Dell Joins The ULCPC Fray

"Dell will be entering the low-cost, small-size laptop market as early as June"

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Dell Joins The ULCPC Fray
 
With the apparent growing popularity of the ultra-low cost PC (ULCPC) platform, it was inevitable that major PC manufacturer Dell would join in eventually.  At a Tel-Aviv news conference CEO Michael Dell made a response to HP's announcement of the HP 2133 Mini-Note, saying:
 
"We will introduce a similar laptop. We do see opportunities for very interesting products that are smaller and lighter and address the more mobile users in a very cost-effective way."
 
CNN has reported that Dell's foray into the market will be manufactured by Compal Electronics.  The laptops will be shipped to Dell in quantities of 200,000-300,000 each month starting as early as June.
 
Dell will be coming into this pretty late in the game, with options from the likes of ASUS, ECS, Intel, HP, and whoever else decides to join in already out on the market.  However, considering the force the name Dell carries, their offering will find its share in the market quickly enough.
 
"Stay tuned," Dell said. "We will have some interesting products coming in that space over the next two quarters."
 
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06-04-2008, 17:13:36

Razerblader
My computer has a a Realtek HD card, I decided to look for updates, so I went to their site. I downloaded the driver for my card, what happened was that, If you have the same technology I've lost my interface with the card, which was the orange speaker at the system tray,and my front panel headphone/microphone plug-ins don't work, I tried doing a system restore but the interface is still gone. I'm looking to see if anyone knows how to get that inteface back in my computer

06-04-2008, 17:16:42

Kempez
Uninstall the drivers first of all
Is this an onboard sound card or an add-in sound card?

06-04-2008, 17:25:23

Razerblader
I did uninstall it, But it seems it's not the Driver itself but the inteface software that was already there that's gone.

06-04-2008, 17:30:49

Kempez
OK what OS is it? And do you have the above info?

06-04-2008, 18:06:17

Razerblader
Vista 32-bit and on board i think, Currently I'm looking for the HD Audio manager application but I can't find it.

06-04-2008, 18:15:17

Kempez
Have you not got the original disks?

I just used the realtek high def drivers from their site and then made sure I loaded the program and checked "enable system tray icon"

06-04-2008, 18:18:09

Razerblader
could you give me a link if you know it works please :D

01-05-2008, 20:16:06

kendo
Have you checked if the two Realtek processes in msconfig startup are actually missing or just need selecting and then restart Vista?

If they're missing, the R1.91 drivers 4/22/08 worked for me on 64bit and they are also for 32bit Vista. Just accept the the terms on the following link and the driver page will load. (You want the HD Audio codec in quick links on the right)

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsCheck.aspx?langid=1&pnid=14&pfid=24&level=4&conn=3&downtypeid=3&getdown=false

Then for the front panel, the following should help if you need it.

http://www.rm.com/Support/TechnicalArticle.asp?cref=TEC949416
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