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Dell XPS 15 2-In-1 Teardown Exposes Massive Battery, Upgradable SSD

Dell’s XPS 15 2-In-1 is a unique hybrid convertible, premium ultrabook in a couple of respects, partly because of its high quality Dell XPS series machined aluminum and hybrid carbon fiber construction, along with its beautiful 15-inch, 400 nits, near bezel-less Dell Infinity Edge display. However, the machine is also powered by a unique processor that marks the first collaboration of its kind by two archrivals in the PC processor arena, both Intel and AMD. Otherwise known as Kaby Lake G, the new Intel 8th Gen Core Series with…

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Inside The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1: Cooling Intel Kaby Lake G

LAS VEGAS, NV — We sat down with Dell at CES 2018 for a look inside the new XPS 15 2-in-1 that features Intel and AMD’s latest technology fused onto a single Kaby Lake G package. Intel’s surprising announcement that it would integrate AMD’s Radeon Vega graphics into its 8th-Gen H-Series processors also brought along other new technologies, such as Intel’s EMIB technology that ties the embedded HBM2 to the discrete Vega graphics. Melding the strengths of AMD’s Vega graphics architecture with…

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Dell To Sell Meta 2 AR Headsets In February

Dell today announced a partnership with Meta to expand the AR company’s distribution reach. Dell will begin selling the Meta 2 developer kits on behalf of Meta to help make AR “more accessible for business deployment.” The partnership should make it easier for Meta to break into new markets, including the healthcare, manufacturing, and construction industries. “We’re very excited for this partnership with Dell. Dell users will now have the opportunity to get their hands on a seamless AR solution…

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop

Laptops in general, but especially gaming laptops, are inherently more expensive than their desk-confined counterparts. Portability comes at a price. And yet even among gaming laptop seekers, the hunt for value is typically a primary consideration, which subsequently narrows the search to less powerful systems. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. When Nvidia announced the availability of mobile GTX 1050s and GTX 1050 Tis back in January, that triggered the release of a number of value-oriented gaming…

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Dell Goes Gaming With Alienware Keyboards And Mice

Who Are These For? This launch feels a little off, though; the provided press materials were virtually devoid of any meaningful information, and what is there feels like it was written for people who have never heard of gaming mice or mechanical keyboards. (After requesting additional information, Dell responded with more.) Take, for example, this description of the keyboards’ switches: “With mechanical spring-loaded keys (KaiHua brown switches), the responsive and snappy typing experience offers a competitive edge against standard (membrane)…

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Dell Goes Gaming With Alienware Keyboards And Mice

Who Are These For? This launch feels a little off, though; the provided press materials were virtually devoid of any meaningful information, and what is there feels like it was written for people who have never heard of gaming mice or mechanical keyboards. (After requesting additional information, Dell responded with more.) Take, for example, this description of the keyboards’ switches: “With mechanical spring-loaded keys (KaiHua brown switches), the responsive and snappy typing experience offers a competitive edge against standard (membrane)…

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Dell Announces XPS 13 ‘2-in-1’ Device, 27-Inch ‘Ultrathin’ Monitor Ahead of CES

The XPS 13 has been one of Dell’s more successful notebook product brands in the past few years, competing directly with products such as the Apple Macbook Pro, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, HP Spectre, and so on. Dell even made a “Developer Edition” of the XPS 13 that was pre-installed with Ubuntu, which similarly saw some success within the developer community. Dell is now looking to expand this successful brand with a 2-in-1 variant and compete directly against Lenovo’s X1…

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Dell Updates Alienware Laptops With Kaby Lake CPUs, GTX 1050 GPUs

Dell revealed the newest version of its Alienware 13, 15, and 17 gaming laptops, joining the Intel Kaby Lake and Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti/1050 graphics party and giving the company’s flagship notebooks a lower starting price. The new Alienware laptops feature the latest 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Intel processors, with the 13-inch model offering up to a Core i7-7700HQ, and the Alienware 15 and 17 supporting up to an i7-7820HK unlocked processor. All three can be equipped with up to…

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Dell Inspiron 7000 Series Gets Kaby Lake, GTX 1050s

Dell expanded its mainstream laptop lineup with the new Inspiron 7000 series, which sports 7thgeneration (Kaby Lake) Intel processors and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and 1050 graphics options. The new Inspiron 14 and 15 7000 feature your choice of an Intel Core i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ processor, in addition to up to 16GB of DDR4-2400. Both laptops are capable of housing 32GB (2 x 16GB) of memory, but Dell will only ship with up to 16GB (1 x 16GB). This…

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DELL XPS 13 (KABY LAKE) REVIEW : OUR FAVORITE LAPTOP GETS BETTER

PROS Superb battery life; Good 7th-generation Core performance; Excellent Wi-Fi range; More ports than on competing laptops; Comfortable, soft-touch, carbon-fiber deck; Attractive rose-gold color option CONS Awkward webcam placement; Not as thin and light as some competitors VERDICT The Dell XPS 13 improves upon our top-rated laptop by offering even longer battery life, faster performance and stronger Wi-Fi in an equally compact design. The Dell XPS 13 became our top overall laptop by offering a 13-inch screen in a more…

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Dell Discontinues Android-Powered Venue Tablets; No OS Updates for Existing Customers

HIGHLIGHTS Dell to stop proving OS upgrades to the Android-based Venue line-up Will continue to support active warranty and service contracts Will move its focus to 2-in-1 category going ahead Dell on Thursday said that it is discontinuing its Android-based Venue tablet line-up, adding it won’t be offering any OS updates to the existing line-up. With this discontinuation, the company has backed out of Android market entirely and is planning to focus on Windows-powered 2-in-1 devices. “The slate tablet market…

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DELL INSPIRON 15 7000 2-IN-1 REVIEW

PROS Attractive, versatile design; Solid performance and graphics; Above-average battery life CONS Stiff, uncomfortable keyboard; Dim, dull display VERDICT The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 offers good performance and nearly 7 hours of battery life in a versatile design. Convertible laptops — they’re not just a gimmick anymore. Now that nearly all of the major laptop manufacturers have one or two convertible notebooks in their catalogs (most of which do the same four or five modes), your choice comes down…