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    Dell follows Apple in exploring laptops with reverse wireless charging / ArsTechnica · 7 days ago - 16:31

Dell follows Apple in exploring laptops with reverse wireless charging


A recently published Dell patent, spotted by Patently Apple , shows the company exploring the ability to wirelessly charge devices on a laptop's surface. We've seen similar concepts from Apple, which has already won patents for similar technologies. However, instead of simply dropping your iPhone on the laptop's surface and letting it charge, Dell's patent application describes a "wireless charging clip" that can attach to the PC and then be used to charge devices placed on top of it.

The patent (number 20220239124) was filed in early 2021 and was published Thursday. It doesn't guarantee a future product or feature, but it gives us a peek into what the company is considering.

The wireless charging clip has a surface with a charging coil and a ferrite sheet beneath. The clip would be connected to the PC by magnets.

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    Dell’s XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition gets Ubuntu 22.04 LTS certified / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 21 July - 04:00

Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition in graphite

Enlarge / Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition in its graphite color. (credit: Dell)

Dell is extending its love for Linux to the Dell XPS 13 Plus. The Developer Edition of the laptop has been Ubuntu 22.04 LTS-certified, Canonical announced today. That means the laptop will be sold starting in August with the latest version of Ubuntu, and owners of the XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition can download Ubuntu 22.04 LTS today (even if they bought it with Windows 11 ) for guaranteed performance.

The XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition is the first 22.04 LTS-certified laptop, joining only some Raspberry Pi devices in certification . However, Dell has been certifying some of its XPS laptops, as well as other machines, for Ubuntu for generations. HP and Lenovo also have Ubuntu-certified systems.

Of course, Ubuntu certification means all the components will "work as expected," as Canonical's announcement today put it. Further, Ubuntu LTS certification means the device will have support for at least 10 years. Ubuntu's release cycle page states that LTS (long-term support) releases include 10 years of "Base Package" maintenance and security updates.

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    IPS Black brings impressive contrast and vivid colors to Dell’s UltraSharp U2723QE / ArsTechnica · Friday, 10 June - 11:45 · 1 minute

Dell UltraSharp U2723QE front-facing

Enlarge / Dell UltraSharp U2723QE 4K USB-C monitor. (credit: Scharon Harding)

Specs at a glance: Dell UltraSharp U2723QE
Panel size 27 inches
Resolution 3840×2160
Refresh rate 60 Hz
Panel type and backlight IPS Black, LED
Ports 2x USB-C upstream, 1x USB-C downstream, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x DisplayPort 1.4 out, 5x USB-A, 1x RJ45, 1x 3.5 mm jack
Size 24.07×7.28×15.16-21.07 inches with stand
(611.4×185×353.01 mm)
Weight 14.64 lbs (6.64 kg) with stand
9.88 lbs (4.48 kg) without stand
Warranty 3 years
Price (MSRP) $655

Apple's Studio Display , a 27-inch 5K IPS panel that offers USB-C connectivity, a polished finish, and some Apple-style perks, is a solid display. But what if you're a Mac owner who doesn't need 5K, or what if you don't want to spend $1,600 on a monitor? What if you need to work across operating systems and want a stylish display with a unique boost in image quality?

Enter the Dell UltraSharp U2723QE ($655 MSRP as of writing). Dell's USB-C-equipped UltraSharp line is a popular option for Mac and Windows users, though the U2723QE comes at a premium over other displays in the lineup because it introduces LG Display's IPS Black technology, which aims to deliver twice as much contrast as the average IPS screen. You might not be able to tell 5K from 4K, but it's easy to see the rich contrast the U2723QE delivers over standard IPS monitors, including the Studio Display.

For those seeking a 27-incher with enough extra oomph to make a difference but not completely break the bank, the U2723QE presents an attractive combination of good looks, superior image quality, and enough connectivity to drive a seriously productive setup.

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    Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 becomes a Microsoft Surface-like detachable / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 9 June - 13:00

Dell XPS 2-in-1

Enlarge / Dell XPS 2-in-1. (credit: Dell)

Dell revealed the last pieces of its 2022 XPS 13 lineup today. After releasing the XPS 13 Plus earlier this year, Dell has announced the more traditional, lower-priced XPS 13 clamshell refresh. Dell also overhauled the XPS 13 2-in-1 's design, transforming it from a portable ultralight with a 360-degree hinge to a tablet with an optional detachable keyboard cover sold separately.

XPS 13 2-in-1 specs

Available this summer, the XPS 13 2-in-1 (model 9315) at its base configuration is basically a tablet running on up to an Intel Core i7-1250U (two performance cores at 1.1-4.7 GHz, eight efficiency cores at 0.8–3.5 GHz, 12 threads). For comparison, the similarly designed Microsoft Surface Pro 8 detachable has up to an i7-1185G7 (four cores, eight threads, up to 4.8 GHz).

Dell’s detachable will also be configurable with up to 16GB of soldered LPDDR4x-4266 RAM and a 1TB PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD.

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    Same price, different niche: New Dell UltraSharp matches Studio Display at $1,600 / ArsTechnica · Wednesday, 1 June - 19:38 · 1 minute

A large computer monitor with a bulky webcam

Enlarge / We checked out the Dell UltraSharp U3223QZ in person in January. (credit: Scharon Harding)

On Tuesday, Dell listed the UltraSharp U3223QZ monitor for $1,600 . The display would like to justify its price with a generously sized 32-inch IPS panel that claims twice the contrast as typical IPS monitors, an integrated 4K webcam, and 4K resolution. The four-figure asking price, along with the built-in camera, USB-C connectivity, and sleek finish put it in company with Apple's 27-inch, 5K Studio Display . Both monitors provide unique options for people with larger budgets seeking elevated image quality, particularly Mac owners. But despite identical price tags, their best audiences significantly differ.

Dell UltraSharp U3223QZ vs. Apple Studio Display specs

While appealing to Windows users with ultralight PCs with USB-C power connections, Dell's UltraSharp monitor line is also popular among Mac owners due to USB-C power delivery (PD), a stylish silver color, and thin bezels that complement the Apple aesthetic.

But a quick overview of the two monitors' specs already provide insight into the different experiences you can expect from the $1,600 displays (note that all specs are manufacturer claims):

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    Le nouveau moniteur 32 4K de Dell coûte aussi cher que le Studio Display / JournalDuGeek · Wednesday, 1 June - 13:30


Ce moniteur spécialement conçu pour la visioconférence a aussi droit à une caméra 4K, mais la facture sera salée.

Le nouveau moniteur 32 4K de Dell coûte aussi cher que le Studio Display

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    La Chine ne veut plus de PC étrangers pour son administration / Numerama · Wednesday, 11 May - 09:27

De nouvelles instructions demandent à l'administration chinoise de basculer d'ici deux ans sur des ordinateurs fabriqués par des sociétés locales. Des dizaines de millions de postes sont concernés. [Lire la suite]

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