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Alienware Area-51m GPU upgrade kit fulfills a long-time dream

Alienware Area-51m GPU upgrade kit fulfills a long-time dream

Laptops promise the freedom to take your computing with you but the price you have to pay is in performance. There are powerful laptops, of course, but you are mostly stuck with what you bought, save for upgrading storage or RAM. Laptop CPUs are impossible to upgrade but GPUs may soon be set free if these GPU upgrade kits for the Alienware Area-51m becomes a catchy trend on other laptops and brands.

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Dell UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor Monitor has a colorimeter inside

Dell UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor Monitor has a colorimeter inside

There has been a great emphasis placed on capturing great content, usually from smartphone cameras but also from DSLRs or even compacts. Taking those photos and videos for posterity is one thing. Turning them into professional edits is quite another. Usually, that is done on a computer with a monitor that might not always be configured with the best or even correct colors. It is for these wizards of visual content that Dell is launching the UltraSharp 27 4K PremierColor Monitor, the first of its kind to sport its own colorimeter inside.

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Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra modular PC hides inside a monitor stand

Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra modular PC hides inside a monitor stand

The trend in computers, even among desktop users, has been to shrink the PC and even make it disappear. For desktops, that has usually meant either a mediocre box that sits visibly on your desktop or an all-in-one PC that locks you to a specific configuration or at least a specific screen. Dell, however, may have something a bit ingenious in mind. Its new OptiPlex 7070 is described as a zero-footprint computer and it accomplishes that by hiding its parts inside a monitor stand that can hold any monitor in the market.

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Alienware 55-inch OLED 4K Gaming Monitor will cost you $4k

Alienware 55-inch OLED 4K Gaming Monitor will cost you $4k

Today Dell and Alienware revealed the Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor, the first 55-inch OLED Gaming Monitor in the world, per Dell. This device has fast IPS (in-plane switching) tech, 120Hz variable refresh rate, and 0.5ms (gray-to-gray) response time. Up front it's all gaming business, around back it sports Alienware's newest industrial design ethos in full effect - it's simple, yet bold, and it rolls with AMD Radeon FreeSync technology under its hood.

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Alienware Aurora R9 desktop takes a bold gaming gamble

Alienware Aurora R9 desktop takes a bold gaming gamble

This morning Dell's Alienware brand revealed a desktop machine called Alienware Aurora R9. This desktop is made to be a gaming machine, offering a wide variety of options in processors, storage, and memory, and comes stacked with a wholly unique industrial design. This is a bold design whose color options should give you some idea of how intense the designers at that brand have gotten: Lunar Light OR Dark Side of the Moon.

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NVIDIA brings 10 new RTX Studio laptops to SIGGRAPH 2019

NVIDIA brings 10 new RTX Studio laptops to SIGGRAPH 2019

Back at Computex 2019, NVIDIA announced the RTX Studio program. The basic premise was to team up with OEMs to release a series of Studio-branded laptops aimed squarely at creators and artists who could leverage the capabilities of an RTX graphics card. Fast forward to today, as SIGGRAPH 2019 is getting underway, and NVIDIA is announcing a 10 new RTX Studio laptops, bringing the grand total of available models up to 27.

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 2019 reboot: All the new specs (with XPS 15 2019 too)

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 2019 reboot: All the new specs (with XPS 15 2019 too)

The XPS 13 2-in-1 was revealed with an updated set of specifications this week alongside its best buddy XPS 15 (non-2-in-1). The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (the newest version for May 2019) has a selection of Intel 10th Gen Ice Lake processors, a 13.4-inch, 16:10 aspect ratio display panel (that's a whole 7-percent larger than the most recent model) and a bigger keyboard and touchpad.

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Dell hybrid power adapters recalled for posing shock hazard

Dell hybrid power adapters recalled for posing shock hazard

Ever since the Galaxy Note 7 started catching fire left and right, consumers have become a bit more wary of any news or even rumor that claims a product they own is prone to becoming a safety risk. However, you don't need a poorly designed smartphone to have that unfavorable experience. As Dell's fancy Hybrid Power Adapter has proven, even and especially a power brick can be a shocker, literally. Fortunately, the company has owned up to that and is recalling thousands of affected products.

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Microsoft Education news today: New notebooks, Classroom Pen

Microsoft Education news today: New notebooks, Classroom Pen

In the mix today is a whole lot of Windows 10 devices for education plus a brand new Microsoft Classroom Pen. The Microsoft Education team announced a bunch of news at the annual Bett conference this week, starting with devices, complete with big fat discounts for schools. It's almost as if Microsoft wants to make a big dinger in Google's Chromebook business - the business that used to be unquestionably dominated by Windows machines.

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Dell Latitude 7400 hands-on: Big battery in a slim package

Dell Latitude 7400 hands-on: Big battery in a slim package

A few days ago, Dell unveiled its new Latitude 7400 2-in-1 notebook. The company brought the Latitude 7400 along with it to CES 2019, giving us the opportunity to have a look at it in-person. The laptop itself is pretty sleek in its design, and it's meant to be a highly portable machine, as it only weighs in at three pounds with a total thickness of 14.89mm.

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Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 automatically wakes up when approached

Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 automatically wakes up when approached

Dell has introduced its new Latitude 7400, a 2-in-1 business laptop targeted at professionals and their unique needs. Among other things, the model sports multiple convenient security features, such as an infrared camera for Express Sign-in with Windows Hello and the ability to automatically log out of the system when the user steps away from their computer. As well, Dell has included a number of ports that eliminate the need to carry various adapters.

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Dell website was hacked, PC maker claims nothing was stolen

Dell website was hacked, PC maker claims nothing was stolen

Keep Calm and Reset Your Passwords. That’s pretty much Dell’s advice to customers that have registered an account over at its Dell.com website. It has revealed that it detected unauthorized activity on said site earlier this month that basically equated to someone trying to hack their way into the company’s customer database. Nothing was taken, the company assures, but, just in case, it might be a good idea to reset your password anyway.

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