Dell launches ultrathin monitors, new laptops, and more at CES 2018

Dell launched a host of new devices and software products at CES 2018, with everything from ultra-thin monitors, new laptops and PCs, and external storage drives, to an as-odd-as-it-sounds recycled gold jewelry line. Here’s a quick rundown of everything that Dell introduced at the show!

Ultrathin Monitors

Dell introduced two new Ultrathin Monitors at the show, with 24-inch (S2419HM) and 27-inch (S2719DM) displays with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 and 2560 x 1440 respectively, and maximum refresh rates of 60 Hz. Both displays feature IPS panels, capable of reproducing more than 99% sRGB and 85% DCI-P3 colors, and with 600 nits of brightness.

Both displays come with InfinityEdge near-borderless designs. Both earn their names from the fact that these screens are just 5.5 mm thick at their thinnest point, and remain a still slender 29 mm at their thickest, despite all components being used within the monitor itself. As far as connectivity goes, you get two HDMI 2.0 ports, as well as an audio line-out port.

The 24-inch and 27-inch Ultrathin Monitors are priced at $299.99 and $499.99 respectively, and will be available globally starting from January 30, 2018.


Dell unveiled the two latest XPS models at CES 2018 – a refreshed, thinner, and lighter XPS 13 series, and the first 2-in-1 iteration of the XPS 15. Both devices will be powered by Intel’s 8th Generation coffee-lake processors, up to 16 GB of RAM, InfinityEdge displays with up to a 4K resolution, and despite their sleek profiles, a decent number of connectivity ports to cover all your needs. Built-in storage is of the SSD variety, and options include up to 1 TB.

A key highlight of both these laptops is the addition of an unique solution to heating problems with GORE thermal insulation. This new setup quickly directs heat out of the laptops to help reduce and avoid any performance issues.

Another key feature of the larger XPS 15 2-in-1 is its Mag-lev keyboard, that uses magnets to provide feedback and “push” the keys back into place. This provides for much better key travel, or rather the feel of it, as opposed the very shallow 0.7 mm travel that is actually available.

The XPS 15 2-in-1 can also be paired with the new Premium Active Pen from Dell, that offers up to 4096 points of pressure sensitivity, with palm rejection technology and tilt support. The Active Pen will launch alongside the device in April, with a price point of $99.

The Dell XPS 13 is available now starting from $999.99 and going all the way up to $2049.99, while the XPS 15 2-in-1 will be released in April, with a price starting at $1299.99.

Dell also refreshed their Latitude lineup of Notebooks, and 2-in-1s with the latest Intel 8th Gen. processors. Key updates here include the Latitude 7490 Notebook, that features a Super Low Power display to significantly boost battery life, and also comes with Active Steering Antenna technology for superior Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Latitude 7490, 5490, 7390 2-in-1, and 5290 2-in-1 are priced starting at $1049, $799, $1149, and $899 respectively.

External storage

Dell also introduced the world’s most compact Thunderbolt 3 storage devices and some of the fastest external storage devices currently available – the Dell Portable Thunderbolt SSD 1000 and SSD 500. As the names suggest, these devices offer 1 TB and 500 GB of storage respectively, and will be available globally from February 28, priced at $799 and $439.

So, there you have it for this quick look at everything Dell introduced at CES 2018. Stay tuned with DGiT as we continue to bring you more great coverage from the show!

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