Dell adds new netbook and notebook to lineup

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

dellinspiron15-sbDell was late to the netbook game by many standards, but the computer maker is now firmly in the netbook market with its Mini 10 machine. Dell also caters to notebook users looking for larger machines at a cheap price.

The Texas-based computer maker has announced new additions to its notebook and netbook lines today with two new low cost machines. The Dell Inspiron 15 is a 15.6-inch notebook with prices starting at only $399. The low-end machine gets a Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 160GB HDD along with Windows Vista Basic. Options can greatly increase the price of the machine.

Rainbow of Dell Inspiron desktops now available

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2009

dellinspironslimcolors-sbDell’s customizable addition to their Inspiron line will give you way too many color options to choose from. These include the 537 and the 537s. You have eight color choices in all and your choice of Intel Celeron, AMD Sempron, Core 2 Quad and Phenom X4 CPUs, up to 8GB of RAM, integrated Intel graphics or ATI Radeon GPUs, and up to 750GB HDD for the slim tower and 1TB for a mini-tower.

Or you could always just fire up the Della site with a gallon of ice cream and peruse what they have there. The starting price is $299 and they’re all available now.

Dell unveils Della to sweet talk the ladies

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2009

Dell unveils Della to sweet talk the ladiesIt had to happen sooner or later. After all Dell has been cranking out tons of wild and attractively artsy laptops. Well, Dell just launched a new website for the ladies called “Della”. The idea is that the site will give you a more womanly shopping experience.

This boils down to a bunch of pics of women doing there thing around Dell products. Oh and there’s the usual crap that suggests they don’t take you ladies seriously. Stuff like “finding recipes,” “counting calories,” and “guided meditations” on the Tech Tips page.

Dell ST2010 20-inch monitor with HDMI

Posted in monitors by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2009

Dell ST2010 20-inch monitor with HDMIDell is going all HDMI on us with its new ST2010 LCD monitor that is already available to those in Hong Kong. You’ll get 20″ of viewing real-estate with this one and it sports the following features.

HDMI and VGA inputs, 1,600 x 900 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 5 millisecond response time, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 250 nits brightness, and a 160-degree viewing angle. It will cost you between $120 to 130 for the Dell ST2010 when it eventually arrives Stateside.

Dell launches new 20-inch LCD for Studio and XPS desktops

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

dell20inlcd-sbI have several Dell LCDs in my home office and I have like them all. I can’t say the same about some of the other LCDs I have tried out or owned. The Dell offerings are good though and I especially like my 30-inch high res gaming screen from Dell.

Dell has announced a new LCD that is available right now in Hong Kong only. We can expect to see the screen show up stateside soon or later though. The low cost 20-inch LCD is designed to match the look of the new Studio and XPS line of desktop computers.

Dell 4310WX DLP projector

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on May 8th, 2009

Dell 4310WX DLP projectorDell’s 4310WX DLP projector is now available. It will deliver 1,280 x 800 resolution in a 16:10 aspect ratio. It’s great for your living room and can also be used for business presentations or in the classroom. You’ll get 3,500 lumens brightness and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio.

Some other features include a remote control with an integrated laser pointer, VGA input, two component/analog D-sub inputs, an HDMI 1.3 and DisplayPort input and Ethernet jacks. The 5W speakers won’t deafen anyone, but they will get the job done.

Dell offers new Mini 10 Ubuntu options

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

dellmini10-sbNetbooks continue to be the hottest segment of the computer industry. Netbook growth is impressive given that most other computer segments are dropping significantly. Dell has proven to be one of the few computer makers to offer a successful Linux-based netbook with its Mini line.

Dell has now announced new Ubuntu options for its Mini 10 netbook. Dell started offering the Mini 10 running Ubuntu Linux this week along with some new storage options including 32GB and 64GB HDDs. The storage options will cost $75 and $125 respectively and are not offered on XP-based Mini 10 netbooks.

Dell outs an updated Studio 15 laptop

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

Dell outs an updated Studio 15 laptopThe company has finally gotten official with the upgraded Studio 15 laptop, and made it available in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. This update is all about the improved 15.6-inch LED-backlit display, with a native 1366 x 768 resolution, that gets paired with some upgraded ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 graphics (available with 256MB or 512MB of on-board memory).

