of system assets to cater to specific purposes and Dell says the performance positive factors could be up to 578% over manufacturing unit settings. I’m excited to make use of this function to see if it lives up to the billing.

The Precision 1U Rack emphasizes scalability in a small type factor at an reasonably priced worth. Both the Dell Precision 3630 and the 3431 supply all kinds of storage choices including SATA and PCIe NVMe SSDs, which might be configured for as much as 14TB with RAID help.

Dell’s acquired recreation

Alienware m17 Darkish aspect of the moon shade with the brand new RGB lighting design on the back.

Dell announced its new Alienware m15 and Alienware m17 laptops with a recent redesign based mostly on the brand new Legend design language introduced with the new Space-51m. The m15 and m17 both have a brand new keyboard with an increase in key travel from 1.4mm to 1.7mm, which I do know players will respect and the new precision-point glass trackpad compliments the brand new keyboard for a brand new feel and appear to the m15 and m17. Each laptops look nearer to their newer huge brother, the Area-51m.

On the inside, both laptops are powered by Intel’s ninth gen Core processors with up to a GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design graphics and with the starting model having an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. Both laptops now have Alienware’s Cry-tech three.0 know-how that takes on a new thermal design which will increase the fan measurement and number of blades Dell says the m15 has a 20% improve in airflow, and the m17 has a 25% improve in airflow because of this new Cryo-tech know-how.

A sacrifice Dell and the Alienware group needed to make so that the laptops may be so thin is the power to upgrade the reminiscence. Memory on the m15 and m17 laptops are each soldered onto the motherboard. This sacrifice is unfortunate, but if it’s too bothersome, you may as nicely construct or purchase a gaming desktop.

Alienware m15 Lunar mild shade aspect view with RGB coloring in the newly redesigned keyboard.

Like much of its pocket book line, Dell put the EyeSafe know-how in the Alienware m17 show to help shield gamer’s eyes and the m17 also supports Tobii eye-tracking know-how for the 144Hz show. My teenage gamer son has completely enjoyed his experience with Tobii eye tracking whereas enjoying and streaming Overwatch and Fortnite. His viewers can monitor exactly the place his eyes are wanting in real-time, hopefully gleaming some inspiration on how he acquired the frag or gained the match.

Although the m15 doesn’t have the EyeSafe know-how, an OLED choice with 60Hz is on the market. Dell plans on placing EyeSafe know-how in the Area-51m in June and the rest of its gaming lineup in the coming months. The m15 also features the Tobii Eye Monitoring know-how with the 240 Hz show mannequin and the OLED show model, which is the smallest laptop computer thus far with Tobii eye tracking.

I feel Dell did an incredible job redesigning the m15 and m17 laptops and included thrilling features for players to customise as they see fit.

Dell’s G collection gaming laptops tackle most of the similar chip specifications the Alienware laptops have however at extra of a finances degree. The G3 and the G7 laptops function a 9th Gen Intel Core processor with the G3 topping out at an i7-9750HQ. The G7 models go as much as i9-8950HK with graphics as much as an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q. The G7 15-inch mannequin also features an OLED display with 60Hz whereas the G7 17-inch options the new EyeSafe know-how. Dell’s G collection appears rather a lot just like the Alienware line up spec-wise, and for a finances degree gaming laptop, I might say that’s a very good factor.

Wrapping up

Wanting again at when the XPS collection took on a brand new design in 2015, fours years later, I didn’t assume they might get sleeker and extra refined. Dell retains impressing all whereas its finances lineup is beginning to shut the hole between its flagship units. Not only did we see that with the XPS collection and the Inspiron collection, but we also saw it with the Alienware laptops and the G collection laptops. That’s an ideal factor, in fact, as long as the XPS and Alienware brands maintain pushing the bounds, else the premium brands get negatively impacted. Dell was the primary to deliver EyeSafe know-how to shoppers for its newly designed XPS 13 2-in-1 as well as a number of of its gaming laptops, in an extended line of show firsts. The Alienware m15 and m17 additionally obtained a new design to look to be more like its greater sibling, the Area-51m.

Dell is constant to deliver to its shoppers and enterprises greater high quality units that look good on the surface and continue impress on the inside. These are a few of the reasons Dell has gained PC market share for 25 consecutive quarters, and last quarter, the company posted “double-digit revenue growth in commercial notebooks, desktops, and workstations.”

Computex 2019 was an exciting place to be for those who have been Dell.

Observe: Moor Insights & Technique intern Jacob Freyman contributed to this article.

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