Dell has been manufacturing technological products since 1984. In 1985, the company built their first computer and put it for sale directly to consumers for $795. It is the only company where a customer can select from a list of different options and buy a computer that is assembled according to the choices of the customer. It is the third largest PC vendor in the world.
Over the years, the company has done many mergers and acquisitions in the world of technology. These acquisitions include:
- Alienware, producer of high-end PCs for gamers.
- EqualLogic, this acquisition makes it easy for the company to bring down manufacturing costs as it now holds a share in iSCSI storage market.
- Perot Systems. The company helped DELL by providing it with system integrations, strategic consulting services and applications development.
There were many other acquisitions that took place by the company. As of 2007, Michael Dell the founder of Dell Inc. returned to the company seeing a decline in the sales growth. Over the years, the organization has catered to many different markets using different brand names.
The business or corporate sector of the organization is represented by brands like:
- OptiPlex (desktop computer systems for offices)
- Latitude (notebooks that are business-focused)
- Precision (notebooks that guarantee high performance and work station systems)
- Dell Compellent (storage area networks)
- PowerEdge (business servers)
- PowerConnect (network switches)
These products are produced keeping in mind that service, reliability and long life-cycles are important for the efficiency of a business. Everyday consumers or home users require the same things but it is possible for them to compromise on these things. However, they require expandability, performance and value. Therefore, these brands are different:
- Inspiron (notebooks and desktops within a limited budget)
- XPS (high-end laptops and desktop computers)
- Studio XPS (have a great multimedia system along with the design of high-end XPS computers)
- DELL EMR (medical records kept electronically)
Along with these different computers the company also provides peripheral devices that include monitors, printers, LCD televisions and USB key drives.
DELL Ultrabook XPS 13
With technology changing every few months, no technology manufacturer can afford to stay without producing a new device every once in a while. The year 2012 saw the new Ultrabook XPS 13 by DELL. The Ultrabook has caught the eye of every techno junkie and there are some good reasons why.
- The body of the Ultrabook is light and it can be thought to be similar to MacBook Air. With the weight being around 3 pounds the Ultrabook is thin and sleek. Also the screen resolution can be up to 1366×768 pixels. Basically it is much better than of the previous DELL XPS computers.
- The display with dimensions around 13.3” helps users not only enjoy the pixilation of the screen but also contributes to the name of the notebook.
- Installed with 4 GB RAM and a 128 GB hard drive, the Ultrabook has sufficient memory for backup.
- Not only does it have sufficient memory the processor is a 1.65GHz Core i5 making it fast and reliable. The computer also has USB ports and miniature display port connectors. These can be used to connect external devices and store data on such devices.
- The speaker system that is built-in provides clear sound and commendable audibility. Other user friendly features include a larger click pad for easy movement and light accessories making it the ideal notebook computer.
- Like most new computers it works on the windows 7 Home Premium operating system.
Since most DELL computers target buyers from different groups it is important that the price of the Ultrabook is affordable to the mass. That is why the Ultrabook comes at an excellent price. The Ultrabook is light and easy to carry; therefore, people will like to carry it with them wherever they go.
Even if the Ultrabook has the most amazing features at times, it can be useless if there is no proper internet connection. It is times like these that a wireless internet data card can come in handy. Keeping the current technological trends in mind, many companies have now manufactured data cards with the ability to capture wifi signals.