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The tablet world is shifting quickly. While arguments for and against the need for a "third device" have been raging since the early days of the iPad, we're seeing tablets emerge that are far more potent and capable than ever before. In fact, it's tough to lump products like Dell's Venue 10 7000 in with bargain-bin slates that are clearly built to be used primarily for mobile Internet browsing and other strictly consumption-based use. This device we're testing here is cut from a different cloth. In many ways, it's paving a new path for tablets, and at first blush, you may assume that such a well-engineered product has Windows underneath. Instead, there's Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), alongside a... Read more...
Dell has been strategically setting-up their new Venue 8 7000 tablet for cameo appearances over the past few months, starting back at Intel Developer's Forum in September of last year, then again at Dell World in November, and of course at CES 2015. At each event we got some hands-on time with Dell's interesting new tablet and the Intel Moorefield Atom platform that powers it, along with Intel's RealSense camera setup, but until this week we haven't gotten much more than a few spare minutes kicking the tires. However, upon our return from CES in Las Vegas last week, Dell had a couple of packages waiting on our doorsteps, which included both the hot new 2015 Dell XPS 13 ultrabook and their... Read more...
Dell just launched a trio of new tablets at its Dell World conference, currently taking place in Austin, Texas. One of the tablets, the sleek and ultra-thin Venue 8 7000, we’ve already shown you, because it was first unveiled by Michael Dell at IDF a couple of months back. But the other two are brand-new products that target completely different market segments. The Dell Venue 8 3000 First up is the new Dell Venue 8 3000. As its name suggests, the Venue 8 3000 is an 8” slate. It features an IPS display with a native resolution of 1280x800 and is powered by an Intel Bay Trail-based quad-core processor, backed by 1GB of RAM and 32GB of solid state storage. The Venue 8 3000's... Read more...
While the company never found footing in the cutthroat smartphone arena, Dell is still keeping its toe dipped in tablet waters. Around six months after shipping its initial Venue 8, Dell’s latest edition, the Venue 8 3840,  is a vast improvement. The new $179 Venue 8 maintains the same product name as the prior edition, but inside, it’s a different beast. The sub-$200 sector is a challenging one to play in, and it’s becoming tougher to cut through the noise as well. Externally, you’d be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the initial Venue 8 and the 2014 edition, but a Merrifield processor from Intel as well as an upgraded display makes this a very compelling... Read more...
Dell has become a very different company since going private about a year ago. It’s quieter, more nimble, and it has dramatically focused its product lines. A company once known for its ability to ship just about anything you could ask for on a custom PC is reinventing itself in a world smitten by handheld devices with tighter profit margins. While the company never found footing in the cutthroat smartphone arena, Dell is still keeping its toe dipped in the tablet waters. Around six months after shipping its initial Venue 8, Dell’s latest edition, the Venue 8 3840, is a vast improvement. The new $179 Venue 8 maintains the same product name as the prior edition, but inside, it’s a different... Read more...
Last year, at IDF, Intel announced that it would soon make a concerted push into both the Windows and the Android tablet markets, with an aggressive contra-revenue strategy (meaning, they'd ship devices at a loss) and a huge set of marketing campaigns. On the Windows side we've seen the fruits of that push; many companies now offer Bay Trail devices in the 8-10 inch market. On the Android side of the market, however, things have been almost entirely silent -- Intel has demonstrated a few systems and made a little noise, but it hasn't done much to actually field designs in the US market. Today, that may finally be changing. Dell, Asus, and Acer all announced various Android systems based on Intel's... Read more...
Computex is rolling, and thus so are the product announcements. Dell’s latest includes new Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets packing Intel Merrifield processors, the Intel Atom Z3460 (Venue 7) and Atom Z3480 (Venue 8). The devices offer Fulll HD displays and run Android 4.4 KitKat, with Waves MAXXAudio Pro for an optimal audio experience. The back of the devices have an “easy grip” design and come in red or black. It seems that Dell is pushing the accessories for these Venue tablets. There’s the Dell Venue Cradle--designed specifically for the Venue 8--that offers wireless charging, and a Dell Duo Tablet Case or Dell Venue Rotating Folio are options for protecting your device... Read more...
