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Dell launches PCs and displays featuring AI and 5G

Dell Technologies has new products and software across its premium Latitude, XPS and displays that feature AI and 5G.

The Dell Latitude 9000 series laptops are smaller and thinner than before, with a larger display. The new Latitude 9510 offers longer battery life, a 5G-ready design, enhanced audio features and intelligent solutions designed to increase productivity.

Starting at only 3.2 pounds, the Latitude 9510 features a large screen size, along with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and 5G mobile broadband capabilities. The design incorporates 5G antennas into the speakers to retain the InfinityEdge display, while carbon blade fans and dual heat pipes make the laptop quiet and cool to the touch. Launching with up to the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, the vPro-ready Latitude 9510 features a machined-aluminum finish with diamond cut edges.

Dell Latitude

The Latitude 9510 has new built-in and automated AI-based optimization technology called Dell Optimizer, which help reduce lags, delays and frustration thanks to:
• ExpressResponse: Based on user preferences and machine learning with Intel Adaptix Technology, it launches frequently used applications faster, switches quickly between applications and improves overall application performance to boost productivity.
• ExpressCharge: AI and machine learning improves battery life utilization based on a given user’s battery charge patterns and typical power usage. When critically low on battery, the Latitude 9510 will subtly adjust settings to preserve resources, like dimming the screen. It will also choose the best charging policy, like ExpressCharge Boost, which provides up to a 35% charge in 20 minutes to get running in a crunch.
• ExpressSign-in: This senses a user’s presence, enabling faster log-in and enhanced security with Dell’s PC proximity sensor enabled by Intel Context Sensing Technology and Windows Hello.

Dell XPS 13 9000

In addition to the 9000 series, Dell has also redesigned the XPS 13 laptop to have a smaller, thinner profile and a larger screen with a four-sided, virtually borderless InfinityEdge display. Made from machined aluminum, carbon fiber, woven glass fiber and hardened Corning Gorilla Glass, the XPS 13 has narrow bezels on every side, reducing its InfinityEdge borders and creating a smaller and thinner form factor than its XPS predecessors. With a larger 16:10 display that spans from all four edges, the new 25% brighter XPS InfinityEdge display offers more screen space to multitask throughout the day. This new design offers a 13.4-inch display in an 11-inch form factor — think about it fitting neatly on an airplane tray.

The XPS 13 offers 10th Gen Intel Core processors and long battery life. It features a larger display and touchpad, edge-to-edge keyboard and one-handed opening. Available options include the traditional XPS 13 with Windows 10 or the Developer Edition featuring Ubuntu 18.04LTS.

Dell has also introduced a range of new monitors. The Dell 86 4K Interactive Touch Monitor is designed to connect users and increase collaboration in real time, featuring 4K UHD resolution, 20-point multi-touch, USB-C connectivity and Dell’s own Screen Drop Feature, which helps improve accessibility and reachability for users of different heights.

The UltraSharp 43 4K USB-C monitor allows users to view content from up to four connected PCs simultaneously to maximize productivity. This 42.5-inch monitor is height-adjustable and features USB-C connectivity and up to 90W power. And the new UltraSharp 27 4K USB-C monitor with VESA DisplayHDR 400 offers wide color coverage for accurate color reproduction.

Pricing and availability:
• XPS 13, starting at $999.99, is available in the US, Canada, Sweden, UK, Germany and France now and globally in February.
• XPS 13 Developer Edition, starting at $1,199.99, will be available in the US, Canada and select European countries in February.
• Latitude 9510, starting at $1,799, will be available globally March 26.
• Dell 86 4K Interactive Touch Monitor will be available globally April 10. Pricing to be announced.
• Dell UltraSharp 43 4K USB-C, starting at $1,049.99, will be available globally January 30.
• Dell UltraSharp 27 4K USB-C Monitor, starting at $709.99, will be available globally January 30.

Dell partners with Sony on Spider-Man film, showcases VR experience

By Jay Choi

Sony Pictures Imageworks used Dell technology during the creation of the Spider-Man: Homecoming. To celebrate, Dell and Sony held a press junket in New York City that included tech demos and details on the film, as well as the Spider-Man: Homecoming Virtual Reality Experience. While I’m a huge Spider-Man fan, I am not biased in saying it was spectacular.

