On the local front Dell have been very quiet of late, but at IFA 2017 the US PC maker decided to get in early, very early in fact in an effort to beat off arch rivals Acer and Lenovo who have major press events scheduled at the Berlin show.
Overnight Dell unveiled its latest lineup of computing devices the brand is sold at JB Hi Fi.
As expected there was the Inspiron and XPS laptops but what was interesting was the appearance of a new addition in the form of The Visor, Dell’s first ever mixed reality headset, and the Inspiron 17 7000, the world’s first 17-inch 2-in-1 convertible laptop.
Both Acer and Lenovo kicked off their own headsets earlier this year with both Companies tipped to launch new and improved editions this week, now Dell, are joining the club.
The Dell Visor is practically the company’s version of the Microsoft HoloLens. It even uses some of the same technologies, like inside-out tracking that removes the need to have emitters inside a room. At the same time, the Visor introduces its own unique design, using a flip-up visor for an easier transition between real and artificial worlds.
Dell claim that the 17″ Inspiron 7000, is the world’s first convertible laptop of that size. The only problem is that this is
2-in-1’s and these devices are often used as a tablet, making the large size a major problem when it comes to weight and handling. We will tell you what it is like when we get up close and personal.
On the other hand, the built-in support for an active stylus does put this 17-inch beast somewhere in between a more portable 2-in-1 and Dell’s more stationary Canvas screen tablet claims SlashGear,
Along with the new 13-inch and 15-inch models, the latter of which can be equipped with an optional 4K UHD touch screen and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, the entire Inspiron 7000 series brings 8th gen Intel Core processors, USB-C with DisplayPort and Power Delivery support, and a wide variety of storage options and types.
For more traditional computer users, the new Dell XPS 13 offers a limited experience. Going in the opposite direction as the Inspiron 17 7000, the XPS 13 is claimed to be the smallest 13.3-inch laptop in the market, while still powered by the latest 8th gen Intel Core i7 (optionally a 7th gen Core i3) and boasting of an optional Quad HD+ Infinity Edge touch screen.