Alienware's Alpha console has gone up for preorder, no longer waiting for the delayed SteamOS and instead running Windows 8.1 with deep ties into the Steam game library thanks to a homegrown couch-friendly interface. Priced from $549, the Alpha runs a choice of Intel Haswell dual- and quadcore Core i chip, paired with a custom NVIDIA Maxwell GTX GPU with 2GB of its own memory, and up to 16GB of DDR3 system memory. That's all squeezed into a box that's compact enough to fit discretely under your TV.
If you’re a fan of the brain-monitoring collection of devices out on the market today, you might already know about the brand NeuroSky. Dell also knows, and this year they’ve been testing a number of headsets - including the one made by NeuroSky in 2007 and released in 2009 - to see what they can do to read a user’s mood.
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.