Dell Precision 5720 all-in-one VR-ready desktop launched in India

Dell has just released a new all-in-one desktop series in India and the company claims it to be the world’s most powerful all-in-one workstation. Named as the Precision 5720, the desktop comes with flagship grade specifications and aimed to cater the needs of professional users. The latest desktop line-up offers dedicated VR (Virtual Reality) support at a decent price point.

Dell Precision 5720 All-in-One Specifications

The Dell Precision 5720 features a massive 27-inch 4K Ultra HD display with optional touch support. Under the hood, you may choose between 7th generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 or 6th generation Intel Xeon processors. Coming to the graphics, the company wants is offering a 4 GB DDR5 AMD Radeon Pro WX 4150 or an 8 GB DDR5 AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 GPU. Needless to say, with this kind of specs the Precision 5720 shall never run out of breath.

Talking of the memory, the brand new desktop can load up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2400MHz. For storage, you can pick a 7200rpm hard drive or a flashy SSD. Dell’s latest desktop comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro 64 bit operating system. The Precision 5720 can support as many as 3 additional 4K screens with 60 Hz refresh rate or an extra 5K monitor at 60 Hz and one 4K display at 60 Hz.

The Dell Precision 5720 All-in-One comes with an array of connectivity options like a M.2 slot for SSD, two 2.5-inch SATA slots for the conventional HDD, USB 3.0 port, SD-card reader, 3.5 mm audio jack, HDMI ports, DisplayPort 1.2, Thunderbolt 3 port, USB Type-C port, 1 Gbps RJ45 LAN port, etc. The brand new desktop also features a 10-speaker sound system powered by dynamic amplifiers capable of 50W/channel.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Indrajit Belgundi, General Manager, Client Solutions Group, Dell, India said, “At Dell, we are committed to constantly revolutionizing our technology to deliver the best products and services, in line with the evolution of customer needs. The launch of the Precision 5720 All-in-One is a testimony to our belief in the legacy of Dell’s Precision range, which offers the best-in-class experience for creative minds to bring their ideas to life. We are proud to offer the world’s first VR capable AIO supporting professional graphics and staying true to Precision’s legacy of powering some of the greatest projects, for customers who depend on quality design for success – and what better time to do this than the 20th anniversary of the product line.”

Dell Precision 5720 All-in-One availability and pricing

The Dell Precision 5270 all-in-one is already available for purchase from the Dell India’s official website. The enterprise-grade desktops start a price of Rs. 1,09,000 in the country.

Future Macs could one day adjust audio based on where you’re sitting

As Apple gears up to release its super-powered iMac Pro this December, the tech giant already seems to have some lofty ideas in mind for future computers.

A new patent from Apple was published this past week, showing off a method for what appears to be dynamic audio on a computer device based on the position of one or more users.

Originally filed in May of this year, the patent describes a way of using sensors, such as a video camera or multiple microphones, to enhance audio in situations where people may be different distances from the screen.

Image Credit: United States Patent and Trademark Office

For example, these sensors could indicate that someone is moving away from the computer and turn up the volume in response. The same could theoretically work in reverse as they move back closer to the speakers.

While neat for listening to music as you move around a room, the patent gets more interesting as more people get involved. As described in Apple's filing, the tech could be used to focus on an individual during a video chat — such as online hangouts with the family or business meetings.

For example, if someone streaming a video conference has trouble hearing someone in the back over others talking, they could select that person and have the microphones focus on that particular person to better pick up their audio.

As always, however, a patent is not confirmation of a new Apple feature in the works. That said, we do plan to learn more what the company has in mind come September 12, as that's when we expect to see long-awaited reveal of the iPhone 8.

Via Apple World

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Labor Day sales: who has the best deals?

Update: The final Labor Day sales are now live now and we've found some fantastic discounts across a wide range of items. We expect the prices on many of our highlighted Labor Day deals to go back up to their regular price tomorrow (boo!), so now's the time to strike if you spot something you like.

