Dell comes to Computex packing a bevy of product announcements
Michael Dell is now in full control of the company he founded (along with the investment groups that backed him), and while he was quick to take the world's third largest PC maker private, that doesn't mean there will be any shortage of public announcements. Just the opposite, Dell today announced no less than eight products spanning four different categories at Computex, including a pair of Android tablets.
Dell's updated Venue 7 (HD) and 8 (Full HD) tablets kick things up a notch with brighter displays, superior viewing angles, audio technology from Waves MAXXAudio Pro, faster internals powered by Intel's Atom Z3460 (Venue 7) and Z3480 (Venue 8) "Merrifield" processors, and Android 4.4 KitKat, all wrapped in a thinner and lighter profile.
Moving down the list, Dell also rolled out a pair of 2-in-1 devices, the Inspiron 11 3000 Series and Inspiron 13 7000 Series. The 3000 is available with up to an Intel Pentium quad-core processor, while the 7000 boasts 4th generation Intel Core processor options. The latter is is also bigger with a 13.3-inch display (up to Full HD).
For those interested in an all-in-one (AIO), Dell unveiled the Inspiron 20 3000 Series. The Inspiron 20 3000 features a 19.5-inch HD display, up to an Intel Pentium quad-core processor, built-in subwoofer, and a lightweight design that makes it easy to move the system from room to room.
Finally, Dell announced three new UltraSharp monitors with 27-inch, 23-inch, and 21.5-inch displays. Despite the physical size, each one offers the same Full HD resolution along with a 2MP Full HD webcam, 178 degrees (horizontal and vertical) viewing angles, and built-in echo cancellation.
The Venue 7 and 8 will be available on July 1 starting at $160 and $200, respectively. Dell's Inspiron 20 3000 Series will also start shipping July 1, but starting at $350. On June 3rd, the UltraSharp monitors will debut for $450 (UZ2715H), $300 (UZ2315H), and $270 (UZ2215H), and on June 19, the Inspiron 3000 Series 2-in-1 devices will come out starting at $450. Lastly, the Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 will see a September release -- no word yet on price.