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  • More deets on the new Inspiron
    Laptops

    More deets on the new Inspiron

    By 15 May 2008

    Last week, Engadget published what seemed to show the latest laptop design from Dell, including the much rumoured 15.4 inch Inspiron 1535. But now one of our astute readers have drawn our attention to a new set of (rather grainy pics) that are claimed...

  • Dell dropping XPS in favour of Alienware
    Gaming

    Dell dropping XPS in favour of Alienware

    By 13 May 2008

    Computer giant Dell is to drop the XPS sub-brand for its performance PCs in order to concentrate on Alienware offerings, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. Dell bought Alienware, the gaming PC specialist, back in March 2006 and at the time said that...

  • Are these the latest Inspiron laptops from Dell?
    Laptops

    Are these the latest Inspiron laptops from Dell?

    By 9 May 2008

    Those clever chaps over at Engadget have sniffed out what appears to be the latest lappie design from Dell. The pictures are alleged to show the 14-inch Inspiron 1435, 15.4-inch 1535, and 17-inch 1735. And the snaps are being used as evidence that Dell...

  • Dell moves to fix Vostro fiasco
    Laptops

    Dell moves to fix Vostro fiasco

    By 8 May 2008

    Dell has moved to fix the fiasco over installing a wrong keyboard into its latest Vostro laptops that caused a stir of bad publicity on the Internet last week. In a post on the company's blog, Bill Bivin, Laptop Liaison, has said that the company is working...

  • Dell graffitis Inspiron 1525 with urban art
    Laptops

    Dell graffitis Inspiron 1525 with urban art

    By 7 May 2008

    In the States, Dell has teamed up with graffiti-influenced Brooklyn-based artist Mike Ming to offer two special editions of their 15.4-inch Inspiron 1525 notebooks. Consumers can can either pick from the monochrome-effect "Bunch O Surfers" or the multicoloured...

  • Dell admits Vostro keyboard messup
    Laptops

    Dell admits Vostro keyboard messup

    By 2 May 2008

    Dell has responded to claims that its latest laptops the Dell Vostro 1310 and 1510 to go on sale in the UK come with a keyboard that hinders touch typists. The problem, as recorded by Flickr member Jacob Gordon centres around the left shift key on the...

  • Dell releases the pricey XPS 730
    Online

    Dell releases the pricey XPS 730

    By 2 May 2008

    Dell have really pulled out the big guns with their latest gaming rig. The XPS 730 is jam packed with features that will make a serious PC gamer go weak at the knees. Dell reckon it is one of the most advanced gaming platforms on the market, and we reckon...

  • AMD targets Business with new PCs
    Laptops

    AMD targets Business with new PCs

    By 29 April 2008

    AMD is trying to drag itself from the doldrums with a new line-up of PCs aimed at business users. The AMD Business Class desktop personal computers were designed with the help of big names in the computing industry including Dell; and are hoped will finally...

  • Dell to offer XP past June deadline
    Online

    Dell to offer XP past June deadline

    By 28 April 2008

    Dell will continue to sell the Windows XP operating system past Microsoft's already extended June deadline, and may not be the only PC maker to do so, reports are claiming. The computer manufacturer is exercising the "Downgrade Rights" that come with...

  • Dell shows tiny green PC
    Online

    Dell shows tiny green PC

    By 24 April 2008

    At a green showcase event Stateside, computer giant Dell has shown off its contribution to the small green PC market. The eco product, that is nameless right now, will presumably be coming to market at some point, although no firmed up timescales appear...

  • Dell shows finalists of ReGeneration green PC comp
    Online

    Dell shows finalists of ReGeneration green PC comp

    By 23 April 2008

    The five finalists for Dell's "Regeneration: International Green Computing Design Competition", have been announced and are currently being showcased on the ReGeneration website. The finalist's concept PC designs for a super green computing solution represent...

  • Dell to join Eee rivals with low-cost laptop
    Laptops

    Dell to join Eee rivals with low-cost laptop

    By 9 April 2008

    Well, we guess that Sony VP was right and the current consumer laptop market is now all about the "race to the bottom" as Dell become the latest computer company poised to join the Eee-wannabes with a rumoured forthcoming launch of a rival device. There's...

