Dell have several attempts to launch into the tablet arena. This leaked features of the new Dell tablet shows that the device will be using Microsoft Windows 8 OS.
Dell will launch a 10.8 inch tablet with 1366 x 768-pixel resolution and a dual-core Atom processor later this year. The device will feature a fingerprint reader, an 8 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, Intel graphics, 2GB of RAM and a massive 128GB solid-state drive.
Dell will also include a removable battery unlike the Apple’s iPad. The Dell tablet will have 2 batteries, a smaller battery will get between six and eight hours of battery life, while a larger one will offer between 10 and 12 hours of usage per charge. No price announcement as yet.
Looks like the video is from Vietnam. Check out the Dell Streak running Android 2.0.
Dell released an ultra-thin premium business laptop, Latitude Z, with battery that charges wirelessly via inductive charging.
The Latitude Z 600 features 16 inch HD display, backlit keyboard, choice of Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4GHz SU9400 or 1.6GHz SU9600 processors, 2-megapixel “smart” camera, up to 4GB of RAM and two 265 GB hard drives, as well as an optional wireless charging stand and optional UWB-based wireless dock with USB, DVI and other connections.
Dell new slim laptop retailing for around $2,799.
Dell has teamed up with China Mobile to develop a smartphone called Mini 3i for the Chinese market. The Dell Mini 3i is a 2G network supporting GSM phone that lacks 3G support and WiFi capabilities. No information regarding availability and pricing yet.
The specs are 3.5 inch touchscreen with 320×640 pixel resolution, 3.2 megapixel camera, two volume keys, miniUSB interface, microSD slot, Bluetooth and 950mAh battery.
According to a customer experience survey released by Forrester Research, Apple scored quite good while PC manufacturers scored badly. Dell flunked with a poor 58% rating overall and a very poor 47% in enjoyability. And the blame for such a poor score goes partly to Microsoft’s Windows software. HP, Compaq and Gateway scored between between 63% and 66%.
Looks like Microsoft’s ad targeting Apple did nothing to improve customer experience.
Dell VP Bob Pearson criticises Apple for its MacBook “Greenest Family of Notebooks” ads. He said on his blog post:
Several Dell folks were surprised and perplexed to see Apple’s new “green” MacBook ad since its release last month and we’ve been watching the discussions in the blogosphere. After chatting with our environmental teams about the topic, we realized that instead of ignoring it, we should have a conversation about the real meaning of being green from the viewpoint of a Fortune 500 company.
Dell should focus more on their product than criticising Apple’s effort in environmentally-focused MacBook ads.
Source: The Real Meaning of Being Green
Dell has debut the hybrid of the ultraportable and netbook so called Inspiron Mini 12 in Japan. The laptop features the Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, a choice of 60 GB or 80 GB storage, 12 inch screen, Microsoft Vista Basic, 0.92-1.09 inches and 2.72 lbs. All this for under $600 and available in November.
Dell is releasing Dell Inspiron Mini 9 which is a small notebook which has backlit LED screen which will cost $399 for Windows version and $349 for Ubuntu version. Some specs:
Intel® Atom Processor® N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K cache)
1GB DDR2 at 533MHz
8GB Solid State Drive
Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 capability
Glossy 8.9 inch LED display (1024X600)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Wireless 802.11g Mini Card
32WHr Battery (4 cell)
No WWAN Option, Inspiron
Read the full press release after the jump.
A new Dell LCD UltraSharp 2709W which is a reference to 2707WFP. This LCD monitor will set you back $999. The specs are:
- 1,920 x 1,200 resolution
- 9-in-2 memory card reader
- Response time of 6ms
- 3,000:1 contrast ratio
- 450 nits brightness
- HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, component, composite and DisplayPort input
- USB ports and HDCP
Sub-$1,000 Blu-ray laptop now available from Dell. The Inspiron 1525 laptop features a 15.4-inch high definition wide aspect display with 720p resolution. It also includes an HDMI port for easy connectivity to high resolution displays and HDTVs.
Source: Dell Press Release