The long weekend's Labor Day Sales are a great chance to sit back, relax and enjoy a well-earned public holiday break. Don't snooze for too long though as there are a grand selection of deals to take advantage of from your favorite electronics, gaming and gadget retailers. This could be one of the last discount periods we see ahead of the Black Friday deals.

With so many retailers getting involved though, we've dug through the Labor Day sales to bring you some of the best discounts around we've found, after all, you don't want to spend the whole weekend sifting through those fake deals. 

If you do prefer browsing through the sales yourself, especially if you're not too bothered about techy deals, we've included links directly to the Labor Day Sales pages of a selection of US retailers for your convenience.

To stay tuned on all our regular deal updates all year round, bookmark our deals page or follow us over on Twitter.

Labor Day sales:

  • Newegg Labor Day sale
  • Microsoft Labor Day sale
  • Amazon Labor Day sale
  • Walmart Labor Day sale
  • Sears Labor Day sale
  • Best Buy Labor Day sale
  • Dell laptops Labor Day sale
  • Abt electronics Labor Day sale
  • eBay Labor Day sale
  • Target Labor Day TV sale
  • Target Labor Day Dyson sale
  • GameStop Labor Day sale
  • GreenManGaming Labor Day sale
  • Home Depot Labor Day sale
  • Toy 'R Us Labor Day sale
  • REI Labor Day sale
  • Macy's Labor Day sale
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Labor Day sale
  • Jack Wills Labor Day sale – save 20% on select lines with code: EXTRA20

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Labor Day sales highlights:

Amazon Prime Student membership FREE for six months (then 50% off)
This is phenomenal value. Instead of a 30-day trial to the excellent Amazon Prime service, students can get six months for free and then they can get another six months at half price. so that's free fast shipping on millions of items, access to Amazon Instant Video service, exclusive deals (see below for examples) and much more, for FREE.

Amazon Prime Student offers – money off Kindles and more
If you're already an Amazon Prime Student member, or have just signed up to the free six month trial offer above, then you can enjoy exclusive discounts like this. Follow the link and you can save $30 on a starter Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite, $50 off the Kindle Voyage, get a $100 gift card with a Dell laptop, or take advantage of a host of other offers.

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Xbox One S with Battlefield 1 $243 @ Amazon
Recent weeks have seen Xbox One bundle price stubbornly stick at prices higher than we'd like. This is a decent price though as it includes the excellent Battlefield 1 game, a shooter that's held it's price well since release last year.

PlayStation VR | PS4 Camera | Batman: Arkham VR | $360 @ B&H
Elsewhere this weekend, we've seen Labor Day sales bring the PSVR headset under $400 at a few stores, but this is out favorite bundle by far. Not only is this the cheapest price for the headset, but you're getting the PS4 camera (required for the headset to work) and a copy of Batman: Arkham VR thrown in for free.

Shadow of War $44.99 @ GMG – was $59.99
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was one of our favourite games of 2014 and this long-awaited sequel is looking even better. Once again, it's all about the excellent Nemesis system where enemy encounters have lasting effects throughout the game. So, we're very ready and a 25% discount from GreenManGaming is a solid saving for pre-order fans.

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Amazon Tap speaker $99.99 @ Amazon – was $129.99
Amazon Tap has been a big hit this year and we're not surprised as this smart bluetooth speaker is the business. It's not just about the awesome bluetooth connectivity and Spotify interactivity though.That's just the start as the Smart functions allow you to ask for updates on the news, dial an Uber cab, or even order a pizza.

Amazon Echo $99.99 @ Bed Bath & Beyond – was $179.99
Before you go ahead and buy the older Amazon Tap though, you should seriously consider this Labor Day sale offer from Bed Bath & Beyond. Amazon itself may not have the Echo in stock, but this stunning discount on the Alexa smart-speaker can't be ignored. 

