Dell loses the plot, goes private

The world”s third biggest computer manufacturer, Dell is now going private in a $24.4 billion deal that also gives $13.65 per share in cash to shareholders.  regarded the company”s move as “the biggest leveraged buyout since the financial crisis.”

The transaction will be financed through a combination of cash and equity contributed by Michael Dell and other investment funds, as well as a $2 billion loan from Microsoft.

“Microsoft has provided a $2 billion loan to the group that has proposed to take Dell private,” explained Microsoft in a statement on Tuesday. “We”re in an industry that is constantly evolving. As always, we will continue to look for opportunities to support partners who are committed to innovating and driving business for their devices and services built on the Microsoft platform.”

Via 9to5mac

 

Infographic: Humans and Laptops

Living in a tech-glorified world we’re enjoying right now, it is really not that hard to imagine what we could have done with a single laptop… way back in the past. Just imagine, you could use your laptop’s “magic” to establish yourself as a deity! I mean just think.. what could the Roman empire have done with computers? What great moments in history do you think could have benefited from access to computers? Humans and Laptops.. Dell thinks:

Alienware M11X R3 tech specs leaked!!

Dell news and more tell us about the leaked specs of Alienware M11X R3. This is what they had to say about the Alienware M11X R3

AC Adapter/Charger: 90W

Battery: 8-Cell 63WHr

LCD: 11.6″, 1366×768, TrueLife glossy panel, White-LED backlight

RAM stick options: 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB, 1333MHz, DDR3

CPU options: i5-2537M, 1.4GHz up to 2.3GHz

i7-2617M, 1.5GHz up to 2.6GHz
i7-2657M, 1.6GHz up to 2.7GHz

HDD options: 250GB / 320GB / 500GB / 640GB / 750GB, SATA2, 7200rpm

SSD: 256GB, SATA2, Samsung P810

Wireless options: WWAN 3G, LTE/WiMax 4G

Color options: Red / Black, Soft Touch

The Alienware M11X R3 seems to be amazing. A brand new device for game lovers.

via-Dell news and more

Dell Streak 10 to get Honeycomb, MeeGo a no-no

There was cause for concern lately, with many people thinking Dell will just kick in an aging smartphone-specific OS for their Dell Streak 10 tablet. But the fears didn’t last long as Dell confirmed the Streak 10 will run Android’s latest offering – Honeycomb.

It was also interesting to note an executive’s statement that the company’s other tablet – a 10.1-inch Windows device – will also get the same body as the Streak 10. When asked broadly about the company’s tablet strategy with regards to other operating systems, this was the answer Dell had on tap:

For tablets, it’s Android Honeycomb and Windows, and we have customers with a preference for either one. We can create platforms that share a great degree of hardware commonality that can run both — or either — operating system, and we don’t see any other options that are worthy of consideration.

This surely, indirectly, takes MeeGo out of the equation for Dell. At least for the time being.

Dell promises 10-inch Win 7 tabs towards the end of 2011

Dell has just given everyone a press release to ponder over, promising that the company will come out with 10-inch, Windows 7 running tablets towards the end of the year. According to the press release, it will be aimed at commercial and enterprise markets. Unfortunately, apart from this, there is no other news available on the tablet. But once we do get any kind of info, we’ll surely keep you updated.

For now, drool over these pictures – pulled from a Dell PowerPoint about the Win 7 tablet. The design is expected to be pretty much like this only.

Press Release

Dell Unveils New Solutions for the Evolving Workforce
· Company’s largest-ever business computing portfolio update improves access, manageability and security for organizations of all sizes
· Additional plans include an expansion to existing tablet portfolio with a 10-inch, Windows 7-based commercial tablet later this year
· Dell Services help customers efficiently deploy and manage corporate devices

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Feb. 8, 2011 – To address the needs of an evolving workforce that demands anytime, anywhere access to business applications and data, Dell today announced 24 new business computing solutions and form factors, including laptops, tablets, desktops and workstation computers in one of the largest-ever introductions in the company’s history and part of 39 new solutions launching in the next year.

The way workers connect to and access business data and applications is rapidly changing, providing them unprecedented levels of productivity and knowledge. Additionally, the workforce is becoming more dispersed and global. IDC estimates that one-third of the world’s workforce will be mobile by 2013.¹ The new Dell solutions give businesses the Power To Do More and raise the bar in terms of design, manageability and security and are engineered from the ground up to make end-users more efficient while providing the right level of control for IT.

