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Dell Intros Upgraded Ubuntu-Powered XPS 13 Developer Edition Laptop

Dell has this week updated its Linux offering by releasing the new XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop running Ubuntu. Codenamed Sputnik 3, this new client-to-cloud solution comes with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS pre-installed and features a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) LED-backlit touch display, an Intel Haswell processor (Core i5-4200U or i7-4500U), 8 GB of RAM, Intel HD 4400 graphics, a 128/256 GB mSATA solid state drive, a spill-resistant backlit chiclet keyboard, an HD webcam, Bluetooth, 802.11ac WiFi, and a 55WHr battery.

The XPS 13 Developer Edition is currently only available in the US (starting at $1,249) but will expand its reach quickly - next week it will go on sale in Canada, and by the end of the month it will also be found in 9 European countries.

Dell Introduces New Line of Tablets and Updated XPS Laptops

Dell today took a bold step in unveiling a new family of tablets and new laptops, including a 2-in-1 Ultrabook. The Dell Venue line of tablets is comprised of four new ultrathin models designed to address the changing way people live and work today. Dell's "damned sexy" tablets, as described by leading Enderle Group analyst, Rob Enderle, deliver leading performance and quality, backed by Intel processing technology. With compact designs that make it easy to stay connected on the go, the Dell Venue tablets have an exquisite fit and finish.

In addition to the versatile new Dell Venue tablets, Dell is introducing new XPS laptops, each with breakthrough displays for a phenomenal viewing experience with vibrant, crisp images in any available screen size. The new XPS 11, the thinnest, most compact 2-in-1 in the world, also features the first Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display on an 11.6-inch 2-in-1. The XPS 15 multimedia powerhouse boasts a stunningly thin design, and 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. Dell is also refreshing its award-winning XPS 13 Ultrabook with faster processors, touch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display and improved battery life. With these three laptops, Dell is leading the industry with the highest resolution displays possible.

Dell Evolves the PC: Combines Design With Security, Manageability and Reliability

Dell today detailed its strategy for developing and deploying PCs that enable new user experiences while also meeting enterprise IT demands around security, manageability and reliability. The company recently introduced a completely redesigned portfolio of personal computing devices, services and solutions that let people move easily between work and personal applications. The devices also help enterprise IT departments deliver solutions that enable personal productivity while also protecting sensitive corporate data.

New Client Devices
Dell has recently introduced a completely redesigned platform of new commercial and consumer tablets and PCs that combine a consumer-friendly aesthetic with advanced business client functionality. These new form factors were created to capitalize on the advances in new operating systems such as Windows 8 and make touch computing available to more end-users than ever before.

Dell’s New Tablets and PCs Push the Boundaries of Computing

Dell is ushering in the next era of computing with a redesigned portfolio of business and consumer PCs designed to take advantage of advances in new operating systems. Built to best optimize Windows 8, Dell has crafted inspired designs that enable new user experiences and make touch computing available to more customers than ever before. Dell today is making available for purchase the XPS 10 tablet, Latitude 10 tablet, Latitude 6430u Notebook, OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One with touch and the Inspiron 15z. These new systems join the XPS 12 convertible, XPS One 27 All-in-One with touch and Inspiron One 23 All-in-One with touch which were announced last week.

The new offerings free customers from carrying multiple devices, helping them save time and be more productive. The gorgeous and durable designs offer unparalleled security and manageability, empowering users to keep pace in an always-connected world. "The combination of new Dell hardware and Microsoft software will allow customers to create and consume content in new and exciting ways," said Sam Burd, Vice President and General Manager Personal Computer Product Group. "We're unveiling a comprehensive refresh of all our consumer and commercial products to take advantage of Windows 8. These stylish new products include clean and intuitive touch experiences, the security and manageability required by IT departments, and features to allow anytime, anywhere access to data and applications."

