Dell Continues Streak of Tech Industry's Tablet Releases

Dell Streak Tablet Leaked Documents

Dell's latest creation, code-name Streak (previously known as the Dell Mini 5), has surfaced, and it is sure to continue the tech industry's craze over tablet computers. However, the Streak stands out more than the others because of its close-knit relationship with Amazon. Could this be an ebook reader killer?

The Engadget crew got its hands on some leaked internal promo material this morning, and details have emerged.

On the hardware side of things, the Streak will be powered by Google Android. It will feature a WVGA (800 x 480 resolution) capacitive touchscreen. Other interesting features of note are that it will have a 5-megapixel camera that will sport autofocus and flash, a front-facing VGA (640 x 480 resolution) camera, and a 30-pin docking connector.

Oh, it also comes in a bunch of fancy designs: black, blue, pink, red, and a few other eye-turners, courtesy of Dell Design Studio.

Dell Streak Tablet Leaked Documents

But the most interesting thing about this slate is the relationship with Amazon. This will bring Kindle e-books, Amazon video, Amazon MP3, and possibly everything else available in digital form from Amazon. Perhaps this could make some people think twice about purchasing a dedicated e-book reader (or not).

Unfortunately, there is no ship date nor price to report as of yet, but here's to hoping that Dell gives this a sub-$200 price tag.

Dell's Precision M4500 Will Replace Your Desktop Computer

Precision m4500

Dell is making some noise in the 15-inch range of laptop computers with the announcement of the Precision M4500. It promises to pack a powerful punch — so much so that it will easily become that desktop replacement you always wanted.

It might not be pretty to look at, but Dell has claimed that the Precision M4500 is the most powerful 15.6-inch notebook around, and they are not joking around. This is not your grandma's computer. It has the hardware (and the price tag) to make Apple's typical Macbook Pro seem like child's play.

Desktops? Seriously? Who needs 'em when you have hardware like this:

  • Core-i7920XM Quad Core Extreme Edition processor
  • Nvidia Quadro FX 1800m GPU video graphics
  • 15.6" HD+ sRGB LED display (1920 x 1080 resolution)
  • Up to 16GB of RAM
  • 64GB SSD MiniCard
  • Multi-touch support
  • 7+ hours of battery life
  • 3 megapixel webcam
  • 6 lbs weight

But consider that as merely base platinum edition. If you want to take it up a few more notches, you will be able to.


For under $2,000, you can get a less powerful model with options like the Core i5 processor and less graphics power, but if you want the full punch, you might want consider selling your car.

So save up! Later this March is when you'll be able to get take Dell's powerful Precision M4500 for a spin.