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Dell XPS 1530n and Studio 15n Now Available with Ubuntu 8.04

Today is the day. For customers in the United States who interested in compelling notebooks with 15.4” Hi-def widescreen displays the Dell XPS M1530n and Studio 15n notebooks are now available with Ubuntu 8.04 factory installed. US customers can check out these systems and more at (or click on the Ubuntu … READ MORE

Daniel Judd August 7, 2008

Latitude ATG Treks Cross Country with Trans-Americas Journey

The Trans-Americas Journey is not your traditional roadtrip. After years in journalism, writer Karen Catchpole and photographer Eric Mohl took a sharp departure from the beaten path to create the Trans-Americas Journey, a three-year 100,000+ mile trek across North, Central and South America. And for this type of … READ MORE

Anna Hutchinson August 3, 2008

Update on Laptop Battery Availability

About four months ago, I blogged about a fire at LG Chem battery plant. Back then, we discussed its potential impact on the constrained global supply of Li-ion cells used in laptop battery packs. Recently, I've been getting direct e-mails and comments from Direct2Dell readers like jonlijoo about … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca July 24, 2008

Latitude XT Software Update is Here

Since my post about multi-touch coming to Latitude XT customers via a software update. Several sites like GottaBeMobile, jkOnTheRun and Gizmodo mentioned it, and Joanna Stern from Laptop Magazine even published a pretty solid overview and video demo of the new functionality. Now let me get to it… … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca July 15, 2008

Dell Studio 15 and Studio 17 Details

Jay Pinkert published a post about the new line of Consumer systems we unveiled earlier today. Beyond the blog post, you can also see information on the new line at  Click on the image below to see a larger version of it, or click here to see … READ MORE

Lionel Menchaca June 26, 2008

Another Europe Vostro Keyboard Update

Last week, we started getting comments from customers like Tiggert and Bryan who ordered Vostro laptops in June that shipped with the wrong keyboard layout (the same one Bill blogged about in May). Since we addressed the issue back then, most Vostro laptops shipped out with the updated … READ MORE

Kelly Curnow June 23, 2008

Dell Offers Wide Range of Service Options

Over the last year, Dell has really expanded its enterprise focused service programs globally.   It might be helpful to identify the programs to see the truly expansive services options with Dell.  Dell’s latest services programs: ProSupport Launched this Spring 2008, ProSupport aims to customize service options for small … READ MORE

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