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If you’re PC giant Lenovo, you’d probably like to forget all about the Superfish security debacle from earlier this year. Lenovo installed Superfish adware on its IdeaPad notebooks earlier this year complete with a self-signed HTTPS certificate. The certificate left Lenovo customers with affected machines open to man-in-the-middle attacks and put the company in front of the steady crosshairs of many security professionals and PC enthusiasts. Now it looks as though Dell has a similar problem on its hands. Over the weekend, programmer Joe Nord discovered that his newly purchased Dell Inspiron 5000... Read more...
Update: 10/23/15 11:20AM - A definite perk of writing about technology is getting to attend events and spending hands on time with bleeding-edge products. We've been fortunate to do that on several occasions, including today at Dell World 2015 where the company is making several major announcements as well as showing off some rather impressive looking forthcoming products. One of those products is the XPS 15, Dell's hot new Ultrabook with a gorgeous 15.6-inch 4K resolution Infinity Edge display. It sports the same near-borderless design as the XPS 13 that impressed us earlier this year, but in... Read more...
We haven’t even closed out October yet, and we’re already getting a sneak peek at what’s in store for Black Friday 2015. One of the first hot deals to kick off the holiday shopping season comes from none other than Dell, and it’s a doozy. Dell will offer the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle (500GB) for a low, low price of $299.99. That price on its own is commendable, as it currently retails for $349.99. However, you can find sales nearly every week to get the Xbox One at the price, so that’s not exactly newsworthy. However, Dell is juicing the deal up by also including a free copy... Read more...
Tech titans Intel and Microsoft are joining forces with the top three PC makers in the world -- that would be Lenovo, HP, and Dell, in that order (by market share) -- to blitz consumers with a new ad campaign that they collectively hope will enlighten the masses on what a Windows 10-based, Intel-powered system can do. The slogan they've chosen to run with is "PC Does What?!," which will kick off in full effect this coming Monday, October 19. In the meantime, this dream team ensemble has released a spattering of short advertisements, all available to watch to on YouTube courtesy of Intel. There's... Read more...
We first got an inkling that Dell Inc. was interested in purchasing EMC Corp late last week, and today we received official confirmation of that deal. And as we expected back then, this a whopper of a deal — in fact, it’s being billed as the largest tech acquisition in history. The world’s No. 3 PC maker — with the help of MSD Partners and Silver Lake — is offering up $33.15 per share in cash and special stock for EMC, valuing the deal at $67 billion. The $33.15/share price is roughly 28 percent higher than EMC’s share price at close of day Wednesday October 7th; the day before the first reports... Read more...
As companies become well-established in the market, and sometimes seem to become integral to it, an obvious move is to begin acquiring other companies to help bolster their offerings further. We see this often: Microsoft, Apple, Google, and many others regularly search the market for smaller companies that would be worth bringing in under their wing. It also happens on a larger scale, but those sorts of acquisitions are far from common. Well, if a new rumor that's floating around becomes true, the market will be hit by a rather amazing acquisition. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Dell... Read more...
We got our first look at Dell’s brand new XPS 12 nearly a month ago when renders and a few specs of the device leaked to the Internet. But today, Dell is officially spilling the beans on its impressive mobile device that is sure to turn quite a few heads. The XPS 12 is Dell’s latest take on on the 2-in-1 form-factor, and it appears to be the company’s best effort to date. When docked with its keyboard, the XPS 12 looks like any other Windows 10 notebook out there. However, rather than using mechanical springs and latches, the XPS 12 tablet attaches to its keyboard dock using simple magnets. That... Read more...
There’s no doubt that we at HotHardware were rather impressed with the 2015 XPS 13 when it debuted earlier this year, enough so to give it our Editor’s Choice award. Dell managed to cram a 13.3-inch 3200x1800 QHD+ display with edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass -- or in Dell parlance, an InfinityEdge display – into a 12-inch frame.  If you've seen this display in the flesh, you'll note that the top and side edge bezels of the display are near non-existant. Dell has now brought that same beautiful InfinityEdge display technology to its larger XPS 15, which the company boasts has the same footprint... Read more...
Dell is rolling out a new new lineup of Precision Mobile Workstations, and the company is taking full advantage of all latest technology that Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA has to offer including Skylake-based Core and Xeon processors and high end FirePro and Quadro graphics options. The company has also constructed the devices out of aluminum and carbon fiber to make them both lightweight and thin, while reaming robust enough to take a beating when out in the field. Starting off at the bottom, we have the Precision 15 3000 Series, which is available with a Core i5-6300HQ at the low-end and tops out at... Read more...
Earlier today we brought you some news on fresh new 2-in-1 devices from ASUS, and now it’s Dell’s time with two new additions of its own. First up is the Venue 8 Pro 5000 Series tablet which Dell says has been designed for “specialized applications and on the go productivity” and is aimed at the healthcare, retail/hospitality, education and manufacturing markets. The 8-inch Venue 8 Pro 5000 features a quad-core Intel Atom x5 Z8500 processor under its glass display display, and can be paired with either a positively minuscule 2GB or merely adequate 4GB of RAM. Interestingly, Dell is providing two... Read more...
Utlrabook designs just keep getting thinner, more powerful and more capable with each iteration of the various platforms on the market. Dell's XPS line of ultrabooks has always done relatively well in the arena, with some notable break-out features, like composite carbon fiber construction, that helped them stand out in a sea of offerings from the competition. In fact, when we took a look at Dell's 2014 version of the XPS 13 back in March of last year, it scored high marks with us for impressive battery life, great build quality and good performance, though it didn't have an SD card slot on board.... Read more...
When Microsoft first announced the Surface Pro back in 2012 (it launched in early 2013), many Apple fans snickered. Here was Microsoft, releasing a somewhat thick and heavy tablet that not only had a kickstand, but also an “odd” cover that doubled as a keyboard. And to top things off, the device made use of a stylus. The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously said in 2010, “If you see a stylus, they blew it.”  And many people thought that Microsoft did blow it, writing off nearly $1 billion in costs related to its Surface tablets during the first year. But Microsoft forged ahead with the Surface... Read more...
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so Microsoft should be “elated” that the competition is coming to market with tablet design that look surprisingly similar to its Surface Pro 3. The iPad Pro was introduced earlier this week with a 12.9-inch display, a fold-out Smart Keyboard cover and a much ballyhooed Apple Pencil (which is just Apple speak for an expensive stylus). Steven Sinofsky, the former Microsoft exec that had a hand in developing the original line of Surface tablets, took to Twitter to lay on the sarcasm following the Apple keynote: iPad Pro has a magnetic keyboard... Read more...
Michael Dell is no longer beholden to shareholders after taking the computer company he founded private two years ago. As such, he's free to invest more than $125 billion in China over the next five years as part of his "In China, For China" 4.0 strategy announced today without having to worry about how it might affect the company's stock price. The massive investment will continue to expand and enhance Dell's research and development team in China, Dell's second largest market for PC sales. It will also contribute some $175 million to imports and exports, which in turn will sustain more than 1... Read more...
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