Dell launches world’s slimmest tab Venue 8 7000 in India alongwith XPS 13, Alienware 15 and 17 and Dell Inspiron 5000 laptops

On Wednesday, Dell announced what it terms as the “world’s thinnest” tablet and extended its variety of products in India. The company is looking to promote personal computer (PC) adoption in the country.

The PC-maker expanded its Alienware, XPS, Inspiron and tablet series with the release of the Alienware 15 and 17, XPS 13, Dell Inspiron 5000 laptops and the Venue 8.

The XPS 13 will be up for sale at a starting price of Rs.70,990, while the Inspiron 5000 Series will be available at a starting price of Rs.39,990 for the Inspiron 15, which includes a 2 year at home (on-site) warranty.

The Alienware 15 and 17 will be available for Rs.125,990 and Rs.145,990 respectively. Beginning July, the Venue 8 of the 7000 Series tablets will be available at a starting price of Rs.34,999.

Ray Wah, Vice President of Consumer Product Marketing at Dell commented on the launch: “We see immense potential for technology adoption in the Indian market. The PC is the hub of creation, and our contribution to the Indian market is to design devices that not only appeal to consumers across all genres, but also consider the unique needs and preferences of that region.”

“We are designing products that are thin and light, offer exceptional battery life, with style and performance, service and software solutions that customers can only get from Dell.”

Dell also released an all-in-one desktop PC measuring 19.5-inches (with touchscreen) that will be up for grabs at a price starting from Rs. 27,390 to Rs. 40,790.

P. Krishnakumar, Vice President, Consumer & Small Business at Dell India commented on the all-in-one launch: “We believe that the future of the PC is strong and lies with the youth and their cognizance that technology is the key to the advancement of their ambitions.”

Dell believes that the Indian domestic PC market is still not explored and wants to make PC adoption at homes one of its primary plan of action in India.

“With just 10% Household PC penetration the full scope of the transformative nature of technology is still unexplored,” Krishnakumar added.

During the launch, Dell revealed the most attention grabbing product, the XPS 13, which is a slim ultrabook offers a 13-inch Quad HD+ infinity display in an 11-inch laptop body. This has been achieved by using a borderless design for the display. With just 1.2kgs in weight and a carbon fiber body, the XPS 13 comes with an Intel Core i5 and Core i7 option along with SSD storage.

Further, the Alienware 15 and 17 is for consumers who want high-end gaming hardware in a portable package. The laptops are loaded with the latest 5th generation Intel Core i7 processors and the latest Nvidia graphics processors. Also, it has uber-cool lighting system that can be modified as per your liking.

Dell also introduced the Venue 8 7000 tablet which has acclaimed the throne of the slimmest tablet in the world with a thickness of just 6mm and is also the first tablet to include Intel’s Real Sense 3D camera capabilities. The Venue 8 7000 is priced at Rs 34,990.

The Dell Venue 8 from the 7000 series, which the company states to be the thinnest with a thickness of 6mm will sport an Intel Atom Z3500 processor. It is also be the first tablet to include Intel’s Real Sense 3D camera capabilities. The camera is capable of seizing a depth map for every picture clicked. The tablet runs on Android 4.4 and includes a sharp 2K display (2560×1600 OLED).

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