Dell XPS One 24 Updates Graphics Card, Enlarges Screen, Fights AIDS

Dell has come out with an update to its XPS One computer system, making it generally bigger and more powerful than the previous iteration. The XPS One 24 now comes with a 24-inch 1080p display, JBL speakers and subwoofer, an Intel Core 2 quad core processor, and an NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics card. A Vista Home… » 10/30/08 12:00am 10/30/08 12:00am

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

Dell Studio Laptops Look Like a Cross Between XPS and Inspiron

Looks like those thin mid-range Dell laptops that look like the lovechild of the XPS and Inspiron lines is a new mid-range line called Studio, says Engadget. They also say the Studio line will have desktops, and may eventually supplant the high-end XPS. It's still all rumors and conjecture for now, but who's geeked… » 6/03/08 3:51pm 6/03/08 3:51pm

Hype Sheet: Dell's Do-Goodism and the Axe Effect

The Pitch A Super Bowl debut we somehow overlooked, this Dell spot features a cast of thousands swarming around one lucky laptop owner. With an XPS M1530 tucked beneath his arm, our handsome protagonist goes roaming around the streets of a European metropolis, Mick Jagger's "Charmed Life" pumping on the soundtrack.… » 2/14/08 12:40pm 2/14/08 12:40pm

Dell Gutsily Adds Ubuntu 7.10 Linux to XPS 1330

Okay, so while Dell's had Linux on a meager smattering of systems for a while, it wasn't on anything A-team or available globally. Sweet news, freetards (in FSJ's words): Ubuntu 7.10 is now available in several Euro countries on the XPS 1330, Dell's compact, almost un-Dell-like performance notebook. Stateside, we've… » 1/24/08 11:01am 1/24/08 11:01am

Is MacBook Air Worth the Money? Five Slim Laptops Face Off

Click to viewUpdated with battery life stats, by popular demand. We can all agree that the MacBook Air is a slick-looking little laptop. It's so thin! You can't argue with that! But if you're in the market for a small, high-performance laptop, is it the best option? I pored over specs for four similarly positioned and… » 1/16/08 1:00pm 1/16/08 1:00pm

Dell XPS One, Gateway One and Apple iMac Get Friendly

The All-In-One is in full effect this year, with some very hot models: the Gateway One, the Dell XPS One and Apple's new iMac. While it's nice to pick favorites and all, the fact is, each of these are better than most computers out there, and each has particular design traits that stand out. I've given awards in… » 12/20/07 9:00pm 12/20/07 9:00pm

Touch a Dell, Meet a Celebrity (Not Other Way Around) at Dell Holiday…

Right this minute, the milfy Brooke Burke is signing autographs and posing for pics at Dell's New York City holiday store (Times Square Studios, 44th & Broadway). Actually, she wraps at 4 p.m., so you probably won't make it. Tomorrow, Vivica Fox will be manning the store from 12:30 to 4 p.m., while Ice T will be on… » 12/06/07 3:38pm 12/06/07 3:38pm