updated 03:45 pm EST, Thu January 6, 2011
Dell brings out Streak 7 tablet, teases 10-incher
The expected Dell Streak 7 tablet has been officially revealed by Dell on Thursday. Nearly at the same time as the Dell Streak 7 was confirmed by T-Mobile, Dell held its own off-site press conference in Las Vegas at CES. It will be the first 4G tablet in the US, the company announced.
The seven-inch tablet will run on Android 2.2 with Dell's own Stage user interface laid overtop it. It will be upgradeable to Android 3.0 but a date for this is unknown. NVIDIA's Tegra 2 CPU will power the device. Prices weren't discussed, but the device is expected to arrive within a few weeks at T-Mobile and online at Dell.
Teased very briefly was an upcoming 10-inch business-oriented tablet, though no technical details were revealed.
A new Mobility Store will be launched that will let customers purchase activated smartphones and notebooks.
Also talked about at the event was the Venue smartphone running on Android 2.2. It will be sold unlocked through Dell's web store. It shares the Venue Pro's 4.1-inch AMOLED covered by Gorilla Glass but gets an eight-megapixel camera and Flash 10.1 support. It was revealed after the speeches that the handset will not have support for T-Mobile 3G or 4G bands, ruling those out as carriers. Prices and ship dates will be revealed in the next few weeks.
The third revision of Alienware's M17x 3D gaming notebook was likewise introduced, touted by Dell as being the most powerful to date. Graphics options include 1.5GB NVIDIA GTX 460M and 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6870M or a 2GB 6970M. With it, Dell promises 1080p HD gaming that includes a lag-free wireless HD connection for games on their home theater TVs. It ships on January 10 and starts at $1,500.
An Aurora gaming desktop was likewise shown, sporting Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs that are both liquid-cooled and overclocked. It will have dual graphics support and in either matte black or dark chrome. It ships on January 10 for $1,800.
A fresh Dell XPS 17 3D notebook will also bring 3D to non-gamers. It gets Core i7 CPUs, NVIDIA 3DTV Play support and Skype HD. It ships on February 1 and starts at $1,450. An XPS 8300 desktop will get Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs and 3D displays as well. Again, the launch date is January 10 and the prices begin at $750.
The updated Stage user interface for destkops was also unveiled. Described as a robust sync-and-share system, it will come to desktops and notebooks and should be familiar to those who used it on Dell's mobile devices.
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