GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2011

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Ultra Portable Laptop PCs [Dell Inspiron 13z and 14z]
Business Owner
Dell Inc.
Category
Mobile phones, communication terminals and personal computers
Company
Dell Inc. Experience Design Group (United States of America)
Award Number
11G06045
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2011

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Outline

The new Inspiron 13z and 14z ultra portable laptops bring robust performance and leading edge thin and light weight technology to the mainstream consumer. The laptop PCs are offered in vivid color options and were optimized to be as lightweight as possible for the highly mobile user at an affordable price point. The new Drift design language features a new, expressive form gesture. The lid is nested within the base with the sidewalls extending above the palm rest progressively obscuring the lid towards the back of the base.

Producer

Dell Inc.

Director

Ed Boyd

Designer

Experience Design Group, Dell Inc.

More information

http://www.Dell.com

Market release pending
2011/7/15

Evaluation

The design is configured so that the liquid crystal panel is nested within the base when it is closed, an arrangement that protects the display from damage by preventing direct contact with hands or objects while the product is being moved from place to place. We liked the way this special feature could be used to give the mobile user peace of mind.

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