They come in three sizes: a 14-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch model. The spec depends on the model, but a wide variety of choices are available, as per standard Dell procedure. For the processor the Intel Core i5 and i7 are available, while one of the Nvidia GeForce 400 series of graphics card can be chosen. They allow up to 1TB of hard drive space and 8GB of RAM.
Dell is aiming the new range at “creative explorers”, which we guess means those interested in art, film, photography, and so forth. The addition of 3D TV capability via Nvidia’s 3DTV Play software will be a major attraction for multimedia enthusiasts or those looking to get the 3D TV experience without forking out a hefty price for the currently overpriced LCD panels.
Sound quality is not being ignored either, as they come with built-in JBL designed and certified speakers with integrated Waves MaxxAudio 3 processing technology. Couple this with 22W peak audio performance and 12-watt subwoofers on the two larger models to get some pretty loud and clear sound.
The range also includes a fully integrated webcam capable of live high definition video streaming. They are also the first laptops to receive Skype certification, making them perfect for Skype audio or video conferencing.
The laptops can also be personalised with one of over 200 designs from Dell Design Studio, but that will set consumers back an extra few bob.
The XPS range are available from today directly from Dell’s website and retail from $899 for the 14-inch, $849 for the 15-inch, and $949 for the 17-inch model.