To begin the VR demo, users are given the same suit Tony Stark designs for Peter Parker in Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming. The first action you perform is grabbing the mask and putting on the costume. You then jump into a tutorial that teaches you how to use your web-shooter mechanics (which implement intuitively with your VR controllers).

Users are then tasked with thwarting the villainous Vulture from attacking you and the city of New York. Admittedly, I didn’t get too far into the demo. I was a bit confused as to where to progress, but also absolutely stunned by the mechanics and details. Along with pulling triggers to fire webs, each button accessed a different type of web cartridge in your web shooter. So, like Spidey, I had to be both strategic and adaptive to each changing scenario. I actually felt like I was shooting webs and pulling large crates around… I honestly spent most of my time seeing how far the webs could go and what they could stick to — it was amazing!

The Tech
With the power of thousands of workstations, servers and over a petabyte of storage from Dell, Sony Pictures Imageworks and other studios, such as MPC and Method, were able to create the visual effects for the Spider-Man: Homecoming film. The Virtual Reality Experience actually pulled the same models, assets and details used in the film, giving users a truly awesome and immersive experience.

When I asked what this particular VR experience would cost your typical consumer, I was told that when developing the game, Dell researched major VR consoles and workstations and set a benchmark to strive for so most consumers should be able to experience the game without too much of a difference.

Along with the VR game, Dell also showcased its new gaming laptop: the Inspiron 15 7000. With a quad-core H-Class 7th-Gen Intel Core and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050/1050 Ti, the laptop is marketed for hardcore gaming. It has a tough-yet-sleek design that’s appealing to the eye. However, I was more impressed with its power and potential. The junket had one of these new Inspiron laptops running the recently rebooted Killer Instinct fighting game (which ironically was my very first video game on the Super Nintendo… I guess violent video games did an okay job raising me). As a fighting game fanatic and occasional competitor, I have to say the game ran very smoothly. I couldn’t spot latency between inputs from the USB-connected X-Box One controllers or any frame skipping. It does what it says it can do!

The Inspiron 15 7000 was also featured in the Spider-Man: Homecoming film and was used by Jacob Batalon’s character, Ned, to help aid Peter Parker in his web-tastic mission.

I was also lucky enough to try out Sony Future Lab Program’s projector-based interactive Find Spider-Man game, where the game’s “screen” is projected on a table from a depth-perceiving projector lamp. A blank board was used as a scroll to maneuver a map of New York City, while piles of movable blocks were used to recognize buildings and individual floors. Sometimes Spidey was found sitting on the roof, while other times he was hiding inside on one of the floors.

All in all, Dell and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ partnership provided some sensational insight to what being Spider-Man is like with their technology and innovation, and I hope to see it evolve even further along side more Spider-Man: Homecoming films.

The Spider-Man: Homecoming Virtual Reality Experience arrives on June 30th for all major VR platforms. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming releases in theaters on July 7th.


Jay Choi is a Korean-American screenwriter, who has an odd fascination with Lego minifigures, a big heart for his cat Sula, and an obsession with all things Spider-Man. He is currently developing an animated television pitch he sold to Nickelodeon and resides in Brooklyn.

Dell Precision M3800 gets 4K UltraHD screen, other updates

By Dariush Derakhshani

Dell has announced today that their super slim mobile workstation will host a number of impressive updates. The Intel i7 CPU-based M3800 has been billed as the thinnest and lightest 15-inch mobile workstation and originally debuted in October 2013 to much excitement. I spoke with Dell about the updates to the laptop recently, and I thought the best update is to their high-end screen option: a jaw dropping 4K UltraHD resolution at 3840×2160.

Furthermore, the screen is made of Corning Gorilla glass and has 10-finger touch capability. Unless you have three hands, I doubt you’d need more touch-capability than that. On top of that, you can drive up to two external displays with the Nvidia Quadro K1100M discrete graphics card (or three displays via a USB dock!). Discrete graphics are important to workstation performance, and the Kepler-based K1100M should do a very good job even Continue reading