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Kick off the new school year with big savings – Windows Experience Blog

It’s that time of year, and whether you’re sending your baby to kindergarten or watching your recent graduate head off to college, a tech upgrade might be on your shopping list.  
If you’ve been too busy enjoying the final moments of summer to search for the latest tech offers, we’ve got you covered with a number of great deals for last minute shoppers this month. And while you’re at the Microsoft Store, check out the new Surface Go. It’s available now and for students on the move, it’s the perfect mix of portability and power.  
Here are just some of the great deals you can find this month at Microsoft Stores, online and other partner retailers! 

Best Buy is offering $100 off Acer’s Nitro 5 gaming notebook (regularly $749) while supplies last.

Get $75 off ASUS ZenBook 14 UX410UA, or $80 off ASUS VivoBook Flip 14-TP401CA  5-18 at ASUS.com, Amazon.com and NewEgg.com ( only). 

Save $279 on the smallest 13.3-inch laptop, the Dell XPS 13, or save $249 on the 15-inch Inspiron 15 5000 on Dell.com through Aug. 30. (U.S. only)  

Through Sept. 19, when you buy Lenovo’s Yoga 730 13’’ or the Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen on Lenovo.com, you’ll also get three-year onsite service and accidental damage protection, Microsoft Office Home and Student and a $100 Southwest Airlines travel voucher! (U.S. and Canada).  
Get $100 off a Samsung Notebook 9 Pen through Aug. 25 on Samsung.com (U.S. only).

MSI is running a student special through Aug. 12 at Best Buy and BestBuy.com on great laptops for work and play with $100 off the GL72M and $150 off the GS63 Stealth. (U.S. with other deals available worldwide). 

Take advantage of the Microsoft Store’s great Back to School savings and save up to 10 percent on select Surface, PCs, and accessories. Parents and students can save up to $500 on select PCs and $360 on a Surface Pro i5 128GB bundle. Through Thursday, Aug. 4, save up to $300 on Surface Laptop i5 256GB/8G and up to $300 on other select Surface Laptops. 
Of course, there’s no better deal than FREE, so be sure to check out Microsoft’s many free workshops to help learners of all abilities. This fall, parents can visit the for STEM Saturdays, Literacy Workshops and Productivity Hack Sessions. And teachers can tune in this Saturday for our free Back to School Live teacher training session to get inspiration and tech tips to make the most of Microsoft technology in their classrooms this year.  

Four things you can do with Dell’s new Inspiron Gaming Desktop – Windows Experience Blog

Today, ahead of E3, Dell announced they are updating their Inspiron Gaming Desktop, powered by Windows 10, with latest 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors (up to 8 core, 16-thread), providing gamers with strong performance at an accessible price.
Here’s four things you can do with the Inspiron Gaming Desktop:
Enjoy split-second responsiveness from the latest 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors (up to 8 core, 16-thread)
Buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC with Xbox Play Anywhere.
Optimize power consumption, task routing and clock speeds with Sense MiX FR technology.
Engage with other gamers using simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers.

Other features include:
A USB Type-C 3.1 port, up to six USB 3.0 ports, optional dual-drive, high-capacity hard drive, responsive SSD and up to five bays for future storage upgrades.
Polar Blue LED lighting and a striking chassis design; intelligent thermal design for optimal airflow to cool the system
Xbox Adaptive Controller compatibility, supporting accessible gaming towards connecting more gamers than ever before.
Pricing and availability: Available initially in US, Australia, New Zealand, China and South Korea mid-June starting at $849 USD.
In addition to the new Inspiron Gaming Desktop, Dell announced the Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset with 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound, wider frequency response (15Hz-25kHz) and acoustic signature, a second-generation, fast and responsive Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse and more. Head over to Dell.com to learn more!

Four things you can do with Dell’s new Inspiron Gaming Desktop
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All the new laptops, All-in-Ones, and game-ready PCs Dell announced this week

Powered by Windows 10, these devices arrive built-in with your digital personal assistant Cortana* and optional cameras and fingerprint readers that light up Windows Hello for fast and secure login. With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can also save files in OneDrive, and access them like any other file on your PC without filling up disk space; download files on-demand; or select files to always be available offline – or, tell your story easily in the reimagined Photos app with a soundtrack, transitions, 3D effects, and more.
Your gaming device with Windows 10 comes with simple, built-in Mixer streaming for low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.
Let’s take a closer look at these devices.
Dell is making the XPS 15 even more powerful with the latest 6-core 8th Generation Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics.

Wrapped in a refreshed platinum silver exterior with premium materials and finishes, Dell’s most powerful XPS laptop also includes a stunning UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge touch display with 100% Adobe RGB color for lifelike images for creation or entertainment. The 15.6-inch performance laptop is also only 4lbs, and includes Windows Hello log in with an optional fingerprint reader in the power button, and the ultimate connectivity with Thunderbolt 3 with four lanes of PCI Express and HDMI 2.0.
Everything you need, all in one device: Inspiron New AIO Series

With the Inspiron 22 and 24 3000 series, Dell delivers an affordable AIO available in both glossy black and white with all the right features for basic computing and entertainment.
Includes a 5” or 23.8” FHD IPS wide-viewing angle monitor, built-in stereo speakers and pop-up webcam all in one slim panel
Up to 7th Gen Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of storage, DDR4 memory and optional NVIDA GeForce MX110 discrete graphics, combined with a stylish design. It includes a keyboard and mouse.
 