New offerings include the Dell Latitude E5420, E5520, E6220, E6320, E6420, E6520, E6420 ATG laptops and XT3 convertible tablet. Additionally, Dell is introducing the Dell OptiPlex 990, 790 and 390 desktops as well as an OptiPlex Small Form Factor All-in-One Solution. Dell also announced the Dell Precision T1600 desktop workstation and Dell Precision M6600 and M4600 mobile workstations.

Additionally, Dell plans to extend its existing tablet portfolio with a 10-inch, Windows 7-based business-ready tablet later this year. The upcoming tablet is designed for end-users who need greater mobility, as well as IT organizations that demand control, security, manageability and integration with existing infrastructure investments. Dell’s tablet will empower a more mobile workforce in a way that offers customers the business applications and corporate data they need, while meeting regulatory mandates and IT requirements.

Dell Latitude E-Family
The entire Latitude E-Family has been refreshed with the Latitude E5420, E5520, E6520, E6420, E6320, E6220, and E6420 ATG laptops and Latitude XT3 convertible tablet. The new Latitude family of laptops includes more than 100 design improvements and a range of new features to meet evolving business needs, including an increasing demand for security and manageability. New additions to the Dell Latitude family support a range of usage needs:

· The Latitude E5420 and E5520 laptops are ideal for professionals looking for a budget-conscientious blend of mobility and at-your-desk computing.
· The Latitude E6220, E6320, E6420, E6520 and E6420 ATG business-rugged laptops are designed for the most demanding conditions, with hard-wearing MIL-STD tested Tri-Metal™ casing and highly durable displays.

The new Latitude laptops offer the following:
• Completely new design from the ground up;
• Enhanced security– Dell Data Protection, Remote Data Delete and Free Fall Sensor to protect against drops;
• Planned support for pre-integrated Citrix and VMware remote desktop clients;
• Latitude commonality across 26 models – 1 dock, battery, keyboard footprint – making the management of systems much easier;
• Still the only enterprise platform with a backlit keyboard options for productivity anywhere; and,
• Intel® 2nd generation Core™ processors and new graphics and memory.

Dell OptiPlex Family
Designed to be the most secure, flexible and manageable desktops, the OptiPlex family provides day-to-day productivity of critical business tasks. The new family includes the OptiPlex 990, 790 and 390 desktops and offers the following:
• Common, stable image for all chassis – tool free access to system components;
• Small footprints and more chassis options;
• Planned compatibility with desktop virtualization lineup; and,
• New Intel® vPro™ processor technology and new graphics and memory.

Dell Precision Family
Dell Precision workstations are purpose built for high performance and high scalability. The systems are specifically designed for professional users who run graphics and compute-intensive applications for engineers in design and analysis, scientific exploration, special effects, animation, digital imaging, professional audio and economic and financial modeling.

Dell today announced the Dell Precision T1600 workstation and features the following:
• Single-socket, entry-level workstation designed for professional 2D and entry-level 3D applications;
• ISV certification on AutoCAD, Pro/ENGINEER and other select software applications;
• Intel® 2nd generation Core™ and Xeon™ processors, Intel HD or add-in professional; graphics from AMD and NVIDIA; and,
• Just-right-size toolless chassis.

Also announced today, the Dell Precision M6600 and M4600 mobile workstations are designed for users who need raw horsepower, superior design and usability, world-class scalable performance and certified-operation. More details on Dell’s mobile workstations will be available in the coming months.

Dell Management & Security Solutions
To help companies quickly deploy and manage new business computing solutions, Dell KACE appliances automate time-consuming manual IT tasks from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement. Providing hardware and software inventory, software distribution, patch management, and OS and application imaging, Dell KACE appliances offer easy-to-use, comprehensive management for local and remote systems.

Available with Dell’s new business computing solutions, Dell Data Protection | Encryption is a flexible, manageable and auditable endpoint encryption solution that helps customers simplify data protection and comply with security regulations. The solution is designed to help companies protect endpoint devices, which serve as the “front door” to sensitive information.