Aside from that, you can expect the usual Core 2 Duo processors, built-in 2 megapixel webcam, HDMI out, optional Blu-ray drive, optional backlit keyboard, and it comes in six colors. Prices should remain around $649 for the base model, with things moving up from there.

Dell launching smartphones in China by end of year

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on April 14th, 2009

Dell launching smartphones in China by end of yearWhen you have several prototypes rejected by carriers here in America, it might be time to try China. And that’s just what Michael Dell is doing. Reuters is reporting that Dell is aiming to launch multiple smartphones in the Chinese market before 2010.

A pair of analysts are saying that the firm is working with Chi Mei Communications for the hardware, while China-based Red Office is engineering the OS. Apparently if the China rollout goes good, the US and Europe are on Dell’s list of next-up launch markets.

Taking apart the Dell Adamo

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2009

Taking apart the Dell AdamoiFixit and TechRepublic have teamed up to give us a peek at the innards of Dell’s new thin and light ultraportable Adamo. They wanted to see how it stacked up against Apple’s MacBook Air, so they compared build quality and specifics.

What did they find? Well, the Adamo features a 11.1 volt 40 Watt hour battery, compared to the Air’s 7.2 volt 37 Watt hour battery, and accounts for a greater percentage of the weight of the computer than the Air. The Adamo looks like it features a lot more technology in an only slightly heavier package.

Netbooks continue to grow despite economy

Posted in Computers by Shane McGlaun on April 2nd, 2009

acerone-sbThe economy is bad and computer sales are at the lowest point seen in years. Many of the top computer makers in the world are laying off employees to maintain profitability and viability. Despite the poor performance of the computer industry as a whole, the netbook segment of the market is booming.

DisplaySearch reports that netbooks are expected to grow 65% year over year in 2009 for a total of 27 million units expected to ship. The traditional notebook market as a whole is expected to grow only 3% year over year.

Dell whips out precision workstations with Xeon 5500 lovin’

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on April 1st, 2009

dellprecision-sbIntel is the biggest maker of computer processors on the planet. The company makes processors for all sorts of electronic equipment from high-end gaming desktops and servers to netbooks. Typically, we think of the Intel Xeon line of CPUs as being inside large rack servers used for hosting websites and massive enterprise databases. However, the CPUs are also used inside super powerful workstation computers as well.

Dell has announced a new Precision workstation line that uses the newly announced Intel Xeon 5500 series processors. The line has three models including the Precision T7500, T5500, and T3500 workstations.

Greenpeace not happy with HP, Lenovo, and Dell

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2009

Greenpeace not happy with HP, Lenovo, and DellIn previous reports from Greenpeace, HP, Lenovo, and Dell haven’t done very badly, but the trio has failed to meet Greenpeaces expectations this time. They made promises they could not keep. All three had promised to eliminate PVC and brominated flame retardants in their products by the end of this year, but now they will apparently not be able to meet that deadline.

The only one to offer up a new deadline is Lenovo, who says they will now do it by the end of 2010. On the other end of the spectrum, Philips has jumped from 15th place to 4th, largely due to new recycling initiatives.

Dell announces customizable Inspiron desktop computers

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on March 31st, 2009

dellinspironslimcolors-sbDell first started out as a maker of computers that users could customize with the exact hardware that they desired. Dell made its name on the customization options it offered buyers. More recently, Dell has been letting shoppers customize not only the hardware inside the notebook or desktop, but has been offering custom colors and designs on the exterior of the computer as well.

Dell has announced new Inspiron desktop computers called the Inspiron slim and mini-tower. The new machines can be customized with eight different colors that completely cover the front panel of the computer. Dell says it is the only major computer maker allowing users to color customize a desktop computer.

New Dell Precision T Series workstations with up to 192GB RAM

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on March 26th, 2009

New Dell Precision T Series workstations with up to 192GB RAMDell is getting ready to release three new T-series workstations: the T3500, T5500, and T7500. You’ll get up to 1.5TB of storage space, an eSATA port, DisplayPort connectors and they’re EnergyStar compliant.

The T3500 that will support up to 24GB RAM. The T5500 offers a RAM capacity of up to 72GB. Dual sport sockets will be included so you can use dual Intel Xeons. The T7500 supports a hefty 192GB of RAM running at 1,066MHz or 1,333MHz. This model also features dual native Gen 2 PCIe graphics card slots with support for NVIDIA SLI.