Dell’s upcoming products a response to Apple’s iPad

April 17, 2010
Microsoft RTMs finished Office 2010
The Register
Gavin Clarke writes about Microsoft Office 2010.

“Businesses will get their hands on web and desktop Office 2010 in just under two weeks. The company’s Office team has released code for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010 to manufacturing. Customers on Microsoft’s volume licenses – 250 or more PCs – with Software Assurance can download from the Volume Licensing Service Center on April 27. Volume-licensing customers without SA can get the software May 1. Microsoft began accepting pre orders on April 15.”

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Dell Streak tablet lineup leaked; 7-inch, 10-inch models join 5-inch
ZD Net
Andrew Nusca writes about Dell’s product responses to the Apple iPad.

“Dell is making aggressive moves to respond to the Apple iPad. The Round Rock, Texas-based company has leaked two iterations of its Streak slate tablet computer, in 7-inch and 10-inch sizes.That’s in addition to the Streak 5, formerly the Mini 5, which was featured last month on The Toybox. According to Engadget, which first obtained images of the device, the five-inch model is due this summer – the same time as Dell’s Google Android-based AT&T smartphone, the Aero, which is expected in June.”

2TB hard drive review roundup: Samsung, Seagate and WD throw down
Darren Murph writes about the 2TB hard drive market and how some of the major vendors compare.

“It’s a 2TB world, folks, and if you’re looking to select a new drive to archive your upcoming vacation footage, you owe it to yourself to do a little research before pulling the trigger. Currently, 2TB options are on the market from Seagate, Western Digital and Samsung, and while all are in the 3.5-inch SATA form factor, they certainly aren’t equal. The benchmarking gurus over at Hot Hardware decided to toss no fewer than ten 2TB drives into the mix, and after running 250 or so tests, they found that WD’s RE4 2TB came out on top. ‘Course, that just so happens to be the most expensive platter in the bunch, checking in at around $0.16 per gigabyte; the admittedly slower Caviar Green 2TB and Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB both came in at less than half of that.”

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