Computex is well underway, and it was obvious that Haswell was going to have a big showing at this year’s event, as the latest Intel processor has only just been released, and so a host of computer makers will be making use of the newest chip. One such brand to update their range of laptops and desktops is Dell.
It’s great to see a good choice of Dell Haswell laptops and desktops for 2013, and while some of them are just refreshed models to cater for the new Intel CPU, there are new Dell computers devices as well, so something for everyone.
A fine example of this are the three new Dell desktops and laptop for professionals, which are the Latitude E6540 business laptop, OptiPlex 9020 All-In-One and the 9020 business desktop, all of which now comes with the Haswell chip. More details can be found on the Dell website.
Next we have the new Dell Alienware X51 desktop, which not only comes with a very respectable NVIDIA GTX 670 graphics, but also that all-important Haswell processor as well. The refreshed Dell Alienware X51 desktop price is to start at $900, but if you cannot afford the new Haswell chip, then you can opt for a more cost-effective model with their Ivy Bridge CPUs for $200 less.
Other Dell computers to benefit from the Haswell upgrade are the XPS 8500 desktop, XPS 27 all-in-one and finally the its XPS 12 Ultrabook. The Ultrabook refresh will now come with NFC support, and that new CPU, giving it greater performance and improved battery life, and you’ll be pleased to learn that the price for these upgrades will stay the same at $1,200.
The new Dell XPS 27 all-in-one Haswell model will come with a 2GB NVIDIA GPU, 2TB hard drive along with a 256GB SSD, Thunderbolt port and an enhanced display, all for $1,600.
The XPS 8700 desktop is a replacement for the 8500 and now packs the more powerful Haswell CPU and will offer up to 4TB storage and 32GB of RAM. The starting price is just $700.
Let us now hope that Apple announce some Haswell upgrades with some of their products next Monday during WWDC 2013.