Dell has something for everyone with its Venue 8 tablets, which come in both Android and Windows 8.1 flavors. The Venue 8 is the Android-based model, while the Venue 8 Pro runs the full version of Windows 8.1. Dell isn’t the first to put Windows 8.1 in an 8-inch form factor, but the field is still relatively new and small, so the Venue 8 Pro has been getting a fair share of attention. We checked out both models to see how they compare to each other and their competition... Dell Venue 8 Pro and Venue 8 Do Windows and Android... Read more...
Dell has something for everyone with its Venue 8 tablets, which come in both Android and Windows 8.1 flavors. The Venue 8 is the Android-based model, while the Venue 8 Pro runs the full version of Windows 8.1. Dell isn’t the first to put Windows 8.1 in an 8-inch form factor, but the field is still relatively new and small, so the Venue 8 Pro has been getting a fair share of attention. We checked out both models to see how they compare to each other and their competition. The Dell Venue 8, with Android 4.2.2. Side-by-side, the tablets look similar, but the two are very different beasts, as you’d guess from the price tags: the Venue 8 (Android) sells for $179.99, while the Venue 8 Pro... Read more...
If you listen closely, you can hear those bells ringing already... particularly if you're in a sales department. With the holiday shopping season creeping up on us, companies far and wide are refreshing product lines in order to entice you. Dell's one of those, and this week it announced that the new Venue tablets and XPS 15 laptop were available for the taking. The Dell Venue 7, Venue 8 and Venue 8 Pro tablets, as well as the new XPS 15, are available for sale on Dell.com in the United States and in select countries around the world. The Venue 7 starts at $149.99, while the Venue 8 starts at $179.99. Both are based on Android and feature HD IPS displays and Intel's Atom Bay Trail processing... Read more...
Dell's on the verge of pulling itself back into the hands of private ownership, but not before it issues an all-new line of tablets and revised XPS laptops. The new XPS 11 is said to be the thinnest, most compact 2-in-1 in the world, offering up a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display on an 11.6-inch 2-in-1. If you're looking for something a big larger, the refreshed XPS 15 offers as an option the first 15.6-inch Quad HD+ (3200 x 1800) display in the world, which is the highest resolution available on a laptop of that size. Even the XPS 13 is getting a boost, with a Full HD (1080p) screen option, faster CPU choices, and improved battery life. Over on the tablet side, there's the new Venue 8 Pro, which... Read more...
Dell’s track record with the stateside smartphone market isn’t the greatest; after the Aero and Streak 5 flamed out, Dell gave it another shot with the Venue and Venue Pro, which are now apparently being discontinued in the U.S. The killing off of the Venue phones coupled with the company’s continuing shift into the IT solutions sector made it seem clear that Dell was done with competing against iPhones and Android handsets. However, PCMag reports that, according to Dell spokesperson Ellen Murphy, Dell simply axed the Venue phones because they were at the end of their lifecycle and that the company has plans to roll out new smartphones yet this year. Get 'em while supplies last.... Read more...
At a glance, the Venue Pro looks just like the Venue. And specifications-wise, they're largely the same as well. The Venue Pro has the same 4.1" AMOLED display (800 x 480 resolution), 1GHz QSD8250 Snapdragon processor, 8GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM and no extra microSD card slot -- an unfortunate staple of numerous WP7 devices. However, the Venue Pro is 2mm thicker than the Venue, thanks to its slide-out QWERTY keyboard. There's a virtual keyboard for those who'd rather not use the physical buttons, but having a keyboard could be a major selling point for those who may be interested in trying WP7 but are coming from a BlackBerry world. Also of interest is the fact that the... Read more...
Not too long ago, we took a look at Dell's Venue smartphone. A slate-styled phone with Android 2.2 along with the company's own Stage UI. But it's arguable that the Venue is the quiet brother compared to the boisterous Venue Pro. Those who closely follow the smartphone space will likely remember Dell's early ambitions, and while the Aero never posed much of a threat to any other Android phone, the Venue Pro -- once known as the Lightning -- always seemed like a formidable competitor.  At a glance, the Venue Pro looks just like the Venue. And specifications-wise, they're largely the same as well. The Venue Pro has the same 4.1" AMOLED display (800 x 480 resolution), 1GHz QSD8250 Snapdragon... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Dell Venue Android smartphone, AMD's new Radeon HD 6790 and 6450 budget graphics cards, Intel's upcoming 10-core Xeon processors for the enterprise and mission-critical applications, the new Intel SSD 320 series solid state drive, and details of our amazing Spring Fling Sweepstakes in which someone can win an absolutely amazing, killer 3D gaming PC built by the folks at Maingear... Show Notes: 00:59 - Dell Venue Android Smartphone Review 03:57 - AMD Radeon HD 6790 Graphics Card, Radeon HD 6450 Quick Take 07:00 - Intel Unveils 10-Core Xeons, Mission-Critical Servers 10:53 - Intel SSD... Read more...
