Dell releases super-thin 3D-enabled tablet among product updates at CES

Not to be left out of the CES festivities, Dell has announced a ton of updates to its consumer and gaming laptops, tablets, ultrabooks and monitors today, including the highly anticipated Dell Venue 8 7000 series tablet.  Here’s a breakdown of all the announcements.


Dell Venue 8 7000 Series

The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Tablet
The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series Tablet

At 6 mm, the the world’s thinnest tablet was announced back in September and last demoed at Intel’s CES 2015 Keynote, but it is nevertheless impressive in the number of “firsts” for a device.

According to Dell, the Venue features the Intel RealSense Snapshot Depth Camera, which “captures a depth map for every picture taken,” according to an official statement.  In practice, the function was akin to Lytro’s Light Field cameras, which allow for an image to be refocused after it is taken, among other enhancements.

Furthermore, the Dell Venue features a 2560×1600 OLED display and and is based on the Intel Atom Z3500 processor.  The company has annouced that it is now available through


XPS 13 and 15

XPS 13
The Dell XPS 13

While not the lightest, the XPS 13 may be the smallest 13-inch laptop with a 5 mm bezel that brings the XPS 13’s form factor well below other laptops in its size class.  Dell claims that the Windows 8.1 laptop offers the longest battery life of a notebook this size – up to 15 hours of run time on a single charge.

The XPS 13 offers an optional UltraSharp Quad HD+ display, while the XPS 15 comes with the UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD touch display and will be available online through Dell.


Alienware 15 and 17

The Dell Alienware 17
The Dell Alienware 17

On the gaming front, Alienware is set to grow its famility to include the 15 and 17, which offer the Intel Core i7 quad-core processors and NVIDIA GTX 980m graphics options and are also compatible with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, all at 20 per cent thinner than the last generation.


Dell Inspiron 7000 and 5000 Series

Inspiron 23 AIO
The Dell Inspiron 23 All-in-One desktop

Next up, the Inspiron 15 7000 Series is being launched at CES with new 5th Generation Intel Core processors and an option for a 4K UHD touch display.

Meanwhile, the Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop and Inspiron 23 all-in-one desktop become some of the first PCs to integrate Intel’s RealSense 3D Cameras, namely the Front F200.


Dell UltraSharp 34 Monitor

Dell UltraSharp 34-7

Lastly, the curved Dell UltraSharp 34 Monitor, previewed at Pax Prime in August will be available on starting tomorrow.  According to the company, the 34″, 21:9 aspect ratio screen could potentially replace two-monitor solutions and offer an optimized field of view.


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