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Dell Latitude 5290 specifications: 2-in-1 tablet with Kaby Lake-R launched at CES 2018

Dell Latitude 5290 specifications

Dell Latitude 5290, a 2-in-1 tablet was launched at the CES 2018 technology trade show. Dell Latitude 5290 specifications 12.3 inch full HD touchscreen display, 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor and optional keyboard cover. Dell Latitude 5290 price for the base model is going to be around 899 dollars and up. It boasts a self deploying kickstand which pops up by pressing bottom against flat surface. Dell Latitude 5290 specifications include Intel Core i3 dual core 7th generation processor / 8th Intel Core i5/i7 quad core processors, upto 16GB RAM and upto 1TB SSD. Other specs include 31.5WHr battery, optional Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE modem, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, Windows Hello support, stereo speakers, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, 2x USB Type-C ports, USB 3.1 Type-A port, and an audio jack. It measures 11.5″ x 8.2″ x 0.4″ and weighs 2.6 pounds.

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Best Windows 10 tablets under 200 in 2017: Windows 10 tablet under 100 – cheapest windows 10 tablet

Best Windows 10 tablets under 200

Find out the best windows 10 tablets under 200, 300 and 100 dollars of 2017. Some windows 10 tablets come bundle with tablet dock and some charge extra for that. Intel powered tablets are rage right now and many OEMs have been churning out tablets running Windows 10 operating system. All companies that sell these 200 dollar windows 10 tablets have equipped them with Atom CPUs and in some cases, entry level Intel kabylake or Skylake processors. These CPUs were earlier infamous for their disappointing performance but now they have come a long way. They are now so powerful and can even handle video editing with ease. Also since these tablets come with solid state drives, application and OS loading times are very small.

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Dell Latitude 7285 specs: Latitude 7285 laptop with wireless charging

Dell Latitude 7285 is a tablet with wireless charging capability. It is a 2 in 1 detachable tablet that can be used in standard laptop mode as-well-as in tablet mode. Prices start at 1200 dollars for the tablet and Dell says you will have to pay extra for the keyboard, charging mat and other optional accessories. Unlike most 2-in-1 windows tablet-laptops, there are batteries inside both keyboard and tablet part.

Dell Latitude 7285 specs

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Windows 10 upgrade for 32GB Acer W3 W4 Asus T100 Dell tablets

We all bought a lot of those cheap 32 GB windows 8.1 tablets and have been wondering how to fit that huge Windows 10 update on their tiny drives with 8GB backup partitions. Well here is how you do it. This process has been tested on Acer W3, W4, Asus T100, Dell 32 GB windows tablets. First and foremost download the Windows 10 directly from this link (media creation tool). Download it on a different computer and not on your Windows 8.1 tablet.

Windows 10 upgrade for 32GB Acer W3 W4 Asus T100 Dell tablets

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Dell Precision M3800 on sale in Italy

Dell Precision M3800 is one sale in Italy for 1529 euro and it will be offered with Ubuntu Linux operating system as well. The Dell M3800 has 15 inch display and is mere 18 mm thick. It is also very light at 1880 grams but packs more than enough punch to cater the needs of video editors, designers, graphic designers, engineers and other high-end users. It integrates the new touch screen panel, optional 4k ultra HD technology and even thunderbolt 2 port.

Dell Precision M3800 Italy price and specifications

The Dell M3800 has three versions and they are priced at €1529, €1778 and €1959 (all prices are exclusive of VAT). Configurations of the three models are very similar except for small differences: the base model has Intel Core vPro i7-4712HQ , 8GB of RAM, 500GB of storage and Windows 7 Professional; the middle model has same specifications but comes with Windows 8.1 Professional pre-installed while the most expensive model comes with the Intel Core vPro i7-4712HQ processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD and Windows 7 Professional.

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Each model can be configured with optional touch screen panel packing 4k ultra HD resolution that features 3840 x 2160 pixels. The GPU in all models remains the same which is Nvidia Quadro K1100M (Kepler-based GK107) with 384 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory.

Dell Latitude 7000, 12 5000, 14 3000 Laptop gets Broadwell treatment

Dell has updated Latitude 7000, 12 5000, 14 3000 laptops with Broadwell processor. The new models feature the latest Intel Core vPro processors that are based on Broadwell architecture.

So what does this mean for you? You will find improved battery life and less heat generation. These computers come with a wide range of options including Core i7 processors, HD / full HD display, touchscreen, SSDs and HDDs.

Some also feature business class security including TPM modules, fingerprint readers and smart card readers.

Dell Latitude 7000, 12 5000, 14 3000 Laptop gets Broadwell treatment

The Dell Latitude 7000 feature either 12” or 14” displays. The 12 inchers are less than 0.8 inch thick and weigh mere 2.8 pounds. The Latitude 12 5000 series has 12” screen and weigh 3.4 pounds. 

Dell Venue Pro 11 Specifications, with Atom Z3795

As expected Dell has updated the specifications of Venue Pro 11 and the new configuration includes Atom Z3795 quad core Bay Trail processor.

