Friday, October 25, 2013

Dell Venue 11 Pro release date (Dell rep confirms)

Dell gets it...finally a tablet for the enterprise user

I think the new Dell Venue 11 Pro tablet is a winner.  A company does innovative things when it's losing market share, and Dell has done well by releasing a product that many enterprise users are waiting for.

Enterprise users are done with underpowered iPad toys with quirky little 99 cent apps.  While cool and it gives another time sink for our idle lives, the Venue 11 Pro promises real work in tablet form, much like the Surface Pro.

The main difference between Microsoft's tablet and Dell's?  The Venue 11 Pro has replaceable batteries, giving you more mobility.  You aren't tied to a power outlet.  Secondly, there's 3G/LTE capabilities, meaning unlike the Surface Pro, you can access the Internet natively through a data plan.

Power.  Mobility.  Connectivity.

Goodbye iPad, you're just a stepping stone for something greater.

The tablet release date is tentatively November 12th.

UPDATE #1: Looks like certain configurations are now available. I still don't see the 8GB RAM and 250GB SSD HD spec on there though. Furthermore, the ship date seems to be on December 13th. If you can't wait for this, the best next step is buying the Razer Edge Pro 256GB.

UPDATE #2: Here's more information from a Dell representative on when the high-end configurations would be available.

10/25/2013 11:32:37AMSession Started with Agent (Sohrab K)
10/25/2013 11:32:37AMdon sausa: "."
10/25/2013 11:32:49AMAgent (Sohrab K): "Welcome to Dell US Chat! My name is Sohrab Alam Khan and I will be your Sales Chat Expert.
I can be reached at  xxx. How can I help you today?"
10/25/2013 11:32:53AMdon sausa: "Sohrab when is Dell Venue 11 available?"
10/25/2013 11:33:16AMAgent (Sohrab K): "Glad you chatted in today, I'd be happy to help you"
10/25/2013 11:33:41AMAgent (Sohrab K): "Don Venue 11 will be launched in the 2nd week of November"
10/25/2013 11:33:58AMAgent (Sohrab K): "we do have the Venue 7 , 8 and Venue 8 pro available now"
10/25/2013 11:34:02AMAgent (Sohrab K): "would you like me to recommend a great deal based on your usage"
10/25/2013 11:43:35AMdon sausa: "What date"
10/25/2013 11:43:49AMdon sausa: "How long does it take to ship?"
10/25/2013 11:44:05AMAgent (Sohrab K): "it shows post 12th and delivery we have 5-7 days"
10/25/2013 11:44:13AMAgent (Sohrab K): "launch date is 12th"
10/25/2013 11:44:53AMAgent (Sohrab K): "we also offer next day delivery"
10/25/2013 11:45:00AMAgent (Sohrab K): "there is a charge of $25"

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Friday, October 11, 2013

(FIX) Unable to change priority. The operation could not be completed. Access denied.

Problem: When I try to change the priority of a process in Task Manager, it gives me an error:

"Unable to change priority. The operation could not be completed. Access denied."

Solution:  This issue plagued me for a few minutes and saw quite a few folks have issues about this on the Internet.  The first issue could be that you don't have administrative access (admin) on your PC.  Assuming that's not the case, since you're smarter than that and even searched for an answer on the Internet, the probable issue is that Task Manager needs to be re-run as admin.  Click Show processes from all users or Start -> Run -> taskmgr, right click and run as admin.

Why do I want to change priorities of a process?  You may want to give certain programs higher access/priority vs others.  Let's say you're working on an extremely important Excel workbook or doing video or image editing, you can set other programs at a lower priority and focus on your most important tasks.  This "speeds" up your work, but in reality you're manually adjusting and tweeking what works best for you and not what Windows thinks should be done.