The new Inspiron 24 5000 AIO delivers powerful performance, rich feature options and superior connectivity optimized for multi-media entertainment, perfect for families who want solid performance and storage at a reasonable price.
Features include:
Up to Intel 8th Gen Core processors, optional NVIDIA GTX 1050 gaming quality graphics, and Intel Optane Memory to help reduce buffering time and enables a more fluid and enjoyable video streaming experience.
8-inch InfinityEdge IPS display with antiglare and FHD resolution, and up to 32GB DDR4 memory
Conveniently log in with one look with Windows Hello and the optional IR-camera

Lastly, the new Inspiron 27 7000 AIO introduces enhanced Inspiron AIO experience and powerful performance.
Features include:
Up to Intel 8th Gen Core processors and optional NVIDIA GTX 1050 Graphics Card
Beautiful, sweeping, nearly borderless 27-inch InfinityEdge display with up to 4K UHD resolution
Next-generation technologies such as HDR and virtual reality to provide immersive eye-popping visuals for entertainment enthusiasts and gadget lovers
Multi-taskers will love the speed DDR4 memory offers
Get the best of both worlds of capacity and speed with a dual hard drive option, with up to 1TB HDD and 256GB PCle NVMe SSD
 
Dell is also announcing a new version of the Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 with an Abyss Black finish and top of the line features including Intel Core i7 processors, premium 4k UHD touch screen, higher capacity SSDs, 16GB of DDR4 memory, NVIDIA MX130 discrete graphics and included Dell Active Pen.
Dell and Alienware debut new portfolio of gaming laptops
Alienware and Dell are launching six new high-performance gaming laptops based on the new Intel 8th Gen H-Series processors, as well as the Dell G-series, a suite of PCs designed and engineered for the gamer who prioritizes performance and excellent gameplay, starting at $749. Native Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to engage with other gamers–no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.
Alienware 15 and 17 boost performance with Intel 8th Gen H-Series CPUs

Alienware 15 and 17 gaming laptops will offer:
New Intel 8th Gen i5, i7, and i9 H-Series CPUs with up to 6-cores, enabling overclocking up to 5.0GHZ
Alienware’s mechanically engineered improved cooling technology, Alienware Cryo-Tech v2.0, with 50% thinner fan blades and a vapor chamber on the CPU to cool down the higher number of cores more efficiently.
The next generation of Alienware Command Center, which introduces a simple yet elegant new interface to help novice and experienced gamers optimize, overclock, and tune Alienware PCs and peripherals to their unique gaming needs.
Joining the Alienware 15 and 17’s iconic space grey aesthetic, Alienware welcomes a sleek new Epic Black color option in both sizes.**
Introducing Dell G-series, a robust new portfolio of four new affordable game-ready PCs starting at $749

The new game-ready laptops include powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics, 8th Gen Intel H-Series CPUs, thermal management solutions, intelligent content prioritization software, anti-glare IPS panels, and other complimentary game-ready features.
Dell G3 15 and 17
Coming in 15 and 17-inch sizes, Dell G3 15 and 17 laptops are powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 up to 1060 Max-Q discrete graphics, 8th Gen Intel quad-core H-Series CPUs up to i7, dual fans and dual drives with SSD options
The laptops 2×2 WiFi antenna design provides great wireless performance, while the SmartByte software prioritizes gaming and video content to keep games and videos smooth, even during large file downloads
All encased in a refined performance inspired design and a silky matte exterior finish, the laptops boast a sleek 22.7mm (15) / 25mm (17) profile encouraging gaming-on-the-go
Dell G3 15 will offer three color options (Black, Recon Blue, Alpine White) and Dell G3 17 will offer two color options (Black, Recon Blue).**
Dell G5 and G7 15
For those seeking a step-up in performance from the G3 systems, the Dell G5 and G7 15 come in a sleek 25mm thin 15-inch chassis, with powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q graphics
The systems feature 6GB GDDR5 dedicated memory, 8th Gen Intel 4- and 6-core H-Series CPUs (up to i7 in G5 and i9 in G7), dual fans and dual drives with SSD options
G7 15 will offer optional i9 CPU and UHD display (3840×2160) configurations, available in late April
Killer 1×1(supporting up to 2×2) Networking optimization and SmartByte software responsively prioritize content downloads for liquid smooth gaming and streaming
Designed to push heat and noise away from the user, Dell equipped a front air intake and rear exhaust vent to the laptops’ frames to keep players cool, and able to game longer
Immersing players deeper into the game, Dell G5 and G7 15 will also offer an optional IPS UHD 4k panel to summon a premium on-screen experience
Dell G5 15 is available in either Standard Black or Beijing Red flavors, and Dell G7 15 is available in either Standard Black or Alpine White.**
Pricing and availability
Available now in US, China and Europe and shipping later in April:
Alienware 15 and 17 available on Dell.com starting today at $2,399.99 and $3,699.99 with additional configurations starting at $1,449.99 and $1,599.99 coming April 10.
Dell G7 15 is available on Dell.com starting today at $1,099.99 with additional configurations starting at $849.99 on April 10.
Available April 16:
Dell G3 15 and 17 will be available April 16 globally on Dell.com starting today at $749.99 and $1,099.99 with additional configurations starting at $799.99 (Dell G3 17) soon.
Dell G5 15 will be available April 16 globally today on Dell.com starting at $949.99 with additional configurations starting at $849.99 soon.
Head over here to read more about everything Dell announced this week!
*Cortana available in select markets. **Colors and sizes will vary by region.