The new Dell Venue Pro 11 comes preloaded with Windows 8.1 64 bit operating system and only 2 gigabytes of RAM. Other than that there are no other hardware changes when compared to the outgoing model.

The new Intel Atom Z3795 has a frequency of 1.59GHz and reaches 2:39 GHz in Turbo mode. The 2GB RAM is paired with 64GB of internal memory and as mentioned earlier the operating system is Windows 8.1

The new Dell Venue Pro will be available in two versions, WiFi-only and WiFi + 3G and both will be compatible with the accessories already available on the market.

Dell Venue Pro 11

The new model with Intel Atom Z3795 is priced at 496 Euros (WiFi version) and at 560 euros (3G version).

Dell P2815Q Cheapest 4K Monitor Specs Price

Dell has introduced a 28 inch 4K monitor for just USD 699. Called the P2815Q, it is the cheapest 4K monitor till date.

Dell P2815Q Cheapest 4K Monitor Specs Price

So, why is the price of Dell P2815Q so low? The reason is it uses TN display which does not gives you viewing angles as, let us say, an IPS screen. Another thing to note – the screen refresh rate is 30 Hz at its native resolution. To get 60 Hz, you must use 1920×1080.

4K means it has 3840 x 2160 pixels, which will give you an amazing workspace to work on. The screen of P2815Q can be twisted 90 degrees, so that one can use it both landscape or portrait mode. Dell offers some other Ultra HD monitors that includes 32 and 28 inch models (that retail for USD 3500 and 1300 respectively).

The Dell P2815Q will available for purchase on January 23 2014.

ARM netbook coming to AT&T

AT&T is soon going to offer ARM based netbooks running Linux OS. Glen Lurie, President of emerging devices for AT&T says,

“There are a lot of people who will dive in and build netbooks, including folks like cellular or wireless OEMs who never built a computer before. There will be a lot of innovation around what a netbook looks like and what the use cases are, and we will see this evolve very quickly,”

He thinks that the ARM based netbooks would do just fine as people are doing their work via Cloud-based applications and thus do not need a lot of horsepower in their netbooks. He also showed keen interest in the MIDs, which he refers to as “smartphones on steroids.”

AT&T is already selling four subsidized netbooks: Acer Aspire One, Dell Mini 9, Dell Mini 12 and LG X110.

PS: Lurie also manages AT&T’s relationship with Apple to sell the iPhone in the U.S.

[via eetimes and netbookchoice]

Install OSX Leopard On A Dell Mini 9 Netbook – Video Tutorial

I do not think there remains one netbook which has not enjoyed tasting Mac OS X. This clearly shows that the netbooks have adequate hardware to run full fledge Mac OS X. Then why Apple is not coming out with a netbook? Well, the reason is obvious:

  • They do not have a tendency to sell products for cheap
  • It would make selling iPod Touch even harder

Anyway, here is a video of how to install Mac OS X on a Dell Mini 9 netbook

Requirements:

  • Intel Mac with OS X Leopard installed
  • 8 GB or greater USB Drive (Flash, HDD, memory card + reader, etc.)
  • Retail Mac OS X Leopard DVD, any version
  • Sotware, as mentioned


*Note: If you use a disc older than 10.5.6, make sure to extract the Mac OS X 10.5.7 update package from the DMG file to a USB drive and have that drive, whether it is you DellEFIBootMaker drive or another one, plugged in when you boot into the OS for the first time. This is a common glitch, 10.5.6 is okay with this.*

Prep Work (On Mac)

1) Download the following software first:
DellEFIBootMaker 0.3.3 (for 2 GB RAM) or 0.3.2 (512 MB or 1 GB RAM)
DellEFI 1.2 alpha 5 (hereafter referred to as DellEFI 1.2a5)
Mac OS X 10.5.7 Combo Update (discs 10.5.5 and below) or Mac OS X 10.5.7 Incremental Update (10.5.6 discs)

2) Insert the Mac OS X Leopard Install DVD into your Mac, as well as the 8 GB drive. Open Disk Utility (in the Utilities folder of Applications) and select the 8 GB drive in the list. Select the Partition tab, set the Volume Scheme as “1 Partition”, name it OSXDVD, and select “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” as the Format. Click “Options…”, select “Master Boot Record” and click OK then Apply, then click Partition and confirm your decision by entering your password. (This should only take a minute or two.) Now switch to the Restore tab, drag the OSXDVD partition icon from the left into the Destination field and drag the DVD volume named “Mac OS X Install DVD” to the Source field. (Do not drag the CD Drive model, that will mess things up.) Press Restore, confirm the decision by pressing Restore in the next window, enter your password, and then wait for it to finish. Depending on the drive and disc quality, this can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.

3) Run the DellEFIBootMaker app (you’ll need to unzip the file first), simply click the “Make DellEFI USB Boot Key” button, enter your password and click okay when it is done. You’ll want to unzip and copy the DellEFI 1.2a5 app to the drive as well. (This next step isn’t necessary, but if you have any more room, or if you have another drive available, you should open the Mac OS X 10.5.7 Combo Update image and copy the file inside to a disk as well.) Eject the DVD and the drive from your Mac, either by a right-click (control+click for you one-buttoned people) or by dragging the icon to the trash.

