Dell Venue 8 Pro: Windows 8.1 To The Rescue?

Add a Windows tablet + Dell and you probably won’t get around-the-block lines for a new device, but early indications are you might get something pretty solid. Dell is back in the small tablet game and looking to ride Windows 8.1 to some success with the Venue 8 Pro ($299). The 8-inch device comes with 32GB of storage, a Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and an IPS screen that reportedly looks pretty damn good with its 1,280×800-pixel-resolution. There’s also a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel back camera, and at just 0.35 inches thick and 0.9 pounds, there’s reason to think this could be a strong step forward for both Windows 8(.1) and Dell.

Dell Alienware Aurora Gaming Rig

At first glance, you will undoubtedly flash to that intense scene in Alien when Sigourney Weaver sees the head of the alien beast blended into the spaceship’s interior as she trembles with terror and tries desperately to get into her protective space suit. At least that’s what I saw when I first looked at the new Dell Alienware Aurora (priced at $2,200).  But you’re talkin’ to a girl who’s obsessed with horror and gore. Don’t even ask me what I see in a Rorschach Test. Beneath the dark as night veneer finish and design lines that seem to form a devilish grin, you will find Intel’s six-core, 3000 series Core i7 CPU, an X79 Express chipset and quad-channel DDR3 memory. These features are protected by Dell’s advanced liquid cooling and venting technologies. With GDDR5 memory-laced graphics cards, this menacing gaming rig supports both multi-display and 3D configurations. Stay tuned for more details, if you dare.