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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...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Paul and Dave chat about the new Intel Optane SSD 905P and WD Black NVMe SSDs, LG’s G7 ThinQ Android phone, Dell’s Inspiron Gaming desktop PC, a killer new custom-built gaming desktop from Maingear, NVIDIA putting a bullet in GPP, and reveal the winner of our AMD and Corsair Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway! Show Notes: 03:10 - Intel Optane SSD 905P Review: Seriously Fast Storage For Enthusiasts 12:26 - WD Black NVMe SSD Review: Affordable With Great Write Speeds 21:22 - Hands-On LG's G7 ThinQ: AI-Infused... Read more...
There are a litany of reasons why you might consider buying a gaming PC rather than rolling your own rig, including cost. Yes, many graphics cards have recently settled down closer to MSRP, but who knows if they will go back up again? On top of that, system memory is still trending on the high side (compared to a year or two ago). For the most part, pre-built systems have been somewhat sheltered from these volatile markets relative to the channel. That means the opportunity still exists to get into PC gaming at a reasonable price with a pre-built PC; Dell's Inspiron Gaming Desktop (5680) is... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Chris run down Tech's biggest headlines from the last week or so, including AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen processors, Dell's new Gaming Notebooks and the monster new config of the Alienware Area-51, LG's G7 ThinQ super-phone, Samsung's hot new SSD 970 Pro and SSD 970 EVO NVMe drives, news about the forthcoming Windows 10 April Update, and details or our killer AMD Raven Ridge gaming PC giveaway... Show Notes: 03:35 - AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Review: 2700X And 2600X Deliver More Performance Per Dollar 13:16 - AMD Ryzen 7 2800X Rumored Ready To... Read more...
Dell has refreshed its mobile workstation family, which includes new members of the Precision product family. One of the most interesting additions is no doubt the Precision 5530, which features a 2-in-1 convertible form-factor. The Precision 5530 2-in-1 is dominated by its 15.6-inch, next-generation InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display. The mobile workstation features a 360-degree hinge, allowing the display to completely fold flat against the body. The Precision 5530 is powered by 8th generation Intel Core processors, including the Kaby Lake-G Series (Core i5-8305G, i7-8705G,... Read more...
Are you planning on taking a trip to Panama anytime soon? Well, the Hilton Panama in Panama City has a hotel suite that is the perfect haven for the ultimate gamer courtesy of Alienware... yes, that Alienware. Inside Room 2425 you'll find plenty of high-end gaming hardware including an Alienware desktop powered by an Intel Core i7-8700K processor with 32GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. That gaming rig is of course hooked up to a large 65-inch 4K OLED TV. If you've brought a friend (or your gaming-loving spouse) along for the trip, they can join in on the gaming... Read more...
Dell’s XPS 15 2-In-1 is a unique hybrid convertible, premium ultrabook in a couple of respects, partly because of its high quality Dell XPS series machined aluminum and hybrid carbon fiber construction, along with its beautiful 15-inch, 400 nits, near bezel-less Dell Infinity Edge display. However, the machine is also powered by a unique processor that marks the first collaboration of its kind by two archrivals in the PC processor arena, both Intel and AMD. Otherwise known as Kaby Lake G, the new Intel 8th Gen Core Series with integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics is a potent hybrid... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave discuss g a major departure from AMD’s Executive team, EVGA’s first ever mechanical gaming keyboard, the Z10, the sights sounds and systems of PAX East 2018, Dell’s potent Latitude 7390 2-in-1, and go over the details of our AMD Raven Ridge Gaming System GIVEAWAY... Show Notes: 04:40 - EVGA Z10 Mechanical Keyboard Review: A Unique, Full-Featured Gaming Deck 15:50 - The Sights, Sounds And Systems of PAX East 2018 19:13 - Nintendo Switch Impresses With Wolfenstein 2 Gameplay At PAX East 21:55 - Hands-On... Read more...
Shipments of desktops, laptops, and workstation machines tallied in the tens of millions in the first quarter of 2018, though overall the market for new PCs was flat to start the year, according to the number crunching analysts at International Data Corporation. Overall, the market saw 60.4 million units shipped, which is virtually the same as the number of new PCs that entered the marketplace in the same quarter a year ago. IDC lauded this as a good thing, saying that staying flat for the third consecutive quarter is a better proposition than the 1.5 percent decline it had previously forecast.... Read more...
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