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Bloomberg last week revealed Dell's desire to go private, and this week, we learn that Microsoft is one of the companies looking to make that happen. It's unclear exactly how much money Microsoft would have to invest in order to seal the deal, but it's said to be between $1 and $3 billion - almost a modest figure... Read more...
Amid a precarious PC market and rumors that Dell is looking to revert back to becoming a privately-held company as opposed to a publicly-traded one (which it is currently), the company somewhat quietly announced “Project Ophelia”, a potentially game-changing device that is essentially a computer/cloud... Read more...
CES is a blast in part because we get to see and touch exciting technology and amazing prototypes and grill companies in person about the latest rumors pertaining to their products. Yet for as exciting as all of that may be, it’s also a time for companies to simply look us in the eye and proudly show off their... Read more...
Oh Raspberry Pi, is there no end to the fun and creative projects of which you are a part? The latest nifty implementation of the tiny $35 Linux computer is a mobile Raspberry Pi machine called the Pi-to-Go. The brainchild of a fellow named Nathan Morgan, who dug into his nearby stack of Dell laptop parts for the battery he used to make the... Read more...
Dell has been rather quiet on the mobile front lately, and there’s good reason: the company is officially getting out of the smartphone game, rendering your Streak, Aero, and Venue handsets instant relics of mobile computing history. Dell’s Jeff Clarke (pictured) told Forbes, “It needs a lot of investments to really be successful,”... Read more...
Ubuntu fans on the lookout for desktops or laptops bundled with their favorite OS have had a rough time - there's been selection, but it's been painfully limited. Helping that just a wee bit is Dell, with its Vostro 2420 and 2520 notebooks, which each offer a singular Ubuntu option. The only difference between the two... Read more...
Dell is looking to make its Wyse PocketCloud app even more useful by expanding the ways people can access their cloud-based files. Today, Dell announced the new PocketCloud Explore for iPad and Windows RT. The new releases of these apps will complement the existing versions of PocketCloud apps for iOS and Android devices. PocketCloud Explore... Read more...
Dell's fiscal 2013 third quarter revenue dipped to $13.7 billion, down 11 percent sequentially, the company announced this week. Battered by weak spending in the PC sector and a trend towards mobile handheld devices, Dell's profit was cut nearly in half, declining 47 percent to $475. Dell warned that it "sees the... Read more...
Anyone who has tried pre-release versions of Window 8 can tell you that navigating the OS with your mouse is completely doable – but you’re going to find yourself wanting to touch those Live Tiles. To that end, Dell took the veil off a new multi-touch monitor aimed squarely at users who are upgrading their desktops to Windows 8... Read more...
Reiterating that it's ready for the release of Windows 8, which Microsoft will make available to the general public in just three days on October 26, Dell today announced an overhauled portfolio of business and consumer PCs designed to take advantage of the upcoming OS's many new features. Dell will have plenty on tap... Read more...
Dell announced the new XPS 12, XPS One 27, and Inspiron One 23 today. All three of these new systems are built for Microsoft Windows 8 and are currently available for preorder. Dell's XPS 12 is a convertible laptop that can also function as a tablet thanks to its flip hinge touchscreen design. In tablet mode, the display completely covers... Read more...
Add this to HP’s long list of woes: the world’s No. 1 computer maker – isn’t. According to research firm Gartner, HP ceded the top spot to Lenovo (if only barely) in recent months. HP is still tops in the eyes of other research firms, but Lenovo is threatening its lead there, too. HP’s... Read more...
Dell's monitors have been first in class for a long while, but it's been a bit since we've seen any major refreshes. That ends today, as Dell rolls out the new S-Series of LCDs with slimmer bezels than ever before. Available in 27”, 24”, 23” and 21.5” sizes, these new monitors are aimed at... Read more...
The upcoming release of Windows 8 to the general public has OEMs getting all touchy feely with their product releases, and that includes Dell, which just unveiled three new touch-friendly XPS devices. Spreading the love to different form factors, Dell unveiled a new tablet (XPS 10), convertible Ultrabook (XPS Duo 12)... Read more...
You've heard of Energy Star, sure, but it's not often that a wireless operator takes time from its busy life to support eco-friendly anything. We've heard of companies like Apple and Dell offering recycling programs, but AT&T is actually launching a new "Eco-rating" system that'll appear in stores. Why? In order... Read more...
Dell today dropped us a line to let us know about its next generation Precision mobile workstations built for engineering and design professionals. The OEM rolled out two new models, including the Precision M4700 and M6700, which Dell claims are the world's most powerful 15-inch and 17-inch mobile workstations... Read more...
We don’t usually get to make puns about a product “launching”, but Dell made it easy by naming its latest foray into Linux-based computers “Project Sputnik”. Dell said that Sputnik is the result of an internal innovation fund and has been employee-driven. Essentially, Project Sputnik will... Read more...
Dell and two other companies are going to receive a combined $198.5 million payment from Sharp to settle a civil lawsuit brought forth against a group of companies for setting artificially high prices for liquid crystal display (LCD) panels. Sharp, along with several other companies, was found guilty of price fixing... Read more...
That didn't take long. HP has publicly confirmed that it has cancelled plans to bring a Windows RT (aka Windows on ARM) tablet to market in time for the Windows 8 debut. The company has decided to focus on its x86 customer base instead. HP spokesperson Marlene Somsak has said that "The decision was influenced by input... Read more...
Dell is rounding out its XPS lineup with the introduction of the XPS 14 and XPS 15 laptops. The XPS 14 and XPS 15 laptops now support third-generation i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge processors from Intel. They also offer USB 3.0 ports, mini DisplayPort, and HDMI Out ports, Waves MAXX Audio 4, backlit chiclet keyboards, responsive multi-gesture trackpads,... Read more...
Dell kept in mind that everyone has different preferences for the size, angle, and feel of their monitors when creating its six new displays. The eco-conscious P-series and E-series displays come in 19- and 22-inch models with a variety of formats, including 1440x900 (16:10), 1280x1024 (5:4), and 1680x1050 (16:10)... Read more...
Microsoft's Surface isn't just an attempt to take on the iPad or an articulation of MS's independent design philosophy -- it's a fundamental threat against the OEMs who've spent decades as Microsoft's partners and collectively destroyed the industry's perception of the PC as a high-value product. The adversarial roots run deep. Microsoft didn't... Read more...
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