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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook shipping now, starting at $999

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook shipping now, starting at $999

Dell's first ultrabook, the XPS 13, is now available and the order page has gone live on the company's product page. The ultra slim laptop is priced starting at $999, but Dell has thrown in a surprise freebie---a complimentary T-Mobile 4G Hotspot device that includes 90-days of free service without a contract. Other discounts are also available, so you might be able to nab the Dell XPS 13 along with the T-Mobile 4G Hotspot for around $930.

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Dell says it’s no longer a PC company, shifts focus on enterprise IT

Dell says it’s no longer a PC company, shifts focus on enterprise IT

Dell appears to be shifting away from consumer products towards enterprise IT solutions in a move similar to what HP unsuccessfully attempted last year. During a new enterprise hardware launch event today, Dell's president of enterprise solutions group, Brad Anderson, proclaimed that "We're no longer a PC company, we're an IT company." The claim comes shortly following Dell's release of its full-year financial results, which showed struggling consumer sales but a strong growth in enterprise.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook manuals leak ahead of launch

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook manuals leak ahead of launch

Manuals for Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook were leaked and quickly pulled yesterday, reminding us to watch out for its launch sometime later this month. We saw the pre-production XPS 13 last month and were promised that it would be the the "world's best ultrabook," being "the smallest, the most powerful, the most aesthetically pleasing, the best to touch, the best at being enterprise-ready." We'll see about that soon.

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Foxconn hack releases Apple order data

Foxconn hack releases Apple order data

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer best known for producing the iPad and iPhone, has been the target of a server hack, with a group calling itself Swagg Security leaking login details for every user in the company, up to and including CEO Terry Gou. The security breach - done, it's suggested, to simply prove that it could be achieved, and for the pleasure of the ensuing mayhem - was eventually shut down by Foxconn, which cut external access to its servers.

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Dell Alienware X51 Hands-on

Dell Alienware X51 Hands-on

Dell's Alienware X51 desktop promises to be the compact desktop powerhouse to flesh out the company's mainstream range, just as much at home churning through fps in the latest FPS as it is crunching HD video as your HTPC. We caught up with Dell at the Alienware X51's London launch event, to see whether this is really the compact desktop of your gaming and multimedia dreams, or just an over-illuminated, excessively styled and expensive alternative to the Xbox 360.

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Alienware 2012 lineup tipped, M17X R4, M14X R2, and M18X R2

Alienware 2012 lineup tipped, M17X R4, M14X R2, and M18X R2

This year's lineup for the gaming side of Dell's computing body has been revealed with three new Alienware laptop monsters, M17X R4, M14X R2, and M18X R2. The R2 units will both have the option for a black or RED exterior, while the R4 appears to only have the classic black coat with three options for fabulous GPUs on the innards. The source we're getting this from is software engineer Eric G, a fellow who has certainly had reliable tipster information in the past on just such products as these.

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Alienware’s X51 puts Games Consoles on Notice

Alienware’s X51 puts Games Consoles on Notice

The Alienware X51 isn't the biggest gaming PC the Dell-owned company has ever unveiled, nor the fastest, but it's arguably the biggest challenge to traditional consoles to-date. Packing a full PC into a Xbox-scale chassis, the X51 promises to turn its hand to everything from the latest FPS, high-def multimedia playback and even mundane Office tasks. As the central hub for a smart home, that could be enough to edge it ahead of gaming heavyweights like the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Alienware X51 packs gaming power in tiny footprint

Alienware X51 packs gaming power in tiny footprint

Alienware has launched its latest desktop gaming PC, the Alienware X51, though unlike the company's usual ostentatious monster-machines it squeezes its potency into a tiny footprint. The small-form-factor X51 measures just 14.5 x 12.52 x 3.74 inches, but can still be outfitted with a choice of Intel Core i3 dualcore, or i5/i7 quadcore processors along with either NVIDIA's GeForce GT 545 1GB graphics or GeForce GTX 555 1GB.

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The Real Ultrabook Challenge: Forgetting the MacBook Air

The Real Ultrabook Challenge: Forgetting the MacBook Air

Ultrabooks have undoubtedly been the star of CES 2012 this week - heck, we counted up the top contenders and found almost a dozen - but the slimline notebooks' challenge is more than just shedding pounds and squeezing in as big a display as possible. For all Intel's hard work pushing the trademark, and its manufacturer partners' efforts coming up with their own slimline machines, the biggest threat to ultrabook success wasn't even shown at CES. Apple's MacBook Air.

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Mac shipments rise 21% as PCs decline in the US

Mac shipments rise 21% as PCs decline in the US

Gartner has released its preliminary data on PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011. Worldwide PC shipments declined 1.4 percent from the year before while US PC shipments declined by 5.9 percent with most vendors experiencing a downward slide except for Apple. Mac shipments, including both desktop machines and notebooks, rose 20.7 percent from the previous year.

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