Dell gives XPS 13 a graphics upgrade and new gold option

A year after announcing what is arguably the best, if not one of the best, Windows notebook on the market, Dell is still making tweaks to the wildly popular XPS 13. Dell’s aluminum-clad XPS 13 with its Infinity Display will be getting a graphics bump. Dell will offer a variant of the XPS 13 with Intel Iris graphics, which Dell claims will deliver a 40% boost in graphics performance over the non-Iris counterpart. Innovations from Dell’s premium XPS 13 are trickling to business-class notebooks. For example, Dell announced a premium 30-inch OLED monitor…

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Intel’s Compute Stick gets a powerful Skylake upgrade

Intel’s compact PC-on-a-stick form factor will get even faster this year. Unlike the first generation Intel Compute Stick, Intel debuted a pair of Compute Sticks with its new Core M series processors based on the company’s sixth generation Skylake chip architecture. While the Core M processor isn’t as fast as the mainstream Core i series, it will offer a performance boost over the old model’s Bay Trail-based Atom processor introduced a year ago at CES. The first model comes with an Intel Core m3 processor and will be priced at $399 (£272, AU$564). The more…

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