Looking for a nice gaming laptop but don’t want to shell out too much money? Some may say that you are not going to find anything decent under $1000 or even $700, but all you need is a good nose for sniffing out the deals that always crop up somewhere at some point. So here’s something that will make for a great start to your weekend. [Read more…]
Earlier this month, computer manufacturer Dell released a video designed to keep users wanting for more. The video featured what is already being labeled as Dell’s reply to Apple’s MacBook Air: the XPS 15z.
This laptop is supposed to be a continuation of Dell’s Adamo line, which has already been discontinued. This continuation, however, just might hold a lot of promise. Details are rather sparse – in keeping with the theme of doling out bits of information, I suppose – but we know that the laptop will be 15.6 inches and that the whole idea is to go for a streamlined and sleek look. As for the thickness (or thinness, maybe) of the laptop, no concrete numbers have been mentioned, although statements such as the XPS 15z will be “the thinnest laptop in its class” are being thrown around. Since we know that the Adamo was 0.65 inches thick, it is perhaps safe to assume that the XPS 15z will be thinner than that?
Also, rumor has it that the XPS 15z is built around Intel’s Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 processors. That ought to address concerns that Dell’s new offering might prove to be a disappointment in terms of performance, which was the case with the now dead Adamo.
Oh, the price? Somewhere below the $1,000 mark.
Aside from this information, Dell is being rather tight-lipped about the whole thing. You can’t really blame them, what with the extremely rough competition these days. Anyhow, see the video for yourself below.
Having seen the video and having read all the available details, would you say that Dell is successful in trying to build up hype for its ultra-thin laptop? I have to be honest and say that I found the video to be underwhelming. Sure, I’d love to see what they come up with, but only because I want to know if there is finally a worthy Windows-based laptop to compare the Mac to.
For people who are always on the road, lugging their beloved laptops is a non-issue. No matter how heavy the burden can get, the laptop will always be a constant companion. But what if you have to walk miles and miles with several pounds of hardware working with gravity?
That’s where netbooks come in handy. They’re small and compact. They’re light. On the downside, they’re slow, and you can’t do everything you want with them. It’s an old discussion, really, but here’s something that may help you: Dell’s new netbook that promises to give you what you need in terms of computing power.
The Dell Inspiron M102z was recently released, although rather quietly. The specs:
- 11.6 inch-WLED backlit screen
- 1366 x 768 resolution
- 1.56 kg
- 1GHz clocked C-50 APU; although a version with the E-350 APU is also available
- Radeon HD 6250 graphics
- 2GB of memory
- 320GB harddrive
- 1.3M webcam
- 802.11bgn WiFi
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Card reader
That’s not so bad for a netbook, don’t you think? If you opt for the E-350 APU model (1.6GHz), you will get HD 6310 graphics, 4GB of memory, and a 500GB harddrive. Now that is a vast improvement. Both models run Windows 7 Home Premium. You can also choose between the 6-cell and 9-cell battery, although you have to bear in mind that you will feel the added weight if you opt for the latter. The lower model goes for $699, while you have to add a hundred bucks for the better model.
With the tagline “More fun on the run,” Dell just might get the attention of users who want something light but can offer more in terms of performance. So, if you’re in the market for a light laptop, check out the new Dell Inspiron M102z. ((Dell Website))
Dell can’t seem to make up its mind. The computer manufacturing giant, in a recent blog post, announced that it will stop producing its 12 inch netbooks. But it also announced that the Mini 9 (which has a 10 inch display) has been revived — after it was retired last June.
According to the same blog post, Dell’s move can be seen as a realization that in the netbook market the 10 inch display is where the money is.
Dell is selling the Mini 9 for $299 while the Mini 12 is sold at the Dell factory outlets for about $569.
Last January Dell released details about the Adamo, a new laptop that is being touted to be an Apple Macbook Air killer. But details were a little sketchy on when we will actually see it.
But Dell has finally revealed the actual ship date for the much publicized machine. March 26 is when we will see the world thinnest laptop — yes, it’s thinner than the Macbook Air. Measuring at just 0.65 inches thick. it is 1/10 of an inch thinner than the Macbook Air. What it lost in thickness though it has gained in weight as, at 4 pounds, it is heavier than the Macbook Air’s 3 pounds.
Expect to see two colors when the Adamo is released. There is the silver anodized aluminum version that is etched with interconnecting shapes and will have pearl finish. The other version will be in onyx black and will have a brushed aluminum lid.
Prices of the Adamo will start at $1,999.