|By Business Wire||
|November 20, 2012 08:01 AM EST||
Dell today announced new and exciting ways for customers to find the best gift this holiday season. A new Windows 8 product line-up and incredible holiday offers, accessible mobile applications, Dell Showcase Stores, premium support and shipping services and financing options make this year’s shopping experience easier than ever.
Dell’s widely acclaimed, new Windows 8 products offer unique form factors and the latest technologies, suitable for anyone on your list.
Empower the mobile professional in your family to conquer the New Year with one of Dell’s newly released XPS products. The XPS 10 tablet offers an uncompromised design that combines productivity and fun for those who are constantly on-the-go. The XPS 12, a convertible Ultrabook, is ideal for those who need the best of both worlds. A fully-featured, full-powered laptop that easily becomes a touch-enabled tablet, the XPS 12 houses a unique and elegant design sure to catch all eyes. The commuter in the family can accomplish any task with ease with the award-winning XPS 13 Ultrabook in the same razor thin form factor.
Students and families will be thrilled to unwrap an Inspiron system this holiday season. Available in Silver Moon or Fire Red, the Inspiron 15z Ultrabook packs loads of features and a spectacular multimedia experience into a svelte silhouette, perfect for those who want “more” – more display size and entertainment options.
Dell’s All-in-Ones are perfectly suited for people in the market for a larger system or “hub” for the home. Just in time for the holidays, the highly acclaimed XPS One 27 is now available with a touchscreen display and articulating stand for creative enthusiasts seeking a premiere artistic experience. The Inspiron One 23 is also available with a touchscreen option for entertainment, education and fun for the whole family.
Gamers can play victoriously with any of the top-of-the-line Alienware systems. The Alienware M14x offers powerful gaming performance in a portable, 14-inch form factor, while the Alienware M17x, M18x or X51 transform entertainment centers into an impressive gaming zone with tons of customizable options.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Doorbusting Offersi
Customers can take advantage of sensational, limited time offers this Black Friday and Cyber Monday via rolling 3-hour doorbuster deals such as:
- If your student needs a new laptop, check out the portable Inspiron 14z for just $299.99 at 12:00am ET
- A great addition to any family, the Inspiron 660s desktop with Windows 8 will be available for a mere $249.99 at 12:00am ET
- For those looking for a sleek, space-saving All-in-One desktop, the Inspiron One 20 will be offered at a special price of $399.99 at 6:00am ET
The Power To Do More – Inspired Gift Giving
Dell is committed to helping customers do and achieve more; with Dell products, users are able to pursue their dreams, passions and experience true success. This holiday season, Dell introduces the #Inspire 100, a compilation of leading influencers in entrepreneurship, philanthropy, education and media who use technology to empower and inspire others.
“The #Inspire 100 are innovative community and industry leaders who use technology to make a difference in the world,” explained Fara Howard, Dell executive director of North America Consumer and Small Office Marketing. “This group of thinkers, designers and risk takers contribute to positive change, while helping others pursue their passions and dreams.”
The #Inspire 100 is part of Dell’s “Inspired Gifting” holiday campaign, which encourages shoppers to “give the gift of inspiration.” As exemplified in the television ads “The Girl Who Could Fly” and “The Boy Who Captured The Stars,” Dell is asking users to share what’s inspiring them and how technology helps them explore their hobbies and achieve their goals. Users can share video links, songs, photos and more at the Inspire app on Dell’s Facebook page.
Dell Showcase Stores
Dell will be opening Dell Showcase Stores again this holiday season; by Black Friday, fifty Dell Showcase stores will open nationwide. These sites allow customers to experience the company’s Windows 8 products, test Dell’s newest Ultrabooks inspired by Intel and experience the latest Alienware gaming systems. A store locator can be found here.
Dell Shop Mobile App
Enjoy on-the-go shopping and support with the new Dell Shop App. The Windows 8 app makes it easy for users to find the right Dell products and accessories to improve their work and play on mobile devices, laptops or desktops. Users can also access Customer Service Support through the App to help keep them up and running.
All new Inspiron, Vostro and XPS Windows 8 PCs offer the Dell Shop App; it is also available to download for all users running Windows 8 in the U.S. Android and iOS users can enjoy the Dell Mobile app for the same robust product support features and secure end-to-end shopping experience.
Customer Support and Services
Delight in great support and shipping services to ensure your gifts arrive on time for the holidays. Dell offers free 5-to-7 day ground shipping on all consumer and home office products, with no minimum purchase required. For last minute shoppers, Ships Fast PCs are available to ship in one business day.ii
Dell also offers a multi-channel support system to give customers the best possible customer service experience. Dell Tech Concierge is a subscription, cloud-based phone and chat service that supports every brand of Windows-based devices with 24/7 proactive maintenance and protection. Support can also be found through Dell social media platforms on Twitter, Online Support Forums, Windows 8 Support portals and live support staff.
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.
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Join us at Dell World 2012 – The Power to Do More. Technology professionals will learn from one another and identify key challenges and opportunities connected to the top forces changing business today. Learn more at www.DellWorld.com or follow #DellWorld on Twitter.
i Offers subject to change, not combinable with all other offers. Taxes, shipping, handling and other fees apply. U.S. Dell Home new purchases only. Free shipping and handling offer available in Continental (except Alaska) U.S. only. Free shipping offer does not include time to build/test system. Dell reserves the right to cancel orders arising from pricing or other errors.
ii Ships Fast PCs: Limited system quantities available. Orders typically ship out from Dell facilities the next business day after payment processing. Choose next business day shipping during checkout. Not available for APO/FPO orders. Electronics and accessories may ship separately.
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