Dell's first Studio XPS laptops, the Dell Studio XPS 13 and Studio XPS 16, are now available from official South African distributor, Drive Control Corporation (DCC).

The laptops encapsulate the well-known mantra form meets function as both devices incorporate leather and anodised aluminium accents on top of a high-gloss Obsidian Black finish with performance and entertainment capabilities such as up-scaling to High Definition (HD) and blue ray capability
For resellers, the Dell Studio XPS range offers a high-end multimedia device that provides all the functionality and benefits one has come to expect from advancements in HD, sound and processor development.
"Stocking and distributing the Dell Studio XPS provides us with a great opportunity to expose the South African marketplace to laptops that look great and are also high-end multimedia players.  We have no doubt this series will appeal to a certain segment of the market that requires more than just word processing and surfing the web," comments Mandy Porter, Dell divisional manager at DCC.
The flagship Studio XPS 16 features a noteworthy 8Gb capacity of RAM. It also includes Facial Recognition software that enhances security.
By using a digital image from the camera in your computer, the facial recognition software can identify or verify your face. This is done by comparing select facial features from the image and a facial database. On verification of your identity, the software allows you to access your computer without entering the password.
For cinemaphiles it offers a 16-inch, full HD 1080p display. It also features 100% colour gamut for truer colours combined with 300 nit brightness for colour and detail which results in an enhanced entertainment experience.
The XPS 16's eight millisecond response time means smoother gaming and movie viewing, and the 130 degree viewing angle ensures that multiple people can view the display together without distortion.
The Dell Studio XPS 13 is a powerful laptop with a starting weight of just over 2 kilograms, ideal for users on the go. Similar to a hybrid car, the laptop offers the choice of conserving battery life or boosting performance with the optional NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE with Hybrid SLI technology.
Users can choose to boost performance for playing games or watching high definition videos by enabling a discrete graphics processor and graphics memory, or can extend battery life by switching to the integrated graphics solution, better for e-mail, surfing the Internet, and listening to music.
The Dell Studio XPS laptops also offer the following features: 2.0 megapixel webcam with digital array microphones and facial recognition security capability; Backlit keyboard and capacitive touch multimedia controls; USB PowerShare to charge peripherals even when the system is off; Full range of ports and connection options, including HDMI, DisplayPort, IEEE 1394a and eSata; and WiMax and GPS ready.