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Buried under the typical eye-glazing congratulatory corporate-speak that is a mutual press release announcing cooperation between two companies is a curious nugget of information: Dell might start making Xbox consoles. Taking a step back here, the announcement pertains to Microsoft and Dell signing a patent licensing agreement wherein they’ll license each other’s intellectual property as it pertains to Android and Chrome OS devices as well as Xbox consoles. “Under the terms of the agreement, they agreed on royalties for Dell’s products running the Android or Chrome platforms... Read more...
And the chromebooks continue to proliferate. Dell has announced its Chromebook 11, which will run on an Intel 4th-gen Celeron 2955U processor with Intel HD graphics, 2GB or 4GB of RAM, and a 16GB SSD The 11-inch laptop will have a 1366x768 (1080p) display, a 720p HD webcam, and 4W internal stereo speakers, and ports include an SD card reader, HDMI, and two USB 3.0. The battery purports to last for around 10 hours, and 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 are on board as well. The Dell Chromebook 11 weighs 2.9 pounds and is less than an inch thick. It’s expected to sell for less than $300,... Read more...
Following months of back and forth between Michael Dell, Dell's board of directors, and a few outspoken shareholders such as Carl Icahn, the world's third largest PC maker is now back in the hands of the man who started it all. Dell announced today the completion of its acquisition by Michael, the company's founder who was also serving as chairman and chief executive officer, and Sliver Lake Partners, an investment firm. "Today, Dell enters an exciting new chapter as a private enterprise," Michael said in a statement. "Our 110,000 team members worldwide are 100 percent focused on our customers... Read more...
As the specter of the next generation of gaming consoles looms large on the horizon, there’s certainly a case to be made for rolling with a gaming PC instead of an Xbox One or PlayStation 4, and Dell’s Alienware is sweetening the pot by offering a $200 cash back incentive. When you buy a new Alienware gaming rig, you can trade in your old console and get $200 cash back; the same deal applies for old PCs. After you buy your new Alienware system, you can visit the Alienware Trade Up Portal and provide a copy of your receipt and your bank information. Then you’ll be given a prepaid... Read more...
Give Microsoft credit for its aggressive efforts to unify its ecosystem across a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, desktops, and laptops. What's more, it looks like you'll be able to run Windows 8 applications on the company's upcoming Xbox One console, which launches to retail on November 22, 2013 in the U.S. Microsoft hasn't come out and officially confirmed the Xbox One will run Windows 8 apps, but a listing on Dell's website where you can pre-order the console suggests it's definitely a feature of the console, and a game changing one at that. "Consider the game officially changed.... Read more...
Dell's on the verge of pulling itself back into the hands of private ownership, but not before it issues an all-new line of tablets and revised XPS laptops. The new XPS 11 is said to be the thinnest, most compact 2-in-1 in the world, offering up a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display on an 11.6-inch 2-in-1. If you're looking for something a big larger, the refreshed XPS 15 offers as an option the first 15.6-inch Quad HD+ (3200 x 1800) display in the world, which is the highest resolution available on a laptop of that size. Even the XPS 13 is getting a boost, with a Full HD (1080p) screen option, faster... Read more...
After a drawn-out struggle that saw billionaire investor Carl Icahn fight against it (a struggle he eventually gave up on earlier this week), Michael Dell will buy out Dell for $24.9 billion. The company’s founder has now successfully taken his company private again. The deal will be for $13.75 per share with a 13-cent-per-share dividend, which is a dime per share higher than his original offer of $13.65 per share. The deal should close before Dell’s third fiscal quarter closes. In a statement, Michael Dell said, “I am pleased with this outcome and am energized to continue building... Read more...