Dell has your back-to-school computer needs covered

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Dell’s new laptops, desktops and 2-in-1 devices will help provide students the innovation, power and performance to achieve academic success.

As high school, college, and university students head back to school, it might be time to upgrade that aging laptop or desktop. Dell’s new laptops, desktops and 2-in-1 devices will help provide students the innovation, power and performance to achieve academic success.

With everything from Inspiron 2-in-1s that function as a laptop or tablet to XPS Tower desktops and Alienware gaming rigs, there’s sure to be a computer solution to cover your school needs. We’ve reviewed quite a few Dell laptops here at Techaeris, and always come away generally impressed with their build quality and performance.

Check out what Dell has to offer in the press release below, and get a leg up with a new computer or laptop for the upcoming school year!


Stay Ahead of the Class with Dell’s A+ Tech Devices for Back to School

 Large selection of 2-in-1s, laptops, desktops, and gaming systems to fit every student’s budget, backpack or desk

TORONTO – Students today know that having access to up-to-date technology is essential for them to engage in learning that will prepare them for success inside and outside of the classroom. Dell’s back to school products are the perfect companion for the techies, gamers, budding entrepreneurs, musicians, fashionistas and more looking for a system for school, work and entertainment. With ultimate visual experience, mobility, design and industry-leading battery life, students can start the year with their best foot forward.

Multi-functional Inspiron 2-in-1s: A Laptop and Tablet in One Device

Busy with class, athletics, internships and more, students need devices like the Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 to fit their multidimensional needs. Research shows that 2016 is the year for 2-in-1s[1] and it’s easy to see why with a versatile 360 degree hinge that enables four modes of use: laptop mode for typing out a paper, tent mode for reviewing recipes while cooking, stand mode for streaming a favorite movie, or tablet mode for keeping up on social media.

Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 – Colourful, Affordable & Ultra-Portable

This 11-inch 2-in-1 combines the performance of a laptop and the convenience of a tablet in a stylish, affordable and ultraportable design that makes it easy to take anywhere. It features the latest processors from Intel® providing speedy performance for surfing the web, writing a term paper, or chatting on the web and a bright HD (1366×768) touch display with impressive clarity. Colour options include Bali Blue, Alpine White and Tango Red (colour availability may vary by region). Starting price: $349.99 CDN.


Inspiron 7000 2-in-1sThe Most Powerful Inspiron 2-in-1 in a Selection of Screen Sizes

The Inspiron 13, 15 and 17-inch 7000 2-in-1s offer a brilliant aluminum design and the highest performance of the Inspiron line. The 7000s include a standard wide-viewing angle screen with FHD resolution, backlit keyboard, infrared camera and Waves MaxxAudio® Pro audio software. The precision touchpad delivers more precise pointing and gesture recognition, and the 802.11ac wireless capabilities provide improved range and speed for better surfing, streaming and video chats. Starting price: $1099.99 CDN.


High Performance with Stylish Design: Award-Winning XPS Laptops & Desktops

With premium performance and design, the XPS laptops and desktops are perfect for those overachievers who want to look good in the process.

XPS 13 Laptop The Smallest, Award-Winning 13-inch Laptop on the Planet

This super light (starting at 2.7 lbs[2]) and slim (9-15 mm) device is the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet,[3] squeezing a 13-inch laptop into an 11-inch frame. With the first virtually borderless InfinityEdge display and the longest battery life of any 13-inch laptop,3 up to 18 hours of run-time with FHD resolution,[4] it’s perfect for students to carry in their backpack or purse and keep them up and running all day. Starting price: $1,199.99 CDN.

XPS Tower, XPS Tower VR & XPS Tower Special EditionPowerful, Elegant & Expandable Desktops

With the XPS Tower lineup, students can enjoy blazing fast speeds for gaming and system-intensive applications, plus huge expandability potential. It is engineered to run quietly, cool more efficiently and deliver the best sound possible in a desktop. Additionally, both the XPS Tower VR and Special Edition meet and exceed the minimum recommended specifications for running virtual reality, and the Special Edition has undergone and passed testing for the Oculus Ready and HTC Vive Optimized certification programs,[5] for immersive video and virtual reality experiences. The XPS Tower Special Edition will also feature a beautiful aluminum design, Intel K-processors and overclocking capabilities, heat pipe cooling and NVIDIA’s latest Pascal graphics. Starting price and availability: XPS Tower: $899.99 CDN (available for purchase on August 4); XPS Tower VR: $1,599.99 CDN (available for purchase on August 4); XPS Tower Special Edition: $1,699.99 (available for purchase on October 15).

