Dell Announces 10-Inch Windows 7 Tablet, Previews 2011 Business PCs

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Dell Announces 10-Inch Windows 7 Tablet, Previews 2011 Business PCs

by Chris Preimesberger

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Mobile Device Lineup for 2011

Dell teased launch attendees by announcing that it will release 10-inch Windows 7 and Android business tablets "later this year." Among its 24 new devices, Dell showed its two Streak tablets (7-inch and 5-inch), a new Windows phone and two Android phones (Venue and Venue Pro).

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Trio of Mobile Phones

Here are the phones shown on Feb. 8: a new Windows 7 phone (left) and two Windows 7 Androids (Venue and Venue Pro). The Pro has a slide-out QWERTY keypad; a 5-megapixel camera; 1GB of RAM; a 1MHz processor; and 8-, 16- and 32GB available storage capacities.

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Nice Camera on Board

The Venue Pro includes a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash.

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Winning Streaks

Horizontal mode: The Streak 7 (top) features a multitouch UI, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, standard GPS and extendable storage. The Streak 5 has support for up to 32GB storage cards, a 5.0-megapixel rear-facing auto-focus camera with dual LED flash and a VGA front-facing camera.

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Stand-up Streaks

The Dell Streak 7 and 5 in vertical mode.

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Swivel This Screen In and Out

This version of Dell's Inspiron notebook features a monitor that pops out and swivels to several positions. Inspirons come in three different notebook form factors.

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Light but Tough Skeletons

Dell has ruggedized a number of its portable PCs with light but strong magnesium frames in an effort to add more durability.

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Lots of USB Ports and Storage in New Vostros

The 2011 Vostro notebooks feature eight USB ports and up to 3TB of storage capacity, so there's plenty of room for basically everything a user might have on hand.

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Seven New Latitudes

Featuring quad-core processors, Dell's newest Latitude notebooks—a total of seven editions—feature full high-definition monitors, terabyte-level storage and optional Dell Data Protection Encryption 11 securityware and encrypted hard drives.

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One for the Road

This little 12-inch Latitude notebook is a small and light but powerful PC designed for serial travelers. It sports several USB 3.0 ports; an Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor option; Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Ubuntu Linux; and support for Citrix and VMware remote connections.

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Encryption Security for Software and/or Hard Drives

On many of the notebooks and workstation desktops, optional Dell Data Protection Encryption 11 security software and encrypted hard drives are available.

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Dell's OptiPlex 990 is the most powerful edition the company has ever built.??íIt features Gen 2 Intel Core i7 vPro processors with high-speed memory options and support for up to four simultaneous video displays across a choice of small-form-factor, desktop and minitower chassis with dual PCI-express slots. The OptiPlex 990 also supports flexible desktop virtualization deployments.

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Vostro 460 Mini-Tower

This desktop machine may have "mini" in its name, but that does not indicate a minimum of any type of feature. Some key points include second-generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, a Blu-ray disc drive, 7.1 HD sound and 150W of graphics-card power.

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Opening Up a Vostro

Taking a look inside the Vostro box, an observer can easily see that components are not at all crowded and that there's plenty of airspace to keep things cool. Dell's hardware engineers have taken special pride in this design.

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Dell Precision T1600

Dell's Precision T1600 entry-level workstation features professional-grade processors and graphics with ISV certification and dependability.

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