Dell has launched two new gaming laptops and a gaming desktop PC despite buying Alienware, a gaming laptop brand, earlier in the year.
The three new models include a portable 20-inch widescreen entertainment PC, the XPS M2010 and the redesigned XPS 700 gaming desktop, the XPS M1210 ultramobile notebook computer.
First introduced by Michael Dell as a mobile concept at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, the XPS M2010 includes a 20.1-inch, high-definition widescreen monitor, eight speakers plus a subwoofer, a detachable, full-sized Bluetooth wireless keyboard and gyroscope-enabled remote, a webcam and a slot-load DVD drive.
The articulating hinges supporting the display double as a system handle when the system is closed, making the XPS M2010 easy to carry.
The Dell XPS M1210 is will start at 4.37lbs in weight and features a durable magnesium alloy frame and a 12.1-inch widescreen display.
Customers can configure the XPS M1210 with a communications-friendly audio-visual package that includes an integrated webcam, Skype Internet communication software and video chat software, noise-isolation ear buds and optional embedded mobile broadband.
In addition to the launch of the two new laptops, Dell has announced that it has teamed up with Skype to include Skype software with new models.
The news comes on the back of an announcement from Dell and Google last week stating the company would begin bundling Google's software applications on all its PCs.
“Dell customers will be able to experience the benefits of Skype, optimized for their computing environment. This gives Dell customers a simple way to use the Internet to talk to their friends and family from home, in the office or on-the-go”, said Don Albert, Director of Business Development, Skype North America.
Unveiled today, the Dell XPS M1210 and M2010 are available immediately world-wide.
The XPS M2010, XPS 700 and XPS M1210 are available priced at £1999, £1199 and £899 respectively including delivery and VAT.