CES 2018: iBUYPOWER, MSI and ORIGIN announce new gaming PCs powered by Windows 10

Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers–no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.
Let’s take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:
iBUYPOWER Case Builder

Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to con­figure the look and structure of your computer case upon purchase. Paint your canvas and fuel your imagination with the Snowblind Element, featuring a transparent LCD monitor display embedded into the PC case.
Designed and engineered by iBUYPOWER, the RGB Cable Combs serves as the final piece of the RGB puzzle, illuminating your exceptional cable management.
MSI
MSI launched three brand-new gaming products at CES: the new Optix gaming monitor line-up, new gaming desktops, a motherboard, a graphics card, and the new GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550.
MSI introduces the new Optix MPG Series

MSI is proudly expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors. The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ. These mark the next level in MSI gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, and the MPG27CQ is equipped with a 1440p WQHD screen, while the MPG27C has a 1080p screen.
Other features include:
SteelSeries GameSense built-in
Using the five RGB zones on the front of the monitor, gamers can easily program lighting effects in SteelSeries Engine to notify them of in-game timers or cooldowns, Discord notifications or other important information they want at-a-glance. The back of the monitor has RGB lighting as well.
With its 178-degree viewing angles, the MPG series is perfect for use in a multiple monitor matrix display for an optimized gaming experience.
The screen uses an anti-glare VA panel with 100 percent and 115 percent coverage of the NTSC and sRGB spectrums respectively. It features 2 HDMI (2.0) ports, 1 DisplayPort (1.2), 1 USB 3.0 Type B, an Earphone out port, Kensington Lock, 1 Mic in port, 1 audio combo jack and 2 USB 3.0 Type A ports. It also has an adjustable stand to maximize productivity and comfort and supports VESA mounting.
MSI Gaming desktops dominate with incredible performance and sharp design
 
The Trident 3 Arctic has gotten even better with an upgraded Intel 8th Generation processor and NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card. The Arctic is the perfect gaming solution for those with space constraints or design requirements and features the ultimate performance for a wide variety of applications.

The Infinite X features a more traditional tower design than the Arctic, but still hosts some unique features. The Infinite X uses either dual steel or dual tempered glass side panels, Mystic Light RGB LEDs, MSI’s award winning graphics cards, Intel’s 8th Generation CPU and MSI’s Silent Storm Cooling 3 Pro liquid cooling. MSI gaming desktops excel in gaming performance, audio quality and connectivity. MSI also adds gaming benefits such as Silent Storm Cooling, automatic overclocking with Game Boost, super-speed storage configurations, Audio Boost and Nahimic for an incredible in-game sound experience.
Additionally, the Aegis Ti3 gaming desktop will be available with an Intel 8th Generation processor later this year.
Z370 GODLIKE GAMING Motherboard

MSI showcases the future of PC gaming technology based on the latest Intel® 8th generation platform. The Z370 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard is ready to take on any build a gamer throws at it.
The Z370 comes with a variety of features to help gamers perform at the highest level. The Z370 GODLIKE GAMING handles internet connectivity lightning fast thanks to the Killer xTend. The Killer xTend combines a built-in switch with wireless extender. Killer allows for ultimate traffic prioritization.
The motherboard supports Triple Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield V2, Turbo U.2 with Steel Armor and has an Xtreme Audio DAC with Nahimic 2 to deliver breathtaking sound quality. The Z370 has four available slots for DDR4 RAM with Steel Armor. Steel Armor keeps the DIMM slots shielded to protect DDR4 modules and deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance. It also supports multiple GPUs via NIVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire, with optimal slot placement for the best possible airflow.
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z Graphics Card
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z brings legendary overclocking potential to the desktop. Lighting cards are designed for the ground up for extreme overclocking and performance. It features a Tri-Frozr thermal design, using three award-winning TORX 2.0 fans with double ball bearings to prove itself as the pinnacle of air cooling. In addition to the thermal design, the Lighting Z uses close quarters heat pipe cooling. The heat pipes are infused into the Close Quarters Heatsink and Backplate for greatly improved thermal performance. The Lightning Z is built with military class four components for maximum stability and quality.
MGT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550
MSI also unveiled a new GT75VR Titan Pro with the all-new Killer Wireless-AC 1550. Developed in partnership with Intel, the Killer Wireless-AC 1550 is the world’s fastest 2×2 11ac wireless networking adapter delivering up to 1.73Gbps of throughput and is the ideal networking solution for gaming, streaming and downloading. The Killer 1550 features 160MHz channel support and can deliver twice the throughput of what standard 2×2 11ac adapters can deliver.
To learn more about MSI’s complete line of products, visit us.msi.com.
ORIGIN
 
