News Bits: Alienware m17x Pictures, Dell XPS One Available, Latitude XT Displayed

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Alienware m17x pictures uncovered

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Forum member Gophn has uncovered several photos of the upcoming Alienware M17X gaming notebook. The picture above depicts the underside of the machine. Some teaser photos have also been uncovered:

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See the full thread here in the forums.

Forum members have also uncovered the m15x and m17x configuration pages in Google’s cache.

Area-51 m15x Configurator cache page
Ara-51 m17x Configuratior cache page

ThinkPad 15th anniversary contest – winner gets new X-series

Lenovo is running a contest where contestants have to submit a video that demonstrates how their ThinkPad has the most mileage. The winner will get a new ThinkPad X-series ultraportable.

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10 things we hate about laptops

ComputerWorld is running an article on the complaints about laptops today. It says that while laptops may have revolutionized the way we compute, they also drive IT insane. Laptops can get damaged, lost, and stolen. IT gets bombarded with complaints about machines relating to size and battery life especially, and they can be insecure and unreliable. For IT there is simply not a lot to like about laptops.

The top ten things they hated about laptops are:

  1. Battery life still bombs
  2. Laptops get banged up and broken
  3. They’re tough to fix, and they die young
  4. They get lost
  5. They’re difficult to secure, digitally and physically
  6. Security precautions make users nuts
  7. Wi-Fi is still the Wild, Wild West
  8. Laptops spawn a new breed of uber-entitled user
  9. They’re too big or too small
  10. Software performance just ain’t the same

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Dell XPS ONE now for sale, starting at $1,499

The Dell XPS ONE all-in-one PC is now for sale, starting at $1,499. The base model includes a 20-inch widescreen display, Core 2 Duo E4500, Windows Vista Home Premium, 2GB of RAM, a TV tuner, 16X DVD slot-load burner, integrated video card, and 250GB hard drive.

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Dell Latitude XT and XPS ONE make first appearance

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The Dell Latitude XT tablet PC and the XPS ONE all-in-one PC made their first public appearance during Michael Dell’s keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld. The Latitude XT will be the thinnest 12.1-inch machine in the convertible category, and it will also have a screen 25% brighter than competitor’s. To top everything off, it is multi-touch, meaning it takes pen input (active) and touch input (passive).

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