New tablets, laptops shown off by Dell at Dell World 2013

New tablets, laptops shown off by Dell at Dell World 2013

AUSTIN, TEX. — Dell is transforming into an end-to end IT solutions company, but one of those ends is still the endpoint. And at its 2013 Dell World conference, the vendor was showing off some of its latest laptops and tablets running Windows 8.1 and Android.

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Dell Venue 7

The Dell Venue 7  is designed as a small, portable and affordable tablet for the consumer segment. It features a 7″ HD display, runs Google’s Android Jelly Bean OS, and is priced starting at $149.99 with an 1.6GHz Intel Atom dual core processor.

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Dell Venue 8

If the Dell Venue 7 just wasn’t quite big enough for you, try the Dell Venue 8. It’s one inch bigger with an 8″ display, but otherwise it’s the same, from the Android OS to the Atom processor. It is a little pricier too though, at $179.99.

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 Dell Venue 8 Pro

While Android may be sufficient for some users, for those that need more traditional apps, the Dell Venue 8 Pro runs a full edition of Windows 8.1  Designed for productivity, the 8″ tablet is powered by a quad core Intel Atom processor and starts at $299.99 with 32GB of storage.

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Dell XPS 11

The Dell XPS 11 is an Ultrabook two in one. Running Windows 8.1 and featuring an 11.6″ display, the device can transition between a tablet and a laptop depending on your needs. Its priced starting at $999.99, with Intel Core i3 and i5 models available and up to 256GB of storage.

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Dell Venue 11 Pro

An 11″ professional tablet, the Dell Venue 11 Pro runs Windows 8.1 for those that need business or other Windows programs that Android just can’t offer. Configurations start at  $549.99 and go from Intel Atom to Core i3 and i5, with a variety of accessories available, including a docking station.

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Dell XPS 12

The Dell XPS 12 is a 12″ two-in-one convertible ultrabook — it’s a notebook and a tablet. It runs Windows 8.1 and starts at $999 with 4th generation Intel Core processors, maxing-out at a Core i7 with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB hard drive. Try not to play with the swinging screen too much.

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Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series Ultrabook

As part of Dell’s line of laptops purpose-built for business, the Latitude 14 7000 Series is a 14″ ultrabook designed as a slim and light tool for mobile business. It runs Windows 8.1 on Intel’s 4th generation Core processors, and is available in a variety of configurations, including a touch display model.

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Dell XPS 18

Now that’s a big tablet. Actually, Dell markets its XPS 18 as a portable all-in-one desktop. It features an 18. 4″  Full HD display with a retractable kickstand. It runs Windows 8.1 and is powered by a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, with configurations starting at $999.99.

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Dell C2665dnf colour multifunction printer

Finally, Dell also showed off its new C2665dnf colour multifunction printer. Touted as cloud-ready, it can scan to and print from a number of different cloud storage services, such as Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft’s SjyDrive and SharePoint Online. Dell is also touting its security functions.

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Jeff Jedras
A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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