ORIGIN PC announced this week the launch of their next-generation GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, and L-Class desktops for gamers, artists, professionals, esports players and tech enthusiasts all over the world.
Designed and built from the ground up by ORIGIN PC and running Windows 10, the next generation GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, and L-Class desktops now feature an all-new aluminum exterior with tempered glass side panels, tool-less upgradeability, and ORIGIN PC’s patented Variable Mounting technology, which allows the motherboard to be mounted in four different orientations: Standard ATX, Inverted ATX, 90 degrees or Inverted 90 degrees and with no additional modifications needed.
ORIGIN PC also gives you the ability to convert your MILLENNIUM or L-Class Full Tower into a GENESIS or L-Class Super Tower with an optional super tower expansion kit. With the optional super tower expansion kit, you can store additional dual 360mm radiators for improved system cooling, or add up to 12 (3.5 inch) or 24 (2.5 inch) storage drives for maximum storage.
Other features include:
Tool-Less Upgradability: The new ORIGIN PC GENESIS, MILLENNIUM and L-Class Desktops feature magnetic side panels and thumbscrews to give you the ability to change your most popular components without the need of any tools.
Customizable and Swappable Tempered Glass or Aluminum Side Panels: The side panels of the GENESIS, MILLENNIUM or L-Class desktops are easily swappable and require no tools to open thanks to the all-new hinge design.
Multiple PCI Cards in Any Orientation: ORIGIN PC’s GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, and L-Class desktops support any PCI based cards such as graphics cards, capture cards, or PCIe SSDs in any desired orientation.
Interchangeable Aluminum Front Door: Configure your ORIGIN PC desktop to open the front door to the left or right for convenient access to your optical drives, media card reader and all of your bay devices.
Top Panel Cover for Concealing Ports/Buttons: Gain instant access to your power and reset buttons or popular I/O ports such as (2) front mounted USB 3.0 Ports and (1) USB Type C Gen 2.0 ports by easily sliding the top panel cover up or down.
Super Tower Bottom Expansion Kit: Convert your MILLENNIUM or L-Class Full Tower to a GENESIS or L-Class Super Tower with the Super Tower Bottom Expansion allowing space to add dual 360 radiators for increased cooling support or up to 24 (2.5 inch) additional storage drives.
Remote Controlled LED Lighting w/Motherboard RGB support: Customize the beautiful internal LED lights with over 16 colors and four effects using ORIGIN PC’s RF remote control. Switch between your case lighting synced with your motherboard or remote control with the push of a button. Every GENESIS, MILLENNIUM, or L-Class Desktop can sync with optional motherboard lighting software so you can have universal lighting inside and out.
You can learn more about everything ORIGIN announced here!
In case you missed it, our partners, including Acer, ASUS and Dell also announced gaming laptops and desktops powered by Windows 10 earlier this week:
Acer Nitro 5 Gaming laptop

The new Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop is powered by Windows 10 and designed for gaming enthusiasts seeking best-in-class performance in an attractive laser-textured design.
The 15-inch Acer Nitro 5 packs in the latest-generation AMD Radeon RX560 graphics for faster rendering, improved lighting and texture, as well as the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors for amazing performance, whether it be for gaming, content creation or multi-tasking applications. The lightning-fast speeds of DDR4 RAM of up to 32 GB combined with the SSD means fast booting, loading and restarting in mere seconds so players can get to the action immediately. Acer’s NitroSense utility allows the monitoring of the CPU/GPU, and adjustment of cooling fan speeds via Acer CoolBoost to keep them in optimal operation.
The Nitro 5’s chassis features a top cover with elegant laser texturing that brings bold refinement to the gaming laptop. And with the power of Windows 10 and Mixer, enjoy easily broadcast games from the Game bar, with no extra hardware or software.
Other features include:
15.6-inch Full HD IPS display produces brilliant imagery with crisp details
Front-facing HD web camera
Internal solid-state drive is available up to 512 GB
Finely tuned, high-quality speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technology.
Fast and reliable dual-stream 802.11ac wireless technology, a plethora of ports, including hyper-fast USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet to enable users to enter any arena prepared to execute every mission at the highest level.
To read more about everything Acer announced this week, please visit this blog post.
ASUS ROG G703