Get in the Game with Alienware PCs: Leader in PC Gaming

For 20 years, Alienware has stood for leadership and performance, reliability and iconic designs. Engineered for some of the most demanding users, the best-in-class performance of Alienware devices will power students through their most difficult class assignment – and maybe more importantly, through the latest video game.

Alienware Alpha Desktop Compact Design & Packed with Power

The new Alienware Alpha is both the perfect gaming console and desktop PC that can be transported easily between the bedroom, living room, LAN parties and more, with minimal set up. Its compact design now comes with 60 per cent higher GPU performance than the previous generation and better frame rates at higher resolutions and higher settings.[6] For future proofing and to push performance to virtual reality and 4K gaming levels, the new Alpha is now compatible with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Starting price: $799.99 CDN.

Alienware 13 OLED & QHD+ Notebooks – Alienware’s Thinnest and Lightest Gaming Laptops

The new Alienware 13 Notebooks are available in two outstanding display technologies, including OLED, the world’s first gaming notebook to offer this revolutionary technology with an astronomical contrast ratio of 100,000:1, and QHD+, a stunning resolution of 3200×1800. Both the OLED and QHD+ drive further immersion and visual enhancements to gameplay and are compatible with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Starting price: $1,699.99 CDN.


Students, parents and teachers can sign up for Dell Advantage Rewards, the award-winning loyalty program, and have access to free second business day shipping,[7]five-per cent in rewards for use on future purchases.

Dell wants students and teachers to love their new technology without worrying about price. If they find a lower price advertised on the internet for a similarly configured Dell, HP, Lenovo or Apple computer, or any identical electronics products, Dell will match that price.[8]

Students can also protect their back-to-school investments no matter where their studies take them with Dell Premium Support, Dell’s service for consumer PCs and tablets that gives customers proactive automated support for both hardware and software. Dell is the first and only company to combine proactive automated support with 24/7 access to expert technicians, on-site service after remote diagnosis,[9] and support for both hardware and software issues.[10]


[1] Why 2016 Will Be The Year Of The 2-in-1 PC – Digital Trends

[2] Weights vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability.

[3] Based on June 2015 Principled Technologies Report sponsored by Dell, “Comparison of 13 Inch Class Notebooks”– Principled Technologies

[4] Based on the BrowsingBench benchmark test conducted by Dell labs in September 2015 with system brightness set to 150-nits (40%) and wireless enabled. For more information about BrowsingBench, Actual battery life may be significantly less than the test results and varies depending on product configuration and use, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time.

[5] Oculus Rift and HTC Vive sold separately.

[6] Based on Dell Labs testing in May 2016 using multiple 3DMark benchmarks (3DMark 2011, 3DMark Vantage) comparing the Alienware Alpha with an Intel Core i7-4565T, NVidia GeForce GTX GPU and 4GB memory to the Alienware Alpha R2 with Intel Core i7-6700T, NVidia GeForce GTX 960 GPU and 16GB memory. Actual performance will vary.

[7] Second Business Day Shipping is not available on TVs 40” or larger and 55” Dell Branded Monitors. Other exceptions apply. See

[8] Price Match Guarantee: If you find a lower-price advertised on the internet for an identical electronic product or a similarly configured Dell, HP, Apple or Lenovo computer, Dell will match that price. Call or Chat online with a Dell Expert and we’ll walk you through the process. Learn more at

[9] Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis is determination by online/phone technician of cause of issue; may involve customer access to inside of system and multiple or extended sessions. If issue is covered by Limited Hardware Warranty and not resolved remotely, technician and/or part will be dispatched, usually in 1 or 2 business days following completion of Remote Diagnosis. Onsite Service is provided by Dell Marketing L.P.  Availability varies. Other conditions apply. For complete details about Onsite Service, see

[10]> Based on a Dell analysis dated April 2016. Some Premium Support features are not available on all products.

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