Dell Delivers New Line Up Of Best-In-Class Windows 8 Devices

Dell is helping customers touch the future with a refreshed portfolio of business and consumer PCs built for Microsoft Windows 8, designed to provide a more intuitive computing experience and address evolving customer desires. Dell's new systems deliver on the promise of new advances in computing: a leading-edge and intuitive touch experience, the security and manageability required by today's always-on pace and the design aesthetic, style and precision workmanship customers demand.

Today Dell is making available for pre-order three new PCs in its upcoming fall portfolio: the XPS 12, XPS One 27 and Inspiron One 23. The systems are currently available to customers in the United States and will be available worldwide in the coming days. Further, Dell is offering Windows 8 as an option on its current XPS, Inspiron, Latitude, OptiPlex and Precision brands.

Dell Debuts Stunning Additions to XPS Brand

Today at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) conference, Dell unveiled three powerful additions to its industry-leading XPS brand of computers. Joining the award-winning XPS 13 Ultrabook, and the XPS 14 and XPS 15 laptops, the new XPS computers enable both consumer and business customers to do more with their technology – from multimedia, entertainment and creation to full business productivity to transition seamlessly from home to office.

The new products include the XPS 10, a 10-inch tablet built to support WindowsRT; the XPS Duo 12 convertible that combines two devices in one, a powerful Ultrabook plus full featured tablet; and XPS One 27 all-in-one PC, which offers a stunning Wide Quad HD display, and will soon be available with touch functionality. The XPS brand has a distinguished heritage of delivering the latest technology and thoughtful design for performance and craftsmanship without compromise. Each product in the XPS portfolio is tailored for very specific customer needs, and the new products unveiled today are designed to take advantage of emerging software and technology, with the same XPS brand attributes that customers expect from Dell.

Dell Expands XPS Laptop Family

Dell today announced the expansion of its XPS laptop portfolio with the XPS 14 and XPS 15 laptops. Joining the award-winning XPS 13 Ultrabook, the XPS 14 and 15 have the same beautiful, thoughtful design and craftsmanship in two additional screen sizes for consumers who desire connectivity, performance and entertainment, no matter where they are.

As part of Dell's flagship XPS brand, this array of laptops enables customers to choose the one that best suits their needs. The XPS 13 is highly portable and compact for today's most mobile users, while the XPS 14 provides long battery life and connectivity for those who need to get online wherever they are. The XPS 15 provides performance graphics and a brilliant display for multimedia creation and entertainment. All three laptops have enterprise-friendly features to intersect the design and performance desired by consumers with the security and services required by IT departments. Additionally, The XPS 14 and 15 laptops are distinguished by vibrant displays with hardened Corning Gorilla Glass, and use the latest Intel technology, such as the latest 3rd Generation processors, and Intel Rapid Start, Smart Response and Smart Connect technologies, to enable users to be productive, connected and responsive anywhere.

Microsoft Announces Return of PC and Xbox 360 Offer for Students

Microsoft Corp. today announced the return of its successful student offer that allows students buying a qualifying Windows 7-based PC to also get a free Xbox 360 4GB console. The offer is available for current students while supplies last, starting May 20 at participating retailers in the U.S.; a similar offer will be available starting May 18 at participating retailers in Canada. Terms and conditions will vary by participating retailer.

Together, a Windows 7-based PC and an Xbox 360 console provide students the functionality they need for school while also helping them stay connected to friends and family far away. To take advantage of this offer, students or their parents must provide valid student identification as defined by the participating retailer. Participating retailers may change over the course of the promotion, but will include Best Buy, Fry's Electronics, Dell.com, HPDirect.com, Microsoft Stores and NewEgg.com in the U.S., and Best Buy, Dell.ca, Future Shop, Staples and The Source in Canada.

