Dell's XPS 13 and XPS 15 are getting a touchscreen refresh, the notebooks in line for Haswell processor upgrades and a jolt in graphics too. The updated 13.3-inch Dell XPS 13 now has a 1080p Full HD touchscreen with a Gorilla Glass NBT top-layer to keep it safe, while the new Dell XPS 15 steps up to a crazy 3,200 x 1,800 touchscreen powered by NVIDIA GeForce graphics.
Apple has refreshed the iMac with Intel's "Haswell" fourth-gen Core i5 and i7 processors, along with updating graphics, connectivity options, and boosting the speed of the all-in-one desktop's flash storage. The 2013 iMac is outwardly the same as the existing model, with a slimline aluminum and glass casing offered in 21.5- and 27-inch display variants, but inside there's a choice of Intel's latest processors with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M graphics, along with WiFi 802.11ac.
With the generation of workstation computers introduced this week by HP, this brand is taking the market from a real mobile angle with the HP ZBook 14 as its hero. This device works with a 14-inch LED-backlit SVA eDP anti-glare display up front coming with two configurations: one touch, the other standard. Under the hood you've got the ability to run integrated Intel HD graphics 4400, discrete AMD FirePro M4100 (1GB GDDR5 dedicated), and AMD Dynamic Switchable graphics, all depending on your everyday workhorse needs. Also inside you've got the ability to run 4th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors as well as full Windows 8 Pro.
Perhaps you've heard of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus before - it was originally announced in a flurry of device drops back in June at an event that also unveiled desktop machines like the Samsung ATIV One 5 Style. This next-generation ATIV notebook is now being ushered in for its USA-based release this morning alongside full compatibility with Samsung's newest ecosystem-tying software SideSync under a display so bright and sharp that you may very well want to replace your old machines entirely.
Though the code-named "Haswell" generation of Intel Core processors has been finding itself the subject of reports and detail talks from the company that makes it for many, many months, it's today that the 4th generation of Intel processors gets its official ushering in to the public. This June 4th - that's just a couple days away - marks the point at which Intel suggests it's time to upgrade the innards of the generation of "2-in-1" computing: that's convertible computers - flipping screens, removable displays, and everything in-between.
With the Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch you've got one of the companies most solid deliveries of an Ultrabook-level computer upgraded with Windows 8 and a full 10-point touch display. With this notebook you're going to be working with 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 processor power under the hood, a lovely 13.3 LED HD screen, and a market cost well under a thousand bucks. Sound like a value proposition you'll want to add to your already burgeoning Samsung device collection?
Microsoft met some resistance with its first Surface tablet, but that isn't stopping the company from making a second attempt, this time with a full copy of Windows 8. Where the Surface RT left would-be tableteers confused with its partial app support, the Surface Pro is Windows on far more familiar territory: Intel silicon inside, and the full flexibility of a regular PC, simply with a touchscreen up-front. Of course, that also brings with it the same issues that have always plagued Windows-based tablets: battery life, weight, heat, and software usability. Does Microsoft's own-brand slate finally put those criticisms to rest, and is this the tablet you should have in your bag? Read on for our full review.
Plastic Logic, Intel, and Queen's University have revealed a new tablet using a flexible plastic display, the PaperTab, with a 10.7-inch near-indestructible display and a Core i5 processor. The PaperTab, part of Canadian university Queen's Human Media Lab research, aims to finally replace paper with a color display and an innovative new interface which tries to mimic physical stacks of documents.