  • Dell to slash jobs
    Online

    Dell to slash jobs

    By 7 April 2008

    Dell is embarking on a massive cost-cutting plan and it is cut more thsn 8800 jobs as a result. The computer manufacturer first announced it was to reduce its workforce in May 2007. However, chief exec Michael Dell has now admitted that the company will...

  • Alienware updates Area-51 desktop PC
    Gaming

    Alienware updates Area-51 desktop PC

    By 31 March 2008

    Alienware has updated its Area-51 desktop PC so that it now runs off an Intel QX9770 Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core processor. Here's the science bit - the QX9770 chip is built around 45nm microarchitecture and offers dynamic thermal management solutions. In...

  • Dell launches $880 Blu-ray laptop
    Laptops

    Dell launches $880 Blu-ray laptop

    By 28 March 2008

    "The high-definition format wars are over – and you won" Dell tells us as it launches a Blu-ray laptop for under a $1000. Available today on dell.com, (and apparently coming to Europe but no sign as yet on the site) BD-lovers can get the Inspiron 1525...

  • Manufacturers facing laptop battery shortage
    Laptops

    Manufacturers facing laptop battery shortage

    By 27 March 2008

    A fire at a laptop battery plant in South Korea has sparked a massive supply problem for major manufacturers including Dell and HP. And customers could be hit with a price hike for replacement batteries as a result. The fire damaged LG Chem's Ochang plant...

  • Dell looks to China to fight recession
    Laptops

    Dell looks to China to fight recession

    By 25 March 2008

    In a bid to reduce costs as its biggest market, the US, faces a possible recession, Dell is looking at cheap parts from China. Dell announced to journalists in a press conference in China that it is going to buy $23 billion of components from China this...

  • Dell Vostro 1700 laptop review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Dell Vostro 1700 laptop review

    By 24 March 2008

    Dell's Vostro line is aimed at business users but takes the same standard look as the consumer Inspiron line. However, there are differences, with the build quality being ramped up and, if you’re willing to pay for it, extra services. The Dell Vostro...

  • Dell XPS One launches in the UK
    Online

    Dell XPS One launches in the UK

    By 14 March 2008

    Dell has introduced the award-winning Dell XPS One, that they describe as an "all-in-one premium consumer electronics system" in the UK, France and Germany. The iMac-rivalling desktop offers multimedia computing with television and entertainment abilities...

  • Dell launches Latitude XFR D630
    Laptops

    Dell launches Latitude XFR D630

    By 4 March 2008

    Dell has unveiled its first fully ruggedised laptop, the Latitude XFR D630. The rugged laptop, intended for government and commercial customers, is available now in the US and starts at $3899. The Latitude XFR D630 meets US Department of Defense standards...

  • Newly-formed PC Gaming Alliance makes first public speech
    Gaming

    Newly-formed PC Gaming Alliance makes first public speech

    By 20 February 2008

    The brand new "PC Gaming Alliance" has held its first press conference at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, with the message that PC gaming is far from dead. The PC Gaming Alliance is an American non-profit organisation created "to drive...

  • Dell buys MessageOne email service provider
    Laptops

    Dell buys MessageOne email service provider

    By 13 February 2008

    Dell is planning on going head-to-head with the business email services provided by Microsoft and Google. Dell is to buy business email services provider MessageOne Inc, which was co-founded by Michael Dell's brother. MessageOne's software, which is delivered...

  • Motorola to sell phone business?
    Phones

    Motorola to sell phone business?

    By 4 February 2008

    Motorola is considering selling its beliguered mobile phone business according to online reports. The company seems to be caving to pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn who called for a sale of the mobile phone business, which is making a loss....

  • Google and Dell to announce gPhone hardware?
    Phones

    Google and Dell to announce gPhone hardware?

    By 31 January 2008

    Marketing Week reports that "speculation is mounting that Google is plotting the launch of a mobile phone in partnership with computer giant Dell". Citing "senior industry sources" the site says that the two companies are due to reveal their plans to...

  • Dell closes all of its US kiosks
    Online

    Dell closes all of its US kiosks

    By 31 January 2008

    Following on from its decision to start selling its PCs in a range of highstreet chains across Europe and the US, Dell has now opted to close all of its US kiosks. Reuters is reporting that the 140 kiosks, which are mainly in shopping malls around the...