Dell Unveils High-Performance XPS and Vostro Solutions

Dell continues to deliver high-performance laptops and desktops for families, multimedia professionals and businesses demanding power and performance for complex tasks and immersive entertainment activities. The XPS 8500 and Vostro 470 desktops are now available with Intel's 3rd generation quad-core processors and the latest discrete graphics on Dell.com for professionals who demand high-performance technology. Additionally, Dell is expanding the laptop line-up with the Inspiron Special Edition series for families who desire enhanced multimedia capabilities. The Inspiron Special Edition 14R and 15R are available today in select countries in Asia.

The XPS 8500 Desktop: Advanced Performance for Creatives

The XPS 8500 desktop delivers a superb user experience for creatives who demand uncompromising performance, whether composing music, working on graphics-intensive design, creating and editing various multimedia, or playing games. The desktop features a premium fit and finish in a compact chassis without sacrificing future expandability.

Updated Dell XPS 15 Laptop Said to Have Slimmer Casing, Ivy Bridge CPU

According to a fresh report, in Q2 Dell will be releasing a new XPS 15 laptop, one that makes use of Intel's 3rd generation Core processors (codename Ivy Bridge), has a chassis just 24.2 mm thick (down from 38 mm of the current XPS 15), and packs a 15.6-inch WLED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) display protected by Gorilla Glass.

The upgraded XPS 15 is said to feature a Core i5-3210M or Core i7-3612M CPU, up to 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB HDD or a 512 GB SSD, a GeForce GT 630M or GT 640M graphics card, a glass trackpad, a 3-in-1 card reader, USB 3.0 connectivity, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, and both HDMI and mini DisplayPort outputs. The laptop's release date and pricing scheme have yet to leak.

Source: Tweakers.net

Dell Quietly Lists New Studio XPS 435 Workstation PC

Dell has quietly listed a new desktop system on its site, the Dell Studio XPS 435. The slick, angled casing of Studio XPS 435 hides a 3.2 GHz Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition processor, an Intel X58 motherboard, up to 24 GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM working at triple-channel, ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics card with 1 GB GDDR5 memory, up to 4.5 TB of storage and a Blu-Ray disc drive. As standard you get a Gigabit NIC, integrated 7.1 channel sound, 15-in-1 memory card reader, and eight USB 2.0 ports. If you want to go beyond that, there's an optional Creative X-Fi sound blaster, BOSE 2.1 sound system, and a wireless network card. The system is yet to be priced.

Source: Dell

Dell Integrates AMD's Dragon Platform into XPS 625 Desktop PC

Unleashed earlier today AMD's Dragon platform has now been integrated into Dell's latest XPS 625 desktop PC. Starting at $999, the system is powered by a 3.0GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition processor, two ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics cards in CrossFire mode, 8GB memory, and a 10,000 rpm hard drive. All that hardware is placed carefully in a special Dell aluminum chassis with a choice of either black or red accents, plus the AlienFX customizable lighting system inside it. For more information on the XPS 625 system, please click here.

Source: Dell

Dell Releases New Studio XPS Laptops

Dell has just launched its new Studio XPS notebook family. The first members of this family are the Studio XPS 13 (1340) and Studio XPS 16 (1640), boasting a 13-inch and a 16-inch LED backlit displays respectively. Both laptops share the same chassis design that combines magnesium alloy, plastic, brushed aluminum, and leather. They only distinguish from each other from the different display sizes and internal hardware specs. Both systems start at a base price of $1,199 and can be completely customized. If you are interested, you might want to check Dell's online configurator here. It will give you all the information you need. Also, our friends at NotebookReview have posted a complete professional first look on the Dell Studio XPS 1640 here.

Source: NotebookReview

Dell Expands XPS One with 24 inch Screen

Dell XPS One is the company's monolithic space-saving desktop PC model. The company introduced a new model of the PC with a 24-inch model, with updated hardware. The 24-inch XPS One packs a 1920 x 1080 pixel high-definition display, along with under-the-hood enhancements that include an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor, 4 GB of memory, 320 GB of storage, and integrated Intel GMA X4500HD graphics. Optionally, you could choose the same model with NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512MB graphics or a Blu-ray drive. The system incudes sleek speaker units with a bundled sub-woofer, made by JBL. The system is available in three colours: Midnight Grey, Pure White and (PRODUCT) RED. Prices start at US $1,699.

