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Dell has continued to push the recent design innovations of its premium XPS family further down its product stack, in an effort to enhance its mainstream consumer products as well. When we reviewed Dell’s XPS 27 7760 All-in-One desktop PC earlier this year, we were impressed with its performance, features, and design aesthetic, including its impressive sound system. Continuing that effort to marry both form and function, we received the new Dell Inspiron 27 7000 All-in-One desktop for review. It turns out this system was the winner of a 2017 COMPUTEX Design and Innovation Award, but it has been... Read more...
Dell has not done much to tweak the physical design of its XPS 13 laptop over the past couple years, though it's not out of laziness or complacency. The past few models have exemplified excellence in engineering, with the size and weight of the XPS 13 belying what lays in wait when you crack open the lid. Its InfinityEdge display all but eliminates bezel and delivers a larger-than-expected viewing area based on the laptop's overall dimensions, and the hardware powering it has, for the most part, been cutting edge. In keeping with that latter theme, Dell upgraded its XPS 13 for late 2017 with a... Read more...
Are you need of a technology upgrade? Well, good news—Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner, which means there will be plenty of bargains to had. In anticipation of these upcoming events, Dell announced a bunch of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that it has on tap, and among them is an Inspiron 14 laptop for $130, marked down from $250. Remember when low powered netbooks were a thing? The discounted price for the Inspiron 14 is lower than even those systems went for. Granted, this is not a screaming machine we are talking about, but for basic computing chores, it will get... Read more...
Anyone who is into street racing knows never to assume what the other driver is rocking underneath the hood. Sure, that family sedan may look like it would get throttled by a Mustang or Camaro, but if it's sporting a souped up engine inside and maybe even a shot of NOS, it will burn rubber with the best of them. Likewise, Dell's updated XPS Tower Special Edition desktop system rolls to the line with a subdued style that seemingly belies what lays inside its compact chassis. Make no mistake, the XPS Tower SE is not a run-of-the-mill OEM system. It has some unique features that we will get to shortly,... Read more...
Back in late August, Dell updated the XPS 13 with quad-core Core i5 and Core i7 Kaby Lake Refresh processors, bringing more firepower to an all-around powerhouse ultraportable. However, it appears that the wunderkinds in the Dell engineering lab have yet another XPS 13 on the horizon, and we got a sneak peek at it this week at the company's Austin, Texas Parmer campus.This latest XPS 13 features a different design aesthetic than we're used to with Dell notebooks -- it actually has a white finish. The laptop has a woven glass fiber textured palm rest/keyboard deck, which is pure white in color.... Read more...
If you are chomping at the bit to get your hands and eyes on one of the new Windows Mixed Reality headsets for your PC, the time for pre-ordering is here. Dell has announced that its mixed reality headset, called the Dell Visor, is now available for pre-order. Dell says that the headset has a superior ergonomic design, comfort-first features, and a white color scheme that sets it apart from the competition. Microsoft announced before that Dell was a partner for the mixed reality headsets along with several other major PC manufacturers including Lenovo, Acer, and HP. Dell says that the Visor will... Read more...
Back in late June, AMD announced that it would be rolling out a Ryzen Pro line of CPUs aimed at desktops in the professional workplace. Today is the day that products with Ryzen Pro inside launch and AMD counts some of the biggest names in the computer industry as partners with workstations and desktops from Dell, Lenovo, and HP coming. AMD's Kevin Lensing spent a bit of time laying out what AMD is cooking up with Ryzen Pro noting that this is part of AMD's "return to innovation for high-performance PCs." Ryzen Pro is a commercial CPU for AMD with the consumer Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 3... Read more...
Dell announced some pretty impressive gaming PCs this morning, and is rounding out its lineup with two new 34-inch Alienware gaming monitors. There are some clear similarities between the AW3418DW and AW3418DW including quad-zone AlienFX lighting, super-thin bezels and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to smooth out gameplay and reduce screen tearing. From there, the two monitors differ in key resolution and performance metrics. The AW3418DW sports a resolution of 3440x1440 and features an [overclocked] refresh rate of 120Hz. You’ll also find a 4ms response time, 21:9 screen ratio and 1900R curvature of... Read more...
Dell is making a big splash at PAX West with some new additions to its gaming lineup. These include new members of the Inspiron family and two new Alienware-branded gaming monitors. First up at bat is a refreshed Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming, which manages to fit a whole lot of high-powered enthusiast gear into a 15.6-inch notebook frame (we reviewed the previous model earlier this year). Dell incorporates seventh generation Intel Kaby Lake quad-core “H Series” processors, up to 32GB of memory, along with up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU (complete with NVIDIA Max-Q technology). The aforementioned... Read more...
It’s rather easy to take a tablet and make it appear “tough” by slapping on a rugged case that can withstand a few drops or even immersion in water. However, taking a consumer-grade tablet and tossing it to demanding, real-world situations isn’t always the best course of action. That’s why Dell developed its line of rugged tablets that are aimed at military professionals, public safety and field service. That brings us to the Latitude 7212 Rugged Extreme Tablet (we’ll just call it Latitude 7212 for short), which has been designed to not only be lightweight (2.8 lbs), but can withstand brutal impacts... Read more...
While VR is the big thing for gaming, there is another similar tech that PC makers and software giant Microsoft really want to take off in a big way and that is mixed reality. VR and mixed reality are similar in that both have virtual constructs in them, but in VR everything that the user of the tech sees is virtual whereas mixed reality overlays virtual objects with your real world environment. Mixed reality has big potential to revolutionize industry with the ability to help train new workers and to bring gaming into your home in a new way. Microsoft writes, "A little over ten months ago our... Read more...
If you’re a regular reader of HotHardware, then you know that we are incredibly fond of Dell’s XPS 13 family of notebooks. They provide solid performance, tight construction and plenty of features to keep mobile warriors happy. To keep its winning streak alive, Dell has announced a significant processor upgrade from the XPS 13, bringing onboard Intel’s newest eight generation Core processors (Kaby Lake-R). By going with Kaby Lake-R, the XPS 13 ditches the dual-core processors of its predecessor and instead adopts quad-core, eight-thread Core i5 and Core i7 processors (i5-8250U, i7-8550U). Dell... Read more...
Dell has gone and abducted Intel's Core-X series processors for its enthusiast Alienware division, affording gamers the opportunity to spec out a beastly system built around some of the fastest and best performing CPUs on the planet. Gamers also now face the choice of running with Intel and one of its Core-X processors based on Skylake-X, or AMD and its top-shelf Threadripper 1950X or 1920 CPUs, all of which are now configurable in an Alienware Area-51. We spent some hands on time with the Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition with a 1950X nestled inside and can attest that it is a blazing fast... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen series of next generation desktop processors have garnered a lot of buzz and praise around the web, but among the family of chips, none have created quite the stir as the company's Threadripper models of 16-core and 12-core processors.  While Ryzen helped propel AMD back to essentially performance parity with Intel Core series processors, Ryzen Threadripper offers the hope of surpassing even Intel's latest Core i9 Skylake-X family, with more core resources and PCIe connectivity at its disposal. As it turns out, our first hands-on experience with AMD Ryzen Threadripper wasn't afforded... Read more...
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