March 31, 2008 In good news for high-def video fans, Dell has announced that its colorful Inspiron 1525 line of laptop computers is now available with optional Blu-ray disc playback starting at USD$879.
March 5, 2008 Dell
has entered the rugged
notebook market with the release of the Latitude XFR D630 - a sealed, shock-resistant and outdoor-ready unit aimed at government and commercial customers that meets Department of Defense standards (MIL-STD 810F) for operation in extreme environments.
January 4, 2007 News of bleeding-edge product offerings continues to roll in ahead of next week's International CES in Las Vegas with Dell
to launch its elegantly styled Crystal 22-inch widescreen flat panel monitor. Constructed using 4mm thin ultra-clear tempered glass, this exceptional piece of eye-candy features WSXGA+ 1680x1050 image resolution, in-built speakers and a 2.0 megapixel miniature web camera with microphone.
December 13, 2007 In a move they believe will help facilitate the tablet PC product category to go mainstream Dell
has announced the Latitude XT – a 12.1-inch convertible tablet with pen and capacitive touch capability that weighs in at under four pounds and is just an inch thick. Capacitive technology, popularized recently thanks to Apple’s iPhone
and iPod Touch
, senses the touch of a finger with no pressure required for the system to recognize input. It is also the forerunner to emerging multi-touch capabilities that allow the use of more than one finger for tasks such as zoom and repositioning a picture.
November 29, 2007 Following hot on the heels of the recently released XPS One
has announced another addition to their ‘Xtreme Performance System’ (XPS) line of PC’s with the release of the XPS M1530. According to Dell, the XPS series aims to offer the latest PC technologies available at competitive prices and with distinctive styling and judging by the specs, the XPS M1530 goes a long way towards delivering: the 15.4-inch laptop features a built in 2 megapixel webcam, biometric finger-print reader for added security and fewer passwords to remember, and design accents such as polished chrome detailing, touch-sensitive multi-media buttons, brushed aluminum accents and a choice of colors.
November 21, 2007 Dell has placed an emphasis on aesthetics for their latest all-in-one desktop system – but the sleek XPS One is more than just a pretty screen. The computer includes a webcam with dual-array microphone, a 20 inch, widescreen, edge-to-edge tempered glass monitor that displays HD media, side mounted speakers, built in Wi-Fi, internal Bluetooth 2.0 peripherals, and a built in TV tuner and optional Blu-ray disc drive for U.S. models. Preinstalled copies of Adobe Photoshop Elements 6, Premiere Elements 4 and Adobe Soundbooth CS3 for U.S. models cap off the multimedia friendly system.
November 7, 2007 More than 15 leading PC OEMs, motherboard, and peripheral manufacturers have joined together to endorse Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA), a new, open and royalty-free standard for the monitoring and controlling of PC power supplies, chassis, and water-cooling systems. Backed by PC industry names including NVIDIA, Dell, HP, Alienware, CoolerMaster and Thermaltake, ESA specifies an information protocol that system components can use to communicate with each other to adjust operating parameters, and relay important system information back to the user.
September 7, 2006 According to IDC, business PCs, monitors, printers and other peripherals will continue to comprise well over half of the worldwide hardware spend through 2010, which could total nearly $1.4 trillion between 2007 and 2010. So it’s not surprising to see competition mounting in the“mammoth” screen-size territory with HP yesterday introducing a 30-inch diagonal wide-aspect screen, the HP LP3065 display to take on Apple's 30-inch Cinema HD Display
and Dell's UltraSharp 3007WFP
. The LP 3065 will be available in time for Christmas (November 1 to be exact) at US$2000. The specifications of the new screen can be seen here
and a detailed image of the all black monster can be seen here
June 1, 2006 One of the most intriguing products of the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show was Dell’s BIG SCREEN mobile concept which caused some interesting comment due to its expected weight. Yesterday, Dell unveiled its portable 20-inch widescreen entertainment PC, the XPS M2010. The system's multimedia features include a 20.1-inch, high-definition widescreen monitor, eight speakers plus a subwoofer, a detachable, full-sized Bluetooth wireless keyboard and gyroscope-enabled remote, a webcam and a slot-load DVD drive. The articulating hinges supporting the display double as a system handle when the system is closed. The XPS M2010 starts at US$3,500, and is available immediately and weighs in at 18.3 pounds.
January 15, 2006 At long last, there’s a competitor to Apple’s 30-inch Cinema HD Display
– Dell released its Widescreen UltraSharp 3007WFP flat-panel LCD monitor
at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, effectively lowering the price of one of these delectable, productivity-enhancing beasties from US$2499 to US$2199. Both screens require a dual link DVI video card to drive them, and neither of them are all that cheap, but consider the Return On Investment offered by a larger screen – Apple’s research
shows productivity is linked to the amount of screen real-estate while Microsoft’s research
shows that two screens offer more productivity than one screen, so why not supercharge your productivity with two of these screens. It's a simple business decision - paying US$2500 for a permanent 10% productivity increase or US$5000 for better than 20% is a no brainer for any professional who spends more than a few hours a day in front of a workstation.