Source: Desktop Review

Dell Now Promotes Alienware on its Site

After officially rejecting all reports calling for the end of Dell's XPS lineup, the company is now taking a step further to promote Alienware gaming machines on its site. Dell has added the Area-51 m9750 to its gaming laptop web site alongside with XPS M1730, it was reported by Direct2Dell.
Now, the Alien invasion has continued, with the addition of the Area-51 m9750 to the Dell gaming laptop web site lineup.
Looking at the Dell Gaming Laptop page, you can see both of these beautiful machines [Alienware Area-51 m15x and Area-51 m9750] ride alongside of the XPS m1730 highlighting the way two great brands can team up to deliver the best gaming experience in the business.
An Area-51 m9750 machine can be configured with a 17-inch widescreen, an Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33GHz processor, up to 4GB Dual Channel DDR2, dual NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT 512MB GDDR3 cards in SLI, and up to 1TB of HDD space. The basic configuration price for the Area-51 m9750 starts at $1399.Source: Direct2Dell

Dell Launches XPS 630 Desktop

Admittedly the majority of techPowerUp! readers are probably more interested in building their own gaming computers than buying them from large OEMs, but Dell has now launched its latest incarnation of the XPS gaming desktop. The XPS 630 is the first pre-built PC from any major manufacturer to support the Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA), and comes equipped with an nForce 650 chipset, two PCIe x16 slots, four HDD bays and Corsair DOMINATOR memory – the base model features an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 CPU and a 512MB GeForce 8800 GT graphics card. Dell itself sanctions overclocking, commenting that both the CPU and memory can be pushed beyond stock speeds. The base model costs $1,299 and comes with a two year warranty, going on sale tomorrow.

Sources: DailyTech, Dell

Dell XPS M1330 with Linux Now Available in the US

Dell this morning kept on its promise and began offering the XPS M1330 with Linux in the US. The system is the first XPS in the country to come preloaded with Ubuntu Linux. The American model, however, is more limited than versions in Europe. Coming in black color only, the M1330 in the US will lack the 64GB solid-state and 320GB hard drive options of its overseas equivalent. At $954, the stock model ships with a 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo T5450 (2MB cache/667MHz FSB), 1GB of DDR2 memory, a 120GB 5400 rpm hard drive, and Intel GMA X3100 video. Upgrades boost the system up to 2.2GHz (Core 2 Duo T7500, 800Mhz FSB, 4MB Cache) along with 4GB of memory and a 200GB 7200 rpm hard disk. Orders begin today with stock systems arriving in customer hands in less than two weeks.Source: Dell, Electronista

Dell Offers Dual 8800M GTX Setup for XPS M1730 Notebook

Dell has upped the specs for its performance notebooks by introducing the option of dual 8800M GTX graphics cards for the XPS M1730. Dell is claiming performance improvements of as much as 49% compared to dual 8700M GT graphics processors, commenting that the notebook is capable of reaching 13,500 points in 3DMark06. However, the extra performance comes at a premium, with the minimum price for this setup being $3,400. That works out at being $1000 more than a single 8700M GT and $700 more than dual 8700M GTs, with the top-spec model costing around $7,000.

Source: TG Daily

Ubuntu 7.10 Coming to Dell XPS M1330 Laptop

More laptop computers preloaded with Ubuntu Linux are coming from Dell in response to demand from potential customers around the world. Starting today, customers in Germany, United Kingdom, France and now Spain can purchase Ubuntu Linux 7.10 with built-in DVD playback on the XPS 1330n, in addition to the previously-released Inspiron 530n desktop system. The offer will also be available for U.S. customers after one week.Source: Direct2Dell

Dell Unveils World of Warcraft XPS M1730 Laptop

In a quest to nail the greatest gaming experience ever, Dell and Blizzard Entertainment, have joined forces to bring gamers the XPSTM M1730 World of Warcraft Edition notebook PC. The unique gaming notebook is available for purchase today by customers who pre-registered for early access during the “It Begins” quest. It will be available to all U.S. customers on December 11th on Dell Gaming.

