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The Dell XPS 15 should look familiar if you're a regular HotHardware reader. We’ve seen various iterations of this power-users’ mobile PC over the past few years, usually with an Editors’ Choice logo pegged at the end of the review. The latest version keeps that winning streak alive, thanks to new, more powerful six-core Coffee Lake-based Intel Core processor options and robust NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. As in previous generations, this new model is all about the upgrades, and the big news this time around is a selection of Coffee Lake 8Th Gen Intel Core i5, i7, and... Read more...
It typically follows that once Intel or AMD roll out new processors, whether for desktop or mobile (or the server environment), systems builders are quick to announce new systems built around the chips in question. Such is the case today with Intel launching a new wave of 8th generation Core processors for thin and light notebooks and 2-in-1 convertibles. Seizing on the opportunity, Dell today refreshed its Inspiron 2-in-1 lineup with Intel's new 8th gen Core CPUs. There are two categories of Inspiron convertibles that are seeing updates, including the Inspiron 7000 and Inspiron 5000. Starting... Read more...
Dell's XPS 13 family has always been highly regarded for performance-value and solid build quality, and now the company is upping the value quotient with a new lower-end SKU. Priced at a low $899, this is the lowest entry point yet for an XPS 13 equipped with an 8th generation Core processor. That price gets you a Core i3-8130U processor paired with 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and a 13.3-inch 1080p Infinity Edge display. Although the $899 price point is a new low for an 8th generation Core SKU, an XPS 13 with a Core i3-7100U can be had for just $799, while the next step up is a Core... Read more...
Dell has announced a new premium Chromebook at IFA 2018 that is the very first Inspiron Chromebook to launch. The machine is called the Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 and crams an 8th gen Intel Core i3-8130U running at up to 3.4GHz with a 4MB cache under the hood. Dell also fits the machine with up to 128GB of eMMC onboard storage and 4GB of DDR4 2400MHz. Chromebook 14 buyers will get a 14.0-inch IPS FHD 1080p touchscreen with wide viewing angles, while graphics are handled by Intel UHD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory. The display can be folded back in tent mode, stand mode, tablet mode,... Read more...
This is a big week for PC gaming. The annual Gamescom event kicks off tomorrow, which means new product and game announcements, teasers, and other fun stuff will dominate the headlines. Among the participants is Dell—the company announced a pair of new FreeSync gaming monitors with fast refresh rates for smooth gaming. The new monitors are part of the Dell's recently introduced G series of products for games. They include the 24-inch S2419HGF and 27-inch S2719DGF. Both have a native 144Hz refresh rate, though the 27-inch model kicks things up a notch with support for overclocking to 155Hz... Read more...
Dell has pulled the wraps off a new series of computers at Gamescom that run the gamut from desktop to laptop systems. The Aurora packs in next-generation NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics options and can be crammed with up to five storage drives inside. Intel Optane memory is supported with the new Aurora and Killer Gigabit Ethernet hardware is integrated. For those who like to upgrade their rigs over time, Alienware says that this machine is its most tool-less mid-tower chassis ever. Aurora PCs get the first chassis from Alienware that supports tool-less graphics card upgrades and no tools are... Read more...
Gamers are willing to spend more on PC hardware than the average consumer, but at the same time, they are a knowledgeable and discerning bunch who understand exactly what it is they are getting for their hard-earned buck. They also follow market trends and appreciate a good value when one comes along. Dell is likely hoping that is what gamers will see in its recently introduced G Series laptops. And after spending some hands-on time with the new G7 15 Gaming, we think the Round Rock crew might be on to something. As the model name suggests, the G7 15 Gaming is a 15.6-inch laptop. It sits atop... Read more...
Are you looking to upgrade your monitor to something big, but don't want to spend a fortune? Well, good news. If you head over to Woot, you can score a Dell 31.5-inch display (model D3218HN) for $154.99 right now. The only real caveat is that it is factory reconditioned, not brand new. However, Dell backs the display with a 90-day warranty, so you have some time to burn it in and see if there are any issues. At 31.5 inches, this is a big display, though not quite "ultra-wide" as it's labeled. It features an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with a 1920x1080 resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. Those... Read more...
Gaming laptops typically make no bones about price points and usually command a premium, due to their more powerful components on board. Either that, or some machines pack potent components inside somewhat lack-luster skins, leaning into their inner mojo to attract gamers. With its G Series, Dell set out to appeal to price-conscious mobile gamers that still want good firepower, in addition to a quality, good-looking chassis design. Lower cost gaming notebooks often sacrifice on materials and build quality in an effort to drive cost down. However, in a follow-on to its successful Inspiron Gaming... Read more...
Back in March, we reviewed Dell's XPS 15 2-in-1 convertible, which we raved about for its excellent overall performance (including gaming), relatively thin and lightweight frame, and its premium build quality. We're now learning that the convertible could become even more enticing thanks to an incoming 32GB memory option. The XPS 15 2-in-1 currently can be configured with either 8GB or 16GB of dual-channel DDR4-2400 memory that is soldered directly onto the motherboard. For those looking for a 32GB option, Dell hasn't been able to deliver for customers as it was awaiting an adequate supply... Read more...
After five years hidden from the scrutiny of Wall Street oversight, Dell is ready to re-emerge from its confines as a privately held company. The company went private in order to undertake a massive turnaround plan amid a wildly changing computing market, but now is ready to return as a public entity and as an even stronger force in the Tech sector. In a deal worth $21.7 billion, Michael Dell and the investment firm Silver Lake have announced an agreement to buy its tracking stock (DVMT) in exchange for a new class of public stock that will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). ... Read more...
It’s evolving. Alienware’s Area-51 is back with new upgrades to accommodate Intel’s most demanding enthusiast CPU yet – the Core i9-7980XE. Sure, on the surface everything seems similar to previous iterations of the machine, but within something new courses through its veins. The new Alienware Area-51 R5 arrives with liquid cooled GPUs for the first time since the brand was introduced. This is the natural next-step for one of the most powerful gaming desktops. Additional cooling should allow for more performance to be squeezed out of its already impressive hardware to tackle... Read more...
Computex is still in full swing, but Dell is already gearing up for E3 2018 kicking off next week. As part of that effort, the computer maker has announced a new gaming desktop called the Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5676, along with a few premium gaming peripherals to lock and load it up for combat. The new desktop will be available on June 12th starting at $849.99, making it affordable for many gamers.  Dell is powering 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors under the hood of the desktops, to provide the power and responsiveness that gamers need. Various Radeon graphics solutions will be offered... Read more...
We've long heard rumors of there being a Surface Phone in development, or at least on the roadmap, though so far nothing of the such has materialized. Just the opposite, Microsoft has moved away from phones to focus on other products and services. The Surface Phone is one rumor that refuses to die, however, and now there is chatter that Dell might be tasked with making the device. Let's jump down the rabbit hole. Over at WinFuture, there is a report of Qualcomm making a Snapdragon 850 system-on-chip (SoC) for Windows 10 devices. It's said to tie into Microsoft's recent collaboration with ARM to... Read more...
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