Dell came into being around three decades back in 1984. And brought a complete new vision to the computer world. It was found by Micheal Dell; in the first year of its operation, the company showed a gross income of $73 million. What he initiated with was PC's Limited, which later on after earning quite some profit was changed to Dell Computer Corporation in the year 1988. In 1992, the company was listed on Fortune 500 list for the first time, making Micheal Dell the youngest CEO to feature on the list. In the year of 1996, Dell.com was launched, which after 6 months of being live started generating a sales of $1 million per day. By the year 2001, it was named the world's No. 1 company as the provider of computer systems. In 2005, Dell topped the charts as “America's Most Admired Companies” as tagged by Fortune magazine. The year 2010 saw Dell being labeled as the world's topper of healthcare information technology services provider as said by Gartner, Inc.
Dell Laptop Models in India
Currently, Dell provides three ranges of laptops in India, Inspiron laptops, which are the “everyday essentials,” XPS laptops, which are the “high performance” ones, Alienware laptops, which are meant for “extreme gaming.”
Inspiron laptops were brought as entry level devices, that would be within an easy budget of the consumers. Inspiron laptops further have sub categories divided, R series, Z series, Inspiron and a few Special Editions. Under R series are New Inspiron R and Inspiron R sets. There are two of the latest productions under the New Inspiron R series, that is, New! Inspiron 14R and New! Inspiron 15R laptops. With the screen size of both the models differing, one is 14 inches and the other is 15 inches, rest of the specs of the models are almost the same, both of which feature up to 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processors. Under Inspiron R set, there now is just one model, of 14 inches, of up to 2nd generation Intel Core i3 processors.
Another category of Dell laptop models in India is the Z series. Z series have the specialty of being extremely thin, thus being absolutely portable. The total width of all under this series stands to be a mere 25.4 mm. There are two models under this series, that is, New! Inspiron 13z and New! Inspiron 14z Ultrabook (which comes inspired by Intel). Both these models come with the 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors and a long battery life. These are suited best for those who are constantly on the go.
Then there is the sweet and simple Inspiron series, under which come the most affordable and everyday use laptops. Once again, the updated versions are New! Inspiron 14 and New! Inspiron 15 laptops.
The special edition laptops from Dell are the the studio laptops with multimedia and audio features on the tips. There are three special edition laptops, New! Inspiron 14R Special Edition, New! Inspiron 15R, Inspiron 17R Special Edition laptops. All the three come with up to 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors, strong speakers from Skullcandy, and power loaded graphics.
Dell XPS laptops are an experience in itself, XPS expanding to Xtreme Performance System. The laptops of this series do not promise performance, these laptops are themselves high performance ones. This could easily be the best of all. High performance, long battery, thin, latest processor, super gaming are few of the features of this series. The range was brought in the market in around 1993. There are three models under this series in India currently. XPS 13 Ultrabook, XPS 14z, and New! XPS 14 Ultrabook.
Gaming could not have been better had it not been the Alienware series. If you are obsessed with gaming, the hardcore gaming, you have to be a Alienware fan! Currently there are just two Alienware laptops in India, New! Alienware M14x and New! Alienware M17x gaming laptops.
Top Dell Laptops 2012
To mention the top Dell laptops could be quite difficult, since Dell has always striven hard to bring the best for the consumers, putting curtains on the outdated ones, regularly brining new products and updating the old ones. However, clearly Dell has been quite winning the race among its contemporaries. The top Dell laptop models can be Dell Alienware M17x, which comes comes with a 2nd gen Ci7; Dell Alienware M14x, imbibed with Ci7, is also quite a hot shot laptop from the expensive Dell laptops. Among the cheap Dell laptops, quite mentionable are Dell Inspiron 15 3537 567502BT Notebook, Dell Vostro 2520 Laptop (3rd Gen Ci3/ 4GB/ 500GB/ Ubuntu), Dell Inspiron 15 561TB2B Notebook, Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Notebook Laptop (3rd Gen Ci3/4GB/500GB/Win8/2GB Graph/Touch), Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Notebook Laptop (2nd Gen PDC/2GB/500GB/Win8). The mid ranged Dell laptops can include Dell XPS 14z, Dell XPS 17, Dell XPS 15, Dell Inspiron 14z, etc.
Dell Laptop Features
Dell laptops are all a feast to the eyes, with all the jazzy, smooth, shiny, sober, glitzy looks. Dell laptop features include up-to-date processors; Dell sells some very basic Dual Core processor laptops, while it also is selling Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 processor laptops too, those which are of the lower configuration, can be updated. As for operating system, Dell has laptops with versions of Windows 7 in almost all of its laptops, out of which some can be updated to Windows 8 too. Turbo Boost is an added feature in some. Dell makes it a point to use Skullcandy speakers for the best of performance, and adds it with Waves MaxxAudio. Dell Inspiron series has Windows 7, 8, 8 Pro, 8 Single language, Ubuntu Linux 11.10.
Z series gets prismatic battery of 49 and 44 Whr, while the R series gets Li-ion, 6 cell battery with a power of 48 Whr. Dell Inspiron series gets 6 cell (48 Whr) battery and 6 cell 2.2 AHr Li-Ion battery too. Alienware laptops get high capacity Lithium ion battery of 8 and 9 cells.
Dell Laptops Price in India
Dell has placed its laptops very affordably and competitively. The expensive Dell laptops are Dell precision M3800 BJ0009 Notebook, which costs around Rs. 1.93 lakh
; Dell XPS 13 price in India is around Rs. 61,900; Dell XPS 16 is Rs. 67,900; Dell Alienware M14x can cost a whooping Rs. 95,237 (approx.); while Dell Alienware M17x can be as high as Rs. 1,70,999. However, the cheap Dell laptop models are Dell Inspiron 15 3537 Laptop (4th Gen Ci3/ 2GB/ 500GB/ Win8.1/ 1GB Graph) for Rs.20,991; Dell New! Inspiron 15R comes for Rs.39,990; Dell New! Inspiron 14z can cost Rs. 45,990.