Amazon Echo Dot $44.99 @ Amazon – was $49.99
A modest discount for sure but $5 off during the quiet summer months is pretty good given the excellent value the Echo Dot is even at full price. It's a lot cheaper than larger Echo or Amazon Tap devices too.

Google Home $109 @ Walmart – was $129
Google Home has faced stiff competition from the Amazon Echo devices, but it's arguably a better fit for you if you enjoy the Google/Android ecosystem already. Plus you can play the free version of Spotify on Google Home – Premium only on the Amazon Echo. We've seen this excellent price once or twice before, but rarely as the Google-flavoured smart speaker is usually $129.

20% off coupon @ eBay
Coupon: P20LABORDAY. Fancy saving 20% on a huge number of items on eBay? Of course you do, and the Labor Day sales will let you do just that over the long weekend. As long as your purchase is on items over $25. The maximum discount you can get is $50 and it expires 8am PT on Monday. The link above takes you through to the Labor Day sale coupon homepage. from there head on over to whatever section you fancy to unleash this 20% off voucher code.

Star Wars Trilogy Blu-ray $29.99 @ Amazon – was $38
If you've been eyeing-up the six film blu-ray Star Wars boxset for a while, but just can't bring yourself to hand over money for the prequel trilogy (we don't blame you) then you should snap up this boxset instead. Bask in the lovely blu-ray treatment of the original classics and try to forget Jar Jar never happened. Want more Star Wars merchandise? Then check out our latest Force Friday deals. 

Hisense 50DU6070 50-inch 4K Smart TV $349.99 @ BestBuy – was $499.99
Hisense is a growing brand in the world of cheap, but decent 4K TVs. This BestBuy offer knocks $150 off this large 50-inch model. As it comes with smart TV apps built-in you'll have plenty of options to stream the latest content too.

Samsung UN65MU7600 65-inch curved 4K TV $999.99 @ Amazon – was $1949.99
Wow, that's a huge Labor Day sale discount right there on this huge 65-inch curved screen TV and the cheapest price it's ever been. We're not used to seeing such cheap prices on curved screens of this size, even on Black Friday, so we'd act fast as the offer expires at the end of the day. For a 4K TV with HDR too, this price is simply exceptional.

Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones $19.99 @ Amazon – was $34.99
These popular 'wireless' earbud headphones are getting their best price yet thanks to the discount in Amazon's Labor Day sale. These cheap headphones are water-resistant and offer up to seven hours of battery life. If you've been looking for something cheaper than those high Airpods prices, these are worth a shot.

Dyson deals @ Bed Bath & Beyond
Dyson vacuum cleaners aren't cheap. However, bid your time and cheaper deals will become available – as today proves! Bed Bath & Beyond have knocked up to $100 off a range of Dyson models this weekend. Cordless, V7, handhelds, Big Ball and more varieties of Dyson are getting involved.

Amazon Fire TV Stick $34.99 – was $39.99
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is already an excellent deal at $40, so a sly $5 discount is as good as you'll get unless you want to hold out for a $40 discount around Black Friday. As cheap media streaming sticks go, you'll struggle to find better value than this, especially since this version comes with the new Alexa voice-controlled remote.

Labor Day sales: who has the best deals this weekend?

This long weekend's Labor Day Sales are a great chance to sit back, relax and enjoy a well-earned public holiday break. Don't snooze for too long though as there are a grand selection of deals to take advantage of from your favourite electronics, gaming and gadget retailers. This could be one of the last discount periods we see ahead of the Black Friday deals.

With so many retailers getting involved though, we've dug through the Labor Day sales to bring you some of the best discounts around we've found, after all, you don't want to spend the whole weekend sifting through those fake deals. 

If you do prefer browsing through the sales yourself, especially if you're not too bothered about techy deals, we've included links directly to the Labor Day Sales pages of a selection of US retailers for your convenience.

