New Dell TVs, Printers and Music Players

New Dell TVs, Printers and Music Players

Product Information Sheet

New York, October 14, 2004

Dell today opened its holiday retail season by announcing the expansion of the company’s consumer electronics product portfolio, provided at exceptional prices to help more customers enjoy advances in digital music, photography, and television technology. Details and availability on the new consumer electronics are provided below. More information, including technical specifications and hi-resolution images are available at


Dell’s new 42-inch plasma displays, the Dell W4200HD 42″ Plasma HDTV and Dell W4200ED Enhanced Definition 42″ Plasma TV, will be available in time for holiday season programming. Both TVs boast wide-aspect (16:9 aspect ratio) screens that deliver excellent picture quality in packages that are only 3.3-inches thick.

The W4200HD retails for $3,499. It provides 1024 vertical lines and 768 horizontal lines of resolution, showing high-definition content. It is fully equipped to receive both analog and digital broadcasts out-of-the-box, due to dual integrated analog and combination digital/analog tuners.

The W4200ED, priced at $2,299, is an enhanced definition display equipped with dual analog tuners and features 852 vertical lines and 480 horizontal lines of resolution.

The Dell W4200 displays both allow users to multitask by viewing images from different sources simultaneously, with dual tuners and Picture-In-Picture (PIP), Picture-On-Picture (POP), and Picture-By-Picture (PbP) modes. When a PC is attached, the W4200 displays also support PC graphics on PC graphics, video on PC graphics, and video on video.

Detachable speakers deliver 20 watts of sound each, and high quality audio outputs allow easy integration with existing home theater components. Included SRSTM TruSurround XTTM transforms television audio into a stunning surround sound experience.

Both TVs are also powered by a PixelworksTM chipset. Dell is the first TV supplier to receive the Pixelworks’ DNX certification, a series of rigorous video quality tests that measure out-of-the-box picture quality and performance.

Dell’s goal is to help customers get their new plasma televisions working as quickly and easily as possible, so six different installation options are available to fit every need1. These options range from simply unboxing and hooking the TV up, wall mounting, or speaker mounting with concealed wiring.

Dell also announced a new model in its LCD TV product line today – the W1900 19″ LCD TV, selling for $899. Multimedia enthusiasts now have more room to experience and enjoy digital content.

Dell has engineered the W1900 to feature a 1280 x 768 resolution (15:9 aspect ratio), thus optimizing for DVDs, today’s TV signals, and tomorrow’s high-definition broadcast standards. With a full suite of TV and PC connectors, the W1900 is also equipped for simultaneous use as a PC and TV display. When used as a PC monitor, the 158 square inch (1022 cm²) screen size can display two full documents side-by-side, enhancing productivity and ease of viewing.

Both plasma TVs will be available next month in the Continental (excluding Alaska) United States and in Canada. The W1900 19″ LCD TV can be purchased immediately in the United States and Canada and will be available in Europe, Japan, Australia and Singapore and other regions over the next several months.


Bring the photo lab home with the new Dell Photo Printer 540 and the Dell Photo All-in-One Printer 942. The sleek, compact – 3.2″ x 7.8″ x 5.3″ (HxWxD) – Photo Printer 540 sells for $189 and is available to order today in the United States. The Dell 540 makes it easy to create high-quality photos anywhere, thanks to a 2.5-inch LCD screen, USB input, PictBridge port for a camera connection, and 5-in-1 digital memory card reader that allows customers to view and print their images without connecting to a PC. For advanced editing, it also includes a USB PC connection and a suite of photo editing software. And images can be shared immediately after they are printed, because the printer’s dye sublimation technology covers them with a glossy Clear Life CoatingTM that makes them durable, smudge-proof and long lasting2.

Other convenience features include 4×6-inch photos in fewer than 60 seconds3, one-button printing in black and white or color, one button save to PC, and the Dell Photo Print Pack, which includes Dell Premium Photo Paper and a Dell Print Cartridge for exactly 40 prints.

The Dell Photo All-in-One Printer 942 gives every home and small office the ability to print, copy, fax (when connected to a PC with fax modem) and scan in color – plus print photos – in one, easy-to-use device. Initially available for $1494, the 942 is can be purchased today in the United States. It will be available in other regions in the coming months.

With print speeds of up to 19 pages per minute (ppm) in black and up to 14 ppm in color (actual print speeds will vary with use), the 942 meets everyday printing and imaging needs. It also includes advanced photo printing features like a 2.5-inch LCD screen, a PictBridge port for a camera connection, and memory card slots – making it simple to print photos without being connected to a PC. The optional photo cartridge ensures a greater range of color, finer detail, and more realistic images. The 942 is also a standalone color copier for reproducing text documents, photos and graphics quickly and easily.

Both new Dell photo printers use the Dell Supplies Management SystemTM , which monitors cartridge and/or paper levels, proactively notifies customers before they run out of their supplies, and provides a direct link to Dell’s website for easy reordering. In addition, all Dell printers come with Dell service and support, including 24×7 toll-free technical phone support and one-year Advanced Exchange Service5.

Dell DJs

Dell tuned into music enthusiasts who like more style with their music players. The company’s two new DJs, enabled by Texas Instruments’ Digital Audio processors, sport a sleek silver and black design and trimmer form factors. The 4.4-ounce6 Pocket DJ is smaller than a deck of cards but with enough storage for 2,500 songs7. Dell also updated the interface on the 20GB8 model for the music enthusiasts who want to load and easily play their entire music collection, or even books, on a digital music device.

DJ users can choose to download their favorite music from the many MP3 and Windows Media® -based download services on the Web. To simplify how customers enjoy music while protecting digital content, Dell will implement Microsoft’s® Digital Rights Management technology, code-named Janus, and Media Transfer Protocol. The new technologies support legal downloads and secure transfer of digital music from any device or online service, and will be available on existing DJs later this year and in early 2005 on the new models introduced today. In addition, Dell will provide the firmware to upgrade DJs on at no cost, and plans to participate in Microsoft’s forthcoming “Plays For Sure” campaign to help educate consumers on the compatibility of services and devices carrying the “Plays For Sure” logo.

The Pocket DJ starts at $199. The 20GB Dell DJ holds about 9,900 songs7 for $249. Both are available next month in the United States.

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1 Plasma TV installation services provided via third-party contract with customer. Availability varies. Other conditions apply. For complete details, visit

2 Under normal household storage and usage conditions.

3 Actual print speeds may vary with use.

4 After $30 instant rebate off original price of $179.

5 Replacement part or unit will be dispatched if necessary following phone-based troubleshooting in advance of receipt of returned defective unit. Availability varies. Other conditions apply. Defective unit must be returned. Replacements may be refurbished.

6 Weight is for unit only.

7 Assumes audio format is 64kbps WMA encoding with average song length of 4 min.

8 One GB = 1 billion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less.

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