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Dell aiming for HP’s abandoned place in Windows RT tablet OEM lockdown

Dell aiming for HP’s abandoned place in Windows RT tablet OEM lockdown

Dell is reportedly jockeying to join the Windows RT tablet club, petitioning Microsoft to take HP's spot in the strictly-controlled roster of companies permitted to create ARM-based Windows slates. With HP dropping out of RT development in favor of focusing on Windows 8 models instead, Dell is in talks to replace it, the China Times reports, seemingly confirming previous reports that Microsoft is putting a six-company limit on who can build one of the first wave of Windows RT tablet models (including its own Surface).

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Dell to launch Project Sputnik developer laptops this fall

Dell to launch Project Sputnik developer laptops this fall

After the initial unveiling of Dell’s Project Sputnik developer laptops back in May, the company announced today that the first Sputnik laptop will be out this fall. The first laptop will be a special version of the Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” preloaded onto it, and hopes are that it will provide an ideal platform for developers so that they can easily create cloud applications.

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Dell to purchase Quest for $2.4 billion

Dell to purchase Quest for $2.4 billion

Dell has today announced that it will be purchasing Quest, a company that provides IT management software for businesses. Dell looks to be stocking up on software solutions in order to differentiate itself from its competitors and add to a growing patent portfolio. The acquisition of Quest means that Dell will be able to expands its software to in systems management, security, data protection, and workspace management.

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Dell unveils new XPS 14 and XPS 15: Hands-on

Dell unveils new XPS 14 and XPS 15: Hands-on

If you’re a fan of Dell’s XPS 13 but want something a little bigger with extra connectivity, the newly announced XPS 14 and 15 might just be for you. Both laptops have seen a redesign that sees the chassis’ making use of aluminium while giving the models a much needed thinner profile, and you can expect to see the latest internals with Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and optional discrete NVIDIA graphics.

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Alienware M17x R4 (Core i7, Ivy Bridge) Review

Alienware M17x R4 (Core i7, Ivy Bridge) Review

This week we've been blessed with another look at the most colorful-keyed and unique looking gaming notebook in the Alienware M17X R4, this time complete with Ivy Bridge. This beast works with a quad-core 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 28nm NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M GPU, and a lovely 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 display up front of an extremely thick chassis. This beast is marked by its power as much as it is its ability to have its all-over lighting customized.

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Dell Latitude 10 and Win RT slate detailed plus wireless Ultrabook dock

Dell Latitude 10 and Win RT slate detailed plus wireless Ultrabook dock

Details of Dell's upcoming Windows tablet pair continue to leak out, with the latest talk suggesting the Latitude 10 Windows 8 model due in mid-November will be preceded by a Windows RT version. The Dell Latitude 10 launch will bring a new docking station with extra ports and charging, according to Neowin's source, while the Windows-on-ARM tablet - name currently unknown - is tipped to arrive in October.

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Dell Vostro notebooks join desktop line with Ivy Bridge

Dell Vostro notebooks join desktop line with Ivy Bridge

This week Dell's most modestly priced lineup of notebooks has been boosted to another level with 3rd Generation Intel Core processors. It's time for Ivy Bridge all over the Dell universe as back at the start of May Dell had the Vostro 470 Desktop as well as the XPS 8500 desktop boosted up to this newest generation of Intel solutions as well. The Vostro notebook lineup including the 13-inch 3360, 14-inch 3460, and 15-inch 3560 are all being pushed to options of either second or third generation Intel Core options this week.

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Dell updates Inspiron 15R and 17R

Dell updates Inspiron 15R and 17R

In addition to the Inspiron 14z, Dell has unveiled two other Inspiron models, the 15R and 17R. The R is designed to bring a bit of a performance boost over the standard offerings, although the base models of both laptops still feature Sandy Bridge processors (Ivy Bridge upgrades are available). They’re certainly heavy, with the lightest laptop coming in at 6.05 lbs, but the prices are low too, with the 15R starting from $549.99 and the 17R starting at $599.99.

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Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook ships June 19th from $699.99

Dell Inspiron 14z Ultrabook ships June 19th from $699.99

Dell has today announced a new Ultrabook in its lineup, the Inspiron 14z. Dell is hoping that the budget offerings will entice students, and the design has been tweaked to add some more supple curves. If you’re hoping to find Ivy Bridge lurking beneath the chassis, you’ll be in for a disappointment: the Ultrabook comes equipped with a ULV Sandy Bridge Core i3 processor, although Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge upgrades are available.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 2, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 2, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. Hopefully your June is going well so far, but even if it isn't there is plenty of time for that to change. Anyway, we've got a lot of news that happened this week so let's take a look. You gamer fans will love this first one – Sony PlayStation 4 tipped for 2013. And while we’re speaking to the gaming peeps out there, you have to check this out – Doom 3 BFG Edition demo trailer unleashed. Moving onto other forms of media, to pay TV – Verizon doubling Fios speed to 300mbps.

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