To stay tuned on all our regular deal updates all year round, bookmark our deals page or follow us over on Twitter.

Labor Day sales:

  • Newegg Labor Day sale
  • Microsoft Labor Day sale
  • Amazon Labor Day sale
  • Walmart Labor Day sale
  • Sears Labor Day sale
  • Best Buy Labor Day sale
  • Abt electronics Labor Day sale
  • eBay Labor Day sale
  • Target Labor Day TV sale
  • Target Labor Day Dyson sale
  • GameStop Labor Day sale
  • GreenManGaming Labor Day sale
  • Home Depot Labor Day sale
  • Toy 'R Us Labor Day sale
  • REI Labor Day sale
  • Macy's Labor Day sale
  • Bed Bath & Beyond Labor Day sale
  • Jack Wills Labor Day sale – save 20% on select lines with code: EXTRA20

price hawk download

Labor Day sales highlights:

labor day sales

Xbox One S with Battlefield 1 $243 @ Amazon
Recent weeks have seen Xbox One bundle price stubbornly stick at prices higher than we'd like. This is a decent price though as it includes the excellent Battlefield 1 game, a shooter that's held it's price well since release last year.

PlayStation VR | PS4 Camera | Batman: Arkham VR | $360 @ B&H
Elsewhere this weekend, we've seen Labor Day sales bring the PSVR headset under $400 at a few stores, but this is out favorite bundle by far. Not only is this the cheapest price for the headset, but you're getting the PS4 camera (required for the headset to work) and a copy of Batman: Arkham VR thrown in for free.

Shadow of War $44.99 @ GMG – was $59.99
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was one of our favourite games of 2014 and this long-awaited sequel is looking even better. Once again, it's all about the excellent Nemesis system where enemy encounters have lasting effects throughout the game. So, we're very ready and a 25% discount from GreenManGaming is a solid saving for pre-order fans.

labor day sales

Amazon Tap speaker $99.99 @ Amazon – was $129.99
Amazon Tap has been a big hit this year and we're not surprised as this smart bluetooth speaker is the business. It's not just about the awesome bluetooth connectivity and Spotify interactivity though.That's just the start as the Smart functions allow you to ask for updates on the news, dial an Uber cab, or even order a pizza.

Amazon Echo $99.99 @ Bed Bath & Beyond – was $179.99
Before you go ahead and buy the older Amazon Tap though, you should seriously consider this Labor Day sale offer from Bed Bath & Beyond. Amazon itself may not have the Echo in stock, but this stunning discount on the Alexa smart-speaker can't be ignored. 

Amazon Echo Dot $44.99 @ Amazon – was $49.99
A modest discount for sure but $5 off during the quiet summer months is pretty good given the excellent value the Echo Dot is even at full price. It's a lot cheaper than larger Echo or Amazon Tap devices too.

Google Home $109 @ Walmart – was $129
Google Home has faced stiff competition from the Amazon Echo devices, but it's arguably a better fit for you if you enjoy the Google/Android ecosystem already. Plus you can play the free version of Spotify on Google Home – Premium only on the Amazon Echo. We've seen this excellent price once or twice before, but rarely as the Google-flavoured smart speaker is usually $129.

20% off coupon @ eBay
Coupon: P20LABORDAY. Fancy saving 20% on a huge number of items on eBay? Of course you do, and the Labor Day sales will let you do just that over the long weekend. As long as your purchase is on items over $25. The maximum discount you can get is $50 and it expires 8am PT on Monday. The link above takes you through to the Labor Day sale coupon homepage. from there head on over to whatever section you fancy to unleash this 20% off voucher code.

Star Wars Trilogy Blu-ray $27.96 @ Amazon – was $34.14
If you've been eyeing-up the six film blu-ray Star Wars boxset for a while, but just can't bring yourself to hand over money for the prequel trilogy (we don't blame you) then you should snap up this boxset instead. Bask in the lovely blu-ray treatment of the original classics and try to forget Jar Jar never happened. Want more Star Wars merchandise?> Then check out our latest Force Friday deals. 

