Editor's Note: This post was co-written with Paul Nicholson, Director of Online Marketing in the Dell Imaging group.

You may have seen the posts about Dell’s consumer and business Haswell product updates.  In addition to these enhanced laptops and desktops, we introduced the new Dell 21.5" Touch Monitor  with 10-point multi-touch capability and the B1165nfw and B1265dfw multifunction printers. The new peripherals extend Dell’s leadership in Displays and Imaging and enable a more personal, efficient computing experience.

Dell has made a name for itself as the industry leader in displays solutions, ranked #1 in flat-panel display market share in North America, and #2 in flat-panel shipments worldwide, according to DisplaySearch. Adding to our portfolio of America’s favorite displays, the new 21.5” monitor offers an engaging Windows 8 touch experience with unparalleled flexibility, convenience and clarity.  You can further boost the efficiency of your workspace ecosystem with the B1165nfw and B1265dfw, designed to provide growing businesses and home users with affordable printing to complement their desktops.

Edge-to-edge glass creates a beautiful canvas for using your Windows 8 applications with ease.  Tap, slide, swipe, turn, pinch and stretch with your fingers – it’s simple and intuitive.  The display also supports a 16:9 widescreen format on an ultra-wide viewing angle, so images will pop at virtually any angle.

The Dell 21.5" Touch Monitor is designed with comfort, convenience and exceptional usability in mind.  An ergonomic stand design allows you to tilt the monitor up to 60° to suit your viewing needs, with the option to wall mount or attach the 21.5” monitor panel to the Dell Single Monitor Arm via the VESA adaptor plate. 

Whether on deadline for a creative project or coordinating a group homework assignment, you’ll seamlessly connect to external devices via the HDMI, DVI and VGA ports.  Enable touch and collaborate efficiently by simply connecting a USB cable from your PC to the monitor's USB upstream port, and use either a HDMI or VGA cable to project images onscreen.

Once your work is successfully completed, kick back and enjoy a vivid, cinematic-quality 16:9 Full HD experience.  Movies and video games will pop with stunning, crystal-clear clarity due to the monitor’s high contrast ratio of 3000:1 (typical) and Mega dynamic contrast ratio of 8 million:1 (max).  The Image Enhance feature will further sharpen image edges and boost colors.

The Dell 21.5” Touch Monitor isn’t just about good looks and great visuals.  In addition to fine craftsmanship, a clean finish and superb screen performance, the display is also designed to be energy efficient, meeting relevant environment, safety and regulatory standards.

 

Affordable 1165nfw and B1265dfw Multifunction Printers Packed with Valuable Features

The new B1165nfw and B1265dfw multifunction printers are the latest additions to Dell’s portfolio of award-winning printers, honored earlier this year with five ‘BLI 2013 Pick’ awards in the Best Monochrome Printers and Outstanding Color Printers categories. Each provides the performance your business needs with fast print speeds of up to 21 pages per minute (ppm) (letter)/20ppm (A4).

  

Both printers boost productivity and manage documents easily with the fully licensed Nuance PaperPort 14 included (MSRP $99, common retail at $55), transforming paper documents into high-quality, searchable PDF files for easy archiving, organizing and sharing. The document management software even places all PDF files on your desktop in clearly marked, color-coded folders so information is always at your fingertips.

The B1165nfw is an easy-to-use, 4-in-1 printer offering outstanding value for your small office. Packed with valuable features, the printer offers print, scan, copy and fax functions. For added convenience, WiFi is simple to install with the Dell Printer Easy WiFi Installer. The printer, which will retail at $199, also supports direct printing from most mobile devices, so there’s no need to transfer files from your phone or tablet to your PC to print.

At a reasonable $279, the B1265dfw is a versatile, full-featured multifunction printer that delivers superb performance and value.  Perfect for home offices and small businesses, the multifunction printer with duplexer also offers 4-in-1 versatility, wireless connectivity and performance features – all from one affordable device. Simplify tasks with the automatic document feeder, ID Copy feature and direct printing from most mobile devices.  Designed for reliable performance and value, the Dell B1265dfw is an excellent addition to your office.

Can you picture these new peripherals fitting into your home or workspace?  As always, we welcome your questions or feedback in the comments below.