Dell’s new laptops offer a lot of customization for office work

Mix and match for what’s best



Whenever we shop for a gadget, we will inevitably disregard a few features because we never use them. Dell, however, wants to make every spec count.

Doing what they do best, Dell has launched a new duo of laptops that meld performance and versatility in one customizable package — the Latitude 5491 and the Latitude 5591.

Besides offering the best of today’s hardware of office productivity, the new laptops come in multiple sets of options tailored to your liking. You can customize most of the laptop’s specs to fit your productivity needs.

The Latitude 5491 offers a smaller but still sizable 14-inch screen. Meanwhile, the Latitude 5591 offers a larger 15.6-inch screen. Both come in either 1366 x 768 or 1920 x 1080 resolution, encased in a stylish carbon fiber back.

Under the hood, the Latitude 5000 series sports an 8th-gen Intel Core i7 hexa-core processor. Alternatively, lighter users can enjoy a midrange i5 dual-core processor. Users also have the choice between integrated Intel UHD graphics or an NVIDIA GeForce MX130 GPU.

They come with a slew of storage options. Maxed out, they can sport up to 1TB HDD and up to 1TB SSD for internal storage.

Additionally, their connectivity includes the best options through Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, HDMI, and USB Type-C ports. They ship secured with the best security that a laptop can provide including a fingerprint scanner, a smart card reader, and facial recognition software

As mentioned above, both laptops provide the option between a 3-cell and 4-cell ExpressCharge or Long Life battery. Additionally, Latitude 5591 users can avail of a 6-cell ExpressCharge battery for maximum uptime.

If that’s not enough, both are compatible with a host of additional accessories you can purchase to supplement your office experience. These include the Dell Power Companion 18000mAh powerbank, Dell Professional Sleeve, and Dell Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo.

SEE ALSO: Dell G series gaming laptops start at only $749


There’s more in the making: Apple’s next event is on October 30

There’s more?



Never in recent memory have we had this many tech events scheduled back-to-back-to-back as this October 2018. We’re only half way through and we’ve been to four so far — launches for the LG V40, Google Pixel 3, Razer Phone 2, and Huawei Mate 20. Sadly, we missed Microsoft’s Surface event.

Techtober, as some journalists call it, is one of the busiest months and it seems Apple wants to end it with a bang as it sends out invites to an October 30 event in Brooklyn, New York. The announcement comes a little over one month after the company unveiled its next generation of iPhones, and only a few days after the more affordable iPhone XR rolls out to over 50 countries and territories.

Thinner bezels will be a running theme throughout the event, as Apple is expected to unveil a new iPad Pro with Face ID, and possibly a low-cost MacBook or MacBook Air as reported by Bloomberg.


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Intel 9th-Gen Core processors feature ‘world’s best gaming processor’

Headlined by the Core i9-9900K



Intel’s latest lineup of desktop processors, dubbed the 9th generation, were unveiled earlier today in an event in New York. They’re headlined by the Core i9-9900K, which Intel calls the “world’s best gaming processor.”

It’s definitely a powerful chip, owning eight cores and 16 threads with a single-core turbo frequency of 5GHz and base speed of 3.6GHz. It offers all sorts of speed boosts compared to the previous generation, but you’ll need a Z390-based motherboard to reach its full potential.

Included in the lineup are the Core i7-9700K and i5-9600K, which are equipped with eight and six cores, respectively — no extra threads here. All three chips, unfortunately, are still based on the 14nm process introduced years ago, with Intel releasing an updated 10nm process only in 2019.

Pricing is as follows: US$ 488 for the Core i9-9900K, US$ 374 for the Core i7-9700K, and US$ 262 for the Core i5-9600K. Pre-orders begin today with a rollout happening later in October.

In addition, Intel announced seven new Intel Core X-series processors, which include the Core i9-9980XE (US$ 1,979), i9-9960X (US$ 1,684), i9-9940X (US$ 1,387), i9-9920X (US$ 1,189), i9-9900X (US$ 989), i9-9820X (US$ 898), and i7-9800X (US$ 589). All will become available by November.

Built on Intel’s Mesh Architecture, the top-of-the-line model holds 18 cores with 36 threads to handle the most demanding tasks needed by professionals. Even wilder is the upcoming Intel Xeon W-3175X and its 28 core and 56 thread count, but it has no price yet —  only a release date of December 2018.

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Microsoft announces Windows 10 October 2018 Update

What’s new in Windows 10?



The sixth major update for Microsoft’s popular operating system is here. During their event, Microsoft announced the immediate availability of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

The latest version of Windows 10 comes with a bunch of new features that Microsoft has been testing for a while, including a new snipping software, a dark theme for File Explorer, a cloud-enabled clipboard, and a new sign-in option.

Microsoft now focuses on Android phones since Windows 10 Mobile is practically dead. The new built-in Your Phone app lets users seamlessly connect and use Android phones with their PC. Additionally, using the Microsoft Launcher, users can also access their Timeline on mobile. On iOS, Your Phone is able to send the web pages being viewed in Edge on the PC.

The Search tool is also getting an upgrade. Users will now automatically get a preview of all results in search, including documents, emails, and files.

SwiftKey, a Microsoft-owned keyboard app, is finally available in the touch keyboard.

There are improvements coming to Edge too, like an offline dictionary and grammar tools. Windows Mixed Reality and Office get updated features as well.

Windows 10 October 2018 is available for direct download today. The automatic rollout will start next week.

To know more about the new update, you may head over to the Windows Blog.

SEE ALSO: Microsoft refreshes product lineup with Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2

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