Installation (On the Dell)

4) Insert the USB drive into your Dell. Turn the Dell on and enter Setup by pressing “2” (the number two.) Navigate to the Advanced tab, and make sure that “USB BIOS Legacy Support” is Enabled and “USB Wake Support” is Disabled. (If you don’t have BlueTooth or do not have a need for it, turn off BlueTooth as well.) Select “Exit Saving Changes” in the Exit tab and your Dell will restart. Now press “0” (the number zero) when you see the Dell logo, and select “USB Storage”. A grey screen with drive icons should appear, select OSXDVD. After this you should see a bunch of scrolling text, and then the Installer screen will appear.

5) Select your language, press Continue, and Agree. Now click Utilities in the Menu Bar, and open Disk Utility. This time we want to select your SSD drive, then select the Partition tab. (This can also be performed on an external flash/HDD drive.) Volume Scheme is “1 Partition”, Name is “OSXMINI9” (all caps, no quotes), Format is “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”, and you need to click “Options…” to change it to “GUID Partition Table”. Click OK, Apply, and confirm the decision. Once it is done formatting, close Disk Utility, select your new partition, and click Continue. I recommend no matter what your configuration is to press Customize and deselect anything you do not need, such as Language Translations, Additional Fonts, and Printer Drivers, but adjust according to your needs. Click Done, and then Install. This can take anywhere from 20-50 minutes.

6) Installation will most likely fail, but that’s okay, it’s normal. However, do not press Restart; instead, go up to Utilities and select Terminal. When the Terminal window appears, type “postinstall” (without quotes) and after a few seconds it should say, “You are now ready to reboot to a fully functional OSX Install!” Now type “reboot” and your Dell will begin the restart process. It may take a minute or two, so be patient. When your computer does reboot, enter Setup again by pressing “2” (the number two.) Navigate to the Advanced tab. If you have BlueTooth and intend to use it, turn “USB BIOS Legacy Support” is Disabled. If you do not have BlueTooth, or do not intend to use it, keep “USB BIOS Legacy Support” Enabled and set BlueTooth to Disabled. Select “Exit Saving Changes” in the Exit tab and your Dell will restart again. Let it start up as normal and it should show the grey screen again, and will ask which drive to boot from (or perhaps it will automatically boot from the SSD.)

Post-Install

7) You may or may not see the startup video, depending on the version of your Install DVD. Setup your account as you see fit. When it comes to the Migration Assistant, do not transfer settings. When it is all done, you should see your Desktop, with drive icons for your SSD and USB drive. If you are on 10.5.6, you could just leave it like this since all the drivers and the bootloader work just fine, but that would not be ideal since you are not up to date.

8) Now it’s time for DellEFI. You should have copied this to your flash drive earlier, or you could download it now, but either way run the app. If it prompts you about needing to remove or delete a file first, press No. You will need to run a Custom Installation with the following settings:

  • “Reinstall Chameleon 2.0RC1-r431 Bootloader”
  • “Install Dell Mini 9 Extensions”
  • “Hide DellEFI files”
  • “Remove custom dsdt.aml file”
  • “Restore the 10.5.5 keyboard pref pane”
  • “Disable Hibernate and remove sleep file (recommended)”

(You can also select “Remote CD” if you want to use that feature.) Press Install, confirm the decision, and let it run until completion. However, when it comes up with the prompt that says, “All done, ready for reboot” select No.

9) No matter what version you originally installed, you’ll want to install the 10.5.7 update. Either use the Mac OS X 10.5.7 Combo Update for discs 10.5.5 and older, or the Mac OS X 10.5.7 incremental update for 10.5.6 discs. (You can either obtain from the website via your Dell, or it could be stored on another drive, but please note that older disc installations (10.5.5 and below) will probably have a problem opening the DMG. To circumvent this, extract the update package from the DMG to an external drive and plug it in before booting). When the install completes, press Restart.

10) This time when it reboots, you will see a little progress bar underneath your SSD icon. Hit the “-” (minus) key before the progress bar disappears, and then type “-x” (no quotes.) If you look in the bottom left corner, you should see white text that says, “boot: -x”; hit enter. This will boot Mac OS X into Safe Mode. Once you log in back to the Desktop, run Dell EFI one last time. Use these settings in a Custom Installation:

  • “Reinstall Chameleon 2.0RC1-r431 Bootloader”
  • “Reinstall Dell Mini 9 Extensions”
  • “Hide DellEFI files”
  • “Generate a system specific dsdt.aml file”

Click Install, confirm the decision, and this time press Yes when it is done installing. Ignore the box that appears during the restart process, it is just letting you know that it is still updating some files. This time, you will boot into a fully functioning Mac OS X updated to 10.5.7. Congratulations!

You can now go ahead and rename your SSD to whatever you please, install any other software and adjust any settings at this point. Treat it like any other Mac