Just a few years ago, virtually no one thought Dell would venture into the smartphone business. With the exception of a few stand-outs, Dell has always been fairly conservative with their products and had never really strayed too far from the PC and its associated peripherals and accessories, although they did make a few slick PDAs back in their heyday. Dell's been mobile for years, however, and the Adamo XPS showed that the company's design squad is certainly capable of producing some world-class, ultra-mobile hardware. But Dell smartphone? As strange as it may have sounded just a few years ago, the company has launched a full-on assault into the handset market, and not a minute too soon. The... Read more...
Just a few years ago, it would have been a stretch to think Dell would venture into the smartphone business. With the exception of a few stand-outs, Dell has always been fairly conservative with their products and had never really strayed too far from the PC and its associated peripherals and accessories, although they did make a few slick PDAs back in their heyday. Dell's been mobile for years, however, and the Adamo XPS showed that the company's design squad is certainly capable of producing some world-class, ultra-mobile hardware. But Dell smartphone? As strange as it may have sounded just a few years ago, the company has launched a full-on assault into the handset market,... Read more...
Dell's Venue Pro has been a relative mystery. While the phone was launched months ago along with the other first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets, actually finding one has been tricky. For one, it's only available on T-Mobile, and both the carrier and Dell have had issues keeping them around. But now, there's something that may take the attention away from their supply channel and back on WP7. The Dell Venue has officially launched in the U.S., shortly after becoming available in other markets overseas. The Dell Venue just lacks the "Pro," which means it also lacks a pull-out keyboard. This is the thinner, sleeker version, but only for those who are okay with only an on-screen virtual keyboard.... Read more...
Today, Dell announced two new 4G capable devices. First up is the Streak 7, an Android 2.2-powered tablet with connectivity to T-Mobile’s 4G network. The Streak 7 features an NVIDIA Tegra dual-core processor along with a 7-inch multi-touch screen and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1. In addition to 4G connectivity, the Streak 7 will have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Front- and rear-facing cameras are included as well. In addition to the Streak 7, Dell also introduced an unlocked smartphone known as the Venue. Running Android 2.2, the Venue is a GSM smartphone with an 8 megapixel camera, 4.1-inch AMOLED display. In addition to the standard features you’ll find on Android, the Venue will... Read more...
Intel Posts Record Quarterly Revenue 2007 Operating Income $8.2 Billion, up 45 Percent Fourth-Quarter Revenue $10.7 Billion, up 10.5 Percent Year-over-Year Gross Margin 58 Percent, up 8.5 Points Year-over-Year Operating Income $3 Billion, up 105 Percent Year-over-Year Record Microprocessor and Chipset Units and Revenue Net Income $2.3 Billion; EPS 38 Cents SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2008 – Intel Corporation today announced record fourth-quarter revenue of $10.7 billion, operating income of $3 billion, net income of $2.3 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of 38 cents. For 2007, operating income grew 45 percent, reflecting the company's ongoing efficiency programs, with profits growing significantly... Read more...
It may only have a Zune, not an iPhone or iPod, but Microsoft had a great quarter nonetheless.In early numbers from Microsoft prior to its quarterly financial results call to analysts this afternoon, the company reported revenue gains of 27% annually to $13.76 billion, and net income nicely higher by 23% annually to $4.29 billion, in what the company is calling its fastest first quarter of growth since 1999.Could this possibly be a Halo 3 "halo effect?"  Microsoft itself places the credit on Vista.  We did notice there was no credit given to Office.... Read more...
Intel Second-Quarter Revenue $8.7 Billion Revenue $8.7 Billion, up 8 Percent Year-over-Year Operating Income $1.35 Billion, up 26 Percent Year-over-Year Net Income $1.3 Billion EPS 22 cents SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 17, 2007 – Intel Corporation today announced second-quarter revenue of $8.7 billion, operating income of $1.35 billion, net income of $1.3 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of 22 cents. The results include tax items that increased EPS by approximately 3 cents along with restructuring charges... Read more...
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