ROG G703 is a gaming laptop with an ultra-responsive 17.3-inch IPS-level display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, able to reach refresh rates of 144Hz. Built with Windows 10, these devices support connectivity with your friends through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live, support for Direct X12 and quick and simple game streaming through Mixer, with no extra hardware or software required. ROG G703 combines the best of laptop and console gaming with built-in Xbox Wireless technology that enables you to effortlessly connect up to 8 wireless Xbox One controllers, eliminating the need for multiple adapters.
G703 has a gaming keyboard with 2.5mm travel distance and 0.3mm keycap curve for improved comfort; while N-key rollover and anti-ghosting technologies ensure each keystroke is logged, even when numerous keys are pressed simultaneously. The keyboard also features highlighted WASD keys, a durable anti-slip palm rest, and dedicated hotkeys for Xbox, ROG Aura, ROG Gaming Center and XSplit Gamecaster.
Other features include:
Powered by the factory-overclocked Intel Core i7-7820HK processor that reaches incredible speeds of up to 4.3GHz out of the box
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with a maximum boost clock of up to 1974MHz
ROG G703 features the innovative Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system that enables it to rid itself of harmful dust and particles.
To read more about everything ASUS announced this week, visit our blog post.
VR-ready Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop

Dell unveiled this week the new VR-ready Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop starting at just $799. Engineered for PC gamers, the new Inspiron Gaming Desktop features 8th Gen Intel quad- and hex-core processors and graphics. It comes with Windows 10 so you can stay connected with friends on Xbox Live with the Xbox app. It also supports Direct X12, and enables quick and easy game streaming through Mixer, without the need for extra hardware or software; solid-state drive options offer faster boot-up times and intelligent thermal design provide longer gaming sessions. Read more about everything Dell announced in our blog post.
It’s great to see all of this hardware innovation from our gaming hardware partners. 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for PC gaming. To read more partner news from CES, please visit this link!

CES 2018: Dell announces XPS 15 2-in-1, Inspiron gaming desktop, monitors and more

These new devices light up some of the best of Windows 10 — including the Paint 3D app and Remix3D.com community, your digital personal assistant Cortana*, Windows Hello for fast and secure login, Windows Ink for drawing on photos or marking up webpages in Microsoft Edge, comprehensive protection with Windows Defender and more. Let’s take a closer look:
XPS 15 2-in-1

Balancing high performance with a sleek design, the first XPS 15 2-in-1 delivers the CPU and graphics horsepower to run content creation apps, process huge files and play AAA games while featuring touch, pen, an innovative maglev keyboard and the screen real estate that creators crave. Expert craftsmanship, premium materials and finishes including machined aluminum, carbon fiber and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 make this a functional, futuristic design.
Features of the XPS 15 2-in-1 include:
Built with Windows 10, it arrives equipped with the Xbox app, support for DirectX12, and enables gamers to easily and quickly stream their gameplay using Mixer, without any added hardware or software
New 8th Gen Intel Core processor combines a high-performance Intel CPU and discrete Radeon RX Vega M graphics in a single package
Eye-catching next-generation InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display
Pricing and availability: Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 will be available in the U.S. on Dell.com in April starting at $1,299.99.
XPS 13

In case you missed it, Dell also announced the XPS 13 earlier this week at CES – a device powered by Windows 10, featuring a Rose Gold exterior and Alpine White woven glass fiber interior as an option to traditional silver and black, with narrower borders, higher 4K Ultra HD resolution and GORE Thermal Insulation to keep the system cool while it works hard. Read more in our blog post:

Pricing and availability: Dell XPS 13 is available on Dell.com, Microsoft.com and your local Microsoft Store starting at $999 with an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor.
VR-ready Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop

Dell also unveiled today new VR-ready Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop starting at just $799. Engineered for PC gamers, the new Inspiron Gaming Desktop features 8th Gen Intel quad- and hex-core processors and graphics; Windows 10 so you can stay connected with friends on Xbox Live with the Xbox app, support for Direct X12, and enables quick and easy game streaming through Mixer, without the need for extra hardware or software; solid-state drive options offer faster boot-up times and intelligent thermal design provide longer gaming sessions.
New monitors and a performance uplift for Dell’s Latitude portfolio

Designed for the mobile workforce, Dell’s Latitude portfolio of secure and manageable commercial notebooks and 2-in-1s has been fully refreshed with the latest 15W dual-core and quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core vPro processors, delivering significant performance improvement.
The Latitude product line also has been updated with several exciting new hidden innovations. For example, the Latitude 7490 notebook features an exclusive active steering antenna that delivers better WiFi range, and a new Full HD super low power display that reduces power consumption by up to 50 percent, resulting in several hours of additional battery life.
Pricing and availability:
Dell Latitude 7490 Notebook is available on Dell.com starting at $1,049
Dell Latitude 5490 Notebook is available on Dell.com starting at $779
Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 is available on Dell.com starting at $1,149
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 is available on Dell.com starting at $899

