Dell’s Studio XPS 1340 and Studio XPS 1640

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on January 8th, 2009

Dell’s Studio XPS 1340 and Studio XPS 1640Dell’s new Studio XPS laptops have arrived on the company’s store without even a press release. The 1340 is obviously the Studio XPS 13 incher, while the 1640 is the 16-inch version of the leather accented system. Both machines are lookers, and share the same $1,199 pricepoint, with Core 2 Duo processors and the typical options.

The base model of the 1340 includes a P8400 processor, Vista Home Premium, a 13.3-inch WXGA LCD, 2 megapixel webcam, 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, 320GB 7200rpm SATA drive, slot-loading DVD burner and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G graphics. The 1640 is similar, but with ATI Mobility RADEON M86XT graphics.

Dell intros XPS 625 gaming rig

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on January 8th, 2009

Dell intros XPS 625 gaming rigToday at CES Dell intros it’s new gamer-designed XPS 625 desktop. It may not look like much on the outside, but this one is AMD, and includes your choice of AMD Phenom or Phenom II Black Edition processors, ATI Radeon HD4670 or HD4850 graphics cards (in single or CrossFireX configurations).

It has some other high-end specs too, like 8GB of RAM, a bunch of hard drive options and an AlienFX custom lighting system just for kicks. Pricing starts at a very reasonable $999 and if you like, you can place your order right now.

Dell Adamo rumors not so confirmed after all

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on December 26th, 2008

Dell AdamoThe MacBook Air was introduced this year and despite all of the limitations imposed on the machine by its thin profile, many a Mac fan and Windows user alike were impressed. The image of the thin little machine in an envelope is one that has now been copied by many notebook manufacturers.

We talked a bit about Dell’s Adamo teaser page before. It was widely reported that it had been confirmed by Dell that Adamo would be a MacBook Air competitor after a post on one of The New York Times’ blogs.

Dell’s “Adamo” could be lighter, thinner than MacBook Air

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on December 18th, 2008

Dell’s “Adamo” could be lighter, thinner than MacBook AirHave a look at this teaser site and while you’re at it, this site. Looks like Dell has a laptop coming that could be both lighter and thinner than the MacBook Air. A Dell that is sleek? Is that possible? Apparently.

Tatelman, Dell’s VP of consumer sales and marketing seems to have given it away, when asked about whether or not Dell had an Air-like product in store. Tatelman’s reaction? His “mouth gaped open and his eyes darted away from my face”. Tatelman then said:
“I think we need to get some iconic products out there, so people associate Dell’s brand with other things.” That would be goodbye to clunky, and hello to sleek.

U-Suit Case turns your Macbook Air into a Dell

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on December 3rd, 2008

U-Suit Case turns your Macbook Air into a DellI’m not sure why on Earth you would want to, but the U-Suit Case makes your Macbook Air look a lot like a Dell. Most users who love their Macbook Air, probably aren’t very fond of the Dell Inspiron. But should you happen to love both, the U-Suit Premium from Uniea will let you rock both worlds.

Just slip the case made of napa leather on to your Macbook Air. It comes in black and red and is scratch resistant and impact resistant. The detailing is really nice and your laptop will be quite a conversation piece since it can’t make up it’s mind. Is it a Mac or a Dell?

Dell Studio now offers over 100 design choices

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on December 3rd, 2008

Dell StudioThe computer industry is hurting in the current economic climate globally. Even the largest PC makers like Dell have had a hard time maintaining the levels of profit common before the global economic crisis. One of the ways Dell is luring consumers who are shopping for new notebooks to its doors is with more customization options.

Dell announced today that its Design Studio now has more than 100 different design options for customizing its Studio 15 and Studio 17 notebooks. The Design Studio allows shoppers to choose any of the artwork from the catalog and view the notebook from all angles before they order.

Dell offers Black Friday discounts in netbooks

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on November 28th, 2008

Dell Inspiron Mini 9Even if you aren’t crazy enough to brave the stores on Black Friday, you can still save some money online with special deals for the biggest shopping day of the year. Many of the big computer makers and retailers are offering some of their deals online as well as in stores.

Dell is offering some nice savings on its Mini 9 netbook. The Inspiron Mini 9 running Ubuntu Linux is selling for $299 today. The price includes 512MB of RAM, 8.9-inch LED backlit LCD, 4GB SSD, and more. That price is a $50 discount from normal.

Dell XPS Baton PC concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on November 25th, 2008

Dell XPS Baton PC conceptThis is a concept we’d really like to see realized. It looks amazing. The basic idea is that a baton contains two roll out and flexible screens. The OLED screens roll up in the baton for easy transport. When they are pulled out an electrical charge is sent down the screen, making them rigid and usable as a laptop screen and keyboard that we all know so well.