Dell launches New XPS Notebook, XPS M1530

Available in Tuxedo Black and Crimson Red, the latest in Dell's range of XPS notebooks has been launched today. The XPS M1530 is a sleek and powerful multimedia machine with a starting price of £699. The M1530 boasts up to a 2.60GHz Core 2 Duo T7800 processor, up to 4GB of Dual Channel 667MHz DDR2 memory, single NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256MB video card, a 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) LED back-lit screen, up to 320GB of hard disk space and comes with a genuine copy of Windows Vista. It'll even give you the option of a 64GB solid state drive as well as other optional extras such as a Blu-ray drive. HDMI output comes as standard. The new notebook weighs in at a starting point of 2.62kg. The official product page can be accessed here.

Source: HEXUS.net

Dell Debuts XPS 420 Desktop PC for Video Editors

Dell today announced the XPS 420 – a premium multimedia desktop PC that features Dell-exclusive Adobe Elements Studio software pre-installed, including Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 & Premiere Elements 4 software as well as Adobe Soundbooth CS3 – to simplify multimedia creativity whether it’s producing a slide show, editing a family video or cleaning up audio recordings.

Dell XPS M1730 Launch Delayed, Specs Leaked

Dell's XPS M1730 gaming notebook has not been released yet, although its launch was planned for September 21st. Despite the delay, specs leaked from Dell’s official website say that the XPS M1730 will be configurable with the 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, 2.2GHz T7500, 2.4GHz T7700 as well as the latest Core 2 Extreme X7900 CPU at 2.8GHz. All these CPUs have 4MB of L2 cache and a 800MHz front side bus. Dell’s new 17-inch glossy TrueLife widescreen display with 1920x1200 pixel resolution will be powered by NVIDIA GeForce Go 8700M GT dedicated video card with 512MB GDDR3 memory in single or dual (SLI) configuration. The specifications also mention 2GB 667MHz DDR2 memory (4GB for an additional $375), AGEIA PhysX 100M physics card and 2x200GB 7200rpm hard drives in RAID configuration. The notebook’s price starts from $2,999 for the basic configuration and climbs up to $4,192 for the premium model.

Source: Laptoping.com,Engadget

DELL Previews XPS 420 System

Engadget has posted details about Dell's next gen XPS 420 system. The XPS 420 will be bigger, badder and better equipped:
  • Core 2 Duo, Extreme, or Quad (up to 8MB) processor options
  • Intel X38 Express chipset, DDR2 800 (up to 8GB)
  • MiniView LCD 3 x 2-inch QVGA display (runs SideShow on the front, picture after the break)
  • Dell Xcelerator - dedicated media coprocessor for transcoding video streams to MPEG-4 formats. Can cut encode time on a 2 hour HD movie in half and use far fewer CPU cycles.
  • SATA II (with RAID 0 or 1 support)
  • PCI Express x16, Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2x front USB, 6x rear, 2x internal; one front and rear 1394; one eSATA, frontal audio ports

Source: Engadget

Dell XPS M1730 soon

Dell, manufacturer of high performance XPS laptop computers is preparing the M1730 model, which will follow up after their M1710. The "fully loaded" laptop will sport a Core 2 Extreme X7800 CPU running at 2.60 GHz. Graphics-wise, the base models will use an NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS with 256MB of memory, there should also be a 512MB GeForce 8700M GT available soon.

Other rumored specs include a maximum of 4GB of RAM and a 512MB or 1GB Intel Turbo Memory option, Bluetooth 2.0, Blu-ray as well as a numeric keypad.

The laptop will be launched on the 27th of this month.

Source: Engadget
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