Students today know that having access to up-to-date technology is essential for them to engage in learning that will prepare them for success inside and outside of the classroom. Dell’s back-to-school products are the perfect companion for the techies, gamers, budding entrepreneurs, musicians, fashionistas and more looking for a system for school, work and entertainment. With ultimate visual experience, mobility, design and industry-leading battery life, students can start the year with their best foot forward.


Multi-functional Inspiron 2-in-1s: A Laptop and Tablet in One Device

Busy with classes, athletics, internships and more, students need devices like the Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 to fit their multidimensional needs. Research shows that 2016 is the year for 2-in-1s[1] and it’s easy to see why with a versatile 360 degree hinge that enables four modes of use: laptop mode for typing out a paper, tent mode for reviewing recipes while cooking, stand mode for streaming a favorite movie, or tablet mode for keeping up on social media.

This 11-inch 2-in-1 combines the performance of a laptop and the convenience of a tablet in a stylish, affordable and ultraportable design that makes it easy to take anywhere. It features the latest processors from Intel® providing speedy performance for surfing the web, writing a term paper, or chatting on the web and a bright HD (1366x768) touch display with impressive clarity. Color options include Bali Blue, Alpine White and Tango Red (color availability may vary by region). Starting price: AED 1,299

These Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s embrace a sleek new design and a brilliant wide-angle FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution display. The 5000s provide a great range of features and easy-to-use options.  The infrared camera option works with Windows Hello facial recognition so users can easily log in with just a look, and a backlit keyboard option makes working in dim environments more pleasant. Available SSDs provide longer battery life, quicker responsiveness and improved shock resistance as compared to conventional rotational HDDs. The 13-inch-2-in-1’s compact size and light weight make it ideal for everyday travel, and the 15-inch-2-in-1 has 40% more screen room than the 13-inch making it well suited to working on multiple projects or enjoying movies with friends and family. Inspiron 5000 2-in-1s start at 1.62 kg* for 13 inch, 2.08 kg* for 15 inch with FHD True-life LED-Backlit Touch Display and up to 16GB of dual channel DDR4 memory - perfect for multi-taskers who keep several applications open at the same time and switch between them. Starting price: AED 2,799

High Performance with Stylish Design: Award-Winning XPS Laptops & Desktops  

With premium performance and design, the XPS laptops and desktops are perfect for those overachievers who want to look good in the process.

  • XPS 13 Laptop The Smallest, Award-Winning 13-inch Laptop on the Planet

This super light (starting at 1.2 kg[2]) and slim (9-15 mm) device is the smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet, [3] squeezing a 13-inch laptop into an 11-inch frame. With the first virtually borderless InfinityEdge display and the longest battery life of any 13-inch laptop, [4] up to 18 hours of run-time with FHD resolution, [5] it’s perfect for students to carry in their backpack or purse and keep them up and running all day. Starting price: AED 3,999

  • XPS Tower and XPS Tower VR Powerful, Elegant & Expandable Desktops

With the XPS Tower lineup, students can enjoy blazing fast speeds for gaming and system-intensive applications, plus huge expandability potential. It is engineered to run quietly, cool more efficiently and deliver the best sound possible in a desktop. Additionally, both the XPS Tower VR comes virtual reality (VR)-ready for both Oculus and HTC Vive, [6] for immersive video and virtual reality experiences.Starting prices: XPS Tower:

AED 5,699 XPS Tower VR: AED 6,999 (XPS Tower is available for purchase, XPS Tower VR is available in October).

Get in the Game with Alienware PCs: Leader in PC Gaming

For 20 years, Alienware has stood for leadership and performance, reliability and iconic designs. Engineered for some of the most demanding users, the best-in-class performance of Alienware devices will power students through their most difficult class assignment – and maybe more importantly, through the latest video game.

The new Alienware Alpha is both the perfect gaming console and desktop PC that can be transported easily between the bedroom, living room, LAN parties and more, with minimal set up. Its compact design now comes with 60 percent higher GPU performance than the previous generation and better frame rates at higher resolutions and higher settings. [7] For future proofing and to push performance to virtual reality and 4K gaming levels, certain configurations of the new Alpha are now compatible with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Starting price: AED 1,999

Students can also protect their back-to-school investments no matter where their studies take them with Dell Premium Support, Dell’s service for consumer PCs and tablets that gives customers proactive automated support for both hardware and software. Dell is the first and only company to combine proactive automated support with 24/7 access to expert technicians, on-site service after remote diagnosis, [8] and support for both hardware and software issues. [9]


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[1] Why 2016 Will Be The Year Of The 2-in-1 PC – Digital Trends

[2] Weights vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability.

[3] Based on June 2015 Principled Technologies Report sponsored by Dell, “Comparison of 13 Inch Class Notebooks”– Principled Technologies

[4] Based on June 2015 Principled Technologies Report sponsored by Dell, “Comparison of 13 Inch Class Notebooks”– Principled Technologies

[5] Based on the BrowsingBench benchmark test conducted by Dell labs in September 2015 with system brightness set to 150-nits (40%) and wireless enabled. For more information about BrowsingBench, Actual battery life may be significantly less than the test results and varies depending on product configuration and use, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time.

[6] Oculus Rift and HTC Vive sold separately.

[7] Based on Dell Labs testing in May 2016 using multiple 3DMark benchmarks (3DMark 2011, 3DMark Vantage) comparing the Alienware Alpha with an Intel Core i7-4565T, NVidia GeForce GTX GPU and 4GB memory to the Alienware Alpha R2 with Intel Core i7-6700T, NVidia GeForce GTX 960 GPU and 16GB memory. Actual performance will vary.

[8] Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis is determination by online/phone technician of cause of issue; may involve customer access to inside of system and multiple or extended sessions. If issue is covered by Limited Hardware Warranty and not resolved remotely, technician and/or part will be dispatched, usually in 1 or 2 business days following completion of Remote Diagnosis. Onsite Service is provided by Dell Marketing L.P.  Availability varies. Other conditions apply. For complete details about Onsite Service, see

[9] Based on a Dell analysis dated April 2016. Some Premium Support features are not available on all products.


Source: The Portsmouth Group