Dell has fought major odds over a lengthy period of time. The company has leaped forward even since the slump in the previous year, with the result of their recent financial fiscal quarter looking really good, unlike HP. Dell’s trailing behind competitors, as they say, is so last year. Now, it seems like the enterprise is up for a big devices ramping season. One of the major Dell headliners is the soon-to-be-released XPS 15z that will challenge Apple Inc’s MacBook Air.
If you recall Dell’s first attempt to match up with MacBook Air, the Adamo flopped in the market primarily because of its very expensive price. As of press time, there are very minute details that are being fed to the media. Perhaps the only thing that is quite certain now is that this ultra-thin laptop will cost $999. In April, Samsung also attempted to compete with MacBook Air via the 13-inch Samsung Series 9 notebook.
Dell is also trying to intrude the wide-rainging Android platform, especially as the brand is not a very well-known figure in this sphere. To address this, Dell is hoping to get Android right on the money with 10-inch streak Pro Tablet.
With Dell beefing up to move ahead, competitors also have their share of updates and upcoming offerings. We’ve seen several new mobile gadgets in the marketplace including Sony Xperia Play, HTC HD7S and Motorla Droid X2. It was just last January at CES 2011 when Sony introduced its super slim Sony Xperia Arc, and now within 4 months, comes the Play. Reports on iPhone 5 are also causing excitement and anticipation amongst the tech crowd.
A very familiar face within the tech community, the world’s largest PC maker, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is also joining the craze. A fierce opponent of Dell, HP has been going through rough the ropes these past few weeks starting from a mediocre Q1 financial result to top level shake-ups that dropped 3 senior executives. Despite the plummets, HP is still the one to beat when it comes to product releases. The company is incredibly confident about TouchPad overtaking the Apple Inc’s iPad. Priced at $599, the TouchPad is a remembrance of its enterprise roots. HP has also introduced the following recently: HP EliteBook 2760p Convertible Windows 7, HP Elitebook 8560p and HP Pavilion g6s Sandy Bridge Laptop. Other non-HP Sandy Bridge newly-launched laptops include MSI CX640-018UK and Alienware M11x.
These abrupt upgrades and releases are testaments of the stiff competition and mounting demand for better devices.
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