Dell Stitches Images to Move Past UltraHD

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Dell has unveiled a host of new laptops and a very interesting monitor, which goes beyond UltraHD.

Part of Dell’s Ultrasharp line-up, the UP2715K is still under development – a full specification list has not been released. However, Dell has announced that the 27″ display has 5120 x 2880 resolution, or 218ppi. Because even DisplayPort would struggle with the data required for this resolution – it contains almost twice as many pixels as UltraHD – it is believed that the displayed image will actually be two 2560 x 2880 images stitched together. Dual DisplayPort inputs are featured for this.

An end-of-year release is being discussed, with a price of $2,500.

Four new laptop ranges have also been revealed. The first is the new Latitude 7000 range, all of which are protected by Gorilla Glass NBT and feature wireless docking capabilities via WiGig. A date for the docks themselves being released has not been announced.

The Latitude 13 7000 is a 13.3″ (1920 x 1080) convertible ultrabook, using one of Intel’s new Core M processors. Storage is up to 512GB, with 8GB of RAM. Available from mid-October, the 13 7000 will start at $1,200.

Next are the Latitude 12 7000 (12.5″, 128GB SSD) and Latitude 14 7000 (14″ 500GB HDD); both ultrabooks with Core i5/i7 Haswell processors. Both have touchscreens and in-built security features, such as encryption, authentication and remote management. They also feature WiDi and 1366 x 768 resolution. Mini-DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.0 and RJ45 inputs are present. They will be available from 24th September, starting at $1,200 and $1,025, respectively.

Also being released in September is the Latitude 3000 series, in 14″ and 15.6″ sizes. They have optional touch; Core i3 or i5 processors; and discrete graphics (Intel or AMD). Both models have 1366 x 768 anti-glare/touchscreen and 1600 x 900 (14″) or 1920 x 1080 (15.6″) display options. They will be launched on 25th September (14″) and 3rd October (15.6″). They can have an HDD up to 1TB. Dell is offering both starting at $600.

The Latitude 5000 laptops will also be available in 14″ and 15.6″. Remote management and security is possible through Intel vPro, and they support the Trusted Platform Module for secure credential storage. Local security is bolstered by a fingerprint reader and smart card. Both models use Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, with 4GB of RAM, integrated graphics (Intel or Nvidia) and multiple hard drive options: 500GB HDD, 1TB SSHD, 256GB SSD or 500GB FIPS self-encrypting drive. Both models have anti-glare or touch 1366 x 768 resolution display options, or 1600 x 900 (14″)/1920 x 1080 (15.6″) anti-glare/touch. They will be launched in October, starting at $750.

Finally, Dell’s new E6440 (14″) and E6540 (15.6″) laptops will also arrive in October. As with the other models they support remote management and security. The 14″ features Core i5 processors and the 15.6″ uses Core i7. They have 4GB or 16GB RAM, respectively; integrated Intel graphics (optional AMD on the 14″) and 1366 x 768 or 1600 x 900 (14″)/1920 x 1080 (15.6″) options. Ports are identical: HDMI, VGA, USB 3.0 (x4) and RJ45. They can both use a 320GB HDD, with the 15.6″ also having the option of a 1TB SSD, 256GB SSD or 500GB FIPS self-encrypting drive. Prices direct from Dell will start at $1,080.

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We reported on the LCD that the new monitor uses at CES. (BR)