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Thu
15
Mar
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Dell Working On Windows 8 Business Tablet

Dell has joined Apple in announcing a brand new device for the growing tablet market. However, unlike Apple's iPad 3 , the new Dell slate will run Windows 8 and will be engineered primarily for business use. Not much is known about the upcoming ... "business friendly" Dell tablet, except that it will run Windows 8. In a recent interview with Bloomberg News, chief executive officer (CEO) Michael Dell said consumer demand for a Windows 8 tablet is growing, and his company plans to give them what they want. Dell Tablet Focused On Security, Microsoft Office Compatibility Michael Dell claims ... (view more)

Fri
13
Jan
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Dell Unveils its XPS 13 Ultrabook at CES

In 2010, Apple's iPad became an instant hit, and was widely praised by critics. Ever since then, hardware vendors have been trying to compete with the iPad, but attempts have been met with very little success -- and in some cases, downright failure ... . In the past few months, however, vendors have shifted their focus to "ultrabooks," a cross between an ultra-lightweight, thin laptop and a powerful PC. Dell Joins Ultrabook Bandwagon Asus, Acer and Lenovo have all previously announced plans to begin marketing devices in the ultrabook class, and now Dell has announced its own entrant ... (view more)

Wed
23
Feb
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Microsoft Slashes Price of Dell Windows 7 Tablet

Back in late November 2010, Dell released a dual tablet/netbook computer called the Inspiron Duo. Netbook Similar to Apple iPad, but Runs Windows 7 The Inspiron Duo features a vertically rotating screen that switches between two independent modes: ... one that runs Windows 7 and the other a proprietary tablet mode which operates Dell software. At the time of release, the device raised lots of eyebrows -- but its $550 asking price was a bit steep for many. That is, perhaps, until Microsoft recently slashed that cost dramatically on its Microsoft Store website. Inspiron Duo Features Dual Core ... (view more)

Wed
09
Feb
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Dell Announces Win7 Tablet, Plus 39 New Devices

One of the world's most prominent PC makers has announced it will release a 10-inch Windows 7 tablet computer later this year. The company, which is currently ranked second in annual global PC shipments, said the device will be for consumers "who ... need greater mobility, as well as IT organizations that demand control, security, manageability, and integration with existing infrastructure investments." Dell's calling the device, which will use an Intel processor, the Windows 7 Business Tablet. The company says consumers should be able to pick one up sometime this summer, though a precise release ... (view more)

Thu
02
Dec
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Dell's New Dual Core Netbook Tablet Reviewed

Looking for the ultimate netbook / tablet just in time for the Holidays? One might consider the new Inspiron Duo from Dell -- the Optimus Prime of netbooks. It literally transforms between a standard semi-lightweight word processor / web browser to ... an even more portable tablet PC, heavily inspired by Apple's iPad. But is it a real winner deserving of a place on Santa's list? Engadget, which recently reviewed the product, isn't so sure. The $550 Inspiron Duo at first looks like a slightly more stylish 10.1-inch netbook (using 2GB RAM, dual-core Intel Atom Processor and Windows 7), with its ... (view more)

Thu
09
Sep
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Dell to Cease Offering Windows XP This Month

PC maker Dell is helping to usher in a new age by announcing that it will no longer offer PCs downgraded to Windows XP after the end of this month. It's a deadline well ahead of that set by Microsoft: October 22nd, which, coincidentally enough, ... marks the first birthday of Windows 7. Windows XP Driver Support to Continue Although Dell will continue offering driver support for Windows XP for another two years (December 2012, in fact), the company is determined to stop selling the OS well before October 22. "This means that we will stop offering XP as an option for customers starting this month ... (view more)

Tue
17
Aug
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1 in 4 Students Using Mac: Report

According to a recent study by higher-education research company Student Monitor, more and more university and college students are buying up Apple laptops. Apple's growth in this lucrative market has led one analyst to question whether or not ... Microsoft is staying in touch with younger tech users. Student Monitor says about one in four laptops found on U.S. college campuses are Apple products -- a startling statistic, given that another tech research firm, Net Applications, not long ago estimated that Macbooks represent only about 5 per cent of computers used worldwide. Microsoft Unable to ... (view more)

Tue
27
Jul
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Dell Warns of Malware-Riddled Motherboards

Dell has agreed to replace computer equipment that shipped with a data-stealing virus. The company is hoping to deal with the issue before any users suffer at the hand of criminals. Unlike most hacking attempts, which rely on accessing a victim's ... machine through an Internet connection, this incident brought up the possibility of whether or not malicious software was in fact being physically installed on machines at the factory. The issue only involves replacement parts for servers, however. These replacement parts are for computers that are primarily used to host websites and, in business ... (view more)

Thu
22
Jul
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New Dell Product Detects and Traps Malware in Browser

Dell has now taken a new approach to combating online malware, focusing not on its prevention but on effective measures needed to trap it when infection occurs. The Dell KACE Secure Browser provides a virtualized version of Mozilla's Firefox onto a ... machine and has the ability to keep malware locked into a browser, rather than having it spill over and infect the entire PC, including the operating system. In techy speak, this is referred as a virtualized sandbox, or " sandboxing " for short. As one Dell spokesperson said, "Any changes resulting from [unwanted] browser activity ... (view more)

Wed
30
Jun
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Report: Dell Sold 12M Faulty PCs, Deceived Customers

Papers used in a court case against Dell Computer have revealed that the PC maker sold millions of computers with parts it knew were faulty. According to the New York Times, the 'OptiPlex' PCs in question were sold between 2003 and 2005, most of ... them going to schools, major corporations like Wal-Mart or Wells Fargo, and well-known groups like the Mayo Clinic. Reports say an internal study revealed that the OptiPlex line was structurally weak, with expectations being hardware problems would afflict an estimated 97 per cent of all units over a three year period. (Source: betanews.com ) Dell ... (view more)

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