Dell Services
Dell offers a comprehensive set of services that help customers automate the deployment and management of commercial laptops, mobile devices and desktops, as well as the ability to securely dispose of outdated or retired assets. Examples include:
· Deployment Services – Designed to simplify and accelerate the customization and utilization of new systems. Dell Deployment Services include everything from order consolidation to coordination of deployment resources.
· ProSupport Services – Designed to minimize disruptions and maintain high levels of productivity across end-user PCs. Dell Support Services protect client investments and free businesses from IT maintenance so they can focus on running their business.

Quotes
“As a leader in providing business solutions to organizations around the world, we are proud to announce this new portfolio of products that deliver secure, manageable and reliable solutions along with great new designs,” said Steven Lalla, vice president and general manager of Commercial Client Product Group, Dell. “As the workforce continues to evolve, so will Dell, with the solutions both end-users and IT organizations need to improve efficiency and productivity regardless of the device they choose.”

“As mobility continues to play a key role in enabling companies to achieve greater productivity worldwide, we expect the global mobile worker population to pass the one billion mark this year,” said Bob O’Donnell, program vice president, Clients and Displays, IDC. “As the workforce transforms, becoming more mobile and increasingly global, organizations require PC solutions that meet employees’ needs for increased flexibility and access while also meeting IT’s requirements for manageability and security. ”

Pricing and Availability:
· The Dell Latitude E5000 series starts at $859 USD.
· The Dell OptiPlex 390 pricing starts at $650 USD.
· The starting price for the Dell Precision T1600 workstation is $840 USD.

Availability information and pricing for additional systems will be released in the coming weeks.

Dell To Launch a 7 Inch Tablet at CES

There are rumors(very strong) that after the Dell Streak Dell plans to launch an android based 7 inch tablet at CES.

With tablets being one of the big thing at CES this year it will be great to see some more iPad competitors.

Reports say that Dell will sell the tablet along with T-Mobile.

Also some reports state that the tablet has already passed its WIFI certification state.(It’s not 100% sure).

Hope that someone at least comes out to be better than Apple.(Which is as of now not possible)

Why should I buy a Mac if I can get a PC at a less cost?

People have the wrong notion that Apple’s prices are more for the mac. Its just that Mac gives you the best quality both hardware and software wise so its but obvious they will charge you money for it.

Why iMac and not any other desktop(eg:Dell)

  • A Mac never freezes
  • A Mac can never get infected via virus
  • Photo editing,video editing,music editing is better in the Mac(All animation,design companies in the world use a Mac)Even companies like Facebook and Twitter use the Mac form the very beginning even when they weren’t as big as they are today
  • You are using the best technology in the world when you are using a Mac
  • The display quality on the Mac is just unbelievable
  • Its simple and compact( no CPU, even the mouse and keyboard are wireless)
  • You use the magic mouse which is the best in the world( use the magic mouse for 2 days you will get the difference)
  • Inbuilt Camera

Always going by tech specs is not enough.The actual quality differs from what the tech specs speak. A simple example would be to compare the webcam(iSight) of a Mac with the webcam used on a PC.

Now the main factor is that its too expensive. Its not expensive. We will show you how?

Firstain compared the mac to a dell desktop( which all people believe is the most value for money type company).

Dell StudioTM XPSTM 8100 desktop is the machine we have compared to the mac.

Processor:Dell uses a i5 processor and the Mac uses an i3 processor but Dell uses an 2.66Ghz whereas the Mac uses an 3.06Ghz processor. After all its the Ghz that matter because both have an i processor so hardly any difference in the i5 and i3, but the Ghz matters.

Hard Drive: Both have a 500GB hardrive but Dell uses a SATA hard drive whereas the Mac uses 7200-rpm Serial ATA hard drive which is around 10 times better than the SATA hard drive.

Graphic Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT220 is what Dell uses whereas Apple uses ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphic processor. Now you yourself decide whether HD quality is better or regular quality.

Antivirus: Dell gives 15 Months free McAfee so it means that even Dell knows that a PC can be infected with a virus. Mac is always virus free.

Display: Apple has an 21.5 inches LED display whereas Dell has a LCD display.

Price: This dell costs around 64,900 so obviously the Mac is better is many ways so its expected to cost around 74,900

What if I get a PC assembled it will cost around 40,000 then why should i pay almost double the price buying Mac?

