You Might Actually Be Able to Afford a 4K Monitor Soon

These days, any mention of 4K immediately conjures up images of crystal-clear definition—-and absurdly exorbitant price tags. Well, that's quickly changing. Dell's new UltraSharp 28-inch 4K screen can be yours for less than $700 when it ships later this month, and it's not alone. » 1/09/14 11:00am 1/09/14 11:00am

Your Worst Customer Service Horror Stories

While my own Verizon horror story did work out in the end (replacement phone received, $500 penalty avoided, woohoo), not many people have a globe-spanning soapbox like Gizmodo upon which to kvetch. Here are ten of the most stupendously terrible cases of customer service our readers have had to endure. » 12/27/13 11:00am 12/27/13 11:00am

Snowden Reportedly Started Stealing Spy Documents While Working at Dell

The neverending Edward Snowden saga is getting some new characters with a new Reuters report that tracks the origins of his secret document-stashing not to the NSA but to former employer Dell Computer. Wait, Dell? What do they have to do with spying? You'd be surprised. » 8/16/13 1:56pm 8/16/13 1:56pm

Dell's XPS All-in-One Turns into an 18-inch Tablet... That Actually…

So, this sounds nuts, but Dell's new 18-inch desktop-cum-tablet actually feels... light. Like something that isn't insane to hold and carry around and, more importantly, like something that might have a chance at being more than a gimmick. » 3/13/13 8:00am 3/13/13 8:00am

HP Gets Real Underminey In Response To Dell Going Private

Did you hear that Dell is going private? HP sure did! And the Palo Alto company would like you to know that it has serious thoughts about the whole thing that you definitely didn't ask for but seriously everybody listen up for real this is important: » 2/05/13 11:41am 2/05/13 11:41am

Dell's Going Private. Now What?

After what seemed like ages of hints and feints, Dell has finally, officially reached a deal to go private. It's going to be led by its founder Michael Dell, with a financial assist from private equity firm Silver Lake and PC enthusiast Microsoft. Will it be enough to make the company—and more specifically, its… » 2/05/13 9:25am 2/05/13 9:25am

Bloomberg: Dell Founder Seeks Majority Share Using Personal Funds

Bloomberg is reporting that Michael Dell, founder of the eponymous computer company, is seeking to take majority control of the firm using his own cash. He currently holds a 15.7 per cent stake—and will need to stump up as much as $1 billion of his personal funds to seize 50 per cent. » 1/30/13 3:26am 1/30/13 3:26am

Bloomberg: Yahoo, Dell, and Google Are Dodging Taxes In the Netherlands

You associate the Netherlands with Tulips and THC, not tax-evasion, but that's exactly what some tech companies are using the country for. According to Bloomberg, Yahoo, Dell, and Google have set up offices in Holland in order to take advantage of the country's lenient tax laws and funnel millions and millions of… » 1/23/13 9:43am 1/23/13 9:43am

The Most Important Laptops of 2012

2012 was a big year for laptops. Windows 8 came along with its touch-centric worldview, Intel kept plugging away on its ultrabook crusade, and Apple finally started pumping out Retina MacBooks. Here's our list of the most important machines of the year. » 12/13/12 4:20pm 12/13/12 4:20pm

Sharp Is Pleading With US Firms to Help It Out

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Japanese manufacturer Sharp is in serious talks with a number of US companies to try and save its finances. It plans to offer up stakes in the business in return for a "stable supply of breakthrough display technology". » 11/29/12 5:03am 11/29/12 5:03am

This Cheap Computer Monitor Is Your Massive-Screen-Space Deal of the…

The easiest way to convince your coworkers and colleagues that you're super-productive is to have a ton of screen space. Especially if your 2nd monitor only shows charts, trends, and graphs. When you peel your vision away from your Minority-Report-style screens for a minute, you'll look onto your poor single-screen… » 11/12/12 3:00pm 11/12/12 3:00pm

Dell's XPS 10 Tablet Is What a Laptop/Tablet Hybrid Is Supposed to Look …

There are a lot of hybrid tablets coming out this fall. But while the ones we've seen seem to be splitting the difference, Dell seems to be focusing on the best parts of either laptop or tablet. Its XPS 10 is the tablet end of that bargain. » 8/30/12 5:00am 8/30/12 5:00am

Dell's XPS Duo 12 Might Have the Best "Laptop" of Any Laptop/Tablet…

Over the next few weeks, you're going to hear a lot of noise from manufacturers about how one hybrid product or another gives you all of the benefits of a laptop and a tablet, with no compromises on design. The Dell XPS Duo 12 is one of the few that actually seems to back that up. » 8/30/12 5:00am 8/30/12 5:00am