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Dell XPS 12 Two-in-One Laptop Review

Dell XPS 12 Two-in-One Laptop Review

Consumers are increasingly gravitating toward so-called "convertible" laptops -- that is, tablets that attach to a keyboard, giving users the best of both worlds. Dell's new XPS 12 is no exception, at least not in terms of its foundational design: it has a folio cover, magnetic keyboard, detachable tablet, and stylus. We've seen all that before, and we'll see it again. The finer details are what makes or breaks a new offering, of course, and so we've spent a couple weeks putting Dell's new two-in-one through the wringer. Spoiler: the results are largely great.

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Dell retires Alienware X51 line, Aurora, Alpha to carry on

Dell retires Alienware X51 line, Aurora, Alpha to carry on

It appears Android tablets aren't the only ones getting the boot over at Dell. The PC maker has just revealed that it is putting to rest the rather young gaming PC line that brought it much attention in the past years. After just four years, the Alienware X51 is being put to pasture. Dell naturally gives no reason in its eulogy for its demise, only that it was time to pass on the baton. To whom? To two PCs that couldn't be any more different from the X51.

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Dell kills its Android tablets, focus on 2-in-1 Windows slates

Dell kills its Android tablets, focus on 2-in-1 Windows slates

Analysts and market observers have long been chanting the death of tablets as we know them. Now Dell is dancing to their tune and has formally announced the death of its Android-powered Venue tablets. Which isn't much of a surprise given it hasn't exactly put out a brand new model since last year. The PC maker, however, isn't ditching tablets altogether, at least not completely. It will, instead, realign its focus and resources on the more specific 2-in-1 style of tablet/laptop hybrids. But, at the same time, it will also put the focus on Windows 10 for those devices.

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Dell Interactive Conference Room Monitor is a 70-inch touchscreen display

Dell Interactive Conference Room Monitor is a 70-inch touchscreen display

Dell has taken the wraps off a gigantic touchscreen display, the Dell Interactive Conference Room Monitor (C7017T). The display is a step up from interactive whiteboards, allowing users to draw with their finger or a stylus as well as watch presentations and do other things you’d otherwise need a projector for. The monitor isn't being targeted at the average consumer, though, instead being intended for educational institutions and businesses in need of an Interactive Flatpanel Display.

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Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 is the first 17-inch convertible laptop

Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 is the first 17-inch convertible laptop

Dell has unveiled several new laptops at Computex including the first big screen convertible 2-in-1 notebook computers with the Inspiron 17 7000 family. If a 17-inch 2-in-1 isn't exactly what you are looking for, the 7000 series also has 13 and 15-inch versions. Dell also has the mainstream 5000 series and an entry-level 3000 series of notebooks on display. The Inspiron 17 7000 line has an optional USB Type-C adapter with ports for HDMI and VGA displays.

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Dell 43-inch P4317Q multi-client monitor could make you cry

Dell 43-inch P4317Q multi-client monitor could make you cry

Tears are usually attributed to two emotions, sadness and joy, and you just might experience both with Dell's newly launched computer monitor. At 43 inches, it's quite a space hog, but that's because it can display the equivalent of four 1080p monitors in one single block, without bezels interrupting the seamless view. People who need to work with different machines at the same time, or different views simultaneously, would probably be weeping for joy. Until the see the $1,350 price tag, which will probably turn that joy into regret.

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Gartner, IDC: PC shipments off to a bad start in 2016

Gartner, IDC: PC shipments off to a bad start in 2016

The PC market just can't seem to catch a break. After 2015 was practically declared the worst year for PC sales, it seems that 2016 might be even worse. At least if figures for the first quarter are omens of things to come. While differing slightly on specific numbers, both Gartner and IDC agree on one depressing thing: PC shipments have substantially declined last quarter compared to 2015's opening quarter. While both do see some hope near the end of the year, that salvation might come a bit too late for the ailing market.

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Dell Precision Tower Workstations refreshed to be VR-Ready

Dell Precision Tower Workstations refreshed to be VR-Ready

Dell has taken the wraps off some new upgrades for its Dell Precision Tower Workstations, which will enable them to meet the needs of VR content creators. As such it, has refreshed the Precision Tower 5810, 7810, and 7910 Workstations, as well as the Rack 7910. Joining these model upgrades are newly introduced recommended minimum hardware configurations for those who need a computer capable of running the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headsets.

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Dell releases new Linux-powered laptops, including XPS 13

Dell releases new Linux-powered laptops, including XPS 13

Linux users who've been looking for some new, quality hardware to run their preferred operating system on are in luck, as Dell has just released a handful of new laptop options, starting with the Intel Skylake-featuring XPS 13. The latest developer edition of the laptop keeps the super-thin screen bezels and impressive display, but simply replaces Windows with Ubuntu Linux 14.04 as the standard shipping software.

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Dell’s new Latitude laptops tout security and beauty in one

Dell’s new Latitude laptops tout security and beauty in one

Some say life is just a series of compromises. That might not always be true, but when it comes to devices and computers, it probably is. Power, security, or beauty. Most of the time you can only choose two. Dell is saying you don't have to, and its putting out three new Latitude devices to prove it. With the Latitude 13 7000 laptop, the Latitude 12 7000 and Latitude 11 5000 2-in-1 tablets, Dell offers buyers portable computers that carry the power of an Intel Skylake processor, the security features of Dell, and the elegance of a sleek XPS laptop.

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First Oculus Ready PCs revealed: bundle packs aplenty

First Oculus Ready PCs revealed: bundle packs aplenty

The first wave of Oculus Rift headsets are slated to start shipping next month. And if you've got one on pre-order, then it's probably about time you start thinking about your PC. If you've got an older machine, it likely won't be able to keep up with the demands of VR. And that's why Oculus has partnered with a few different companies to ship “Oculus Ready PCs.”

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Dell bumps up the Venue 8 Pro with new specs, new price

Dell bumps up the Venue 8 Pro with new specs, new price

Dell has just quietly upgraded one of its more "unique" Windows devices. One of the first 8-inch Windows tablets in the market, Venue 8 Pro now has a younger but more powerful sibling with a name that takes a page from Apple's branding guide. Simply called the "New Dell 8 Venue Pro", the slab still sports an 8-inch screen, but this time boasts of a Full HD resolution, an upgraded Atom processor, and, in one instance, double the RAM of its predecessor. Sadly, it also boats of a higher price tag as well.

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