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After a week of silence, Dell CEO Michael Dell has finally addressed the violence in Charlottesville. As CEOs fled Trump's toxic Manufacturing Council and denounced the US president's racist responses, Dell pledged to stand by the president. Now, the council has been dissolved and at 6PM on a Friday in the US (8AM Saturday in Australia), Dell has some inspiring words.
Ronald N Bracewell is an Australian astronomer and engineer who worked in the CSIRO Radiophysics Laboratory during World War II, and whose work led to fundamental advances in medical imaging.
Bracewell is also the namesake for a new large-scale scientific computing system built by Dell, expanding the CSIRO's capability in deep learning and artificial intelligence.
Dell has long had a stable of powerful mainstream laptops that could handle games, its Inspiron 15 gaming laptops and its Alienware enthusiast line-up, but in recent years it's been missing an appealing desktop machine that's affordable enough for casual buyers but powerful enough for today's demanding titles.
Until now. The Inspiron Gaming Desktop is the first Dell machine using AMD's Ryzen CPUs, and it's built to allow gamers to upgrade their own PCs in the future, too, with headroom for dual graphics cards and cooling systems to handle any components.
If you're trying to spend less than $2000 on a computer you plan to use daily, then you will find yourself making compromises. In the case of the Dell Inspiron 7000, you get a beefy gaming computer that can take whatever game designers throw at it. Unfortunately, its physical design is rife with trade-offs. Indeed, you get a pretty great machine when you spend that $2000 on Dell's budget gaming laptop, but you're never gonna forget it's cheap.
When it comes to playing games, I've always preferred consoles to computers. Building (or buying) a custom gaming rig can be fun, but I need a dedicated laptop. And gaming laptops can definitely bring the power, but often with a size and battery-life trade-off that would make it impossible to use in any non-gaming scenario. So it used to be that if I wanted to game, it was easier to for me to spend money on an Xbox One S or PlayStation 4 Pro, rather than messing with PCs. But the new Alienware 13 is changing my mind about gaming laptops.
Upgrading your computer can be a great way to save a little cash. It can also be a great way to fulfil that need most gadget geeks have for getting cool new stuff on a regular basis. But upgrading can also be shockingly expensive if you're not careful (steer clear of Apple's overpriced RAM), and it can seem especially daunting to upgrade if you're not familiar with the insides of your computer.
It was only a matter of time before we saw our first clone of Microsoft's Surface Studio. The uber-expensive new desktop computer is part iMac, part Wacom Cintiq display and all kinds of cool looking. But when Dell showed Gizmodo the new Dell Canvas 27, a 27-inch touch-enabled display meant for artists and other creative types, the rep bristled at the clone label.
We had a close look at Dell's new "2-in-1" 13-inch XPS notebook a few days ago. It's mostly the same as Dell's standard XPS 13, with the biggest difference being its ability to become a tablet. Previously, only US pricing was available, but now the product is up on Dell's Australian site and well, the mark-up isn't pretty.
Dell is known for making fantastic laptops, but the company hasn't exactly been known for its innovation in the past. So the new Latitude 7285 2-in-1 feels like a pretty damn delightful departure for Dell, as it's the first two-in-one to gleefully embrace wireless charging.
Alienware's funky-lookin' laptops may look cool and play games good, but we've agreed in the past that they're generally a little bit too expensive for what you're getting. Microsoft's daily Christmas deal for today, though, knocks $1000 off the price of this 15-inch Alienware notebook. Why? Because it's about to be replaced by a new model.
Over the weekend, Tesla's energy division introduced the world to a new solar roof that it's been working on, alongside a brand new version of the Powerwall home battery storage system that holds twice as much juice. While each on its own is very cool, putting the two together might mean big things for homeowners in sunny Australia.
When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. Today, JB Hi-Fi has an Instant Deal that cuts a third off the price of a half-decent Dell laptop.
When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. This week, Microsoft is offering a "buy one get one free" deal on the Dell Inspirion 15 5000.
Android tablets are mostly garbage, but the Dell Venue 8 7000 was a feat of engineering that even the most avid Apple fan would be loathe to put down. So it's a major bummer that the Venue 8 and the rest of the Venue line up have been discontinued, effective immediately.
Not content to stay out of the limelight at this year's Computex trade show, Dell has shown off an entirely refreshed line-up of Inspiron laptops. 11-, 13-, 15- and 17-inch models all include 2-in-1 360-degree convertible hinges, and bright colours are definitely the trend that we're seeing.