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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...
The last time we looked at Dell's Alienware X51 series of console-sized gaming PCs was back in mid-2013. Back then we were working with Intel's 4th generation Haswell Core Series processors and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs based on their Kepler graphics core. Our man Paul, frankly, was spouting off a bit wildly about aliens serving humans for dinner and, well, let's just say it made for interesting reading. But that was so 2013, and like anything in life, seasons change and architectures evolve. Paul is still nuttier than a fruit cake but that's a different story all together, so we'll... Read more...
Two years removed from taking a $900 million write-off related to unsold Surface RT tablets, Microsoft is tapping OEMs to sell its Surface Pro line. Specifically, Dell and Hewlett-Packard will carry Surface Pro tablets as part of Microsoft's new Surface Enterprise Initiative. Dell will be the first to start selling Surface Pro tablets with Windows 10 and Surface Pro accessories. Sales will kick off next month in the United States and Canada through Dell's North America commercial sales organization and later in the year through its website. This will expand to 28 other markets in early 2016. "Business... Read more...
Last week, Dell surprised us all with the introduction of its pimptastic Alienware 18 notebook, which features — as its name implies — an 18-inch display (unfortunately, it’s only 1080p resolution). And earlier today, Dell whipped out an updated Alienware X51, which has been decked out with overclocked Intel Skylake processors, liquid cooling, and some extremely powerful graphics options from NVIDIA and AMD. But that’s not all, there are also a few more updates to Alienware’s product portfolio. Dell has refreshed its Alienware 13, 15 and 17 with “over 20 updates and upgrades” to keep the gaming... Read more...
I'm about to make some enemies, but I firmly believe console-sized gaming PCs like the Alienware X51 and Falcon Northwest Tiki are poised to assimilate their behemoth desktop competitors, zap them with shrink rays, and usher in powerful 4K gaming in diminutive mini-ITX packages. We're not quite there, but today Alienware has abducted the former incarnation of its X51 PC and replaced it with a revised system that represents one confident leap in that direction. When last the Alienware X51 descended upon HotHardware, it was clearly designed to take on game consoles like the Xbox 360, right... Read more...
13-inch gaming notebooks; yeah we’ve seen those. 15-inch and 17-inch gaming notebooks? That’s a big yawn. But 18-inches of gaming goodness? Now you’ve got our attention. The folks over at Dell have resurrected the Alienware 18 nameplate for a balls-to-the-wall hunk of burning love for laptop lovers. Given its huge 18-inch screen size, that makes for a form-factor that is capable of supporting a lot of high-powered gaming goodness. How good you ask? For starters, the base system (which rings in at $2,500) includes a 3.5GHz Intel Core i7-4710MQ processor, 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L memory, dual NVIDIA... Read more...
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