Microsoft continues to push Windows 8 hard in both the traditional laptop/desktop and the exploding tablet space, and the Dell Venue 8 Pro is one of the more compelling devices launched yet.Read more
I’ve recently attended Dell World, the newly private company‘s expo where attendees “gain insights into key industry trends, engage with industry visionaries, exchange ideas and learn how Dell is evolving to deliver the solutions of tomorrow.” Key words used during the conference were “Transform, Connect, Inform, & Protect”; amazingly enough, Dell managed to make the event interesting and
It’s coming closer, kids . . .
Yup, it’s the time of the year for all of us to be panicking about gift-giving. Some people, it’s easy; Joseph has an XBox and wants guitar lessons. Simple. Maggie wants clothes. Also not hard. But some people, it gets trickier. And a good option for people who are tricky to shop for
Dell keeps working hard to add value to the lines of desktop and laptop computers for home and business use, and as part of that initiative today Dell has announced new entries into the XPS and Vostro lines. These new desktop and laptop computers offer options targeted towards pretty much everyone – families, multimedia users and businesses. The new systems
Just over two years ago, I wrote my first impressions of the initial Alienware m11x ‘gaming netbook’. I found the build quality and processor a bit lacking but the design and graphics performance were excellent.
About six months later, Dell released the R2 version, this time with a low-power Core i7 processor, and I absolutely adored the updated laptop. Well,
Last week Dan and Judie were at the Create.Work.Inspire. event sponsored by Dell and Intel, and they had some pretty clear impressions of the XPS 13 Ultrabook – it was really cool!
Now we get word that the XPS13 is available for customers in the US and Canada! You can get it at Dell.com or from Best Buy locations
Dan and I are at Dell and Intel’s third “Create.Work.Inspire” event! This time the XPS 13 Ultrabook™ is a key player in the creation of a music video! Find more info here. If you’re in the NYC area, come by and see Dan and me as we live blog and watch the event unfold.
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One item that came through in Apple’s Supplier report last week was a marked increase in issues with child labor in supplier facilities, particularly in China. The report noted that Apple ” audited 127 facilities and found 91 cases including 31 workers who had been hired prior to reaching the legal age, but were no longer underage or no longer
One of the downsides of being an early adopter is the lack of good accessories for your new device. When the Streak was released, Dell seized the opportunity to fill in the gap and issued their own leather wallet case for the Streak. Given the limited options available so far, I purchased Dell’s Leather Wallet Case to protect my Streak
The Dell Streak seems to be securing a reputation as one of those devices that you either love or… well, maybe not hate, but which leaves you unimpressed.
Two of us here on the Gear Diary team ordered Dell Streaks, but we’ve had different reactions to the Android-based device with the unusual form factor. Dan and I both ordered a
Can I ask you a question? Seriously, I promise it’ll just be between you and me. Here’s what I want to know and, please be honest with me…
What were you thinking?
Seriously Dell, what were you thinking releasing your reentry into the smartphone/tablet market with Android 1.6? How can you take high-end hardware, put old firmware on
With the plethora of netbooks on the market today sporting 9, 10 and 11” screens, is easy to forget notebooks weren’t always so small. Meet the Dell Vostro 3700, a huge 17.3” desktop replacement powered by Intel’s new Core i3, i5 and i7 range of processors. The 3700 is part of Dell’s Vostro refresh which includes the 3300 (13”), 3400
Timing is everything in the world of tech. Just days before CES, Apple stole some of the buzz by sending out invites to their late January 2010 press event. Then, right before Mac World, Apple announced the iPad. Now, just days before iPad pre-ordering begins images- and specs- for Dell’s upcoming tablet have appeared. And while I’m still all about
The lucky guys at TechCrunch ran into Michael Dell at the Mobile World Conference, and he was kind enough to preview the Dell Mini 5 for them. Admittedly, it looks really slick, and the brief demo showed a very fast and responsive device.
There’s bad news, though. TechCrunch says the UNSUBSIDIZED price will be $1,098! That is…a bit on the
As someone who has been using a PDA since the HP95LX twenty years ago and Windows CE since the Pegasus days, you’d think I would be an easy sell on a Windows Mobile Phone. So did I … but it turns out that I was wrong. I had a horrible experience with the HTC Touch Pro 2 and couldn’t be
OK, so this is one that has me – a heavy gamer and netbook lover – absolutely frothing with excitement, but most NORMAL people probably saying “huh? they want me to pay nearly $1000 for a netbook with a 2 hour battery life”? Well, sort of, but there is much more than meets the eye to this intriguing little beast
Question- what is the same thickness as the iPhone 3GS but offers full notebook functionality.
Answer- the Dell Adamo XPS. (It is actually thinner in places.)
The Adamo XPS is one of the more unusual notebooks designs we have ever seen. It is remarkably thin, has an unusual mechanism for unlocking the device and a design that is eye-catching. Xavier
Rumor has it that the upcoming 10.6.2 build of Mac OS X has removed support for the Intel Atom CPU, which is the processor under the hood of many netbooks on the market today, including my beloved Dell Mini 9. This isn’t an issue for most Mac users, but if you’re like me and you’ve Hackintoshed your way toRead more
The running joke behind the scenes here at Geardiary is the phrase “ladies and gentleman introducing the new DELL PRE”. Truthfully we don’t have any idea of whether Dell’s in the market — or whether Palm’s selling — but it makes interesting speculation. Now it seems by this information that the idea of Dell gobbling Palm is nothing but aRead more
This is Part One in a series about my journey with my new Dell Mini 9 into Hacktinosh territory…I’ll be talking about my installation process, my impressions of the Mini as a Mac netbook, performance, software, and more.
I was pretty early to jump on the netbook bandwagon. When I saw the original 7″ Asus Eee PC for the first
The Cocoon Innovations netbook case is pretty much my ideal netbook travel case. It’s durable, shock absorbent, airport friendly, comfortable, and it features a unique organizational system that I have never seen before in another bag. There are a few key things I wish I could tweak a little bit, but otherwise I was very impressed by the Cocoon netbookRead more
The sad rumor that I heard this weekend was confirmed today on the Direct2Dell blog…Dell is discontinuing the Mini 9. They are pushing the Mini 10 and 10v as the replacements to the popular 8.9 inch laptop, Dell’s first in the hot new netbook genre.
I am pretty bummed about this, though I am glad that I got my
Netbook popularity continues to grow every day, but cute netbook cases are still pretty hard to come by. I love my tech toys, but I also love to accessorize them. I like cases that look fresh and feminine, something different than the traditional, boring flat black leather or neoprene. There is no reason that cases can’t be both functional andRead more