Dell Latitude 13 business laptop now available

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2010

Want a thin and light laptop for business? Dell’s Latitude 13 laptop is aimed at the business type and is now available on the Dell site. Business doesn’t have to mean a boring looking laptop in this case.

It’s available in three customizing options: base, economy, and productivity, with your choice of Celeron M or Core 2 Solo CPUs, Linux, Vista, or Windows 7 OS, up to 2GB of SD-RAM, and a 160GB hard drive.

Dell Studio 1558 Touch with Core i5

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on March 1st, 2010

Looks like Dell has some brand new laptops in their catalog, the Studio 1558 Touch and a multitouch Studio 17 Touch. No details are available on the Studio 1558, but we know that it will be equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, the Windows 7 Home Premium operating system and a 320GB hard drive.

It has a starting price of $999 and of course the price goes up from there depending on the configuration you choose. If you like fingerprints on your laptop screen, stay tuned.

Dell unveils Mini 5 tablet prototype

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

Everybody is outing their tablets. Dell has unveiled the latest prototype of the Dell Mini 5 Tablet. The new device features a 5-inch touchscreen display with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and a front facing camera.

Some other specs include WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity and the Dell Mini 5 runs the Android 1.6 operating system. We should have more updates on this one soon, so stay tuned.

Dell Froot concept computer with no Keyboard and Monitor

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2010

The Dell Froot concept while oddly named aims to be environmentally friendly and save the planet with two projectors. One for a virtual keyboard, and another for the monitor. Pretty great idea and a great space saver to boot.

It was designed by Pauline Carlos as part of a sustainability contest from Dell. The colorful case is constructed from biodegradable starch-based polymer and looks like fruit/froot. The technology is nearly there. Not quite, but nearly.

Dell Atom N450-based Inspiron Mini 10 now available, starts at $299

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on January 5th, 2010

As of today, the new Inspiron Mini 10 is available to order at Dell’s US website. It features a 92 percent full-size keyboard, a 9.5 hour battery, Broadcom’s Crystal HD media accelerator, built-in GPS and an integrated HDTV receiver.

There’s also some speculation that we might see a version with a Mobile DTV tuner soon, but that’s just speculation. Starting price is just $299. Of course once you start adding features that will go up up up.

New Dell Inspiron Mini 10 features Atom N450

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2009

Dell has announced a new version of the Inspiron Mini 10. The new case is designed for a six-cell battery that will deliver nine and a half hours of use without all the bulk. Inside it features that next-gen Atom which can be paired with an optional Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator for HD video playback.

You also have four case colors to choose from, Bluetooth, WWAN, GPS, a TV tuner, and a 1366 x 768 display. Prices start at $299 when it becomes available in early January.

Dell OptiPlex 780 PC

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on December 13th, 2009

Dell OptiPlex 780 PCDell has announced the world’s smallest fully functional commercial desktop PC in the OptiPlex 780 Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF) PC. This one uses Intel vPro technology and features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

Some other features include an integrated Intel GMA 4500 graphics card, up to 4GB RAM, your choice of either a 320GB HDD or a 128GB SSD, an integrated power supply and Windows 7 for an OS. As for connectivity ports, it has VGA, eSATA and DisplayPort.

Dell whips out new SFF business PCs

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on December 11th, 2009

delloptiplex380Small is big in the computer world right now. We are smitten with netbooks and their tiny profiles and thin all-in-ones are among the most popular desktops around. Dell today announced a couple new and small options for business users in its OptiPlex line.

The new machines include the OptiPlex 780 USFF boasting the claim of world’s smallest fully functional commercial desktop. The machine may be small, but it uses fully-fledged hardware with Core 2 Duo CPUs and a variety of storage and graphics options. The machine also has Linux, Windows 7, XP, and Vista OS options. The Optiplex 780 starts at a MSRP of $629.

Dell unveils Vostro V13 notebook

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on December 8th, 2009

vostrov13-sbI really like the Dell Adamo notebooks. Mostly I like them because they are thin and look great. I don’t like the price that Dell wants for the things though. If you are like me and would like to have the svelte looks of the Adamo at a price more like a netbook, the Vostro V13 is for you.

The thin machine is only 0.65-inches thick and weighs 3.5 pounds. Those dimensions are almost dead on for the Adamo machine. The best part is that the V13 will sell for only $450 when it hits the market. For that much money, you get a 13.3-inch screen and a Core 2 ULV processor.

Dell puts out USB-bootable Chromium OS image

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on November 28th, 2009

Dell puts out USB-bootable Chromium OS image Looks like Google’s Chrome OS will be getting some support from Dell. The company is making an experimental version of the Chromium OS available for its Mini Inspiron 10v netbook. The OS will be available as a USB key image file, but they are warning users that it’s a risk since it has only gone through minimal testing.

Some of the current known problems include taking up to 10 minutes before the network connection manager can find wireless networks and other things freezing as well. The 8GB image can be transferred to a USB drive only by using a Linux system.

Limited Edition Deanne Cheuk Dell Netbook

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on November 22nd, 2009

Limited Edition Deanne Cheuk Dell NetbookNetbooks are all the rage right now as any ‘Brick reader knows. But it hasn’t been easy making yours stand out up until now. Well, Dell is aiming to cure that with its limited edition netbook design by Deanne Cheuk.

Deanne Cheuk has previously been commissioned for work with such companies as Nike, Swatch, Target, MTV, American Express and the New York Times. The netbook will be available in a total of 5250 units. Each will be individually numbered.

Dell outs Studio 17 laptop with multitouch display

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on November 20th, 2009

Dell outs Studio 17 laptop with multitouch displayDell is adding multitouch to several products lately, in some cases quietly doing so. The latest is an updated version of the Studio 17 laptop, now available with a 1,600 x 900 display with full multitouch.

Aside from that the usual options are available, like your choice of Pentium Dual Core or Core 2 Duo processors, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, integrated Intel or ATI graphics and an optional Blu-ray drive.

Dell uses renewable bamboo in product packaging

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2009

Dell uses renewable bamboo in product packagingCompanies are starting to get more into environmental packaging. The latest is Dell. Dell gets just a little greener by adding bamboo in its product packaging portfolio. And they are the first in the PC industry to do it.

It applies to all Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and Mini 10v netbooks shipped from today onward. Bamboo is used as product cushions cradling the Mini within an outer box that is made from 25% post-consumer materials. Starting early next year, Dell hopes to expand their use of bamboo packaging to a wider range of it’s products.

Dell Adamo XPS now for sale, starts at $1,799

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2009

Dell Adamo XPS now for sale, starts at $1,799Dell’s thinnest laptop ever still isn’t shipping out to consumers, but at least the Windows 7 machine is now configurable over on Dell’s website. The base price is $1,799 and includes a 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo SU9400 CPU, a 128GB solid state drive, 13.4-inch WLED panel, 2 megapixel camera, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, GS45 integrated graphics, WiFi and a USB Ethernet adapter.

Sadly most of the components are not upgradable, but there are a few upgrades available if you have the money. You’re looking at a December 22nd estimated ship date.

Dell Zino HD gets official for US

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on November 13th, 2009

dellzinohd-sbThe desktop computer got its name because at one point the machines all sat on top of the desk rather than beside it as most do today. Dell has announced that its new Zino HD computer is now available in the U.S. and is sized to sit on the desktop again.

The Zino HD starts at only $229 and has HD capable graphics as standard. The device also has an HDMI out making it a great device for an HTPC system. Users wanting a more capable HTPC can add all sorts of options including a Blu-ray drive, more storage, more RAM, and a wireless remote.