The flagship desktop from Dell's gaming arm features a new "triad" shape and the latest Intel Haswell-E Extreme Edition processors.
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The long-awaited refresh of its high-end chips includes the company's first eight-core desktop CPU, the $999 Core i7-5960X.
After years of producing only Android tablets, the company is readying the 80 Cesium, an 8-inch Windows 8.1 slate with a budget price.
More powerful versions of the company's small-form-factor systems could include Core i5 and i3 Broadwell processors and support for 2.5-inch drives and handle up to 16GB of RAM.
The latest models include an all-in-one with a touchscreen option, while all feature Smart USB Protection technology allowing IT staff to control access to the system's USB ports.
The company is the latest to attempt to bring Google's Chrome OS to the desktop.
Starting at $449, the new tablets come in 20-inch and 24-inch sizes and run Android KitKat 4.4 and a bevy of child-friendly apps.
The new solid-state storage family starts at $75 for a 120GB drive, though only a three-year warranty is included.
Now in its 26th year, Hot Chips has always been about the big, power-hungry chips that power the world’s fastest servers. But this year ARM crashed the party.
The company claims its latest professional graphics cards can deliver twice the performance of their predecessors.
The company claims improved performance thanks to Intel's new Xeon Haswell-EP processors and support for up to 1TB of DDR4 memory.
The 10.1-inch device includes a separate keyboard to convert it into a laptop or tiny all-in-one desktop as well as coming with a protective sleeve.
At Hot Chips, Nvidia revealed some of Denver's surprises and showed the first performance test results for this souped-up version of the Tegra K1 processor designed for smartphones, tablets and Chromebooks.
Intel says that after some delays its 14nm technology is back on track and provides some new details on the technology and the first Broadwell processors due later this year.
Unlike the company's beefier 14-inch sibling, the new notebook weighs in at just 4.5 pounds and is an inch thick, while featuring an Intel Core processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics card.