With the new Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2719DM) and Dell 24 Ultrathin Monitor (S2419HM), pictures come to life in luminous, vivid color and both monitors support HDR-content playback for a CinemaColor experience, producing beautiful color depth, clarity and contrast in a virtually borderless InfinityEdge display for strikingly realistic images. With a sleek profile at only 5.5mm at its thinnest, both monitors deliver peak brightness of 600 nits.
Pricing and availability:
Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2719DM) will be available globally Jan. 30 on Dell.com starting at $499.99.
Dell 24 Ultrathin Monitor (S2419HM) will be available globally Jan. 30 on Dell.com starting at $299.99.
Dell Portable Thunderbolt 3 SSD in 500GB ($439) and 1TB ($799) will be available globally Feb. 28 on Dell.com.
Immersive experiences with Dell Cinema
Now more than ever, people watch movies and TV shows on their PCs with the expectation of a full cinematic experience, including studio sound and visual quality, as creators intend. That experience is now available on XPS and select Inspiron PCs through Dell Cinema, an immersive audio and visual experience.
CinemaColor: Powered by Windows HD Color, decodes and displays high dynamic range (HDR) streamed content with enhanced detail, more vivid hues, sharper brightness and a wider color gamut
CinemaSound: A Dell exclusive audio innovation powered by Waves MaxxAudio Pro that delivers clearer highs, enhanced bass and higher volume for a true cinematic audio experience
CinemaStream: powered by Killer and SmartByte, a software-based that optimizes online streaming and interactive video resulting in less buffering, more bandwidth and better resolution
Visit the Dell CES 2018 press site for in-depth product info, images, releases and more; watch Dell’s CES 2018 news conference live or replay visit; and head over here for more of our news out of CES!
*Cortana available in select markets.

CES 2018: Dell unveils the new XPS 13 powered by Windows 10

Powered by Windows 10 and the latest Intel 8th Generation Quad Core processor, the XPS 13 delivers superior mobile performance with fast booting SSDs up to 1TB in a sleek form factor. Its stunning InfinityEdge display fits this 13-inch laptop in an 11-inch frame. It’s a full 30 percent (3.4mm) thinner as well as lighter, starting at just 2.67 pounds, with a higher resolution display – incorporating 2.5 million more pixels with 4K Ultra HD compared to the previous QHD+ for great, saturated and accurate color.

CES 2018: Dell unveils the new XPS 13 powered by Windows 10
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Activated by voice, touch, or facial recognition, access to the new XPS 13 comes through a triad of biometric doorways. Log in with a look or a touch with the infrared camera and optional fingerprint reader in the power button for Windows Hello, or talk to your device from across the room, with four integrated digital microphones and your built-in digital personal assistant, Cortana.*

Other features include:
Up to 19 hours of battery life on FHD, and up to 11 on UHD
New rose gold aluminum shell with an alpine white woven glass fiber that’s stain-resistant and stays cool
GORE Thermal Insulation: A thin, flexible material that directs heat out of the device, keeping your system cool while it works hard
Dell Power Manager lets you customize your balance of battery life, performance, thermals, and acoustics, and Dynamic Power Mode intuitively delivers maximum power as needed, for tasks including video rendering applications and advanced spreadsheets
Pricing and availability: The new XPS 13 is available globally beginning today on Dell.com, Microsoft.com and at your local Microsoft Store, starting at $999.99. Dell is also offering an Ubuntu-based developer edition with Linux preloaded starting at $949.99 beginning today on Dell.com in the US and Europe as well.
*Cortana available in select markets.

This Week on Windows: Forza Motorsport 7, Windows Mixed Reality headsets and more

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! In case you missed it, learn how to pre-order your Windows Mixed Reality headset or how you can export your Minecraft creations to Remix3D.com.
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Dell introduces new Inspiron 5000 Series powered by Windows 10

This week, Dell announced the new Inspiron 5000 series laptops offering the perfect blend of style and entertainment. The new Windows 10 devices, available now in 15 and 17 inches, are thinner and sleeker with more sophisticated color options including platinum silver, black, sparkling white, rose gold and recon blue*.
Other features include:
A brilliant FHD resolution screen and Dell’s exclusive Smartbyte technology. Smartbyte is a network optimization software that prioritizes streaming and conferencing above other network activities
MaxxAudio Pro, an audio solution that allows your favorite music and movies on your laptop to sound just like they do in the theatre or studio
The new Intel 8th Gen Intel Core processors, optional GDDR5 discrete graphics and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM
In addition to traditional HDD and SSD drives, the Inspiron 5000 series is future-ready with NVME SSD and Intel Optane memory options
Windows Hello, so you can bypass the password and log in with the optional fingerprint reader located on the power button
The Inspiron 5000 Series is available at Dell.com, and start at $699.99 USD for the 15-inch and $549.99 US for the 17-inch, with multiple upgrades and options available to meet your entertainment and everyday computing needs.
Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store:
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (Preview)

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (Free) is a different type of collectible card game – one based on skill rather than luck. Command customizable armies, hone your strategy and prepare to use deception to defeat your opponents. As you sling powerful unit and spell cards and summon heroes with game-changing abilities, remember that your clever tricks are fair game in Gwent.
Cuphead

Cuphead ($19.99) has arrived on Windows 10 & Xbox One! Cuphead is a side-scrolling action platformer with a heavy focus on boss battles. Traverse the interactive overworlds to help Cuphead and Mugman repay their debt to the devil on a bet they shouldn’t have made.
Batman: The Enemy Within, Episode 2

