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Alienware M14x, M17x and M18x get Ivy Bridge

Alienware M14x, M17x and M18x get Ivy Bridge

Alienware has thrown Intel's new 3rd-gen Core i5 and i7 processors at its updated M14x, M17x and M18x notebooks, promising a roughly 20-percent boost in power from the new Ivy Bridge architecture. It's the second refresh for the trio of gaming laptops in under a month, with Intel slotting in new mSATA caching drives and boosted graphics in mid-March. Plus, there's a new Alienware deal with Electronic Arts.

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Dell revamps Precision workstations with Xeon E5

Dell revamps Precision workstations with Xeon E5

Dell announced four new workstations today for its enterprise Precision lineup that have been revamped with Intel's latest 32nm E5 series Xeon chips, error-free memory technology, and a redesigned chassis for greater serviceability. The new workstations are designed to handle the intensive computing needs of engineering, product design, animation and other graphics professionals. They include the Dell T7600, T5600, T3600, and the T1650.

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Alienware M14x, M17x and M18x get 2012 refresh

Alienware M14x, M17x and M18x get 2012 refresh

Alienware has revealed the first stage of its 2012 refresh, updating the M14x, M17x and M18x gaming notebooks with new NVIDIA and AMD graphics, mSATA SSDs and caching for boosted performance, and bumping the default memory. The three notebook models keep the external aesthetic of their predecessors - think Stealth Bomber style angles and thousands upon thousands of user-selectable colored LED lighting - but inside there are big changes afoot. Read on for full details.

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Dell acquires Wyse to extend cloud computing offerings

Dell acquires Wyse to extend cloud computing offerings

While Dell lost some market share last year to Lenovo, they still hold a strong presence in both the desktop and server market. It looks like the company is hoping to make more inroads into the virtualization market, as Dell this morning announced the acquisition of cloud client computing company Wyse Technology.

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Dell kills US smartphone sales

Dell kills US smartphone sales

The news that Dell is pulling out of the US smartphone market will fall on mostly deaf ears. Dell has been very far from a player in the smartphone industry in the United States and the devices are not popular. That means Dell's recent announcement that it is pulling out of the US smartphone business will affect very few people. If you happen to be a fan of Dells Venue or Venue Pro smartphones, this may be bad news to you.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook versus HP Folio 13

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook versus HP Folio 13

Yankees and Red Sox. Edison and Tesla. Dell and HP. Both American PC titans have release shiny new ultrabooks this year, hoping to find a small place in your carry-on bag. The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook is a few weeks newer, but not so much newer that the HP Folio 13 is out of the running: both are slim, stylish notebooks with 13-inch screens, Intel Core processors, SSD drives and the latest version of Windows. So which between the two of them should get your hard-earned dollar? Let's break it down.

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Dell offers improved BIOS and trackpad driver for XPS 13 Ultrabook

Dell offers improved BIOS and trackpad driver for XPS 13 Ultrabook

We had a good long look at Dell's shiny new XPS 13 earlier this month, and came away impressed with the build quality and screen. But two points of contention in our official review were the rather noisy system fan (a rare thing on an ultrabook) and the fidgety touchpad, an all too common occurrence on the trendy new all-in-one designs. Dell followed up with us today to say that they've updates both the system BIOS and the Cypress drivers for the trackpad, neatly addressing both issues. XPS 13 owners can get the BIOS here, and the trackpad drivers here.

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Dell working on business friendly Windows 8 tablet

Dell working on business friendly Windows 8 tablet

Windows 8 is certainly proving popular ahead of its release later this year: the consumer preview release racked up over one million downloads in less than 24 hours last week. While OEMs are almost certainly eyeing up ways to capitalize on the potential success of the operating system across the tablet and desktop space, Dell are hoping to gain an edge in the corporate world over the iPad with a tablet running Windows 8.

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