Dell delivers new XPS laptops with Nvidia Optimus graphics, HD Webcam

Dell delivers new XPS laptops with Nvidia Optimus graphics, HD Webcam

Summary: Dell hasn't released laptops under the XPS brand alone (as opposed to the Studio XPS lineup) for some time, but the series is back with a vengeance, as the computing giant has introduced three new models today.

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Dell hasn't released laptops under the XPS brand alone (as opposed to the Studio XPS lineup) for some time, but the series is back with a vengeance, as the computing giant has introduced three new models today.

Offered in 14-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch display sizes, the new XPS notebooks all feature Nvidia Optimus graphics -- which allow your system to switch between integrated and discrete graphics depending on the application being run -- that are 3D ready via support for Nvida 3D Vision technology. They also come with a 1,280x720 Webcam that supports HD streaming using Skype, which Dell claims is a first for laptops.

The machines pack an LED-backlit LCD, and you can personalize the exterior of your XPS via the Dell Design Studio. They also are equipped with a USB 3.0 port and JBL-designed speakers, including a 12-watt subwoofer on the 15-inch and 17-inch models.

While Dell hasn't made the new XPS laptops available on its Website yet, our sister site CNET reports that the starting configs for each screen size include an Intel Core i5-460M CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and GeForce 420M graphics. Pricing begins at $899 for the XPS 14, $849 for the XPS 15, and $949 for the XPS 17.

Topics: Laptops, Dell, Hardware, Mobility

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  • WUXGA or merely Full-HD?

    1920x1200 or just 1920x1080 HD? If it's merely HD, fuhgeddaboutit.
    For Photoshop, or any serious graphics viewer, any loss of screen resolution is an unacceptable step backwards.
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