The death of a villain was just the beginning. Now, as Batman: The Enemy Within ($4.99 Episode 2; Season Pass Ep 2-5, $19.99) opens, explosions are rocking Gotham. Batman races to face a new foe but will the force he meets cause even the Dark Knight to fall?
Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition

Get ready for the thrill of motorsport at the limit. Gear up for the most comprehensive, beautiful and authentic racing game ever made. Forza Motorsport 7 is here, available worldwide today on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Read more over at Xbox Wire!
Pinball FX3

Pinball FX3 (Free, with IAP options) is the biggest, most community-driven pinball game ever – and for pinball fans, that means it’s full of multiplayer matchups, non-stop tournaments and league play with endless opportunities for pinball competition. What started with 68 tables has grown and grown, with new tables released regularly. And now, updated graphics deliver dynamic lighting and real-time shadows for even more realistic play.
Have a great weekend!
*Color availability varies in each region, based on local customer demand.

IFA 2017: Dell debuts new gaming rigs and rugged tablet powered by Windows 10

This week at IFA and leading into PAX, Dell announced new gaming PCs powered by Windows 10, new curved gaming monitors, and the Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet – designed with the uncompromised performance, flexibility and reliability needed for the world’s toughest jobs and harshest environments.
Let’s take a closer look at these devices:
Dell and Alienware new gaming rigs and monitors with Windows 10
This week, Dell and Alienware unveiled new products across the two lines: the Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop, Inspiron Gaming Desktop with new Clear Panel with Polar Blue LED lighting, and Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitors.
New Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop

Dell’s new Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop includes NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete graphics and NVIDIA Max Q Design technology. The system has dual fans that keep the system cool and quiet while powering through challenging games. With the Windows 10 Creators Update, this laptop arrives with native, live game streaming through the Game bar with Mixer, Game Mode, to battle system resource contention, connect gamers with their gaming community through the Xbox app, DirectX 12 support, and more. Anti-glare IPS wide viewing angle FHD or 4K UHD display options provide excellent visual clarity while Waves MaxxAudio Pro software delivers precise audio imaging.
Other features include:
Built-in fingerprint reader enabling Windows Hello for safe, easy login.
New 2×2 WiFi antenna design provides great wireless performance while Dell’s SmartByte software prioritizes gaming and video content to keep games and videos smooth even during large file downloads
Thunderbolt 3 multi-use port connects multiple devices (including support for up to two 4K displays) to the laptop with transfers up to 40Gbps.
Available on Dell.com in the US on Sept. 12 starting at $999 and 4K configurations starting at $1,449.
Inspiron Gaming Desktop with Windows 10 and new clear side panel

Dell’s Inspiron Gaming Desktop, which debuted this past May, now offers a clear side panel option to showcase the system’s internal components bathed in Polar Blue LED lighting. The system features the latest AMD multicore Ryzen processors with SenseMI, Ready for VR configs with AMD or NVIDIA discrete graphics cards, support for dual graphics, Waves MaxxAudio Pro with Performance 7.1 Channel HD audio, high-capacity hard drives with SSD and dual-drive options, plus up to five bays for storage upgrades. This built for gaming Dell desktop is equipped with the Xbox app and Direct X12, can take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere, and has your digital personal assistant Cortana* plus comprehensive security with Windows Defender built-in.  In the US, prices start at $599 without a clear panel and the clear panel version launches in September starting at $649 SAPP. Ready for VR configs start at $1,249.
Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitors

Alienware will offer two 34-inch curved monitors built for performance gaming with a wider viewing area and ultrathin bezels. They deliver maximum field of view and sharper, clearer graphics. Both driven by NVIDIA G-SYNC, the Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (AW3418DW) supports WQHD (3440 x 1440) resolution with a 120Hz refresh rate, and the Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (AW3418HW) supports WFHD (2560 x 1080) resolution with a 160Hz refresh rate.  Both monitors feature lightning-fast overclocked refresh rate, combined with 4ms response time, delivering ultra-smooth gameplay. Available in the US on August 30 for AW3418DW starting at $1,499 and late fall for AW3418HW starting at $1,199. Read more at Dell.com.
Dell Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet with Windows 10

Dell also announced the Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet powered by Windows 10, designed with the uncompromised performance, flexibility and reliability needed for the world’s toughest jobs and harshest environments. Whether it’s extreme cold, heat, humidity, corrosive sand or sea water, Dell’s latest Rugged Extreme tablet is designed to withstand the most brutal environments.
Other features include:
16GB of memory – double the amount of the previous generation
Your apps will scale smoothly for easy navigation with Tablet Mode in Windows 10
Up to 1TB of removable PCI-Express NVMe solid state storage for highly-mobile power users demanding best-in-class performance
Sophisticated 4th generation Dell Quad-Cool passive and active thermal management system
Freedom from wires with backwards compatible pogo docking for desk and vehicle, USB Type C connectivity with one wire docking, dedicated GPS communication and agnostic 4G LTE with double the mobile broadband performance**
A multi-touch glove capable 11.6” display with a brilliant FHD panel and etched Gorilla Glass cover and Type-C USB 3.0 I/O for docking capability
Lighter than the previous generation, weighing less than 3 lbs.
The Dell Latitude 7217 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet is now available globally. Learn more about Dell’s Rugged solutions at Dell.com/Rugged, and head over to this page on the Windows Blog to follow along with more coming out of IFA.
*Cortana available in select markets**Updated for accuracy

