Whether you want to call it an enticement to juice post-holiday sales or a way to clear inventory before Intel's Sandy Bridge processors arrive, Dell has posted a new configuration (spotted by our sister site CNET) for its Adamo 13 ultra-portable laptop that not only drops the price $100 to $899, but also packs twice as much RAM and a faster processor.A Windows-based competitor to the MacBook Air, the Adamo 13 had come with an Intel Core 2 Duo lower-power processor running at 1.
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Somebody I know, who's an IT guy, a Linux user but a Windows admin told me that his DELL laptop has never had an issue with Vista, Vista SP1 or SP2. His system is running a Core 2 Duo and has 4 GB of RAM.
A largely-ignored detail of Dell's big server announcement this week is of its new desktop computer that can be upgraded to sport as much as 192GB of DDR3 RAM.The Precision T7500 workstation sports, count 'em, 12 memory slots, each of which can take a PC10600 stick of up to 16GB at 1333 MHz, reports Computerworld.
I recently ordered two Dell Studio notebooks online and I was pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of options offered.Here are some selections for those who are interested:Choose your CPU, RAM, hard disk: You can tweak the options and get instant feedback on the total price of your notebook.
It is quite rare to find a dedicated PDA without phone functionality today, but it looks like HP is now shipping their iPAQ 210 Enterprise Handheld. This is quite a powerful PDA with a 624MHz processor, 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM, integrated Compact Flash and integrated Secure Digital slots, 4 inch VGA (480x640 pixels) display, integrated WiFi and integrated Bluetooth radios. Actually, the Dell Axim X51v I have from a couple years ago has just about the same specs, the display is 3.7 inches instead of 4 inches. However, you can no longer find the Axim X51v or HP hx4700 so this new HP is really your only choice for a high-end stand alone PDA.
Notable headlines:Ryan Naraine: Microsoft releases Office exploit isolation tool.MS Word exploit generator circulating?
Can Dell's Ideastorm help them bacK on track? Have they finally learned that the key to success is listening to customers?
Dell's flagship performance-orientated desktop replacement notebook makes full use of its Dothan Pentium M processor and ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 graphics.
Dell Computer updated its two low-priced, consumer-oriented desktop PC product lines this week with faster processors. Dell's new Dimension 2200, starting at about $709, offers a faster 1.2GHz Celeron processor from Intel. The most basic configuration of the new PC also offers 128MB of RAM, a CD-ROM drive and a 15-inch monitor coupled with Microsoft's Windows XP operating system, according to Dell's Web site. The addition of a 17-inch monitor and CD-Rewritable drive boosts the price by $90 to $799. Bumping the machine to 256MB of RAM and a 40GB hard drive adds another $80. Buyers can also add longer warranties of up to three years, and Microsoft's Office application suite. Dell also updated its SmartStep desktop. The prebuilt machine, which cannot be custom-configured by Dell buyers, was designed to offer a rock-bottom price of $599. Keeping a set configuration helps lower the cost of the machine, Dell has said. Dell is holding the line on that price, but has raised the speed of the Celeron chip in the new SmartStep 150D to 1.2GHz. The original SmartStep 100D, introduced last October, came with a 1GHz chip. The desktop also offers 128MB of RAM, a 20GB hard drive and a CD-ROM drive. --John G. Spooner, Special to ZDNet News
This is a well specified ultraportable notebook that delivers very good value for money. It's an excellent choice if you need to combine performance and portability.
Dell Computer Corp. onMonday rolled out a lower-cost PC model utilizing Rambus dynamic RAM.
Dell has cut pricing on its OptiPlex flagship desktop PC line by up to 20 per cent. An OptiPlex GsM 5166MMX with 16Mb RAM, 2Gb hard drive and 15-inch monitor now costs £959 + VAT.