Computing

Dell Precision 7720 is maker’s first VR-ready mobile workstation for creators

Dell Precision 7720 is maker’s first VR-ready mobile workstation for creators

Dell has announced its first VR-ready mobile workstation, the Dell Precision 7720. This model was built specifically for creating virtual reality content, says Dell, giving developers a new option that doesn’t shackle them to a desk. The Dell Precision 7720 is offered with various hardware options, including Intel Xeon and 7th-generation Intel Core processors.

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible launched alongside updated XPS 15

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible launched alongside updated XPS 15

Dell’s sleek XPS 13 has been reborn as a 2-in-1 convertible, a model with a 13-inch InfinityEdge display that is, according to Dell, ‘virtually borderless.’ The company goes on to claim its XPS 13 is the smallest thirteen inch convertible notebook in the world, making it a notable addition to the XPS family. This is joined by the updated XPS 15.

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Dell Canvas is a 27-inch QHD ‘smart workspace’ display for artists

Dell Canvas is a 27-inch QHD ‘smart workspace’ display for artists

Dell has unveiled its new Dell Canvas, a 27-inch so-called “smart workspace” alternative to the Surface Studio, only without the PC aspect of the latter device. This display has a QHD resolution and is targeted at artists, among others, who may want to work on their creations in a manner similar to pen on paper: flat on their desk or worktable. Dell says the Canvas was developed in partnership with Microsoft.

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Samsung Chromebook Plus, Pro flaunt stylus, Android apps

Samsung Chromebook Plus, Pro flaunt stylus, Android apps

While Samsung may have been one of the earliest adopters of Google’s Chromebook vision, it has languished in recent times compared to other more enthusiastic Chromebook makers. At CES 2017, however, it has returned with a vengeance. Chromebooks that can fold into tablets are nothing new. But one that also has a stylus to boot? Practically unheard of. And that is exactly what Samsung is bringing to the table. And even better, it is coming with Android apps as well, before other existing Chromebooks can get their hands on them (officially, that is).

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OWC DEC is an inconspicuous dock for the 2016 MacBook Pro

OWC DEC is an inconspicuous dock for the 2016 MacBook Pro

Among the things the latest MacBook Pros have been criticized for, aside from the debatable battery life, is Apple’s abandonment of traditional ports and connectors in favor of going all out with Type C Thunderbolt 3, which are, in shape and compatibility, USB-C holes. Sure, there are dozens of hubs and extensions out there to remedy that, but those just mean yo have another thing to carry and potentially get lost. OWC, famous for their Mac upgrades and accessories, might have come up with a prettier solution: the OWC DEC. It is practically a storage and port expansion dock that looks like it’s actually part of the MacBook Pro itself.

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Toshiba reveals Portege X20W tablet-laptop hybrid boasting 16-hour battery

Toshiba reveals Portege X20W tablet-laptop hybrid boasting 16-hour battery

At CES 2017 this week, Toshiba unveiled the latest in its 2-in-1 convertible notebook line: the new Portege X20W. The Windows 10 Pro device features a dual-action hinge with 360 degrees of rotation, allowing it to easily switch between a thin and powerful laptop and a 12.5-inch tablet with support for digital inking. While it measures just 15.4mm thin and has a weight under 2.5 pounds, the most enticing spec is the promise of a 16 hour battery life.

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Digital Storm BOLT X SFF PC boasts HydroLux cooling system

Digital Storm BOLT X SFF PC boasts HydroLux cooling system

Digital Storm’s new BOLT X is a beastly small-form-factor PC, one with a clear-sided case so that you can enjoy its innards as much as its outward design. The BOLT X boasts both a HydroLux cooling system and a new vented base design, according to Digital Storm, enabling it to run overclocked CPUs and other intensive hardware. The desktop also boasts support for a large storage capacity.

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Dell Inspiron, Alienware gaming laptops tote new Kaby Lake CPUs

Dell Inspiron, Alienware gaming laptops tote new Kaby Lake CPUs

The PC gaming scene just went into overdrive, at least according to Dell. With four new gaming laptops at CES 2017, joining other gaming PCs from other PC makers, that might just be the case indeed. Coinciding with Intel’s latest announcement of a fresh new and more powerful batch of its 7th gen “Kaby Lake” core processors, these four new Inspiring and Alienware gaming laptops will put Intel’s claims to the real test. With four configurations, and their matching prices, to choose from, Dell is aiming to cater to every gamer’s needs and budget.

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New 7th gen Intel Cores put the focus on performance, gaming

New 7th gen Intel Cores put the focus on performance, gaming

If you thought that Intel was done with its Kaby Lake generation of Core processors, then its CES 2017 announcement just proved you wrong. Then again, it’s not surprising either. The first batch of 7th gen “Kaby Lake” Intel Core CPUs it announced back in August were part of its Y-series, focused primarily on detachables and PCs on a stick. Now it is putting its 14 nm processors into full swing with U, H, and S series that aim for more powerful PCs, especially gaming ones.

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So far, CES 2017 is about refinement

So far, CES 2017 is about refinement

While generally we see a collection of new or otherwise daring devices at the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2017 is about improving what works. This can be seen best in the collections of devices shown by Acer, Lenovo, and HP, the lot of which revealed a set of notebooks, displays, and keyboards improved incrementally from years past. It's as if the entirety of the PC industry has finally caught Apple "Just a bit better each time" fever.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: The lowdown on 2017’s flagship chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: The lowdown on 2017’s flagship chip

Smartphones may have taken a back-seat to TVs and car tech at CES, but Qualcomm is revealing the Snapdragon 835 that's likely to be at the heart of many 2017 flagships. The new chipset is Qualcomm's first 10nm silicon, but the company is using the milestone for more than just competitive crowing. Indeed, the physically smaller package has big implications for the overall size of phones and other devices, as well as what they can do.

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HP’s Envy 34 curved all-in-one slims down for CES 2017

HP’s Envy 34 curved all-in-one slims down for CES 2017

HP's Envy curved all-in-one PC is about to get a significant makeover. Announced today at CES 2017, HP is launching something of a refresh of its 34-inch curved AIO later this month. This new PC will be joining existing 27-inch models, and prospective buyers can expect a number of improvements over 2015's 34-inch machine, especially when it comes to aesthetics.

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