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Dell.com Makes it Easy this Holiday Season to Find the Perfect Gift

Press Release   •   Nov 23, 2011 04:07 EST

 Dell today announced new ways for customers to give the gift of Dell this holiday season. An exciting Thin + Powerful product line-up combined with incredible holiday deals, special financing options, premium services and mobile access to Dell.com will make this year’s holiday shopping experience a breeze.

 Exciting offers and enhancements include:

  • Black Friday doorbuster specials, with deals starting as low as $299.99.
  • A special holiday photography solution. Buy select PCs over $649 and choose from a 12-megapixel Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 digital camera, with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 & Premiere Elements 9 preinstalled, and a Shutterfly photobook, while supplies last[i], or a $125 American Express reward card with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 & Premiere Elements 9.[ii]
  • The best financing of the year on systems starting at $499. Limited time offer for new and existing qualified Dell Preferred Account customers.
  • For the first time ever, holiday gifters can purchase and send personalized Dell eGift Cards through Facebook Connect.
  • Dell.com is now accessible via mobile devices running iOS and Android, enabling customers to browse, select, buy, ship and track products all from a handheld.

 Thin + Powerful

Offering the strongest line-up of Thin + Powerful laptops in the industry, Dell’s holiday offerings are perfect for anyone on your shopping list – from students to gamers to families who want to enjoy entertainment together.

Ideal for professionals on-the-move, movie and music fans, and those working with video and graphics applications, the XPS 15z and new XPS 14z laptops feature gorgeous, slim designs without sacrificing performance. Both pack powerful 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ processors. The XPS 14z is one of the world’s thinnest, fully featured laptops with a built-in DVD player. A unique design allows for a 14-inch HD display to fit into a 13-inch body, giving you more screen real estate in a compact form factor. The XPS 15z delivers pure performance in a contemporary and durable design – one that makes it one of the thinnest 15-inch PC’s on the planet.

Available in espresso black or fire red, the Inspiron 14z packs productivity and entertainment into a thin and sleek design at the right price for families and students. A 14-inch HD screen and high-quality SRS Premium Sound™ allow you to watch your favorite movies on the go, and built-in wireless technology lets you stay close to your digital life from virtually anywhere[iii].

The Inspiron One 2320 all-in-one desktop, with its 23-inch HD display panel, multi-touch display option, HD Webcam, sleek, space-saving design and amazing audio quality, allows families to stay connected at home. Options for a wireless keyboard and just one power cord create a clean, clutter-free area allowing for the desktop to double as a home entertainment center or a central computing hub.

Solutions for the Holidays

For customers looking to take it easy this holiday season, Dell’s Solution Station makes sure everything works like it’s supposed to by being a comprehensive destination for computer, TV and home theater, and wireless set-up and support.

Customers looking to protect their newly purchased Dell products have additional service packages available to them beyond the standard 1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty[iv] Options include Basic Support and Total Support. Both support packages offer 24x7 hardware phone support, DellConnect[v], where a Dell professional can access your system remotely to help resolve many issues, and In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis[vi] where you can have a technician or part dispatched to your home, usually in 1-2 business days following remote diagnosis. In addition, the Total Support package also includes Premium Phone Support and 24x7 software phone support for Windows® 7, common software applications, antivirus setup, and more.

Customers can purchase these additional support packages prior to selecting the “Review and Checkout” option on Dell.com.

Easy Financing and Shipping

Customers can enjoy Dell’s best financing offers of the year this holiday season by opening up a Dell Preferred Account. Six-month special financing options are now available on systems beginning at $499.

All laptops, desktops, electronics and accessories $49 or more will ship for free this holiday season. For fast holiday delivery on select Dell products, choose from Dell’s popular Ships Fast laptops and desktops that are pre-configured, stocked and ready to ship the next business day (some restrictions apply).[vii] Customers visiting Dell.com this holiday season will also have access to 24/7 support, live chat, screen sharing capabilities, access to unbiased reviews and more. To receive in time for the Christmas holiday, place orders for Ships Fast products by Dec. 21[viii].

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Beyond Holiday Offers

Dell customers will have even more opportunity to celebrate the joy of giving this holiday season with exclusive Dell offers.

The Inspiron One 2205 is a sleek and space saving all-in-one desktop that lets families experience videos, games, photos and the Web in a whole new way with a multi-touch screen and Dell Stage software. On Black Friday, the Inspiron One 2205 desktop will be available on Dell.com for only $399.99. The Inspiron 15 laptop features a 15.6-inch HD widescreen LED display and is perfect for work or staying connected on the go – at an affordable price. It will be available for only $299.99 during the same timeframe. Dell will have many special offerings Black Friday weekend through Cyber Monday. Customers can count down to these deals by visiting the Dell.com Countdown Clock.

Separately, customers who purchase select Dell PCs can capture special memories this holiday season with the included 12-megapixel Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 digital camera, that comes with the Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 & Premiere Elements 9 and a Shutterfly photobook, while supplies last.[ix] For customers who would prefer to have a card that can be used almost anywhere, anytime, Dell is offering a $125 American Express reward card[x] as an alternative, with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 & Premiere Elements 9 preinstalled on your PC. This premium holiday offer is available today and will run through Jan. 31, 2012, or while supplies last.

Go Mobile and Social

The newly available Dell Mobile App for iOS and Android is a dual-purpose shopping and support application that helps customers quickly and easily find the right solutions for that special person on their holiday shopping list. Customers can browse and compare products, read helpful product reviews and track and place orders – quickly and securely – all from their mobile device. The Dell Mobile App is free and currently available for download from the Android Market, Apple App Store and Dell.com.

In addition, customers can now send personalized Dell eGift Cards to their friends and family on Facebook. The Facebook Connect option is perfect for anytime gifting and takes seconds to set up by selecting “Send a Gift Card through Facebook” at http://dell.com/giftcard. Once connected to his or her Facebook account, the sender can choose a gift card design, specify an amount between $10 to $500 and provide an optional gift card message. The sender can also schedule the date for the gift card to appear on the recipient's Facebook Wall up to a year in advance.

“We’re making it easy for everyone to give the gift of Dell this holiday season,” said Michael Tatelman, Dell Consumer Sales & Marketing vice president and general manager. “Having the capability to purchase Dell products instantly through a variety of channels gives our customers the ability to make educated holiday purchase decisions in places where we spend most of our time – online or on the go.”