HP is readying a $199 Windows notebook for the holidays, as Microsoft pushes Windows 8.1 against Google Chromebooks, one of a number of more affordable PC options. The HP Stream laptop, confirmed during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, will be one of at least three models, though versions from Acer and Toshiba will be slightly more expensive, at $249 apiece.
Chromebooks are popular — and if you doubt that, just ask Dell. The computer manufacturer has halted sales of their 11-inch Chromebook, all because demand was too high. Still available for educational purposes, the average consumer is out of luck for a while.
Dell has introduced updated versions of its Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets, each bringing with them updated Intel Atom processors, among other things. The tablets will be available on July 1 for $159.99 and $199.99, respectively, proving slightly more expensive than the original models.
Dell has rolled out a new lineup of Inspiron laptops and all-in-one desktops, spanning a wide array of screen sizes and space categories. Their new Inspiron laptops have thinner, lighter builds with a “brilliant” touch display. The all-in-one desktops hold 20 and 23-inch screens as well as a revamped form factor.
This week the folks at Dell responsible for letting the world know about their ultra-tough notebook and tablet lineup have released the Rugged Extreme collection. First on the books is the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme - standard save it’s hardcore attitude. Then there’s the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook, one that can effectively change position for whatever job you’ve got.
Samsung has announced a new very fast SSD drive that offers impressive performance. The new SSD is called the SFF-8639 NVMe PCIe SSD and the storage device is first being used inside the new Dell PowerEdge R920 server. NVMe stands for non-volatile memory express if you are wondering.
Following going private last year, Dell has acquired data-centric company StatSoft, it was announced today. With the company, Dell aims to expand its information management solutions offerings, boosting the Dell Software portfolio and increasing its customers' ability to utilize data.