IFA 2017: Dell unveils mixed reality headset, new laptops, and 2-in-1s with Windows 10

Today at IFA, Dell revealed a suite of holiday wish list worthy devices for an immersive and comprehensive computing experience, including the Dell Visor Windows Mixed Reality Headset, Inspiron 7000 2-in-1s and laptops, and performance enhancements to the XPS 13.
Let’s take a look at everything Dell announced today:
Dell Visor looks to the future

Dell announced the new, sleek and comfortable Dell Visor – its first-ever virtual reality headset for Windows Mixed Reality. Engineered with a flip-up visor for convenient transitions, it features well-cushioned head and face padding, thumbwheel band adjustment for personalized comfort, and smart weight balancing that takes pressure off.
The Dell Visor features inside-out tracking cameras, with a 360-degree panoramic view so the headset can scan surroundings instead of satellite emitters positioned inside the room. Dell Visor Controllers offer complete flexibility with six degrees of freedom of movement in a three-dimensional space, and allow total control with haptic feedback, thumb stick and buttons fully tracked by sensors in the headset.
Pricing and availability: The Dell Visor will be available this holiday in the US at Dell.com, Microsoft Store and select Best Buy stores for $359.99, or with the Controllers for $459.99.
New Inspiron Laptops and 2-in-1s offer stunning visual experiences & performance in sleek, affordable packages
 
The new Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 line, available in 13 and 15 inches, brings stunning visuals and powerful performance in a smaller footprint than the previous generation. Enjoy a beautiful visual experience with a narrow border, a standard FHD 10-point touch IPS display and an optional premium 4K UHD IPS touch display that covers 100 percent AdobeRGB and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX on the 15-inch model.
With the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can take advantage of the all-new Paint 3D app and Remix3D.com community, Windows Defender Security Center, Night light, mini view and more. A Dell Active Pen is also available for a natural feel with digital drawing, writing and note taking, so you can draw in the Photos app or add notes to your map with Windows Ink, or highlight and markup webpages in Microsoft Edge.
Other features include:
8th Generation Intel processors, DDR4 memory
Flexible connectivity options with USB Type-C with support for DisplayPort and Power Delivery
Longer battery life and quieter performance with standard SSDs or optional PCIe NVMe SSDs on the 13” version with additional HDD, Hybrid and Dual Drive options on the 15” model.
Pricing and availability: Available in the U.S. on Oct. 3 starting at $879.99 (13”) and $849.99 (15”) on Dell.com; available at select Best Buy Stores in mid-October.
For those who prefer a traditional laptop, the new Inspiron 7000 laptops are the perfect travel companion with the slim, light and thin-bezel design. The Inspiron 7000 offers a brilliant FHD IPS display for a crisp, detailed picture. Its fast, responsive performance is powered by the latest Intel 8th-generation Quad Core CPUs and it offers quick and secure password-free login with Windows Hello, using either the infrared camera or fingerprint reader (on 13” only), as well as a range of storage options including PCIe NVMe SSD.
Pricing and availability: Available in the U.S. on Oct. 3 starting at $799.99.
Dell has also updated the Inspiron 13 and 15 5000 2-in-1s, which offers supercharged performance in a super thin design, and the Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1, the complete package with an expansive display in a flexible form factor, with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core CPUs and DDR4 memory for increased performance when multi-tasking.

Pricing and availability: The Inspiron 13 and 15 5000 2-in-1 are available in the U.S. on October 3 starting at $799 (active pen capable) and $749.99 (not active pen capable) and Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 is available in the U.S. on Oct. 3 starting at $999.99 on Dell.com. Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 will also be available at select Best Buy stores on Oct. 3.
Beloved XPS 13 now 44 percent more powerful 

The 13.3-inch XPS 13 laptop now offers the latest 8th generation Intel Quad Core processors and Dynamic Power Mode. With the new 8th gen processors, with four cores vs. two, you can experience more performance while multitasking.
With Windows 10, this device arrives built-in with Microsoft Edge; your digital personal assistant Cortana;* comprehensive protection with Windows Defender; fast and secure login with the optional fingerprint reader using Windows Hello; and more. The XPS 13 also boasts a stunning viewing experience with optional Quad HD+ InfinityEdge (optional touch) display, with sharp visuals and vivid and accurate color.
Pricing and availability: XPS 13 with Intel 7th Gen Core i3 is available in the U.S. today and starts at $799.99.  XPS 13 with 8th Gen Intel Core i7 will be available in the U.S. starting Sept. 12 for $1399.99, with additional configurations available in October.
You can read more about everything Dell announced today right here, and head over to this page on the Windows Blog to follow along with more coming out of IFA.
*Cortana available in select markets.