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Dell recently announced the expansion of its XPS laptop portfolio with its stunning XPS 14 Ultrabook, a premium enterprise-ready laptop with machined aluminium body and edge-to-edge display. Like the award-winning XPS 13 Ultrabook, the XPS 14 follows the DNA of beautiful, thoughtful design and good craftsmanship.

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Design and Hardware
Powered by Intel‘s latest 3rd Generation Ivy Bridge processors featuring Intel Rapid Start, Smart Response and Smart Connect technologies, the XPS 14 is built for outstanding performance – Intel Core i5-3317U processor (3M cache, up to 2.6GHz) comes as standard or Intel Core i7-3517U processor (4M cache, up to 3.0GHz) as an upgrade. The XPS 14 comes built in with Intel HD Graphics 4000. Power users may want to opt for the NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 1GB GDDR5 graphics with NVIDIA Optimus technology. 4GB of memory comes as standard (upgradable to 8GB dual channel memory DDR3 1333MHz).

The XPS 14  features a highly-durable machined aluminum chassis with innovative silicone base in a compact, thin, 20.7mm design. It comes with a bright 14-inch 400 nit HD+ edge-to-edge display, a backlit keyboard, and optional performance graphics. Living up to the Ultrabook namesake for oustanding battery life, the 8-cell lithium-polymer battery boasts 11 hours of battery life.

Customers can enjoy the ample storage of a traditional hard drive with the responsiveness of a solid state drive with a 500GB hard drive and 32GB mSATA card, including Intel Rapid Start and Smart Response technology.

Rapid Start delivers fast boot-up and hibernate response times, while Smart Response quickly recognizes and caches the most frequently used files and applications, allowing customers to access critical information quickly and easily.

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Enterprise-ready
Optional enterprise-friendly features include:

  • Dell ProSupport is available for Dell business customers and provides end users and IT professionals with various remote and on-site technical support for complex hardware and software needs that include access to ProSupport specialists.
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) offers user and machine security with BitLocker Data Encryption for network-based client computing.

Pricing and Availability
The Dell XPS 14 is available today on Dell.com.my starting at RM3,799.

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In summary
The Dell XPS 14 is a great-looking laptop offering good value, great performance  and all-day battery life.

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Dell Expands XPS Laptop Family: Performance, Mobility Without Compromise

  • XPS 14 Ultrabook designed for consumers on the move with up to 11 hours of battery life
  •  Thoughtful design and premium craftsmanship with machined aluminum and edge-to-edge display

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, June 27, 2012 – Dell today announced the expansion of its XPS laptop portfolio with the XPS 14 laptop. Joining the award-winning XPS 13 Ultrabook, the XPS 14 has the same beautiful, thoughtful design and craftsmanship in a 14-inch screen size for consumers who desire connectivity and performance, no matter where they are.

As part of Dell’s flagship XPS brand, this array of laptops enables customers to choose the one that best suits their needs. The XPS 13 is highly portable and compact for today’s most mobile users, while the XPS 14 provides long battery life and connectivity for those who need to get online wherever they are. Both laptops have enterprise-friendly features to intersect the design and performance desired by consumers with the security and services required by IT departments.  Additionally, the XPS 14 laptop is distinguished by a vibrant display with hardened Corning Gorilla Glass, and uses the latest Intel technology, such as the latest 3rd Generation processors, and Intel Rapid Start, Smart Response and Smart Connect technologies, to enable users to be productive, connected and responsive anywhere.

“Following the success of our XPS 13, our customers wanted to see more of the XPS brand,” said Chue Chee Wei, executive director for marketing, South Asia and Korea, Dell. “The XPS 14 laptop offers powerful performance, thoughtful design and a superb user experience, along with enterprise-friendly features so you can use them for work and for play.”

XPS 14: Outstanding Performance 

Designed for mobile users, the XPS 14 Ultrabook features a highly-durable machined aluminum chassis with innovative silicone base in a compact, thin, 20.7mm design. With a brilliantly bright 14-inch 400 nit HD+ edge-to-edge display, a backlit keyboard, and optional performance graphics, the XPS 14 is ready to perform all day in nearly any environment, with up to 11 hours of battery lifei. Customers can enjoy the ample storage of a traditional hard drive with the responsiveness of a solid state drive with a 500GB hard drive and 32GB mSATA cardvi, including Intel Rapid Startiii and Smart Responseiv technology. Rapid Start delivers fast boot-up and hibernate response times, while Smart Response quickly recognizes and caches the most frequently used files and applications, allowing customers to access critical information quickly and easily.

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Peace of Mind and Support When it Matters Most 

To give XPS customers peace of mind, every XPS product comes with Premier Service with Complete Cover. In addition to the Limited Hardware Warranty, the plan includes In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis, Premium Phone Support with extended availability and one year of Accidental Damage Service. Accidental Damage Service is a safeguard for unexpected drops, spills or power surges that may occur.

Enterprise-Friendly Portfolio

Dell has made it easier for IT departments to choose laptops that offer the security and services they value in a fit and finish executives and employees now demand. Optional enterprise-friendly features include:

  • Dell ProSupport is available for Dell business customers and provides end users and IT professionals with various remote and on-site technical support for complex hardware and software needs that include access to ProSupport specialists.
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) offers user and machine security with BitLocker Data Encryption for network-based client computing.

Designed With the Environment in Mind

Understanding its customers’ need to purchase responsible products, Dell designed the XPS 14 laptop with the environment in mind. Its energy-efficient LED display has no mercury or arsenic and Dell eliminated harmful toxins such as Brominated Flame Retardants and Polyvinyl Chloride (BFR/PVCs). The laptop is shipped in many locations with sustainably harvested bamboo packaging material, and can be configured to be ENERGY STAR qualified, helping customers reduce energy costs.

Pricing and Availability:

The Dell XPS 14 is available today on Dell.com.my starting at RM3,799.

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