Hisense 50DU6070 50-inch 4K Smart TV $349.99 @ BestBuy – was $499.99
Hisense is a growing brand in the world of cheap, but decent 4K TVs. This BestBuy offer knocks $150 off this large 50-inch model. As it comes with smart TV apps built-in you'll have plenty of options to stream the latest content too.

Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones $19.99 @ Amazon – was $34.99
These popular 'wireless' earbud headphones are getting their best price yet thanks to the discount in Amazon's Labor Day sale. These cheap headphones are water-resistant and offer up to seven hours of battery life. If you've been looking for something cheaper than those high Airpods prices, these are worth a shot.

Dyson deals @ Bed Bath & Beyond
Dyson vacuum cleaners aren't cheap. However, bid your time and cheaper deals will become available – as today proves! Bed Bath & Beyond have knocked up to $100 off a range of Dyson models this weekend. Cordless, V7, handhelds, Big Ball and more varieties of Dyson are getting involved.

Dell XPS 13 refresh gets a serious power boost from 8th-gen Intel CPUs

Update: Dell has provided us with more information about the Dell XPS 13's price and availability in the UK.

The latest incarnation of the much-liked Dell XPS 13 has shown its face over at the IFA show in Germany, with the new model being powered by Intel’s latest generation of CPUs.

Yes, the new XPS 13 can be kitted out with an 8th-generation Core processor – up to a Core i7 8550U running at up to 4GHz – with the quad-core chip being bolstered by Dell’s ‘dynamic power mode’ that’s designed to squeeze out extra performance while guarding against overheating.

Indeed, the laptop vendor claims that this new 8th-gen CPU (combined with the power mode) offers no less than a 44% performance boost over what Dell describes as ‘similarly configured systems’ running Kaby Lake processors (based on the SYSmark 2014 SE benchmark). 

A lofty promise indeed…

The notebook can be configured with up to 16GB system memory and an SSD of up to 1TB in size.

The XPS 13 remains the same impressive feat of laptop engineering in terms of cramming a 13.3-inch display into an 11-inch chassis, and the new model retains the same slim profile and light weight as its predecessor.

Dell proposes users will have up to 22 hours of battery life in the case of the Full HD display (as was the case previously, the notebook can alternatively be configured with a 3,200 x 1,800-resolution screen, but that obviously has more of a hit on the battery).

Dell’s refreshed XPS 13 will be available on September 12 in the US with prices starting at $799 (around AU$1,000). However, in the UK, the company has said that only the 8th-gen Intel Core i7 model will go on sale on that date priced £1,199 – but additional (doubtless cheaper) configurations will be available in October.

Inspiring Inspirons

Dell has also wheeled out a clutch of new notebooks in the Inspiron 7000 series, headed up by a new Inspiron 17 7000 hybrid, alongside the Inspiron 13 and 15 7000 2-in-1s (all of which utilize a 360-degree hinge).

All of these machines have also adopted Intel’s new 8th-gen processors (again, up to a Core i7 8550U) for a nice boost in speed, and you can double-down on that nippier performance by plumping to add Intel Optane Memory into the mix (although the latter won’t be an option until early next year).

The Inspiron 17 comes with a 17.3-inch Full HD resolution touchscreen, with up to 16GB of system RAM, and Nvidia GeForce MX150 (Pascal) graphics with 2GB of video memory.

With the Inspiron 13 and 15, you can opt for a Full HD IPS touchscreen – or in the case of the 15-inch model crank it up to a 4K resolution display – with an Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU running the graphics show.

You can expect to see these hybrids come October 3 with the 13-inch model starting at $899 (around £700, AU$1,130) and the 15-inch model at $849 (around £660, AU$1,070), meanwhile the 17-inch hybrid weighing in at $940 (around £740, AU$1,200).

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