If you haven't made your video card sweat just yet, perhaps it's time to upgrade your monitor to something beyond 1920x1080 and give it a workout. Once such candidate is today's top deal for a Dell UltraSharp U2713HM 27-inch monitor for $603 with free shipping (normally $670 - use coupon code MONITORTEN). This IPS display boasts a 2560x1440 resolution and has flexible input options (D-Sub, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort).
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Michael Dell regains control of the company he founded
Dude, Michael Dell's getting a Dell. After months of negotiations and public bickering over the value of Dell, company shareholders voted on Thursday to approve the $24.9 billion sale to Michael, finally putting an end to what turned into a mini soap opera primarily starring Dell's founder and billionaire businessman Carl Icahn, who was one of the most outspoken opponents of the deal.
It's a funny thing, once you get used to playing on a tablet, you may find yourself naturally wanting to tap your laptop in certain scenarios. If your laptop looks back at you dumbfounded, perhaps it's time to retire it in favor of a current generation Ultrabook with speedy parts and a receptive touchscreen. It just so happens that today's top deal is for an 14-inch Asus VivoBook for $669 with free shipping. In addition to touch navigation (and Windows 8, of course), it has an Intel Core i5 3337U processor, 6GB of RAM, 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD, and 1 year of accidental damage protection.
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Getting slower Internet speeds than what you're paying for? Crummy network performance have you feeling down? Perhaps a new router is in the cards. If so, check out today's top deal for a Belkin Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabyte Router for $50 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code BKBTSAUG125). It offers simultaneous 300Mbps (2.4GHz) and 650Mbps (5Ghz) speeds to multiple devices, has four 10/100/1000 LAN ports, parental controls, and more.
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Dell’s CEO Michael Dell is convinced that if the ailing PC giant is to embark on the long, hard road to recovery, it needs to go private and use the ensuing absence of market scrutiny to freely shift its focus to enterprise products, cloud computing and smart devices. While the fate of Michael Dell’s massive $24.4 billion proposed buyout offer still hangs in the balance, the likes of Sam Burd, Dell's global vice-president of personal computing, are eagerly looking forward to the “transformation.”
Dell tries one last time to explain why a private Dell is the company’s best chance of success
Dell has struggled to maintain market share against the emerging flood of low cost mobile devices, and CEO Michael Dell wants shareholders to know that he alone holds the key to saving the company he founded. In a June 21st presentation to investors, Dell laid out what he believes will be the company’s only chance of long-term success. Not surprisingly, it includes a pretty heavy shift from consumers to the enterprise, a plan that he claims is in jeopardy if the company remains public.
Microsoft continues to lob advertising grenades at Apple's iPad.
I have to admit, I'm finally impressed with Microsoft's ability to market. That's not something I can recall saying before, certainly not when Microsoft tried to counter the humorous (but misleading) Mac vs PC commercials with a series of Jerry Seinfeld ad spots. While Apple was busy clowning Windows Vista, Microsoft figured it was a good idea to show Seinfeld shopping for shoes. Seriously. Thankfully, Microsoft isn't making the same mistake in mobile, and its latest ads are actually quite funny.
There's no need to fear an alien invasion, not when they come from the planet Dell. Alienware comes in peace and is interested in one thing and one thing only: high-performance gaming. Maximum PC Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang probed Alienware's booth at E3 to take a look at three new gaming laptops, including a 14-inch model, 17-inch model, and a giant 18-inch SKU.
Dell was on hand at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) to, among other things, introduce planet Earth to its line of redesigned Alienware laptops that it hopes will abduct gamers into the fold. The OEM unveiled three models, including the Alienware 14, Alienware 17, and Alienware 18, each one rocking Intel's Haswell architecture and Nvidia 700M Series discrete graphics.
Haswell is here, and if you haven't already, be sure to check out our in-depth review. We'll wait. (Twiddles thumbs). Up to speed? Great, now let's take a look at what Dell has been up to with Intel's latest microarchitecture. Turns out the OEM has been quite the busy body refreshing a plethora of products, everything from its XPS 27 all-in-one (AIO) to its console-esque Alienware X51 small form factor (SFF) gaming PC.