Just want to use an eBook? Then just roll out one screen. If you want to work from a desk you can just leave the screens rolled up and dock the baton on a docking station which attaches to a regular screen and keyboard.

Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 and 12 get the art treatment

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on November 20th, 2008

Dell’s Inspiron Mini 9 and 12 get the art treatmentLately Dell has gone a little artist crazy with new colors and art for many of their models, so it’s not very shocking to see the Inspiron Mini 9 and 12 get into the action. There are five patterns by artist Tristan Eaton, with the same stuff you are familiar with under the hood. These painted Minis will run you an extra $50 over the base price of the regular models, $349 for the Mini 9 and $549 for the Mini 12. I’m sure you can’t contain your excitement.

Dell SP2309W HD widescreen monitor with webcam

Posted in monitors by Darrin Olson on November 19th, 2008

Dell SP2309W full HD widescreen monitor with built-in webcamIf you’re in the market for a new monitor we’ve come across one you just might want to take a look at. Don’t let all the expensive-looking features scare you away just yet; Dell is listing this one at a mere $379.

The Dell SP2309W is a 23-inch Full-HD widescreen display with a 2048×1152 resolution and up to 80,000:1 contrast ratio. This resolution allows you to bring up two full-sized web pages side by side like you might do with dual monitors, but enough room on just this one (provided your vision is good).

Dell launches Studio XPS with Core i7 lovin’

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on November 18th, 2008

Dell Studio XPS Core i7Dell has a computer for every need and more than one type of computer user can see benefit from the new Intel Core i7 CPUs. The benefit to gamers of a fast CPU is obvious so it makes sense to see the i7 CPU in a gaming rig. However, Dell is also putting the processor into computers not aimed at gamers.

Dell announced a new Studio XPS PC that uses the new Core i7 processors with pricing starting at only $949. At that price you can be the CPU used is the low-end Core i7, but it should still offer good performance.

Dell launches new gaming machines powered by Intel Core i7

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on November 18th, 2008

Alienware Area-51 x58The PC gaming world is all aflutter over the new Intel platform introduced this week that includes the Intel Core i7 CPU and X58 chipset. Many manufacturers are rolling out gaming and non-gaming machines using the platform.

Dell has announced a XPS gaming rig and a pair of Alienware machines that use the new Intel technology. The two Alienware machines are the Area-51 X-58 and the Area-51 ALX X-58. The Dell machine is the XPS 730x. The two Alienware machines can be optioned with RAID configurations and up to 12GB of RAM.

Dell introduces new (PRODUCT) RED laptops

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on November 12th, 2008

Dell (PRODUCT) RED Artwork LaptopThose familiar with the different offerings from various electronics makers in the (PRODUCT) RED line will know that the idea behind the products is to get consumers to buy the items and the maker of the gear donates money to help fight AIDS in Africa. Typically the product themselves are differentiated by red color.

Dell has introduced some new (PRODUCT) RED laptops that use artwork rather than simply being red. The laptops in question are run of the mill Dell Studio 15 and 17 machines. Prices for the rigs start at $649 for the Studio 15 and $799 for the Studio 17.

Dell releases new Widescreen LCD Monitors

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2008

Dell releases new Widescreen LCD MonitorsDell just released two more wide-aspect LCD displays, the 22″ S2209W and the 23″ S2309W. Both reduce the 16:9 aspect ratio without compromising resolution. Shared features on these guys include, Full 1080p resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms pixel response time, DVI with HDCP encryption support and VGA support. The S2209W runs on a lower-cost twisted nematic panel and the S2309W doesn’t. The Dell S2209W will cost you $239, while the S2309W is a bit more expensive at $299.

Dell to enter smartphone market with Pharos Traveller 117 & 127

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on October 28th, 2008

Dell to enter smartphone market with Pharos Traveller 117 & 127Dell wants a piece of the smartphone market and is geared up to release their own, the Pharos Traveller 117 and 127. The info comes from a leak on their website. These phones will be manufactured by Inventec and feature a 2-megapixel camera as well as a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.

The Traveller 127 will feature a QWERTY keyboard while the 117 will be a touchscreen device. Both models will feature fast connectivity at 7.2Mbps HSDPA networks, assisted GPS capabilities and Windows Mobile 6.1 with the Microsoft Office Mobile suite. The Dell Pharos Traveller series will feature a talktime of four hours, and 200 hours of standby. Obviously prices are unknown at this date.