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Dell has something for everyone with its Venue 8 tablets, which come in both Android and Windows 8.1 flavors. The Venue 8 is the Android-based model, while the Venue 8 Pro runs the full version of Windows 8.1. Dell isn’t the first to put Windows 8.1 in an 8-inch form factor, but the field is still relatively new and small, so the Venue 8 Pro has been getting a fair share of attention. We checked out both models to see how they compare to each other and their competition... Dell Venue 8 Pro and Venue 8 Do Windows and Android... Read more...
Dell has something for everyone with its Venue 8 tablets, which come in both Android and Windows 8.1 flavors. The Venue 8 is the Android-based model, while the Venue 8 Pro runs the full version of Windows 8.1. Dell isn’t the first to put Windows 8.1 in an 8-inch form factor, but the field is still relatively new and small, so the Venue 8 Pro has been getting a fair share of attention. We checked out both models to see how they compare to each other and their competition. The Dell Venue 8, with Android 4.2.2. Side-by-side, the tablets look similar, but the two are very different beasts, as... Read more...
When Dell first began offering Ubuntu-flavored notebooks, it was unclear whether or not it was a venture that the PC builder would stick with. Admittedly, it seemed at first that Dell was just testing the waters, to see if the supposed demand was real. To date, the company hasn't littered its lineup with such offerings, and it's especially weak in the mainstream consumer side, but things have certainly gotten better since the initial release. Where you'll have your best luck of scoring a nice Ubuntu-powered Dell notebook is on the business side, with the Latitude series. Or, if your goal is great... Read more...
Dell's workstation line has been a popular choice for enterprise customers, and we've some pretty fond memories of older models that we've reviewed in the past. Today, the Precision line is taking a major leap, looking a lot less like a stereotypical "business machine" and a lot more like a sturdy, albeit sleek, workhorse. The Precision M3800 is said to be the planet's thinnest and lightest 15" workstation. There's an optional Quad HD+ (3200x1800) display with more pixels that the average user could ever count, and of course, Intel's latest quad-core Core i7 CPU paired with NVIDIA's Quadro graphics.... Read more...
If you listen closely, you can hear those bells ringing already... particularly if you're in a sales department. With the holiday shopping season creeping up on us, companies far and wide are refreshing product lines in order to entice you. Dell's one of those, and this week it announced that the new Venue tablets and XPS 15 laptop were available for the taking. The Dell Venue 7, Venue 8 and Venue 8 Pro tablets, as well as the new XPS 15, are available for sale on Dell.com in the United States and in select countries around the world. The Venue 7 starts at $149.99, while the Venue 8 starts at $179.99.... Read more...
Are the days of the desktop numbered? Perhaps, but if there's one group that'll keep it alive, it's the hardcore gaming crowd. For those who simply cannot be without the latest and greatest pushing the newest titles out of their Steam library, Alienware has updated its Aurora gaming desktop this week. Starting now, gamers can build one with Intel's latest Core i7 processors, including an Extreme Edition option. These chips have up to six cores and 15MB of cache, with overclocked speeds reaching a blistering 4.3GHz using Turbo Boost. These chips are, of course, a part of the new Ivy Bridge-E 4000... Read more...
Barring anything unexpected, Michael Dell is almost assured to gain control of the company he founded and take it private following a shareholder vote later this week. Michael had originally proposed a $24.4 billion buyout offer for the world's third largest PC maker, but things hit a snag when some began to question Dell's overall value. Billionaire investor and Dell shareholder Carl Icahn emerged as one of the most outspoken opponents of the deal, threatening legal action and even putting together an alternative package that would pay shareholders a dividend while keeping the company public.... Read more...
While some consumers are passing right over the laptop en route to their next tablet, Dell realizes that the world still has plenty of professionals who need high-specced machines in order to get real work done on the go. Hence, the introduction of the new Precision M4800 and M6800. With these new mobile workstations, Dell becomes the first to bring a 15.6-inch Quad HD+ IGZO panel to the workstation market, with higher resolution than the Apple MacBook Pro Retina display, and the only to offer optional 10-finger Wacom multi-touch on a 17.3-inch display for intuitive control and interaction with... Read more...
Michael Dell is in the midst of trying to take over the company he founded long ago, and if he succeeds in his bid, he'll take Dell private, giving himself complete control without having to answer to a board of directors or shareholders. He'll then be able to run the company however he sees fit, and with the market trending to mobile, some have surmised Michael would pull out of the PC market. Would he really do that? Probably not. In case anyone was wondering where he stands, Michael stated in no uncertain terms at the Dell Solutions Summit in Beijing, China, that Dell will continue to build... Read more...
Sales of Surface RT devices running the Windows RT platform have been giving Microsoft headaches, lately. The reaction from device makers has been varied – some have pushed the devices to the back burner and seem to be waiting to see how things play out before investing more in the scaled-back Windows sibling. Dell took an entirely different approach on Friday, bundling a keyboard with its Dell XPS 10 Tablet. Apparently, Dell is banking on the XPS giving customers a better experience when paired with the keyboard and touchpad. What makes the move noteworthy is that it raises the price of... Read more...
Dell reported a 72 percent annual drop in net income to $204 million during its second quarter for fiscal 2014, though the company remains steadfast in its strategy to customers in what it termed a "challenging environment." Indeed it is for PC makers as sales continue to slide during the recent transition to mobile devices, like tablets and smartphones. Revenue came in at $14.5 billion, about the same as it was a year ago. Interestingly, it was software, not hardware, that ultimately hurt Dell's bottom line. Dell's desktop and think client revenue actually jumped a percentage point, which doesn't... Read more...
After penning an open letter to Dell's board of directors essentially telling the company to take or leave his "best and final offer" to acquire the company he founded, Michael Dell has gone back and revised his bid as part of a new agreement with Dell's special board committee, Dell said in a statement. Michael sweetened his offer by increasing the purchase price by a dime from $13.65 per share to $13.75 per share, providing a $0.13 per share dividend to shareholders, and a guarantee that the third-quarter dividend of $0.08 per share will be paid at or before closing. All of this equates to at... Read more...
Michael Dell is apparently finished with negotiations and has made a final offer to Dell's board of directors to take control of the company he founded. In an open letter to shareholders, Michael reiterated that taking Dell private is, in his opinion, still the right thing to do. You also get the impression that he's frustrated the process is taking so long. "After one of the most thorough processes in history, the highest price that any of the parties was willing to pay was $13.65 per share," Michael stated in his letter. "Although no other party has offered to pay more than $13.65 per share,... Read more...
Michael Dell may have known it would be a challenge to take back ownership of the self-named company he founded so many years ago, but he probably didn't anticipate that the process would drag on for as long as it has. Even more unsettling for Micheal and Silver Lake Partners, the investment group that's backing the founder, is that after all this time and energy spent, Dell could remain a publicly traded company when all is said and done. To help make sure that doesn't happen, Michael increased his $24.4 billion takeover bid by another $150 million, however there's a caveat. He also wants the... Read more...
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