Dell M109S Pocket Projector Displays More Than Just Pockets

You can't tell from the image, but that Dell M109S projector can fit in the palm of your hand (3.64" x 4.12" x 1.46"). With a modest brightness of 50 lumens and resolution of 858x600 (SVGA), the DLP-based M109S maintains a respectable throw distance of roughly 8 feet. The LED bulb will last four years before… » 9/24/08 10:20am 9/24/08 10:20am

Dell Issues BIOS Update to Keep Nvidia GeForce Cards From Frying

Even after Nvidia downplayed their original report that GeForce 8400-8700 cards were failing in large numbers due to overheating, Dell has issued a BIOS update for all of its machines running the affected GPUs anyway. The update tweaks the fan settings to "regulate temperature fluctuations" to keep the… » 7/28/08 1:29pm 7/28/08 1:29pm

Windows XP On a Dell Means $50 Downgrade Surcharge Starting Now

Here's the deal. Dell agreed to Microsoft's plan of allowing Windows XP sales after June 30, but at a surcharge over installing Vista. How much of one? $20 to $50. ComputerWorld says that customers who buy the Vostro (low-end) desktops and notebooks will pay this fee in order to downgrade from Vista, which Dell is… » 6/19/08 1:00pm 6/19/08 1:00pm

Dell Matches Asus Eee and XO Laptop With $399 Vostro 1000

Dell matches the economy class XO and Asus Eee laptops by permanently chopping its $700 Vostro 1000 to $399. It's got superior specs to both: 15.4-inch screen, 1.7 GHz dual-core Athlon64 X2, 1GB RAM, 256MB integrated ATI gfx card, 8x DVD burner and 802.11g Wi-Fi card, running XP Home. The super-cheap laptop market's… » 11/19/07 2:40pm 11/19/07 2:40pm