It will not cost 40,000, It will cost around 65000 and we  will show you how

CPU with the configuration mac give:  Rs: 15000

LED Display 21.5 :                                          Rs:40000

Wireless Keyboard and Wireless Mouse Rs:5000

Speaker of good quality                                 Rs.500

Web Cam                                                               Rs.1000

Windows ( Official)                                            Rs.5000

Total Cost                                       65,600 Rs

The cost of Mac is Rs74,900(All the above in a compact version(no CPU) + 3 months free training + quality of apple( the best tech industry in the world) + Use both Windows and Mac unlike other pcs + No virus + never freezes+ 3 months engineering services so now you decide for yourself is the Mac expensive with the quality it provides.

I believe the answer should be NO.

Now another question would come to your mind. Do i really need a LED screen?? The answer is yes.

1. LED means more clarity and if you do not have a home theater system its the best place to watch movies and hear music as it gives you the best quality. Watch Animated Movies, 3D movies and excellent sound effects is what the Mac LED gives

2. Less strain to the eyes so much more care taken for your eyesight.

3.Games are just too exciting. 3D games,sports games,action games all are better than the ones you play on the PC

4.A better and more pixel ed screen is always encouraging to work and play better.

Last but not the least, the world is changing towards MAC and you need to change with the changing world.

Mac is better than PC

All comparison above is done with the Apple iMac 21.5 inches

Prices are as per India price


DELL-iberate attack on Apple Inc

Technology is seeing massive advancements. Competition is getting tougher. Apple seem to have understood the consumer desires better than others, and are getting the better of this competition. So where does this lead competitors like Dell?

Well, seeing it’s products losing battle when matched up against Apple’s, Dell have themselves started comparing it for you…. alas showing their own view.

In its latest campaign ‘Apples to Apples’, Dell does a side-by-side comparison of its products matched up against that of Apple’s, highlighting the specs, including the price. It shows the world how it’s products are as good as Apples, yet far more cheaper than them. What isn’t mentioned though is the processor speed. While Dell ships a 1.73GHz chip (2.93GHz Turbo Mode) inside its machine, Apple offers a 2.66GHz chip.

Another interesting thing is that Dell pits its lowest end machine up against Apple’s top-priced variant in its campaign. (Probably Microsoft’s recently-introduced Windows Live Essentials software has something to do with it.)

Summary

So Dell offers almost the same features as Apple does, but at a far lower price than Apple charges. But then their processor speed is inferior to that of the Cupertino Giant’s. I think the fact that they haven’t themselves revealed this information will be an important factor too for those you think before they buy.

So taking the above into account, would you go for the cheaper Dell? Or you’d prefer quality over price with Apple? Let us know in the comments.

Dell Lightning: Windows 7 Phone

Dell’s new Lightning is the new sensation in the market of windows phone. It is a Windows 7 Phone which has some of the most brilliant features that a phone can probably posess.

Some of its features are

1GHz QSD8250 Snapdragon processor,

WVGA 4.1-inch OLED display,

AT&T and T-Mobile 3G,

five megapixel autofocus camera,

1GB of flash with 512MB RAM plus 8GB of storage on a MicroSD card (non-user-replaceable, we’re assuming),

GPS,

accelerometer,

compass,

FM radio,

full Flash support including video playback

It can give hard compitition to the Kin One and Kin Two.

Sup Sup Supersonic to the rescue!

Sup Sup Supersonic to the rescue!
No we are not talking about any super hero. Nor is it the name of a new comic. Then what is it?
It is a new WiMAX-enabled smartphone with Android. Yes ‘Supersonic’ is it’s name & with the buzz from the Nexus One starting to wane, it could well turn out to be a front runner to be crowned the next iPhone killer.
Sprint (as it is known) will be carrying an WiMAX/Android version of the jaw-dropping HTC HD2.  The biggest (only?) complaint about the HD2 is that it runs Windows Mobile 6.5, though HTC’s Sense makes an effort at making it usable.
It could also turn out to be the world’s first 4G phone.
Quoting Engadget:
We know 2010’s just begun, but between all this noise and the promise of a legitimate 4G radio on board, let’s be real — we’re already looking at a very, very early contender for smartphone of the year.
OK, so this new Sprint phone is unlikely to be an iPhone killer.  But maybe the Dell Mini 5 could be.  It has a SIM slot and 5-inch touch screen and can make calls.