Dell has just launched a range of desktop and laptop computers for different user requirements locally. Originally announced late last year, some of the models have finally arrived in Singapore.
On the business side, Dell releases two models in its Precision workstation series. Both the Precision M2800 and Precision M3800 sport 15.6-inch displays but have otherwise vastly different configurations.
The Precision M2800 is the lower-end option starting from S$2,018 before GST. It comes with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit edition, Intel HD Graphics 4600 or AMD FirePro W4170M, up to 256GB SSD and weighs in at 2.56kg. Display options go up to full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Of course, prices will go up appropriately for the better specced models. Considering that, the Precision M2800 might sound pricey, but it adopts Dell's business- rugged design and is MIL-STD810G tested with a Tri-metal chassis design. Because of its sturdiness, the machine is somewhat hefty at 33mm thick.
If you won't be needing a rugged design for your work, you could opt for the Precision M3800 that's cloned after the recently reviewed Dell XPS 15 multimedia notebook and is geared towards high performance visualization in a sleek package. Starting from S$2,827 before GST, it comes with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit, NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics, support for two storage devices (one 2.5-inch drive and one solid state drive, up to 512GB SSD) and weighs in at just 1.88kg. This svelte workhorse also has a 10-finger multi-touch FHD display, with an option to upgrade to QHD+ resolution (3200 x 1800). As iterated earlier, the Precision M3800 is also much thinner, at a maximum height of 18mm versus 33.4mm on the Precision M2800.
For business all-in-one (AIO) desktops, Dell has unveiled the OptiPlex 3030 and OptiPlex 9030. Pricing and availability will be announced "in the coming days/weeks" as quoted by Dell.
Dell has also announced the availability of its Inspiron offerings. The Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 will be available from July at a starting price of S$699. A range of Inspiron notebooks and all-in-one desktops are also available from S$699 and S$899 respectively.
If you are in the market for a new monitor to accompany your portable/desktop machines, Dell has the UltraSharp Ultra HD range with the 23.8-inch UP2414Q going for S$1,599 and the 31.5-inch UP3214Q going for S$4,949. These displays are available from today.