Dell XPS 18 Hits Size, Weight and Performance Trifecta
*World’s thinnest and lightest All-In-One starts at just 4.85 lbs^i for
maximum portability; just pick it up and go!
*Large 18.4-inch Full HD capacitive touch display opens doors to new ways
of working and collaborating
ROUND ROCK, Texas -- March 13, 2013
Dell today raised the bar on computing with the announcement of the XPS 18, a
design breakthrough that achieves a perfect blend of weight, large display
size and performance in a thin, elegant and highly mobile design. With a huge
18.4-inch Full HD capacitive touch display, the XPS 18 opens up new
possibilities in multimedia and casual gaming for families, yet is still easy
to use thanks to its surprisingly light weight. In addition to its innovative
design, the XPS 18 hits the much sought after sweet spot between mobile
entertainment and desktop-level productivity, and dramatically redefines
beliefs of what a PC can do.
Dell XPS 18 (Photo: Business Wire)
Dell XPS 18 (Photo: Business Wire)
Built with families and active consumers in mind, the XPS 18 is the world’s
thinnest, lightest and most portable AIO, and can be easily transported around
the house for watching movies in the living room, playing games with the
family, viewing recipes in the kitchen or creating professional presentations
in the home office. When it’s time to move the XPS 18 into another room to do
homework in a quiet environment, its slim and lightweight design make it so
portable a child can carry it.
The XPS 18 boasts a number of competitive and industry firsts that set a new
standard for AIOs. Starting at just 4.85 lbs^i with an optional SSD drive, the
XPS 18 is less than half the weight of other currently available portable AIOs
and has nearly double the battery life offering up to five hours of run time
between charges^ii. The 18.4-inch Full HD touchscreen is over three times the
screen size of the Apple iPad (nearly twice the diagonal) and lends itself to
new ways of sharing a computer and collaborating on a single device. It is
light enough to hand back and forth, but the screen is large and vibrant
enough for multiple people to watch videos, share content or enjoy dual-player
games on the same screen from a variety of angles. The XPS 18 is based on
third-generation Intel Core processors and Windows 8 operating system for
no-compromise performance, whether docked or on the go.
The XPS 18 is built on the XPS heritage of uncompromised form, function and
thoughtful craftsmanship, and combines the performance characteristics of a
primary home PC with the advanced design features of other XPS products. The
XPS 18 features an aluminum back finish with soft grip for traction and
comfort. It comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse and its flexible design
allows it to be used in a variety of ways for the most comfortable viewing
angle: on an optional powered stand for ‘walk up’ computing; on any flat
surface using the built-in flip-out feet; laid flat for sharing; or held on
your lap for reading and browsing.
“The XPS 18 will change the way people define and use a PC today,” said Kirk
Schell, vice president, Consumer PC Group, Dell. “Everyone who uses it is
shocked and amazed at how light it is and comfortable to use in a variety of
settings. By combining the performance, versatility and space-saving design of
a traditional AIO with an ultra-thin and light touch display and unmatched
battery life, we’re giving customers a whole new computing experience that can
Personal and Professional Content Anytime, Anywhere
As a bonus, the Dell Wyse PocketCloud application is pre-installed on the XPS
18, helping users build their own “personal cloud” and remotely manage
personal and professional content. By combining PocketCloud with the
portability of the XPS 18, mobile workers will be able to enjoy a brilliant
multimedia experience with access to all of their apps and content from
Availability and Pricing
The XPS 18 will be available on Dell.com in the United States and in select
countries in Europe on April 16, starting at $899.99.
Dell unveiled the XPS 18, the lightest and most portable AIO.
Create your own personal cloud using PocketCloud on Dell XPS 18 #PocketCloud
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^i Weights vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability.
Starting at 4.85 lbs with optional SSD.
^ii Tested system equipped with 4GB memory, integrated Intel® HD Graphics
4000, Intel® Core™ i7-3537U, mSATA 256GB and Windows 8 Pro operating system.
Based on testing using the Mobile Mark 2012 battery life benchmark test. For
more information about this benchmark test, visit www.bapco.com. Test results
should be used only to compare one product with another and are not a
guarantee you will experience the same battery life. Battery life may be
significantly less than the test results and varies depending on your
product’s configuration, software, usage, operating conditions, power
management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with
time and use.
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