Dell recap from CES 2017

Dell is hoping to redefine the personal computing market with several new products and upgrades announced at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

We’ve broken down their top releases below.

Dell Canvas

The company has announced its expansion of the Dell Canvas – a new category of smart workspace technology for content developers and designers. The 27-inch QHD device can be used at an angle or flat on a desk, and supports the use of touch, digital pen and totems. Dell is collaborating with Microsoft Corp. to include Windows 10 with every Canvas. It’s also been designed to seamlessly integrate with a wide variety of software and applications.

The Dell Canvas.

The best get better

Dell has released the XPS 13 2-in-1, which offers a 360-degree hinge “for multiple productivity and viewing options”, according to a company press release, as well as up to 15 hours of battery life and QHD+ (5.7 million pixels) InfinityEdge touch display. It also boasts a quick-booting solid state drive and can be configured with 7th Gen Intel Core vPro processors. It is available starting Jan. 5,  exclusively on and at Best Buy in the US, starting at $999.99 USD.

Dell’s XPS 15 has also been updated with the newest Intel processors, as well as better graphics and a fingerprint reader for password-free logins.

The new XPS 13 2-in-1.

Sound quality gets an upgrade

Dell has upgraded the built-in sound on its XPS 27 all-in-one (AIO) PC, and its Precision business sibling, incorporating 10 speakers that can emit sound at 50W per channel. The devices support full frequency high fidelity audio, and come with a “4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) edge-to-edge touch display supporting 100 per cent Adobe RGB colour gamut” for a better viewing experience. The Precision AIO comes with more performance options, such as Intel Xeon processors, AMD Radeon Pro graphics, and more security software.

The newly upgraded XPS 27 all-in-one (AIO) PC.

From 4K to 8K

Dell has unveiled its UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor, the world’s first 32-inch 8K resolution display, according to the company’s press release.

“It has more than 1 billion colours, 33.2 million pixels of resolution, 100 per cent Adobe RGB and sRGB colour gamut, in additional to an unprecedented 280 ppi – which is four times more content than Ultra HD 4K resolution and 16 times more content than Full HD,” the release states, adding that this technology is perfect for photo and video editing, medicine and diagnostic research, and oil and gas exploration.

The company also announced several new monitors that will be getting enhanced HDR features, including the Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor, and the Dell 24 and 27 InfinityEdge Monitors.

The UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor.

Cutting the cord

Dell announced that it is working on wireless charging for laptops by incorporating WiTricity magnetic resonance wireless charging technology into its 12-inch Latitude 7285 2-in-1, which will be available later this year in May.

“When combined with a charging mat and WiGig wireless dock, users can take the Latitude 2-in-1 with them without disengaging any wires or a physical dock. And when they return to their desk and set the 2-in-1 on the charging mat, it begins charging, automatically reconnects to the WiGig dock and content appears on the external display,” the company’s press release explains.

The 12-inch Latitude 7285 2-in-1.

The company also announced upgrades to its line of XPS, Inspiron and Alienware consumer devices, as well as its OptiPlex, Latitude and Precision commercial products with “7th Gen Intel Core processors, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity options and updated professional graphics from NVIDIA and AMD.”

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Mandy is a lineup editor at CTV News. A former staffer at IT World Canada, she's now contributing as a part-time podcast host on Hashtag Trending. She is a Carleton University journalism graduate with extensive experience in the B2B market. When not writing about tech, you can find her active on Twitter following political news and sports, and preparing for her future as a cat lady.

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