Dell decided it was time to revamp its wardrobe and the first thing to go were those old digs the OEM's consumer laptops were known to sport (Studio series notwithstanding). The new Inspiron 13z and 14z laptops bring a fresh look to the table, along with an ultrathin profile and second generation Intel Core processor options of the i3 and i5 variety.
Being computer geeks, most of our wants and wishes skew towards things with processors and AMOLED displays. In this hot almost-August sun, we find ourselves wishing for something a little more simple – a nice, cool breeze. Not for us, but for all the poor fresh air-cooled servers around the country. Traditional thinking says hot winds and hot servers make for a melt-down margarita, but Dell's offering a warranty that guarantees its servers and storage devices can withstand the scorching summer heat.
As geeks, lots of us would rather wiggle wires and alter configuration settings ourselves than call the dreaded tech support hotlines. We've got it lucky; normies (i.e., non-tech types) consider the occasional call center buzz a necessary evil of owning a computer. Dell, the second-largest PC manufacturer, is toying with the idea of using an interesting new way to connect frustrated computer owners with the company's support techs; the group video-chat power of Google+ Hangouts.
Dell today announced new OptiPlex thin clients designed for organizations such as education, financial, healthcare, and retail that have implemented or plan to implement a desktop virtualization infrastructure. For those that fall into the latter, Dell also unveiled additions to its desktop virtualization solutions portfolio, including an enhanced new Virtual Lab 2.0 solution aimed primarily at colleges and universities.
Dell today announced the launch of its Sandy bridge-powered XPS 15z ultra-thin laptop. Touting the now defunct Adamo’s spiritual successor as the thinnest 15-inch PC in the world, the company announced that the XPS 15z is the “first in a series of new thin, ultra-powerful laptops from Dell this year.” Let’s hope that the new series does not share the same fate as the Adamo. And on that optimistic note, let’s just hit the jump and see what the specs have to say.
Dell created a bit of a void when the OEM discontinued its Adamo line, and filling that void is the XPS 15z ultra-thin notebook. Or at least it will once it ships. When will that be? It's "coming soon," as Dell CEO Micheal Dell coyly posted on his Twitter account. He also attached a teaser video just for good measure, giving us an additional glimpse to go along with those leaked photos that surfaced earlier this month.
When Dell killed off the Adamo back in February, many were somewhat puzzled by the move considering they didn’t have much in the way of a direct replacement. The Macbook Air has clearly proven there is a demand for capable thin and light computers in the consumer space, but the Adamo it seems was just too underpowered to compete. According to CNET’s however, Dell may finally be ready to re-engage the competition, and this time they are pulling out all the stops.
Sure, the M15x might have gone AWOL, but Dell has been kind enough to finally ship the beastly M18x to interested parties. This is not your run of the mill laptop. This is a full scale desktop replacement that weighs in at 16 pounds. The upside of all that mass is the amazing hardware packed into the unit.
A quick visit to Dell's Alienware portal shows a handful of recently released laptop models and the familiar M17x, but no M15x. Could this be a high-tech cover up, and if not, then where did go? The truth is out there, and unfortunately, there's nothing supernatural or other-wordly going on, Dell simply decided to do away with this particular model and focus on the rest of its lineup, which still leaves one question unanswered.
We had a feeling Dell might soon be releasing its Precision M4600 and M6600 laptops when a leaked product manual made waves on the Web, and it turns out we were right. Dell today officially announced these two new models, which the OEM is pitching as the world's most powerful 15.6-inch (M4600) and 17.3-inch (M6600) mobile workstations. Let's take a peek at the specs.